Roma have switched their attention from Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, while Jose Mourinho has been in touch with a PSG midfielder, according to Monday’s European newspapers.
ROMA HOPING TO LAND CITY MIDFIELDER NASRI
Roma have turned their attention to Manchester City misfit Samir Nasri after losing interest in Riyad Mahrez, according to reports.
Corriere della Sera claims that Leicester City were demanding a €40million (£35.7m) fee for the Algerian, which is more than the Serie A side are willing to pay.
The Italian side will instead focus on Nasri, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla and is not thought to be part of Pep Guardiola’s plans going forward.
Roma’s sporting director Monchi took Nasri to Sevilla last summer and the club will be hoping he can pull off another deal.
MAN UNITED PREPARING BID FOR VERRATTI?
Jose Mourinho has been in touch with Marco Verratti’s representatives about a possible move from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United, according to reports.
Tuttosport claims that the Red Devils boss has been in contact after the Italian international switched his agent to Mino Raiola, who brokered deals to United for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
Elsewhere, Calciomercato reports that United will test PSG’s resolve with a £70million bid for the 24-year-old with the Red Devils confident they can get a deal done.
Earlier reports had suggested that PSG would only do a deal if United involved Anthony Martial as part of the transfer but, with United keen to keep the Frenchman, they will be hoping the cash offer will be enough.
Barcelona are thought to be Verratti’s first choice but it’s understood Raiola could tempt him to make the move to Old Trafford.
AND THE REST…
Nemanja Matic is keen on a move to Manchester United but Chelsea’s £50million valuation could still prove to be the stumbling block. (O Jogo)
Benfica forward Raul Jimenez is a transfer target for West Ham and Everton, with the Portuguese club’s president Luis Filipe Vieira in England to sort out a sale. (Record)
Neymar will remain with Barcelona despite days of speculation surrounding the forward’s future at the Camp Nou. Gerard Pique posted unofficial confirmation on his Twitter account by writing “He’s staying” alongside a picture of him and the Brazilian. (Sport)
However, despite Pique’s message on Twitter, PSG haven’t given up on Neymar. (Marca)
Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho will become Barcelona’s next priority now they have seemingly held onto Neymar. The Catalan side are also reportedly chasing Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho as they look to surround Neymar with his compatriots. (Mundo Deportivo)
Jesus Navas will finally complete a return to Sevilla this week after leaving Manchester City this summer. (AS)
Philipp Lahm will take a break from football altogether following his retirement this summer. It could be a while before we see the former Bayern Munich defender return as a coach or pundit. (Sport Bild)
Bayern Munich will announce a new sporting director within the next six weeks. (Kicker)
Hamburg are willing to sell Lewis Holtby if they receive a decent offer for the former Tottenham and Fulham midfielder, however it looks likely he will stay. (Bild)