All eyes on Dortmund defender Neven Subotic
Transfer Talk: My dream is to play in Premier League, says Serb powerhouse
BARELY showered and changed after helping his side to a 1-1 draw with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic was waxing lyrical about his desire to play in the Premier League. The 22-year-old Serbian centre-back enjoyed a solid performance against the Gunners, underlining his reputation as one of the most reliable defenders in Europe.
As a result of such consistency Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked to the 6ft 4in Subotic in recent months. Asked by Sky Deutschland television after Tuesday's game if he might soon be headed to England, he replied: "A dream of mine is still to play in the Premiership. One day in the future I want to try myself out in that competition."
Though Subotic was quick to add that he was contracted to the German champions and "am happy to be here", the admission will further fuel speculation that the Serb powerhouse might be open to offers in January.
Yesterday we brought you two bombshells in the possibility of Fernando Torres leaving Chelsea and Cristiano Ronaldo turning his back on Real Madrid for Russian outfit Anzhi. Today's mouth-dropping news concerns Sergio Aguero.
Since arriving at Manchester City in the summer from Atletico Madrid, the 23-year-old Argentine striker has quickly won himself a place in the hearts of the City faithful with his goal-scoring exploits. But ahead of last night's Champions League tie with Napoli, Aguero's agent raised the possibility that he might soon be moving to Serie A.
"Aguero has a special place in his heart for Napoli," Bruno Satin told Italian broadcaster Radio CRC. "We follow what happens in Naples closely because Napoli are an important club... there may be a possibility in the future to exchange players, but for now Aguero is good at City."
Aguero is the son-in-law of Diego Maradona, who is a legend in Napoli following his seven seasons with the club in the 1980s, and it's believed the link might facilitate Aguero's transfer to Napoli at a future date.
In other news, Talksport claims that Brazilian club Corinthians have got their eye on Spurs gloveman Heurelho Gomes after learning of his disenchantment at the Lane.
Gomes, a Brazilian himself, is no longer the Lilywhites' first choice between the sticks, giving way to veteran Brad Friedel this season, and Talksport believes Corinthians are lining up a bid in January. Apparently the 30-year-old will be signed first on loan and, if things work out, on a permanent basis from next summer onwards.
Finally Chelsea and Manchester United have been told in no uncertain terms that Juventus will not be selling Milos Krasic in the foreseeable future.
The Serb winger has come to the attention of several top clubs in recent weeks but his agent has used an interview with Italian website notiziariosportivo.com to quash speculation that Juventus might be open to offers. "These exit rumours are absolutely absurd," fumed Marko Naletilic. "Milos is feeling good at Juventus and the club are not thinking about selling him."
The 26-year-old is contracted to Juventus until the summer of 2014 but Chelsea are allegedly convinced they could persuade the club to part with Krasic if the money is right.