Also, Manchester United given price for midfielder, and Manchester City to cut losses on youngster, according to today’s European papers.
CHELSEA “ABSOLUTELY NOT” SIGNING ACE
Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva is “absolute not” joining Chelsea, Nerazzurri boss Luciano Spalletti has told reporters in Italy.
The winger has been linked with Chelsea for much of the summer as they seek to ensure sufficient squad depth to cope with a double push for the Premier League and Champions League.
However, following their 2-1 win over Chelsea in a preseason friendly, Spalletti told the Italian press: “A lot of things have happened during the summer but we intend to keep Candreva.
“If we have to sell him it will be difficult because we are short of wingers. We will need to discuss it internally before making any decisions.”
MAN UTD OFFERED MATIC ALTERNATIVE
Manchester United can have Leander Dendoncker for €25-30million, says his club, Anderlecht.
The Belgian midfielder impressed against the Red Devils in the Europa League last season, with Jose Mourinho reportedly sending scouts to check on him further since.
Now, as their pursuit of Nemanja Matic is getting a little too pricey, Anderlecht’s sporting director Herman van Holsbeeck appears to have offered them an alternative.
“We want to cherish him, but if a club is willing to pay between 25 and 35 million, we have a problem,” Van Holsbeeck told Het Beland ven Limburg.
ARSENAL TARGET SET FOR NICE EXIT
Nice are willing to sell Dalbert Henrique this summer, according to Tuttosport.
The 23-year-old Brazilian full-back has apparently disappointed in pre-season and the Ligue 1 club are prepared to cash in now.
Liverpool were heavily linked with him before instead opting for Andrew Robertson, leaving Arsenal in prime position to ensnare the left-back.
One potential complication, however, is possible interest from Inter Milan, which Dalbert has previously described as “irresistible”.
MAN UTD MAN WANTED IN TURKEY
Marouane Fellaini is a target for Turkish giants Galatasaray, report Fanatik.
The 29-year-old Belgian has struggled to make the grade at Man Utd since a £27million move three years ago and is out of contract next summer.
With Man Utd apparently keen to remould their squad under Jose Mourinho, it appears unlikely Fellaini will be offered a new deal as any real priority and the Premier League club could be very open to doing a deal to remove him from their wage-bill.
MAN CITY YOUNGSTER ATTRACTS SERIE A INTEREST
Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko could be set for an early exit from the club after it emerged that Napoli are keen to take him to Serie A.
Zinchenko only joined City a year ago before spending the whole campaign on loan at PSV Eindhoven, where he struggled to impress.
However, Sport Italia report that Napoli are keen to offer him a chance to move on a permanent deal to Serie A, and hopeful of getting the 20-year-old at a discounted rate.
AND THE REST
Antoine Griezmann could replace Neymar at Barcelona, which would represent a huge blow to Manchester United who remain keen on the Frenchman (Marca)
Inter Milan have ruled out a move for Eric Lamela after learning the Argentine will be out of action until October (Tuttosport)
Chelsea will offer Juventus €70million, as well as a priority on signing Nemanja Matic, in order to secure the services of Alex Sandro (Calciomercato)
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, which could prove a blow to Arsenal who are also hoping to sign him (TMW)
Roma have withdrawn from the race to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, believing the price to be too high (Various)
Reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Kostas Manolas will not be allowed to leave Roma this summer (Various)
Juventus will rival Arsenal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho (Tuttosport)