Inter Milan are playing hardball with Manchester United over the fee for winger Ivan Perisic, while United are being linked with a shock move for a Barcelona full-back, according to Friday’s European papers.
INTER STAYING FIRM OVER PERISIC FEE
Inter Milan and Manchester United remain in negotiations for Ivan Perisic but the Serie A outfit have seemingly changed their stance on the fee they would expect to receive for the Croatian star.
The Red Devils have already submitted an opening bid of €40million for one of their top summer targets but that was rejected by Inter, who are not prepared to go below a set amount for a player who has also been linked with French giants PSG.
According to Calciomercato.com, Inter have told Perisic’s new agent Fali Ramadani that they will not consider offers under €50-55million.
Perisic is believed to have already reached a verbal agreement with United but it seems there is still plenty of work to do to get the deal over the line.
MAN UTD EYE RAID ON BARCA FULL-BACK
Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba.
The 28-year-old only made 21 La Liga starts for Barca last season, after then-coach Luis Enrqiue switched to a 3-4-3 formation, and that sparked rumours that he could look to move elsewhere to gain regular first-team football.
The arrival of Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona’s new coach seems to have a calmed those rumours but that has not stopped speculation that United could come calling, according to Football Espana.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is said to be searching for two new full-backs, although left-back seems to be more of a priority, with the United chief not fully convinced by Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian in that position.
TOTTENHAM MAKE OFFER FOR MILAN STAR
Tottenham are reported to have made an offer to sign Suso from AC Milan.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a huge admirer of the attacking midfielder, who made 14 Premier League appearances for Liverpool before eventually moving to Milan in 2015.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a consistent season for a Milan side which struggled last term, finishing sixth in Serie A, and that has led to speculation of a big overhaul at the San Siro, particularly following the arrival of new owners at the club.
Tottenham, however, could face competition from Roma for the player, according to the report in Calciomercato, via Gazzetta dello Sport.
AND THE REST
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is hatching a secret plan to bring Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Don Balon)
Zinedine Zidane has spoken with Kylian Mbappe in a bid to convince the 18-year-old Monaco star to sign for Real Madrid (L’Equipe)
Juventus defender Dani Alves has dropped a big hint that he’ll be joining Manchester City this summer (Converca com Bial)
Barcelona have ended their interest in Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin (Diario Gol)
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will sit down and discuss his future at the end of the Under-21 European Championships in Poland (Corriere della Sera)
Marcelo will consider his future if Cristiano Ronaldo is allowed to leave Real Madrid (Don Balon)
Belgian international midfielder Radja Nainggolan, a target for Chelsea, has admitted that he “proud and happy” to be playing for Roma (Roma Magazine)
Inter Milan have rejected a bid from Everton for midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (Jutarnji List)
Marseille are still interested in signing Tottenham midfield misfit Moussa Sissoko (L’Equipe)
Barcelona are prepared to wait to sign Borussia Dortmund sensation Ousmane Dembele, who is also a target for Manchester United (Mundo Deportivo)
Newcastle United are currently in talks with Italian side Hellas Verona to sign midfielder Romulo this summer (This Is Futbol)
Barcelona have rejected bids of €35m for their Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes (Marca)
Former Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has been linked with a shock move to Bologna (Tuttosport)
Juventus are considering a move for Bayern Munich starlet Renato Sanches (Calciomercato)
Sevilla are hoping to bring Ever Banega back from Inter Milan (Marca)
Lille right-back Stephane Corchia has emerged as a Watford transfer target (L’Equipe)
Juventus are also favourites to land versatile Fiorentina attacker Federico Bernardeschi (Corriere dello Sport)
Sevilla and Napoli both want Celta Vigo full back Jonny Castro (Football Espana)