Real Madrid make a move in the race to sign Europe’s hottest prospect, while a target for Premier League sides Arsenal and Man City looks ready to stay in France, according to Friday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID TURN UP THE HEAT IN RACE FOR MBAPPE
Real Madrid have made an approach for Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.
Marca claims that Real boss Zinedine Zidane has been chasing the Frenchman for the last four years with the striker known to be a Real Madrid fan with Cristiano Ronaldo his idol.
Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are among those interested in his services following a brilliant season in Ligue 1.
The 18-year-old has scored 15 times in his last 11 starts with 21 goals in total for the season, helping Monaco to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while they currently occupy first position in Ligue 1.
And the report in Marca continues by saying that although Mbappe wants to move to Real Madrid, he would like another season at Monaco.
The reported asking price for his services would be a huge €100million (£85m) with Monaco hoping to get a near world record fee for the youngster.
ARSENAL & MAN CITY TARGET TO SIGN NEW DEAL AT PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have offered defender Serge Aurier a new deal in an effort to ward off interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City, according to reports.
The Ivorian has been in and out of the team under new boss Unai Emery which has alerted Premier League teams to his potential availability.
His future seemed up in the air with Thomas Meunier preferred sometimes to him in defence with Aurier only making 17 Ligue 1 starts this campaign.
However, with only two years to run on his existing deal, France Football claims that Aurier is set to extend his contract in France with PSG willing to extend his contract until 2022.
AND THE REST…
Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie’s future won’t be in the Premier League with Manchester United or Chelsea as Serie A side Roma close in on a deal for his services (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Juventus have made contact to sign 18-yer-old Pescara midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly this summer, with the player’s agent Donato Di Campli on good terms with the Old Lady (Tuttosport)
Barcelona have given Valencia the green light to sign Munir El Haddadi this summer (Marca)
Inter Milan have opened transfer talks to sign Dries Mertens (Cm.com)
German giants Bayern Munich have thrown their hat into the ring to land Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, who has been attracting interest from Arsenal and Liverpool (Il Mattino)
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reached a preliminary agreement with AC Milan over a summer move (Gazzetta)
Lazio forward Keita Balde has also agreed to move to the San Siro (Gazzetta)
Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea target Patrik Schick could be set to become a Juventus player in the summer (Tuttosport)
Inter Milan have made contact with Monaco regarding the signing of 18-year-old wonderkid Mbappe (Tuttosport)
Paulo Dybala has signed a new € 7-million-a-year deal at Juventus becoming the second biggest earner in Serie A (Gazzetta)
Bayern Munich have agreed on their transfer targets for the summer: Fiorentina’s Federico Bernadeschi, PSG’s Marco Verratti and Leverkusen’s Benjamin Henrichs (Sport Bild)
Manchester United target Milinkovic-Savic has signed a contract extension with Lazio (various)
Manchester City’s January target Holger Badstuber will be allowed to find a new club in the summer once he returns from his loan spell at Schalke (Kicker)
AS Roma boss Luciano Spalletti has claimed that Tottenham loanee Federico Fazio is ‘vital’ for the giallorossi (Gazzetta)
Radamel Falcao could be tempted by many offers this summer, including an audacious bid from Turkish side Besiktas (AMK Spor)
Napoli are interested in signing Chelsea loanee star Bertrand Traore (Corriere dello Sport)
Inter Milan have joined Manchester United in race to sign Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva (Tuttosport)