European Paper Talk: Gerard Deulofeu emerges as a Watford target

It’s the final weekend of the January transfer window, but across Europe there is still plenty of business to be done.

With the January transfer market coming to a close, teams across the continent are trying to secure players to get the best squad possible for the rest of the season.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European press to bring you the latest transfer rumours.


Gerard Deulofeu is a Watford transfer target. The Barcelona winger had been linked to Napoli, Roma and Inter, but he’s thought to be one of new boss Javi Gracia’s main objectives. (RAC1)

Gaitan has turned down a move to Swansea, but is still likely to leave Atletico Madrid this January. They want €15million (£13.2 million) for the 29-year-old attacker, with Zenit St Petersburg or Boca Juniors his most likely destination. (AS)

Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa is in Seville. The 28-year-old is set to sign a loan deal with Sevilla until the end of the season. (Marca)

Barcelona transfer target Arthur will sign a deal in the coming days to join from Gremio. The midfielder will not arrive until after the World Cup at the earliest though. (Sport)

Borussia Dortmund will pay the €3million (£2.6million) buyout clause of Barcelona B’s 17-year-old attacking midfielder Sergio Gomez. He will go straight into the first team at the Bundesliga side. (Sport)


Today is likely to be the day when Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund agree a fee for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. A fee of around €65million (£57million) should be enough to see the deal go through. (Bild)

Manchester City will activate Aymeric Laporte’s £57million buyout clause today and bring the centre-back in from Athletic Bilbao. (Sport Bild)


Despite being a Chelsea transfer target, Edin Dzeko looks set to stay at Roma. His team-mate Emerson Palmieri is still likely to move to Stamford Bridge though. (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter want two midfielders before the end of the window: an attacking playmaker and someone to play a bit deeper. Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore is their main target for the more advanced role, and the player wants the move. If that doesn’t go through, they could make a bid for Nicolas Gaitan or Angel Correa, both of Atletico Madrid.

For the deeper role, there are a number of names on their shortlist, including Real Betis’ Fabian Ruiz, Jiangsu Suning’s Ramires and Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Diafra Sakho will leave West Ham and sign for Rennes today on a two-and-a-half-year deal. (L’Equipe)

Montpellier defender Nordi Mukiele is attracting interest from across Europe. The 20-year-old is a Roma and RB Leipzig transfer target. (L’Equipe)