Rumour Reel: Milan mull over Memphis move, Spurs enter Brozovic race?
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | September 24, 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Transfer stories are few and far between in the Saturday papers, but reports from abroad, specifically Italy, talk of Premier League incomings and outgoings to and from Serie A.
Who features in the latest edition of the Coral rumour reel? Read on to find out…
Milan in Memphis move?
AC Milan are not the force they once were, but a famous football club such as the Rossoneri still has pulling power, and the latest name to be linked with a San Siro switch is out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay.
Netherlands international Memphis, 22, is on the periphery of things at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho, who has preferred the likes of Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial out wide since succeeding Louis van Gaal.
Much was expected from Memphis when he signed for the Red Devils last summer, after picking up the Eredivisie Golden Boot and Johan Cruyff Trophy for Dutch footballer of the year in 2014/15, but he has not kicked on.
Milan’s Memphis move could materialise in January with Rossoneri chiefs understood to be considering a £24m bid. There’s a plethora of forward flops at the San Siro he’d be competing with, and the aim would be to supplement Colombia hitman Carlos Bacca with goals and assists.
Brozovic to Spurs?
Croatia and Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, meanwhile, is linked to Tottenham after being dropped from the first-team picture by new Nerazzurri boss Frank de Boer.
Previously mentioned in dispatches as a target for Chelsea, whose coach Antonio Conte is said to have admired, 23-year-old Brozovic is comfortable both in the engine room and down the right flank.
Off-field reasons are rumoured to be behind De Boer’s decision to drop the player, thus sparking Brozovic to Spurs speculation.
If Inter are willing to part with him in January, then Tottenham can expect a cross-capital tug of war with the Blues to secure his services.
You’ll find more terrific transfer gossip in the Rumour Reel archive.