Ronaldo tempted by huge PSG offer
Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid this summer by offering a €45 million (£40m/$52m) per-year contract, according to AS .
The Portuguese star has cast doubt on his future with his comments after his side’s Champions League win over Liverpool, raising the interest of the French side.
The Ligue 1 side have already contacted Madrid, the newspaper says, but Madrid’s high demands and UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules could hinder their pursuit.
PSG should get Kroos – Motta
Paris Saint-Germain should make an attempt to sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid, Thiago Motta says.
The midfielder has been a pivotal part of Zinedine Zidane’s three-time Champions League winning side and is the type of player the French side need to compete at the top, says the recently retired Motta.
“I would really like to see him in Paris,” he told Le Parisien. “He is well suited for PSG. He can play in all three positions in midfield and he is exceptional. I’ve admired him a lot for a long time.”
Sarri targets Icardi for Chelsea
Inter striker Mauro Icardi is set to be a summer transfer target for Chelsea, according to Corriere dello Sport .
Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is set to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and has begun drawing up a list of potential signings.
One of his highest priorities is Argentina international Icardi, with the Blues willing to pay his €110 million (£95.7m/$127m) release clause.
Salah asks Liverpool for time to consider his future
Mohamed Salah has asked for time to consider his Liverpool future, according to Don Balon .
The Egypt international is Real Madrid’s top summer transfer target and the 13-time European champions are piecing together a bid to attract him to Spain.
The Reds ace, who is currently nursing a shoulder injury, will not rush into the move, which may depend on Madrid being able to offload Gareth Bale in any case.
Eriksen added to Madrid shortlist
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is the latest name to have been added to Real Madrid’s list of transfer targets, according to Marca .
The Blancos are beginning to plan for life without Luka Modric, who turns 33 in September and see Eriksen as the ideal replacement.
Barcelona are also interested in the Denmark international, with the two Clasico rivals potentially set to go into battle to secure his signature.
Man City close in on Mahrez
Manchester City are closing in on the £60 million ($79.5m) capture of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to The Sun .
The Premier League champions have been trailing Mahrez for some time and saw a move for him in January break down on deadline day.
But Pep Guardiola is now set to get his man, with the Algeria international set to become City’s club-record signing.
Roma want £78m for Alisson
Roma want Liverpool to meet their asking price of around £78 million ($104m) for goalkeeper Alisson, reports the Guardian .
The Serie A outfit do not want to sell their prized asset, and even if they are enticed into doing a deal, want to wait until after the World Cup.
Liverpool could be put off by that price tag, while Real Madrid may come in with a bid of their own.
Pulisic to Premier League claims ‘hogwash’
Reports that Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic could move to the Premier League have been dismissed as “hogwash”.
The USA international has been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool since the end of the season.
But the youngster’s father insists it is unlikely he will be moving to England this summer.
Juventus willing to part with Higuain
Juventus are willing to part with Gonzalo Higuain to free up funds to bring in reinforcements, reports Tuttosport .
Higuain’s age, 31, is seen as big reason for the club to potentially cash in while it can.
Juventus will not let him go for nothing however, and if Maurizio Sarri wishes to reunite with the striker at Chelsea, he will need to pay around £52 million ($70m).
Man Utd close in on Dalot
Manchester United are closing in on a move for Porto defender Diogo Dalot, according to BBC Sport .
The teenage full-back broke into the Porto first team this season and has a release clause of £17.4 million ($23.1m).
The Red Devils are set to activate that clause as Jose Mourinho begins to bolster his squad at Old Trafford.
Man City won’t loan Foden
Manchester City will not loan out Phil Foden next season as the Premier League champions look to secure a new deal for the teenager, reports The Times .
Club officials will sit down with Foden’s agent, Richard Green, in the coming weeks with both sides optimistic over a new contract which will tie him to City until 2023.
The belief is Foden would not benefit from a loan away from Pep Guardiola, and the manager is strict on the parameters of any temporary move.
Real Madrid to play Gimenez release clause
Real Madrid are ready to raid local rivals Atletico Madrid in order to secure the signature of defender Jose Gimenez, reports Marca .
The Champions League winners were interested in Gimenez in 2015, but thought the tense rivalry between the two clubs prohibited any sale.
However, Los Blancos are now prepared to meet Gimenez’s €60 million (£52m/$70m)release clause as they view him as one of the best defensive options on the market.
NFL rivalry may stop Sessegnon sale to Spurs
Tottenham fear Fulham will not sell Ryan Sessegnon to them due to competition for an NFL franchise, reports the Evening Standard .
Fulham owner Shahid Khan is believed to want to move the Jacksonville Jaguars to London if his proposed offer to buy Wembley Stadium is accepted, while Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is also interested in an NFL franchise in London.
Spurs now worry that potential rivalry may see Khan refuse to sell the teenage star to Tottenham, and instead accept offers from clubs like Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain.
Lenglet delays Barcelona decision
Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet has confirmed he will not make a decision regarding a potential move to Barcelona until he has spoken to his new coach Pablo Machin.
Lenglet has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona after quickly adjusting to life in Spain following a move away from Nancy in January 2017.
And Lenglet’s agent Gregory Dakad confirmed the defender is on vacation and will make no call on his future until after meeting with the former Girona boss.
Bayern unlikely to meet Bale price
Bayern Munich are interested in bringing in Gareth Bale from Real Madrid but are unlikely meet the Champions League winners’ asking price, reports AS .
The Bundesliga champions have shown interest in the Wales international, however, face a price tag of €150 million (£131m/$171m) to sign him.
Instead, Manchester United and Tottenham are more likely to end up meeting Madrid’s demands.
Man Utd & Chelsea chasing Alba
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has drawn the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea according to Sport .
The interest is not new, however, Alba’s longstanding desire to finish his career with Barcelona is being tested as a move to the Premier League may be tempting.
West Ham interested in Barcelona defender
West Ham are interested in bringing in Barcelona defender Marlon Santos to help improve their defence, reports the Daily Mail .
The centre-back, who spent last season on loan at Nice, is the subject to a £13 million bid by the London club.
West Ham aim to beat Nice to the defender, and also ward off possible interest from Premier League rivals Leicester City.
Newcastle to make £30 million in player sales
Newcastle are set to rake in around £30 million ($40m) in fees after selling four players this summer, reports the Daily Star .
The big sale will be Aleksandar Mitrovic’s £16m move to Fulham, but the Magpies are also willing to let Chancel Mbemba, Mat Sels and Mikel Merino depart.
Rafa Benitez will demand the fees generated from those sales be reinvested into the club’s transfer budget.