Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool battling with Real Madrid for full-back

Date published: Saturday 8th April 2017 11:00

Liverpool are battling Real Madrid for an Atletico Madrid defender, while Marseille are reportedly ready to bid £85m to land three Premier League stars, according to Friday’s European papers.

 

MARSEILLE TARGET PREMIER LEAGUE STARS

French giants Marseille are reportedly ready to shell out £85m to land three Premier-League based French stars this summer.

L’Equipe states that Marseille are preparing bids for Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud, as well as Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko.

Some Gunners fans may be disappointed regarding the potential loss of Koscielny but few will probably weep at the thought of losing Giroud, who has flattered to deceive during his time at The Emirates.

As for Sissoko, there can be little argument that he has been on the worst signings of the season, having joined Spurs for a whopping £30m last summer.

The 27-year-old has made just 13 Premier League appearances this season and could leave for half of what Spurs paid for him.

DEULOFEU HEADING BACK TO BARCELONA

AC Milan’s attempts to sign on-loan Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent deal look to be over, with reports claiming he will return to Barcelona.

Having initially joined Everton on loan, the 23-year-old then moved to Goodison Park on a permanent deal in the summer of 2015 for just over £4m.

However, inserted into that deal was the possibility for Barca to buy back the player after two years, and now it would seem this will happen for a fee of around £10m, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Calciomercato)

The news will come as a big blow for the Rossoneri, who had hoped to snap up Deulofeu after his improving displays since arriving on loan from the Toffees in January.

AND THE REST

Liverpool are willing to offer Theo Hernandez five times his current salary if he moves to Anfield (Cadena SER)

Manchester City and Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci may look to leave Juventus at the end of the season, with Real Madrid and Barcelona set to battle for the 29-year-old’s signature (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lazio striker Keita Balde is unlikely to head to the Premier League next season, with Juventus or Lazio keen on the 22-year-old (Corriere dello Sport)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham target Domenico Berardi is close to agreeing a 40m euros move to Inter Milan this summer (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has told the club’s TV channel that he wants to continue playing with the Nerazzurri until he is 40

Atletico Madrid will move for Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone, son of manager Diego, if their transfer ban is lifted this summer (Il Messaggero)

Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid this summer unless French forward Karim Benzema is sold (Diario Gol)

Manchester United are prepared to make a £6m offer to secure the services of Basaksehir wonder-kid Cengiz Under (Hurriyet)

Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez has decided to join rivals Real Madrid at the end of the season, with Los Blancos set to trigger his €24m release clause (Marca)

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