Liverpool are being tipped to launch a bid for three top stars at a cost of £220m, while Man Utd are close to landing a Brazil defender for a £50m fee, according to Tuesday’s European papers.
REPORTS CLAIM LIVERPOOL WILL LAUNCH £220M TRIPLE BID
Liverpool are stepping up their plans to bolster their squad this summer by launching moves for three players that would seriously strengthen the foothold in the European game.
That’s according to various reports in the Spanish press, which reckons Jurgen Klopp is making ambitious plans to turn the Reds into genuine title contenders next season.
We’ll start with the ever-reliable Don Balon, who believe Liverpool have a strong chance to tempting Barcelona into selling them back Luis Suarez this summer, with a fee of £50million being mooted.
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to rival Liverpool if Barca give any indication they are willing to sell the Uruguayan – but a return to Anfield looks most likely.
Meanwhile, the same outlet reckon the Reds have been given a free run at signing Roma keeper Alisson Becker in a £70m deal this summer. They claim Zinedine Zidane has decided against a move for the Brazilian and feels he would be too costly. The two-time defending European champions have subsequently been linked with Thibaut Courtois once again; the player likely to cost considerably less given he has just 12 months left on his Chelsea contract.
And finally, El Gol Digital claims Barcelona are ready to sell ‘flop forward’ Ousmane Dembele to Liverpool for around £100million – with a deal for Antoine Griezmann close.
It seems unlikely Barca would sell both Dembele and Suarez in the same summer, with Ernesto Valverde recently indicating his preference to keep the French winger.
“We are expecting big things from him. He’s still very young and has a long time ahead to show his class. All new players need some time to adapt,” the Barca boss stated after the recent 5-1 rout of Villarreal.
The capture of all three seems far from certain, but will nonetheless allow Liverpool fans to dream of some exciting transfer additions this summer.
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Alex Sandro has been convinced to join Manchester United in a £50m deal this summer after his form for Juventus was not enough to earn him a World Cup place with Brazil (Calciomercato)
Arsenal are closing in on the €35m signing of Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu (Bild)
AC Milan’s sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has refused to rule out the possible sale of Liverpool target Gianlugi Donnarumma this summer (Sky Italia)
Juventus have finalised the signing of Emre Can – and plan to spring a transfer surprise by signing €100m-rated PSG star Marco Verratti to play alongside (Tuttosport)
Napoli coach and Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri is expected to meet the club on Wednesday to discuss his future, with Carlo Ancelotti waiting in the wings (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Andres Iniesta has admitted that Manchester City have made an approach to sign him this summer (Radio Marca)
Barcelona star Sergio Busquets could look to join PSG or Man City this summer after being told the LaLiga winners do not have the funds to offer him a new deal (Mundo Deportivo)
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has confirmed his interest in Nice star Mario Balotelli (Tiki Taka)
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has told Mario Mandzukic to show more motivation if he wants to stay at the club (Radio 1)
Inter Milan have hinted that Rafinha’s future at the club depends on their ability to negotiate a lower fee with Barcelona. The Brazilian has a €35m exit fee in his contract (Premium Sport)
AC Milan sporting director Massimilano Mirabelli has confirmed the club will sign Pepe Reina, who is out of contract at Napoli this summer. The keeper had also been linked with a return to Anfield (Premium Sport)
Nuri Sahin, Marcel Schmelzer and Gonzalo Castro have all been told they are allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund (Bild)
Mauro Icardi will join either Chelsea or Man Utd this summer in a €105million deal if Inter Milan fail to qualify for the Champions League next season. Inter face a do-or-die showdown with Lazio to confirm Serie A’s final place this weekend (Tuttosport)
Fernando Torres has admitted that lifting the Europa League trophy against Marseille this week would be the perfect send off (Euromission)
Thomas Meunier is set to shun interest from Manchester United and stay with Paris Saint-Germain (various)
Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta has confirmed the club will hold talks with manager Max Allegri by next week (Rai Sport)
Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has revealed his plans to retire next year (El Trece)
Luis Castro, coach of Portuguese outfit Chaves, is the man Deportivo La Coruna want to lead them in La Segunda next term (A Bola)