Arsenal are competing with Juventus to sign a midfielder, while Manchester United have been given a boost in their defender pursuit, according to Sunday’s European papers.
ARSENAL BATTLING JUVE FOR MIDFIELDER
Arsenal are battling Juventus for the signing of Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer, according to a report.
The Chile midfielder, 31, moved to the Nou Camp from Bayern Munich on a three-year deal over summer – but speculation has suggested his stay could be a short one.
Last year, he admitted on social media that he is “irritated” by his lack of game time, and reports in Spain claimed senior Barca stars have now urged the club to sell on the midfielder.
Now, a report from Spanish outlet Don Balon claims that the Gunners are among the two teams who are monitoring the situation surrounding Vidal.
The north London giants will lose Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season, and are apparently looking for competition for midfield duo Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.
However they are not alone in their interest, as former side Juventus are interested in bringing Vidal back to Turin, the report claims.
AND THE REST
Moise Kean could be set for a move to Ajax as part of the deal that will take Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus (Goal)
Barcelona plan to offer a new contract to Argentina forward Lionel Messi. The 31-year-old’s present deal ends in 2021 but the Spanish champions want to extend it until 2022 or 2023. (Mundo Deportivo)
Two of Zinedine Zidane’s three priority transfer targets would be Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, as well as a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, if he went back to Real Madrid. (Don Balon)
Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, is open to the possibility of a move to Liverpool – and linking up with Netherlands team-mate Virgil van Dijk. (Goal)
Bayern Munich are hoping to finalise a deal for Lille and Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, the 23-year-old who has been a target for Arsenal. (Le10Sport)
Kylian Mbappe insists he will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season despite their elimination from the Champions League.
Zinedine Zidane was in Turin this week to see Juventus’ 4-1 win over Udinese amid talk he is set to take over as head coach. (La Stampa)
Manchester City are reportedly eyeing up moves for Real Madrid stars Isco, Marco Asensio and Alvaro Odriozola, with the club willing to break the bank to bring the trio to the Etihad. (Don Balon)
Juventus have turned down the chance to sign Porto star Eder Militao, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Manchester United. (Calciomercato)
Inter are eyeing a move for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. (Le10 Sport)
Juventus are determined to sign Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa (Calciomercato)