Roma are looking to hand a Manchester United and Chelsea target a deal for life, while Mauricio Pocehttino has dreamed of signing a Juventus attacker, according to Friday’s European papers.
ROMA DESPERATE TO KEEP MAN UTD, CHELSEA TARGET
Roma are looking to fend off interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona in versatile midfielder Alessandro Florenzi by offering him a deal for life.
Sporting director Monchi is said to have made negotiating a new deal for the 26-year-old, who can play in central midfield or at full-back, one of his top priorities before the summer transfer window opens.
The Giallorossi are currently having to make sure that they comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and must do that before they can then offer Florenzi a €3million-a-season contract, which would make him one of Roma’s highest paid players.
The player’s curent deal runs out in the summer of 2019 and that has alerted the likes of United, Chelsea and Barca to the possibility of landing Florenzi relatively cheaply.
However, Corriere dello Sport states that Monchi is well aware of interest in the player and that Flrenzi himself would favour remaining in Rome rather than moving on.
AND THE REST
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he has dreamed of signing Juventus hotshot Paulo Dybala (Mundo Deportivo)
Man City, meanwhile, are intending to lure Manchester United strike target Dybala from Juve this summer (Don Balon)
Germany boss Joachim Low is Real Madrid’s preferred option to replace Zinedine Zidane as manager at the end of the season (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United are being heavily linked with Napoli midfielder Jorginho, but his agent has warned him off a move to England (Radio Crc)
Espanyol are holding out for a better offer for Man Utd target Aaron Martin in the summer after rejecting a bid from RB Leipzig (Sport)
Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, says rumours of a summer move to Real Madrid “do not interest” him (Bild)
Angel Di Maria admits he was ‘really close’ to joining Barcelona last year after a move from Paris Saint-Germain broke down (Diario Sports)
Inter Milan are not interested in re-signing Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Fredy Guarin (Calciomercato)
Serie A giants Napoli are closing in on signing winger Felipe Anderson from rivals Lazio (SportMediaSet)
Inter Milan are closing in on young Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez (Calciomercato)
Sulley Muntari has joined Deportivo La Coruna on trial with a view to signing a permanent contract with the La Liga side