Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal set to win race for Serie A star

Date published: Tuesday 13th June 2017 9:47

Mario Lemina: Wanted by Prem duo

Liverpool are back on the trail of Porto defensive midfielder Ruben Neves, while a £53million bid has been lodged for Man Utd target Andrea Belotti, all in Euro Paper Talk.

MIDFIELDER PUSHES FOR ARSENAL SWITCH

Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina looks set to reject a move to Valencia in the hope that Arsenal can complete a deal to bring him to the Premier League.

Tuttosport claim that a fee between €18million and €20million will be enough to secure Lemina, who has struggled in Italy following a move from Marseille.

Watford are also understood to be monitoring the situation, though the player prefers the Gunners.

LIVERPOOL BACK IN FOR NEVES

Liverpool will reportedly reignite their interest in Porto’s Ruben Neves.

Portuguese journal A Bola claim Liverpool are back on the trail of Neves with Porto wanting €60million.

Neves, who is currently away on international duty with Portugal’s Under-21s, is tied to the club until June 2019, but a firm offer from the Premier League cluld lure Neves away from Portugal.

The holding midfielder has been heavily linked with Liverpool since 2015, but the club never followed up their interest in the player, who is now interesting Chelsea.

Whether a holding player is high up Jurgen Klopp’s target list is debatable, but Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking for a similar type player, although Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko is reported to be his preferred target.

 

CONTE OFFERED INCREDIBLE INTER CONTRACT

Antonio Conte: A summer target for Inter Milan

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte turned down an incredible 10-year contract offer at Inter Milan, according to a report in Italy.

The Corriere dello Sport this morning have stated that Inter offered Conte a €12million-a-season deal to return to Serie A.

The Suning Group, which owns the Italian giants were prepared to put up a €120million deal to lure the former Juve coach, but Conte turned down the staggering offer.

Now the Nerazzurri are ready to unveil former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti as their new boss.

ARSENAL SEE £10M BID REJECTED

Arsenal have reportedly seen bid of £10.6million for Simon Kjaer rejected.

Turks Voetbal report that Arsene Wenger has lodged a firm offer for the Fenerbahce centre-back, but the Turkish side value the player in excess of £13million.

Kjaer, 28, has two years left on his Super Lig deal and has been targeted by Liverpool and Brighton, claim Fanatik. The Turkish publication also report that Fener have increased the price tag of the Denmark international to from £13million to £17.5million.

 

AND THE REST

Paris Saint-Germain have leapfrogged Manchester United in the race to sign Andrea Belotti from Torino after lodging a £53million bid (Canal+)

Real Madrid are confident of signing Kylian Mbappe by proposing to loan him back to Monaco (AS)

Sevilla president Jose Castro says they are working hard to try and sign Manchester City striker Nolito and his former Etihad team-mate Jesus Navas.

Mathieu Valbuena has joined Turkish side Fernabahce for £1.3m after leaving Lyon.

Reported Tottenham and Everton target Hakan Calhanoglu ‘wants to play in England or Italy’ (Bild)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hinted that the club are working on a plan to bring unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa (Cadena Ser)

Nice have snubbed a second offer from Roma of around £22m for Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri (RMC)

Juventus are moving ahead in the race to sign Fiorentina play-maker Federico Bernardeschi, who is also being tracked by Chelsea and Manchester United (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid centre-back Pepe is on the verge of sealing a free-transfer move to PSG (AS)

Barcelona have an eight-player shortlist of Douglas Costa, Philippe Coutinho, Riyad Mahrez, Vitolo, Gelson Martins, Ismaila Sarr and Gerard Deulofeu, to strengthen their wide options (AS)

Real Sociedad have ramped up negotiations to sign Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj (Marca)

Everton, West Ham and Newcastle have all expressed interest in Brentford attacker Jota (Sky Sports)

€100million-rated Marco Verratti will try to push through a move away from PSG this summer (L’Equipe)

New Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini has been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes (Gazetta dello Sport)

Chelsea and Manchester United both want Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Bild)

Manchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma says he wants to stay with AC Milan (various)

Lazio are interested in taking AC Milan’s French striker M’Baye Niang (Sky Italia)

Milan have entered into talks with Fiorentina over striker Nikola Kalinic (Sky Sport 24)

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