A £65m Chelsea star could possibly move to Juventus this summer if his friend is to be believe, while a top Liverpool and Tottenham attacking target is flying in for talks over a move, according to Friday’s European papers.
CHELSEA STAR WANTS SERIE A RETURN
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has his heart set on a return to Juventus this summer, according to a report.
This is according to his friend Marco Cicchetto, who claims that the Spain international striker was upset when he left Juventus to return to Real Madrid in summer 2016.
Morata signed for Chelsea last summer for a £65million fee but struggled to settle in to life at Stamford Bridge, and has been linked with a return to Italy, with Milan and Juve reportedly battling it out.
“He would be ready to take a pay cut to return to his former club, Juventus, absolutely. The quality of life here with family, friends and so on is very good here. There is no comparison of that with London, he would return to Turin very willingly,” Cicchetto told Ilbianconero.
LIVERPOOL, SPURS SET FOR MALCOM TALKS
The agent of Bordeaux attacker Malcom is reportedly flying to England on Friday to have talks over a big-money move to Liverpool or Tottenham.
The Brazilian will almost certainly be quitting the Ligue 1 side this summer and has also been linked Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan.
The report states that the youngster’s representative wants to hear what is on offer from both Premier League clubs before deciding what course of action to take next.
Inter also remain a serious contender for the player, but it would appear that both Arsenal and United are no longer in the running for his signature.
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Juventus star Paulo Dybala has urged former teammate and current Manchester United star Paul Pogba to rejoin Juventus (TYC Sport)
Manchester United will let David de Gea move to Real Madrid this summer, but only if they can negotiate a deal for Jan Oblak (Diario Gol)
Real Madrid were closing in on the signing of Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar before the departure of Zinedine Zidane last week (L’Equipe)
Manchester United target Dries Mertens has hinted at a Napoli stay and has revealed that he will not move to China (Een)
Juventus are in pole position to sign Manchester United and Wolves target Joao Cancelo (AS)
Guti will be the next Real Madrid coach, according to Murcia president Victor Galvez (Calciomercato)
Former Barcelona player Eric Abidal will play a key role in convincing Antoine Griezmann to move to the Nou Camp (Sport)
West Ham have entered the race to sign Barcelona star Rafinha, who was on loan at Inter Milan last season (Everything Barca)
Several Chinese clubs are reportedly chasing Roma winger Stephan El Shaarawy, who is set to be replaced by Justin Kluivert (Il Messaggero)
Inter will reportedly tie Milan Skriniar down to a new contract – and as many as six players could follow suit (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants a reunion with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel (Aspor)
Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita following the expiration of his contract at Getafe
La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are battling to sign Santos winger Rodrygo Goes, 17. The Brazilian has a £44m release clause in his contract (Marca)
Juventus have drawn up a strategy for the signing of Federico Chiesa this summer (Tuttosport)
Sevilla are drawing up provisional proposals for Milan defender Matteo Musacchio and Florian Lejeune of Newcastle (Diario Sport)
Inter Milan are set to sign Argentinos Juniors’ youngster Nicolas Gonzalez (Calciomercato)
Villarreal have completed the signing of Angers striker and Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi on a five-year contract (Football Espana)