Manchester United’s hopes of landing a major target have received a significant boost, while a Real Madrid man has given Liverpool hope of a summer deal, according to Monday’s European papers.
LAZIO TARGET MILINKOVIC-SAVIC REPLACEMENT
Manchester United have been given the clearest indication yet that Lazio are prepared to sell Segej Milinkovic-Savic after reportedly targeting a summer swoop for Fabian Ruiz.
The Real Betis star has caught the eye in LaLiga this summer and has already been linked with a move to Stoke.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, Real Betis midfielder Ruiz is likely to join Lazio with the Serie A outfit willing to activate the 21-year-old’s release clause to ensure a deal can be reached.
And Lazio’s interest in Ruiz means the Rome club will inevitably have to cash in on their prized asset this summer, with the likes of United, Real Madrid and PSG all lurking.
Milinkovic-Savic is rated at around €90m by Lazio and with United seeking a replacement for Michael Carrick, the outlay is unlikely to put them off.
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HAZARD WANTS KANE TO JOIN HIM IN MADRID
Disgruntled Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has apparently told Real Madrid he wants them to sign Harry Kane.
Spanish source Diario Gol report that Hazard, who was unhappy with Antonio Conte’s tactics in the 1-0 defeat at Man City on Sunday, wants Real chief Florentino Perez to buy the Tottenham striker as well as himself.
The 27-year-old Belgian has been linked with Real for 18 months or so and he is a big admirer of Zinedine Zidane. Hazard has also been holding off on penning a new contract at Stamford Bridge and yesterday’s toothless showing against City will not have done Chelsea’s cause any good.
Real are expected to make wholesale changes in the summer after this season’s La Liga failings and with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale the duo who will make way in the summer.
AND THE REST
Liverpool target Dani Ceballos has held a meeting with Real Madrid and asked to leave this summer after his lack of game time (Diario Gol)
Juventus have conceded defeat in the race to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, with Barcelona in pole position (Tuttosport)
David Alaba has left his Bayern Munich future open, and says he “could imagine taking a different path.” (Kurier)
Joshua Kimmich is set to sign a new deal with Bayern Munich (Kicker)
Manchester United target, Gareth Bale, looks increasingly likely to join Bayern Munich from Real Madrid this summer (Don Balon)
Liverpool are closing in on a world-record swoop for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker (UOL Esporte)
Arsenal will rival Manchester United and Liverpool for Napoli midfielder Jorginho this summer (Corriere dello Sport)
Juventus have no chance of re-signing Paul Pogba this summer as there is no buy-back clause in his Manchester United deal. The France star’s €12million a year wages are also too high for the Serie A giants (Tuttosport)
Monaco, Valencia and Wolves lead the race to sign AC Milan striker Andre Silva for €35million this summer (Tuttosport)
Lucas Moura admits he is loving life at Tottenham – but admits the recent cold weather and snow really caught him by surprise (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona are expected to sign Hector Bellerin this summer after Juventus conceded defeat in the race to sign the unhappy Arsenal star (Tuttosport)
Emre Can is still to sign his contract with Juventus, despite giving them his verbal agreement he would join back in January (Tuttosport)
Racing de Avellaneda striker Lautaro Martinez will travel to Italy for a medical with Inter Milan this week ahead of a €20m summer move (Calciomercato)
Inter Milan also remain favourites to land Dutch defender and Liverpool and Man Utd target Stefan De Vrij this summer (Calciomercato)
Andres Iniesta will miss Barcelona’s return Champions League clash with Chelsea after suffering “a minor tear” against Atletico Madrid on Sunday