With the forthcoming transfer window in January, European top clubs are preparing to strengthen their squad and add new faces in the middle of the season. Paris-based PSG allegedly plans to sign Antoine Griezmann's signature as they are now almost certain they can not keep Kylian Mbappe in France.
As the Spanish news magazine Marca announces, the Ligue 1 champions are planning to sign up to the 28-year-old striker, who is currently playing for the Spanish giant Barcelona, to fill the gap left by the departure of Mbappe. The French striker has not been in great shape for the Spanish club lately, as he was quite mixed throughout the season. With the 28-year-old joining the squad, PSG's attack line becomes a formative line, with Neymar, Icardi and Griezmann in the lead.
The Spanish giant Real Madrid plans a world record contract for French striker Kylian Mbappe, Le Parisien, according to CalcioMercato. The Los Blancos, who have tried to sign the 20-year-old French international during the summer transfer season, are prepared to submit a record 343 million pounds to the French international. Mbappe scored 96 goals and delivered 52 assists in his 158 appearances for Monaco and PSG.
After a poor and mixed start to the season, defending champion La Liga, Barcelona, is currently leading the table thanks to playmaker Lionel Messi's outstanding performances.
Coach Ernesto Valverde has been under constant scrutiny throughout the season as the Catalan club is far below its standards and the coach does not seem to have any real tactical plans to remedy the problems. There were calls for Valery to be dismissed by fans, and recent reports suggest that Holland coach Ronald Koeman is in talks with the Catalan club to replace the Spanish coach.
Koeman himself responded to the reports, and as quoted by Express UK, the former Dutch footballer explained that there is a way for him to move to Barcelona, but he will think about it when Euro 2020 is over.