Real Madrid will submit a €100m plus two player exchange deal for Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah, while Manchester United’s first piece of summer business is all-but done, according to Monday’s European papers.
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Real Madrid hope to take advantage of Liverpool’s interest in two of their midfielders by offering them a massive €200m package designed to take Mohamed Salah to the Bernabeu.
That’s according to the latest far-fetched reports in the Spanish media, who believe Real are working themselves up into a frenzy in a bid to bring the Egyptian sensation to the reigning European champions this summer.
Salah, the newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year, has smashed in 41 goals in all competitions so far – and Diario Gol claims Real are putting together a package that will offer Liverpool for the Egyptian.
According to the outlet, Real will allow Liverpool the chance to sign long-term target Dani Ceballos (rated at €50m) and veteran midfielder Luka Modric (valued at €40m) in addition to €100million in exchange for Salah.
Liverpool are, of course, highly unlikely to sanction such a deal, despite having very obvious interest in Ceballos in particular.
Though Jurgen Klopp is yet to officially comment on the player, the Spain Under-21 star is thought to be a long-term target for the Reds boss.
Interest in Modric also remains unconfirmed, though the player does look likely to leave the Bernabeu this summer with Real keen to cash in on him while the 33-year-old still retains some value.
As a footnote to the story, another Spanish publication, Don Balon, states that Cristiano Ronaldo is growing “increasingly confident” a deal for Salah will be struck this summer.
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Matteo Darmian’s move from Manchester United to Juventus is 90% agreed (Tuttosport)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims he wants Keylor Navas to remain as the club’s goalkeeper “for many years to come” after he dismissed talk of a fresh bid for David De Gea, Alisson Becker or Thibaut Courtois (Marca)
Barcelona recently held talks with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte about succeeding Ernesto Valverde (Don Balon)
Paris Saint-Germain president Didier Quillot has revealed that there is no release clause in Neymar’s deal and any deal will only happen if the Ligue 1 champions sanction it (L’Equipe)
Mario Balotelli has posted a message on Instagram thanking Nice fans for their support amid rumours he is poised to join Napoli this summer (Calciomercato)
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio insists star striker Mauro Icardi and boss Luciano Spalletti will both remain at the club this summer (RAI Sports)
Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has called Athletic Bilbao his “home” and claims a return to the club could be on the cards this summer (Marca)
Juventus utility man Kwadwo Asamoah could be set to sign for Inter Milan this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella is a prime transfer target for Inter Milan. Liverpool and Juventus have also been tipped as suitors (Calciomercato)
Fernando Torres is focused on winning his first ever competition with Atletico Madrid before he departs the club this summer (Marca)
Alaves will make striker John Guidetti’s loan move from Celta Vigo permanent for a €4m deal at the end of the season (AS)