Arsenal are lining up swoops for two wingers this summer, while Liverpool and Man Utd have been given a boost in their hunt of a midfielder, according to Friday’s European papers.
GUNNERS READY TO LAUNCH DOUBLE SWOOP
Arsenal are working on a double winger swoop in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to reports.
The first report comes from Goal France, who claim that Arsenal have held talks with Rennes over their star winger Ismaila Sarr.
The Gunners knocked the Ligue 1 club out of the Europa League on Thursday night, overturning a two-goal first leg deficit to reach the quarter-finals.
Sarry drew compliments after his exploits with Senegal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and back in July it was claimed that Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool were all interested.
“He is very fast with an excellent technique,” Thierno Seydi – the player’s agent – told SunSport after the World Cup.
“He has the same qualities as Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona. They are similar players.
“I have received many calls from English and German clubs and maybe even one from Italy. Many agents from the UK have called me proposing to work with them and Ismaila to get him to the Premier League. One Italian agent asked to speak with Juventus. The price will be around €50-60m (£44m-£53m).”
Goal France state that the Gunners made their move for the 21-year-old after the first leg of their Europa League tie with Rennes in France.
Meanwhile, Italian outlet Tuttosport claims that the arrival of Monchi as Arsenal’s new sporting director will give them a huge boost in their reported pursuit of Suso.
The 25-year-old former Liverpool man, although without a goal since January, has become a key player for Milan in recent seasons.
It is believed that the Gunners sent scouts to watch the Spaniard last weekend as the Rossoneri recorded a 2-1 win over Chievo.
Suso has a €40m exit clause in his contract – money that is unlikely to deter Arsenal from making a move should they follow up their interest.
Meanwhile, Milan are hoping to get the Spaniard to renew his deal, they are reported to be growing increasingly anxious Suso could be poached away when the transfer window reopens.
AND THE REST
After signing Brazil and Porto defender Eder Militao, Real Madrid already have their maximum of three non-EU players for next year, making it more likely Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez will not rejoin them once his two-year loan at Bayern Munich ends. (Marca)
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has reportedly decided that he has little interest in a return to Tottenham Hotspur. (AS)
Newcastle are interested in Lyon boss Bruno Genesio if Rafael Benitez does not extend his contract as manager at St James’ Park. (L’Equipe)
Zinedine Zidane is not interested in taking Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar to the Bernabeu. (AS)
Real Madrid want to raise 150m euros (£128m) in player sales this summer and will ask for 50m euros (£42.7m) each for Rodriguez and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is on loan at Chelsea. (El Confidencial)
Juventus are considering Inter ace Milan Skriniar on their list of potential defensive transfer targets this summer. (Calciomercato.com)
The Spanish giants could put some of that money towards signing 19-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (AS)
Paris St-Germain will offer head coach Thomas Tuchel a one-year extension to his contract. The German signed a two-year deal in May 2018. (L’Equipe)
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is not disappointed after Zinedine Zidane was reappointed at Real Madrid. Mourinho, who was linked with a return to the Spanish side, said Zidane is perfect for the job. (El Chiringuito TV)
Bologna centre-back Gabriele Corbo is the subject of interest from AC Milan. (Calciomercato.com)
Adrien Rabiot has been charged by PSG for gross misconduct that could be cause for immediate dismissal. (L’Equipe)
Juventus will do everything they can to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, from Paris St-Germain this summer. (Tuttosport)
Gareth Bale’s agent has appeared to play down speculation linking the Welshman with a move away from Real Madrid, by claiming his client wants to retire at the Bernabeu. (Goal)
Sevilla are looking for a discounted deal on striker Andre Silva. (Calciomercato.com)