Euro Paper Talk: Juve chase Liverpool star; City in for Rakitic

Date published: Sunday 18th June 2017 7:09

Juventus refuse to give up on a Liverpool man, while Manchester City and Bayern Munich are keen on Ivan Rakitic, according to Sunday’s European papers.

Milan join James pursuit

One player who is widely tipped to be leaving Real Madrid this summer is James Rodriguez, and AC Milan have joined the hunt for his signature.

Milan have recently been taken over by a new Chinese-led consortium, and have already spent €99million this summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Rossoneri are in the race for the 25-year-old, along with PSG and Manchester United.

One advantage in this situation may be that Real Madrid are keen admirers of Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

It was announced on Thursday that Donnarumma would not sign an extension to his deal at the San Siro, which expires in 2018.

Real could move this summer but would have to pay a fee, but a swap deal could also work out best for both clubs.

Juve continue Can chase

Emre Can: Liverpool keen to keep a hold of their man

Juventus are not giving up on their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.

Italian paper Corriere dello Sport claims that the Bianconeri are waiting to pounce on the contract situation surrounding the German international.

The 23-year-old did look set to sign a new deal at Anfield, but as of yet nothing has been confirmed.

The Serie A champions eagerly eyeing midfield reinforcements, with Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi heavily linked and reportedly close to arrival. PSG’s Blaise Matuidi and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic are also in the fold according to the report.

Club CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici are now weighing up their options ahead of the new campaign.

And the rest…

Juventus look to also be in pole-position to sign Lazio forward Keita Balde (Il Tempo)

Bayern Munich and Manchester City are interested in signing Ivan Rakitic (Mundo Deportivo)

Lazio are closing in on a deal for Atalanta play-maker Papu Gomez (SportItalia)

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to return to Manchester United (Sky Italia)

Marco Verratti has already made clear that he’s not going to make return to Paris in the summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Milan’s quest to sign Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia looks to have run into trouble (Calciomercato)

Milan are in negotiations with Juventus for Brazilian goalkeeper Neto (Tuttosport)

Inter continue their quest to sign Roma defender Antonio Rudiger (Corriere dello Sport)

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