Paris Saint-Germain are set to swoop for a pair of Serie A star including a Man Utd target, while Marseille are eyeing a Celtic star, according to Monday’s European papers.
PSG EYE HUGE DOUBLE SWOOP
French giants Paris Saint-Germain are looking at bringing two Serie A midfielders to Ligue 1, according to a report.
Le10 Sport claim that the league leaders want Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer transfer window.
Pellegrini has been hugely impressive for the capital club since establishing himself in the first team this season, and his current deal includes a release clause of just £21m.
Milinkovic-Savic meanwhile has recently been linked with an £80m move to both Manchester United and Liverpool.
Lazio chief Lotito though says the towering midfielder is not for sale.
“How much is he worth?” Lotito considered, speaking to Corriere dello Sport.
“I don’t care, he’s not for sale! He’s like me, he has the same character, spirit of sacrifice, and he has courage.
“When his father ‘convinced’ him to go to Fiorentina, he – who already had an agreement with us – arrived there and explained ‘I only want Lazio’. That says it all, for me.”
AND THE REST
Real Madrid defender Marcelo is convinced countryman Neymar will join him at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future. The Brazil left-back thinks the Paris Saint-Germain forward would be a “great fit” at the La Liga club. (Marca)
Alvaro Morata is not against a return to Real Madrid. He left the door ajar last week after he revealed he was content with life at Chelsea, but that “Real Madrid are Real Madrid”. (AS)
Juventus are lining up a move for one-time Everton transfer target Dennis Praet. (Calciomercato)
Hans-Joachim Watzke, the CEO of Borussia Dortmund, claims the club tried and failed to secure a deal to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent basis in the summer. (SportBild)
Marseille manager Rudi Garcia wants the club to sign Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, subject to Chelsea transfer rumours in the past, or out of favour Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro. (Le10 Sport)
Napoli are in the market for a defender after Faouzi Ghoulam’s knee injury. Possibilities include free agent Guilherme Siqueira, or former AC Milan centre-back Gabriel Paletta. (TuttoSport)