Transfer Talk: Spurs poised for Isco if Eriksen makes Madrid exit

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The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too early to look forward to January. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the gossip below.

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Spurs in line to snap up Isco

Tottenham are keen to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, though the 27-year-old's move to north London could hinge on interest shown in Christian Eriksen.

Spanish outlet El Desmarque has reported that Isco, capped 50 times by Spain, is open to leaving Madrid in January -- and Tottenham are leading candidates to snap up the talented attacking midfielder.

But the deal is unlikely to be completed unless Eriksen, who has eight months remaining on his Spurs contract, opts to move to Madrid.

It is also said that Bayern Munich are closely monitoring Isco.

Home comforts first for Rakitic

Manchester United's chase to sign Ivan Rakitic has been called off after the Croatian midfielder's family said they are not keen on moving to England.

The Daily Mail has reported that Rakitic, 31, is hopeful of remaining at the Nou Camp despite being restricted to the bench for large parts of this season.

It is understood that if Rakitic is to leave Barcelona, then the attacking midfielder's family would prefer to relocate to a warmer climate. Paris and Milan have been highlighted as two possible locations.

United first enquired about Rakitic in December, though progress regarding a potential move faded by March.

Newcastle's Sean Longstaff and Leicester midfielder James Maddison are said to still be on United's target list.

Coutinho in line for Premier return

Former Liverpool frontman Philippe Coutinho could be set for a sensational return to the Premier League, according to AS.

The Spanish outlet has reported that Bayern Munich's failure to stump up the £105 million required to make his loan move permanent could open the door for Premier League clubs to snap up the 27-year-old.

Coutinho's season-long deal with Bayern is worth £7.6 million, and he has scored twice in four league appearances for the Bavarians.

Tap-ins

-- Following reports that striker Mario Mandzukic and midfielder Emre Can are poised to leave Juventus to join Manchester United, the Express adds that Massimiliano Allegri's interest in the Old Trafford first team manager role is key to the deal. Mandzukic, 33, has played under Allegri for four years at Juventus while Germany international Can joined the Serie A champions last year. Allegri left Juventus in the summer following a five-year stint with the Italian giants. But a move to Manchester is possible amid United's Premier League slump, which has seen nine points recorded after eight games under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

-- Juventus central midfielder Adrien Rabiot is understood to be going nowhere this January, following reports linking him with a move to Tottenham. Calciomercato has reported that Rabiot, who joined Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, is understood to have been granted time by Juve boss Maurizio Sarri with regard to his adaptation of Italian football.

-- Chelsea are front-runners to land a major transfer coup in the shape of Australia captain Sam Kerr. The NWSL golden boot winner looks set to knock back a return to Perth Glory in favour of testing her talents in England's Women's Super League.