Euro PT: Arsenal, Man City battling for Barcelona ace Iniesta

Date published: Tuesday 24th April 2018 12:12

Manchester City and Arsenal are battling PSG to land a Barcelona legend this summer, while Roma are standing firm over Liverpool’s interest in one of their star men, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

 

THREE-WAY BATTLE TO LAND BARCA LEGEND

Manchester City, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are all reportedly trying to sign Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta this summer.

Iniesta, who will be 34 next month, is already said to have agreed a move to the Chinese Super League but top European outfits are trying to persuade him to stay on this continent.

Indeed, Diario Gol reports that Pep Guardiola wants to bring the playmaker to Manchester, while the link to Arsenal comes as Luis Enrique is tipped to take over from Arsene Wenger at The Emirates.

However, with two of Iniesta’s former Barca team-mates, Dani Alves and Neymar, already in France it would appear that PSG are confident of luring the Spain star to Paris.

The midfield maestro rolled back the years with an outstanding display in the 5-0 Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla, showing that he still has plenty to offer at the top level of European football.

 

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AND THE REST

Juventus left-back Alex Sandro heads a list of targets in the position for Paris Saint-Germain (Le 10 Sport)

Manchester United have made a crazy offer to Real Madrid to seal a return for Cristiano Ronaldo, with Paul Pogba heading the other way in a €175 million deal (Don Balon)

Chelsea and Arsenal have both made contact with Juventus boss Max Allegri (Il Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus reportedly have five names on their shortlist if Allegri leaves at the end of the season (Tuttosport)

Roma president James Pallotta says the Italian club do not want to sell Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, who has been a major target for Liverpool (Sky Sport Italia)

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde could leave the club despite his domestic double-winning season (AS)

Barcelona’s Rafinha wants to turn his temporary stay at Inter Milan into a permanent one this summer (Calciomercato)

Leicester are interested in signing FC Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira (Sky Sports)

Carlo Ancelotti had a meeting with the Italian Football Federation commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta in Rome on Monday night where he was offered the Italy job (Sky Italia)

Sevilla are considering dismissing Vincenzo Montella and appointing former Coach Joaquin Caparros until the end of the season (Football Espana)

Dani Alves has opened the door to an eventual return to Barcelona (Globo)

Inter are reportedly negotiating with Valencia to pay for Joao Cancelo after their option to buy expires on May 31 (Football Italia)

 

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