Euro Paper Talk: Inter star talks Man Utd, City links; mass exodus at Real

Oli Fisher
Milan Skriniar

An Inter Milan star has discussed speculation linking him with a Premier League move, while five players could be shown the door at Real Madrid, according to Friday’s European papers.



Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar has played down speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Slovakia international has been in fine form for the Nerazzurri this season having moved from Sampdoria last summer.

Skriniar claimed last month that a £53million offer was rejected by Inter Milan in January, with Manchester United also linked to him.

As a result, he is said to be attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but the 23-year-old has insisted he is happy at Inter.

“I am happy to be at Inter,” Skrniar revealed, before discussing Inter’s upcoming fixture against his former club.

“We’ll have to do our best against Sampdoria. It’s going to be a special match for me because they are my former team. We are Inter and we need to win to qualify for the Champions League. That’s our target.

“Overall, I think we must do more. The Napoli game was a positive one, it wasn’t easy to create them troubles but there were a few good counter attacks which could lead us to score. Spalletti has been very hard of late but that’s how he motivates us.”



The main five players expected to leave Real Madrid this summer have been revealed in a report on Diario Gol.

Gareth Bale, Isco, Marco Asensio, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are the men in question, with the report stating that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have already been in contact over Bale, Isco and Asensio.

The sales of the quintet are expected to fund a huge revamp of the first-team squad at Real after their dismal La Liga title defence this season.

Club president Florentino Perez is said to ran out of patience with Bale, due to the Welshman’s constant injury issues, while Modric and Kroos have not performed to anywhere near the level they did last term.

Isco and Asensio are two players the La Liga giants would prefer to keep but the report goes on to state that they will be allowed to leave if the right offers come in.



Bayern Munich have contacted Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with an eye to the Argentine succeeding Jupp Heynckes (Calciomercato)

Roma have reportedly turned down a bid of £35million from Napoli for Liverpool goalkeeping target Alisson (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Liverpool, with Tottenham also said to have shown an interest in the player (Sports Mole)

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo believes Antoine Griezmann wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season (AS)

Inter Milan have agreed a pre-contract agreement with top Premier League target Stefan de Vrij’s representatives (FcInterNews)

ADO Den Haag teenager Sam van Huffel has been watched up close by scouts of Premier League giants Manchester United (Sports Mole)

Andres Iniesta could be on his way out of Barcelona at the end of the season with a move to the Chinese Super League being mooted (Sport)

Cristiano Ronaldo would find a very good friend in Neymar if the Brazilian were to move to Real Madrid, according to Casemiro (Marca)

Everton approached FC Porto on Tuesday to signal their interest in signing central defender Diogo Leite (Record)

Anderlecht’s decision to sign Newcastle loanee Matz Sels on a permanent contract could depend on the club securing Champions League football for next season (Inside Futbol)

Michael Laudrup was a leading contender to succeed Luis Enrique in the Barcelona dugout last summer, according to the Dane’s agent (Marca)

Juventus have reportedly renewed their interest in Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez (Football Italia)

Galatasaray loanee Yuto Nagatomo admits he still has Inter ‘in my heart’ and ‘would have no problems’ about going back this summer (Football Italia)

Spanish prosecutors are calling for former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, now retired, to be jailed for eight and a half years for tax fraud (El Mundo)