Monaco are open to the sale of one of their stars, Alvaro Morata’s future is up in the air and the door is still ajar on a move to Liverpool for Isco, all in Friday’s papers.
MONACO OPEN TO BAKAYOKO SALE
Monaco are prepared to sell Manchester United target Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer, according to reports in France.
Jose Mourinho is believed to have sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action and with speculation surrounding Marouane Fellaini’s future, the 22-year-old may well be a ready-made replacement.
Bakayoko has played 46 times for Monaco this term and helped the principality club to the top of the table and into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
He is under contract until 2019, but Le10 Sport claim that the Ligue 1 Monaco have, so far, failed to convince the him to extend his deal and they are prepared to cash in on him.
ALL NOT LOST FOR LIVERPOOL OVER ISCO?
Liverpool have not given up hoped on signing Isco, according to Don Balon.
But Reds fans should not get too excited because the report from the somewhat flaky news outlet has little or no substance
The crux of the report revolves around Philippe Coutinho potentially moving to Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp would then need a new No. 10 and Real Madrid man Isco is believed to be the man he wants.
However, reports earlier this week have suggested Isco is ready to commit his future at the Bernabeu with a contract on the table which could see him double his salary until 2022.
The 25-year-old’s new deal is believed to be worth around £96,000-a-week and that will surely be enough to put paid to Liverpool’s faint hopes.
AND THE REST
Michael Carrick has been linked with Premier League newcomers Newcastle, with the 35-year-old said to be having a house built in his native north east. (Sun)
Jose Mourinho wants Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, 26, to form a new Manchester United strike partnership with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, 24, which offers Real encouragement in their pursuit of goalkeeper David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph)
But Real forward Morata is keen to re-join Juventus, despite interest from both United and Chelsea. (Tuttosport)
England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, has refused to confirm if he will still be at Manchester United next season, opening up the possibility of a move to the MLS or China. (Daily Star)
West Ham and Bournemouth reportedly want £2m-rated Reading winger Paolo Hurtado, who is currently on loan at Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes. (The Sun)
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is being targeted by Turkish club Trabzonspor to celebrate their 50th anniversary. (The Sun)
Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez, 25, has reportedly already chosen his shirt number at Manchester United – the number 10 currently worn by Rooney. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)
Forward Jeison Lucumi, 22, wants to secure a move to Manchester United after impressing in Colombia’s top tier with America de Cali. (Daily Mail)
Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale will snub West Ham and Leeds by signing a new two-year contract with the Premier League rookies. (Daily Mirror)
Southampton are eyeing a summer move for Malaga’s former Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez. (Daily Mirror)
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is weighing up a move for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall to be the long-term successor to veteran Gareth McAuley. (Daily Mirror)
Monaco are reportedly willing to sell Manchester United target Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer. (Daily Star)
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is Barcelona’s top transfer target this summer, according to reports in Spain. (Daily Express)
Toby Alderweireld is in line for a new deal that could see the Tottenham defender double his money. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City believe they can tempt Tottenham into selling Kyle Walker, despite chairman Daniel Levy’s preference being a move abroad for the 26-year-old right-back – if manager Mauricio Pochettino gives the green light on a move. (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea and Everton will have to break the bank to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and hope the Italian club can identify a replacement for the 25-year-old. (Daily Mirror)
Everton have set aside £21m in order to tie up a deal for Anderlecht’s 19-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans. (Sport/Voetbal Magazine via Talksport)
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 31, from Juventus in the summer. (Sun)
Brighton are eyeing up Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart, 23, as their first signing as a Premier League club, with the Anfield club looking for a fee of £10m. (Sun)
West Brom are closing in on a £100,000 deal for Lincoln’s 23-year-old defender Sean Raggett. (Daily Mail)
Rafael Benitez’s future as Newcastle United boss will be determined when he sits down for talks with Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, in the next 10 days. (Guardian)
Charlie Adam and Danny Mills both agree Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho should look to sign John Terry, who will leave Chelsea this summer. (BBC Radio 5 live)