Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has prioritised signings in two positions this summer, while Arsenal are eyeing two LaLiga fowards, according to Friday’s European papers.
ARSENAL EYE IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE WINGER SWOOP
Arsenal are in talks to sign a pair of wingers from LaLiga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to the latest reports from Spain.
The Gunners were thought to be working under a limited budget of around £40-45million this summer, however reports on Thursday suggested the actual figure is much more and the approach was simply a ploy to try and get targets for cheaper.
Unai Emery is understood to be keen to reinforce the wide areas of his squad this summer, and recently they have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
However, reports in Spain have provided links with two relatively new names in Lucas Vazquez and Malcom of Real and Barca respectively.
According to AS, Arsenal have opened talks with Los Blancos over a deal for Vazquez worth €35m (£31.4), which would comprise of an initial £28.7m with a further £2.7m in add-ons.
The deal could apparently be concluded earlier next week, as the 28-year-old is one of the players Zinedine Zidane is happy to sell in order to raise funds for his summer rebuild at the Bernabeu.
Inter, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are all also credited with interest, but Vazquez reportedly prefers a move to the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Sport are claiming that Arsenal are looking to sign Malcom from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal with the option to buy permanently in a year’s time.
The Catalan side however would much rather sell Malcom outright this summer to any club who is willing to meet their €40m (£35.8m) valuation.
The 22-year-old is expected to struggle for consistent game time next season, and Malcom’s agent is due to meet with Barcelona chiefs soon for crunch talks over his client’s future.
AND THE REST
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on a move for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but also wants a new centre-back to partner Virgil van Dijk. (Don Balon)
Napoli have joined the race to sign Mauro Icardi as they look to tempt the Inter striker with a mega-offer. (Corriere dello Sport)
Barcelona have asked for Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich in any deal for Ousmane Dembele. (Don Balon)
Manchester United transfer target Bruno Fernandes is now keen on a move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder is due in Manchester for a medical. (Sport Witness)
Despite ongoing speculation linking Neymar and Antoine Griezmann with Barcelona this summer, there is a split within the club on whether or not to sign them. (Marca)
Tottenham met with Roma on Thursday as they look to try and find a deal for talented youngster Nicolo Zaniolo this summer. (Calciomercato)
Arturo Vidal is the top midfield target of new Inter boss Antonio Conte. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Milan are close to signing Algeria international Ismael Bennacer from Empoli. (Various)
Manchester City are now out of the race for Maguire, insisting that they will not pay over £75m for the player. (90min)
Atletico Madrid reportedly want to sign Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo in this summer’s transfer window. (Diario AS)
Jose Mourinho, who has remained out of work since leaving Manchester United, has admitted that a return to Serie A “could be a possibility”.
AS Roma are interested in signing Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. (Calciomercato)
Arsenal will miss out on 21-year-old German goalkeeper Markus Schubert, who has decided to join Schalke from Dynamo Dresden. (Sport1)
Valencia are on the verge of signing Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, in a unique player plus cash deal. (Marca)
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is keen for Neymar to come back to the Nou Camp, with the Paris Saint-Germain star linked to a shock transfer.
West Ham United are trying to hijack Valencia’s move for Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez. (Sky Italia)
Manchester City face competition from Juventus for Barcelona and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo. (Sport)
Arsenal have made contact with Gremio over the signing of Argentina international central defender Walter Kannemann, 28. (Globo Esporte)
Arsenal are in the race to sign Marcelo as the 31-year-old Brazilian left-back has asked to leave Real Madrid. (Sport)