Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal eye £60m raid for exciting forward duo

Date published: Thursday 7th March 2019 11:49

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 15: Antony of Sao Paulo celebrates after Michel (not in frame) of Gremio scored an own goal during a match between Sao Paulo and Gremio for the Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Morumbi Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)

Arsenal are considering summer swoops for two exciting forwards, while Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is readying a mega €300m move, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

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Arsenal are eyeing summer moves for two forwards as Unai Emery looks to bolster his attacking department, according to the latest reports.

Goal state that the Gunners are considering a €30m (£25.8m) move for Brazilian youngster Antony, who his current club Sao Paulo rate as one of their best young prospects.

The 19-year-old recently renewed his contract at the club until 2023, while Ajax have also sent scouts to monitor his development.

Meanwhile, they north London side are also planning on re-igniting their interest in Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, reports in Italy suggest.

Perisic has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United over the past 18 months, while Emery has also shown an interest in the 30-year-old.

The Croatia international has not hit the heights he did with Inter last season but would still fetch a fee in the region £35million (€40.6m), with Spurs also linked.

 

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Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli has seen his price tag set at €60m (£51.5m), despite the Serie A’s side reluctance to sell him (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Toni Kroos may depart Real Madrid for Manchester City in the wake of what has been a disastrous campaign for Los Blancos (Don Balon)

Real president Florentino Perez considered sacking manager Santiago Solari straight after their Champions League defeat by Ajax on Tuesday but feels there is no-one capable of leading the team for the rest of the season (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund have opened talks over a move for Werder Bremen midfielder Maxi Eggestein (Ruhr News)

Perez held crisis talks with club directors in the Bernabeu until 02:00 after the defeat (AS)

Liverpool have contacted RB Leipzig to signal their interest in signing Germany striker Timo Werner, 23, this summer (Bild)

Karim Benzema has supposedly reached a total agreement over a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain to replace Edinson Cavani (Don Balon)

Lazio are set to offload defender Jordan Lukaku – who was linked with a January move to Newcastle – in the coming summer (TMW)

Juventus are considering pairing former boss Antonio Conte with ex-Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo as his assistant if current manager Massimiliano Allegri leaves (Tuttosport)

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has admitted that avoiding the sale of Nicolas Pepe to a European rival will be “difficult” (Sport)

Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as a potential long-term successor for Hugo Lloris (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly ready to splash out as much as €300million on the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe (Don Balon)

AC Milan have joined Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma in the race to sign Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa (Tuttosport)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed the club are interested in Ajax and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, having already signed team-mate Frenkie de Jong (SER)

Arsenal’s chances of signing Adrien Rabiot this summer have dramatically increased as Barcelona have ended their pursuit of the Frenchman

 

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