Euro Paper Talk: Juve to beat Chelsea in defender race; Reds & Arsenal blow

Date published: Friday 4th August 2017 12:14

Liverpool and Arsenal target Rafinha could be used in a swap deal for Paulo Dybala, while Juventus  are set to beat Chelsea in the race to sign Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay, according to Friday’s European newspapers.

 

BARCELONA TO INCLUDE RAFINHA IN DYBALA SWAP DEAL 

Barcelona could offer Rafinha and Andre Gomes plus cash in an attempt to land Paulo Dybala from Juventus, according to reports.

Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal worth 222million euros on Thursday and Barca are understood to be looking to replace him with Dybala, Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Dybala is valued at 120million euros by the Serie A side but the Catalans are keen to get the fee down by giving them a couple of players in return.

Rafinha has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool but the Brazilian could now be used in any deal for Dybala.

Andre Gomes, who made 30 apperances for Barca in La Liga last campaign, is also thought to be one of the players under consideration.

 

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FERNANDO IN ISTANBUL TO SEAL MOVE 

Manchester City midfielder Fernando has touched down in Istanbul ahead of a proposed move to Turkish side Galatasaray.

According to Turkish Football the Brazilian will undergo a medical with the club on Friday before signing personal terms.

Galatasaray are expected to pay the Premier League side £4.75 million for his services after he was made surplus to requirements at City.

“Fernando is going to join the camp, we are on the verge of signing a deal,” Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun told Turkish-Football.

The former Porto player appeared 23 times for Man City in all competitions last season but could only manage seven starts.

AND THE REST

Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio has confirmed the club are close to signing Nice star Dalbert, while he has revealed that they want to offer Manchester United target Ivan Perisic a new contract. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid have offered Mateo Kovacic to Juventus with the Croatian international available for on loan with a € 25 million buy-back clause. (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus could table an improved offer for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can if they sell Paulo Dybala to Barcelona. (Corriere dello Sport)

The agent of Borussia Dortmund star Emre Mor has claimed he has received offers from England and Italy for his client. (Turkish Football)

Sunderland star Jeremain Lens has agreed to join Turkish side Besiktas for a fee of 5 million euros. (Turkish Football)

Fenerbahce have agreed personal terms with Arsenal striker Lucas Perez ahead of a reported £17million transfer. (Turkish Football)

Juventus are set to beat Chelsea in the race to sign Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay with Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta having met representatives from the La Liga side to discuss the transfer. (Tuttosport)

Liverpool could be back in the race to sign Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia after the Frenchman handed in a transfer request. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

AC Milan still hope to sign Diego Costa even if the player’s agent has confirmed that the Spaniard only wants to move to Atletico (Corriere dello Sport)

PSG have lowered Blaise Matuidi’s price-tag. They now want € 25 million. Talks with Juventus are ongoing (Tuttosport)

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