It is not always the busiest of time in the market, but it gives clubs a chance to bring in players who will aide their ambitions: Here are two of the interesting transfer stories in the European media:
Juventus set to battle Los Blancos for Eriksen
According to reports from Italy, reigning Serie A champions Juventus are set to battle it out with Spanish giants Real Madrid for the services of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. The Danish international’s contract expires in the summer, so he is free to discuss terms with foreign clubs in January.
Both Juventus and Real Madrid are set to offer Eriksen a contract. However, there is also the possibility of him leaving for a cut-price fee in January, as he obviously has no future in north London. New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho decided not to start the Dane in his opening game in charge, he has also stated he does want players who that do not want to play for the club.
Liverpool youngster linked with a loan move
According to Daily Express, Premier League leaders Liverpool are set to allow highly-rated young forward Rhian Brewster leave on loan in January. The Express reports suggest that Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are the favourites to sign the forward, although Aston Villa are also believed to be interested in signing the forward on a temporary deal.
The 19-year-old is highly thought of at Anfield. However, due to the form of first-choice striking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, the youngster has only featured in the Carabao Cup.
Brewster has been on the Reds substitutes bench on three occasions in the top-flight this season, failing to make an appearance. The youngster would certainly have a better chance of first-team football elsewhere.
Where will Christian Eriksen move next?