Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal, Man City chase PSG bargain; Liverpool lift

Date published: Monday 26th February 2018 4:58

Arsenal and Man City chase bargain PSG starlet, Christian Eriksen’s agent stirs the pot and Napoli would want €65m for Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski, according to Monday’s European papers.

 

 

ARSENAL, MAN CITY IN HUNT FOR ADLI

Arsenal and Manchester City are among a group of clubs looking to sign PSG starlet Yacine Adli, reports L’Equipe.

The 17-year-old is out of contract in the summer and would cost a nominal fee in compensation – a deal right up Arsene Wenegr’s street.

Barcelona are also interested in the attacking midfielder, with the report suggesting France U17 star Adli would prefer not to move to the Premier League.

 

PSG WANT COUTINHO IN A SWAP TO KEEP NEYMAR HAPPY

PSG are hatching an incredible plan to bring Philippe Coutinho to the Parc des Princes this summer, according to a sensational report in France.

Le 10 Sport, via El Pais, claim PSG are ready to make a spectacular attempt to bring the former Liverpool man to the club this summer and plan to offer Barcelona Kylian Mbappe in a straight swap.

While the talk sounds quite fanciful to say the least, it’s claimed PSG are confident a deal can be arranged, given Barcelona’s willingness to sign Mbappe over the summer.

Mbappe scored 26 times last season during his breakout season with Monaco and already has 16 goals and 11 assists to his name this term.

But it’s suggested they would be willing to sacrifice the teenager if it meant they could get their hands on Coutinho. It’s claimed they want to sign the Brazilian playmaker in an effort to appease Neymar and amid mounting talk he wants out at PSG and make a return to Spain.

The report indicates that a PSG director has already discussed the incredible scheme to president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Coutinho cost Barcelona €142million when they signed him from Liverpool last month and while that is cheaper than the €180m PSG will spend to make Mbappe’s switch permanent in the summer, it’s said they are prepared to write off the difference in a bid to sign the Barca star and in a double deal that will be valued at an eye-watering €322m.

 

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AND THE REST

Barcelona agree a deal in principle to sign Antoine Griezmann in the summer. (Sport)

Christian Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots says interest in his client is a compliment: “I don’t comment on rumours much. But when clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are mentioned, it’s always a compliment.”

Juventus have cooled their interest in Liverpool target Nicolo Barella. (Calciomercato)

Napoli would want Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski’s €65m release clause to be met before they consider a sale. (Corriere dello Sport)

Robert Lewandowski’s decision to change agents is motivated by his desire to leave Bayern Munich with Chelsea and Man Utd both linked. (Bild)

Borussia Dortmund fear they could miss out on signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal this summer because his form has alerted several other teams (Kicker)

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has rejected the chance to move to China. (Marca)

Man City could be set to make a summer move for Kylian Mbappe. (El Pais)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is interesting Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window (RMC Sport)

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos – rated at €35million – has reportedly repeated his wish to join Liverpool this summer following a meeting with Floretino Perez (Marca)

Liverpool’s €60m pursuit of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, meanwhile, has been given a huge boost with the news that the Roma star wants to make a move to Anfield his ‘top priority’ (UOL Esporte)

Real Madrid are ready to fly to Munich to open negotiations for No 1 defensive target and Bayern star David Alaba (Diario Gol)

Chelsea will battle Barcelona to sign Inter Milan winger Yann Karamoh this summer (Diario Gol)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be ‘in love’ with Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio and prepared to pay around €150m to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to his signature (Don Balon)

Gareth Bale is reportedly unwilling to accept Florentino Perez’s idea of a swap deal involving him and Tottenham striker Harry Kane (Diario Gol)

Lazio have denied receiving an offer from Real Madrid midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serbian is already on the radar of Manchester United, PSG and Juventus and could set his suitors back €100m (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid will re-sign Frankfurt midfielder Omar Mascarell in a surprise deal this summer. The player has a €4m buy-back clause in his current deal with the Bundesliga club (AS)

Nice star Jean-Michael Seri is said to be excited by the prospect of joining Manchester United after a report claimed a deal has been agreed between the clubs (Mundo Deportivo)

Former Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri is set to be banned from football for six months following a Spanish Anti-Doping investigation (Marca)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has told Juventus he needs time to consider their offer, amid talk Bayern Munich could yet trump the Italians’ package (Tuttosport)

Bayern Munich have opened talks with the representatives of Tottenham and Arsenal target Malcom, who value appears to have risen to £52m (Bild)

Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi could be set to leave the club in the summer amid reported interest from Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Juventus (Sport MediaSet)

Manchester United are reportedly ready to trigger Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’s £97million release clause this summer (Corriere dello Sport)

 

Rino Gattuso says he won’t sign a new deal with AC Milan just yet (Calciomercato)

Newcastle United face a battle from Lyon to land €16million-rated Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues (Milliyet)

Inter Milan would want at least £70million for defender Milan Skriniar, who has been linked with Manchester City and Barcelona (Tuttosport)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has reportedly told team-mates this will be his last season at Napoli (Il Mattino)

Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan is set to join Chinese side Dalian Yifang (AS)

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has revealed that he is dreaming of eventually making a move to Manchester United (Corriere dello Sport)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has called on his team to win ‘all our remaining matches’ due to their current strong form (AS)

 

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