Arsenal are eyeing a possible double move involving a winger and a defender, while Real Madrid want a pair of Premier League stars, according to Sunday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID PLOT AUDACIOUS DOUBLE RAID
Real Madrid are ready to sell as many as five players this summer in order to fund a double move for Paul Pogba and Sadio Mane, a report claims.
Three years after returning to Old Trafford in what was a world-record £89million deal, Pogba has publicly admitted he is open to “a new challenge somewhere else”.
Those comments sent tongues wagging, as did agent Mino Raiola speaking about his client’s desire to leave amid interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus.
It has been claimed that it will take a whopping £150million to get United to sell this summer, while recent reports have also suggested he will stay at the club for another year.
Mane meanwhile has been repeatedly linked with a move to Los Blancos, and could be open to the move if Senegal FA President Saee Seck is to be believed.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to LaLiga over the past year, with both Real and Barcelona reported to be interested in signing the former Southampton player.
The Liverpool Echo though did claim that there has been ‘no contract from Real’ over the forward, and that they ‘would not welcome any offers’ regardless.
Nonetheless, Don Balon suggest that both Pogba and Mane are on Real’s wishlist, and that they are ready to sell five players in order to fund moves.
Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz, Isco and James Rodriguez could all leave the Bernabeu in order to raise the €320m+ it would take to sign the duo.
AND THE REST
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been told he can leave the club and Arsenal are considering a two-year loan deal. (Corriere dello Sport)
Florian Thauvin remains on Arsenal’s radar, but the Gunners have prioritised other targets. (La Provence)
Arsenal and Liverpool linked Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has confirmed he rejected the chance to join Sevilla, citing a desire to remain with the Dutch champions until he can find a “perfect picture” elsewhere.
Patrick Cutrone will have his Wolves medical on Monday ahead of completing his move from AC Milan. (Calciomercato)
Newcastle United are interested in signing Stanley N’Soki from Paris Saint-Germain, but have not managed to convince the Ligue 1 side with their opening bid. (Le Parisien)
Real Madrid’s young striker Borja Mayoral is set to spend the 2018/19 season on loan with Levante. (AS)
Former Barcelona and Paris St-Germain right-back Dani Alves, 36, is still looking for a new club and has taken to Instagram to help him “find a new job”. (AS)
Dani Alves wants to return to Barcelona to link up with Neymar. (Mundo Deportivo)
West Ham United have opened talks in an effort to sign out-of-contract teenager Bilel Hassaini. (GFFN)
Tottenham and Manchester United-linked Paulo Dybala wants to stay and fight for his place at Juventus. (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan are entering a crucial phase in their attempts to sign Roma forward Edin Dzeko. (Corriere dello Sport)
Germany forward Andre Schurrle, who spent last season on loan at Fulham, is set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Russian side Spartak Moscow. (Bild)
Espanyol are set to play hardball with German champions Bayern Munich, who want to sign Spanish midfielder Marc Roca before the start of the new season. (Spox)