New Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants to make Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta his top priority, while Liverpool are in talks for a centre-back, all in today’s Euro Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL IN WALLACE TALKS
Liverpool are in talks with Lazio over a move for Brazilian centre-back Wallace, according to a report in Italy.
Il Messaggero have claimed that Jurgen Klopp has targeted the 22-year-old Brazilian and has already made an enquiry about the defender.
Wallace made 30 appearances last season in his debut season in Serie A for the Rome club after joining from Braga for £6.8million last summer.
He is under contract until 2021 and Liverpool will have to pay around £20million for the player, who moved to Braga from Cruzeiro for £8million back in 2014.
LUCAS MOURA APPROACH
French outlet Le Parisien reports that Liverpool enquired about a move for Lucas Moura last month.
PSG are prepared to cut their losses on Moura and sell him for £26million despite buying him for £35million from Sao Paulo four years ago.
Forward player Moura, 24, still has two years left on his PSG contract and he scored 19 times and provided 11 assists in 53 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season.
Whether Jurgen Klopp made enquiries about wideman Moura before he sealed a deal for Mohamed Salah remains to be seen, but there is other interest in the player.
Fenerbahce are the latest side to make an approach for the Brazilian, according to Foot Mercato.
Fener would not be able to pay the £26million asking price due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions, but they are open to a loan deal.
Fenerbahce are understood to be keen on a loan move with a buyout option – an option Klopp may well consider too.
INTER TO LAND DALBERT
Inter Milan are on the verge of signing Liverpool and Arsenal left-back target Dalbert, according to a report.
The 23-year-old Nice star is close to a £17.5million transfer despite the french club last week stating they would not sell him for less than his €30million buyout clause.
Nice had been holding out for someone to pay the full-back’s release-clause, but interest cooled from England and Inter have now stepped up at the cut-price fee, claim Sky Sport Italia.
The full-back is due to fly to Italy for a medical with Nice set to make a big profit on the player who signed for just £1.7million on a five-year deal last summer from Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Dalbert amassed four assists in 33 Ligue 1 appearances last season, attracting attention from some of Europe’s top teams.
AND THE REST
Barcelona have offered Benfica €30million for right-back Nelson Semedo, who has been tracked by Man Utd, after giving up on Hector Bellerin (Sport)
Jorge Mendes has been tasked with moving Diego Costa from Chelsea to Besiktas on a temporary deal until he joins Atletico Madrid (Fotomac)
Juventus may now decide to keep hold of Arsenal target, Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado (Sky Sport Italia)
Fenerbahce have drawn up a four-man striker shortlist of Michy Batshuayi, Lucas Perez, Krasnador star Fedor Smolov and Wilfried Bony (Fanatik)
Fenerbahce have first-option to buy Liverpool target Emre Mor from Borussia Dortmund. His future will be decided on July 25 (Turkish-Football)
Former Chelsea target Lucas Biglia could now remain at Lazio next season (Corriere dello Sport)
Former Italy defender Alessandro Nesta, who is coach at Miami FC, wants to coach in Europe (Corriere della Sera)
Basaksehir star Cengiz Under, who has been scouted by Man Utd and Man City is heading to Roma. The Serie A outfit are close to clinching a €13m deal on a five-year contract worth €1.5m per-season (Sky Sport Italia)
Andres Iniesta says he wants to end his career at Barcelona, despite continued rumours that he could move elsewhere in the near future: “I have always said I would like to retire at Barcelona.” (Various)
Paris Saint-Germain are holding a news conference today where it is expected they will announce the signing of Dani Alves. (Various)
Napoli are ready to off-load full-back Ivan Strinic this summer with Watford interested (Il Mattino)
AC Milan continue to press their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Calciomercato)
Fiorentina general manager Pantaleo Corvino has told AC Milan they must meet their demands for Nikola Kalinic within 10 days, or they can forget about signing him. (Violanews)
Leicester have announced the permanent transfer of goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler to Stuttgart.
Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli, who has been linked to Everton, is close to signing a new contract with the club (Sky Italia)
Cesar Azpilicueta is now a priority target for new Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after the Spanish giants cooled their interest in Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. (Marca)