Real Madrid are said to be plotting an ambitious move for a Manchester United star after getting short shrift from Liverpool over Mohamed Salah, according to Monday’s European papers.
REAL PLOT AMBITIOUS RAID FOR MARCUS RASHFORD
Real Madrid are said to be plotting an ambitious £90million summer raid for Marcus Rashford, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Don Balon claims Real president Florentino Perez is ready to turn to the United man after being scared off by Liverpool’s valuation of Mohamed Salah.
It’s claimed the Reds have quoted Real an asking price of £160million for Salah and that is beyond what they’d like to spend.
The club also wants to sign Harry Kane, but a similar valuation from Tottenham, together with the player’s vow to stay, appears that deal is over for them too.
But Real could have more hope in landing Rashford, Don Balon suggests. They believe Perez has identified the player to play on the left-side of United’s attack, with Cristiano Ronaldo offered a new deal and switched into a central striking role.
Real plan to offset the club of signing Rashford by allowing Gareth Bale to leave – with United again touted as a possible destination.
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NO OFFERS FOR ALISSON
Roma say they have not received a proposal, never mind a bid for Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson.
The Serie A club’s sporting director Monchi has denied there has been a bid for the in-demand Brazilian keeper after reports emerged last week of a rejected €40million offer from Napoli.
Don Balon recently claimed Liverpool were ready to test Roma’s resolve to keep Alisson by launching a massive €80million (£70.5m) offer to the Serie A giants.
However, Monchi has insisted Roma have not received any offers for the “happy” 25-year-old.
“We are not afraid of losing Alisson,” Monchi told Mediaset Premium.
“He is happy to be here with us and we are happy with him. What you read in the papers isn’t always true.
“We don’t know of any offer and certainly haven’t received any proposal.
“I speak to Alisson every week, he is happy and wants to do important things here at Roma.”
AND THE REST
Real Madrid star Isco wants to join Chelsea ahead of Manchester United this summer – as he believes Eden Hazard will join Los Blancos (Don Balon)
Jurgen Klopp has earmarked Paris Saint-Germain ace Julian Draxler as the perfect replacement for Philippe Coutinho (TransferMarketWeb)
Manchester United and Barcelona target Marco Verratti insists he has no wish to leave PSG this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Everton and Liverpool are battling it out for Hertha Berlin wonderkid Muhammed Kiprit (Bild)
Inter Milan will meet the asking price in Kevin Strootman’s contract by offering them €10m plus West Ham loanee Joao Mario (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has hinted he may retire from international football following on from this summer’s World Cup (La Cornisa)
Juventus have held a meeting with Anthony Martial’s agents to determine whether there’s a chance the France forward would be tempted into moving to Turin (Premium Sport)
Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid to replace Karim Benzema, has now been lined up by Paris Saint-Germain to succeed Edinson Cavani (Le 10 Sport)
Florentino Perez again met with Neymar’s father over the weekend to discuss a potential summer switch to Real Madrid for the Brazilian superstar (Marca)
Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal has become the latest Los Blancos player to admit he’d love to see Neymar join the club (AS)
Rumoured Everton and Tottenham target Mitchell Weiser could be heading to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. The Hertha Berlin star has a €12m exit clause (Kicker)
Thiago Motta is reconsidering his future at PSG after intially indicating he could quit this summer. The 35-year-old may now seek to play on for another season (L’Equipe)
Michael Laudrup was a leading contender to replace Luis Enrique in the Barcelona dugout last summer, before the Catalan club opted for Ernesto Valverde (Marca)
Borussia Dortmund are looking to hijack Inter Milan’s move for Argentine hotshot Lautaro Martinez (AS)
Everton target Willian Jose has signalled his intention to stay put at Real Sociedad (Sport)
Spanish prosecutors are calling for former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, who retired at the end of last season, to be jailed for eight and a half years for tax fraud (El Mundo)
Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has hailed his side’s mentality as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points (Marca)
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis looks set to miss the rest of the season but has targeted a return in time for the World Cup with Brazil this summer (AS)
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen have expressed their desire to see Andres Iniesta stay at the club (Sport)
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