Jurgen Klopp has an ‘obsession’ to sign a Real Madrid man, while Real’s no. 1 summer target means good news for Man Utd and Chelsea, according to Thursday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID SWITCH TARGETS TO ALISSON
Reports from Mundo Deportivo suggest that Real Madrid haveset their sights on Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer.
The report claims a new no. 1 is the order of the day for Zinedine Zidane and the 25-year-old linked to Liverpool is the man they want.
That is good news for Manchester United and Chelsea, who will be able to breathe easier in the summer regarding their goalkeepers David de Gea and Thiabut Courtois.
Roma sporting director gas revealed their were no bids for £44million-rated Alisson in January.
Monchi told Football Italia: “Did any offers come in for Alisson? No. It’s too early to talk about the next transfer window, it’s not very useful talking today, February 1, about who will stay or go.
MAN UTD PLOT SENSATIONAL SUMMER SWOOP FOR NEYMAR
Manchester United are plotting a sensational £280million summer move for Neymar, according to reports in the Spanish media.
The Brazilian superstar is a long-term target of the club and they considered moving for him multiple times prior to his record-breaking €222m move from Barcelona to PSG last summer.
However, after crunching the numbers on a potential future deal for the player, Don Balon claims United remain keen on Neymar and are plotting a fresh summer swoop for the Brazilian.
According to the Spanish outlet, they claim United believe any transfer and wages costs for Neymar will be covered through shirt sales and brand growth in Asia and South America.
It’s suggested the player would cost the club a minimum £280million transfer fee – which would shatter the current record by some £80million – while his wages would be sure to top the £500,000 a week the club pays Alexis Sanchez.
While extremely speculative at this stage, would it come as a major surprise to see United make a fresh move for the much-sought after Brazilian, who will no doubt also come under Real Madrid’s radar again this summer…?
Furthermore, reports in Mundo Deportivo claim PSG will look to replace Neymar this summer by making a move for Paulo Dybala in a €180million deal.
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AND THE REST
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has long held an “obsession” to sign Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas, but the Costa Rican is unwilling to leave Real. (El Confidencial)
Man Utd defender Matteo Darmian remains a target for Juventus. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona have already earmarked Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba as a summer target. (AS)
Manchester United and Manchester City transfer target Samuel Umtiti will sign a new contract extension with Barcelona this summer, according to club president Josep Bartomeu (Mundo Deportivo)
Ousmane Dembele has been linked with summer moves to Chelsea and Manchester United as well as Atletico Madrid as Barcelona reportedly plan to offload the injury-prone Frenchman after just one season (Don Balon)
Arsenal target Max Meyer will make a firm decision on his Schalke future in March (Sport Bild)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly asked Sergio Ramos for help to get him a transfer to Real Madrid this summer (Diario Gol)
Roma will press ahead with plans to sell Edin Dzeko at the end of the season, despite the breakdown of his move to Chelsea. Reports state the Blues could yet come back in for Bosnian striker, despite their capture of Olivier Giroud and talks between the two clubs will continue (La Repubblica)
Inter Milan’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has denied the club ever held talks with PSG over a potential deal for Argentinian star Javier Pastore (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Ausilio has also batted away claims suggesting Mauro Icardi could be set to join Real Madrid this summer in a €110m deal (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan have confirmed they will pursue a summer deal for Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay (Calciomercato)
Napoli will try to resurrect a deal for Everton’s Davy Klaassen in the summer after failing to agree a deal to sign him on loan before the January window shut (De Telegraaf)
Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka wants to open negotiations over contract at the club, his agent has confirmed (Football Espana)
Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti blocked the departure of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to Sevilla, despite the two clubs agreeing a €1m loan fee with a €28m purchase option included (Sky Italia)
Andrea Pinamonti’s move to Sassuolo collapsed after the Inter Milan striker rejected the move (Gazzetta dello Sport)
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