Luka Modric being granted the most Ballon d’Or, breaking up the duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, is not the only big narrative across Europe.
Our friends at Soccer Whispers have rounded up the other leading stories around Europe’s sports sites.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas may signal a month and can depart on a free transfer. The 31-year-old Spaniard is a AC Milan transfer target and his agent met with agents from the Serie A side, that will also be interested in former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37. (Football Italia)
Alex Sandro has reportedly got a $10m (#8.9m) per year offer from an unnamed Premier League club. That deal will work out as around #170,000 a week. The Juventus full-back was linked to Manchester United in the summermonths. (Calcio Mercato)
Gianluigi Buffon has spoken about the way his period as captain of Juventus was’trying’ and it was the right moment. He also talked about the way”Juve likely felt others could’ve left and that the only method to reawaken everybody was purchasing Cristiano.” (Tiki Taka)
James Rodriguez has stated he’ll leave Bayern Munich when he doesn’t have more playing time,” but added:”I need to stay because I believe the love of the fans and the Bayern family” The Colombia international is in the next year of a two-year loan from Real Madrid. (Marca)
West Ham could be losing a striker in January. Would like to leave. (El Gol Digital)
Real Madrid fans are reportedly reselling tickets to the Copa Libertadores final, that is held at the Bernabeu after crowd trouble caused the final’s next leg to be postponed and relocated to Europe. Approximately 9,000 tickets have been allocated to Real Madrid associates for $80-$220 (#71-#196) and sold in 90 minutes, just to look online for as much as $800 (#712). (AS)
Adrien Rabiot, that remains a Barcelona, Tottenham and Arsenal transfer goal , has ended contract extension talks with Paris Saint-Germain. The deal expires at the close of the year and he has made it clear that he would love to depart the Ligue 1 champions. (RMC)
Kylian Mbappe would Love to watch Frenkie de Jong. Asked about the Ajax midfielder in the Ballon d’Or ceremony, the winner of this inaugural Kopa award for the finest Player Under 21 replied:”his vision of the match and caliber of moves breaking the traces makes him very precious. He’s welcome at Paris! I add a fantastic word, since he’d help us much ” (France Football)
Bayern Munich start to the season has meant that they have not talked according to team president Uli Hoeness. They are planning on a transfer offensive in the summertime. (SportBild)
Arjen Robben hasn’t decided what he will do after leaving Bayern at the season’s conclusion. “This is still open, anything can occur,” he explained (FCBayern.com)