Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is keen on a move to Real Madrid, while Mario Mandžukić may move from one Italian giant to another this summer, all in the Euro papers.
LEWANDOWSKI KEEN ON MADRID
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would be open to a move to Real Madrid this summer, but the Spanish giants will have to part ways with a large sum to make it happen.
The speculation has come about after Sky Sports reporter Guillem Ballague responded to a fan’s question, asking if Real were in the market for a striker.
“Let’s see what happens with Karim Benzema,” Ballague said.
“They will try and keep him and sell Bale, although he doesn’t want to go. Robert Lewandowski wants to come to Real Madrid, we’ve been saying that on Revista de La Liga for months now.
“More and more details are coming out since he changed his agent. Now we are hearing through German media that he’s told his team-mates he wants to go to Real Madrid, all part of the same strategy to get out of Bayern Munich.
“They insist Lewandowski will not be leaving but Real Madrid are prepared to pay a big sum for him. So let’s see if Bayern sell, after all, they are not obliged as Lewandowski has no buy-out clause.
“I think the signing would give Real Madrid fire power, bringing Lewandowski in alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos spoke to Lewandowski in the past and tell him he should move to the Bernabeu, so the approval of Ronaldo is definitely worth having.”
INTER CHASE £45m BARELLA
Nicolo Barella is one of Inter Milan’s main summer targets, according to Tuttosport.
Earlier this month La Nuova Sardegna claimed Liverpool had stepped up their interest in Barella after being impressed by the Italy under-21 international’s performances for Cagliari.
With the report claiming Jurgen Klopp will make a move for the 21-year-old midfielder this summer.
Those plans could now be hit by Inter’s interest with the Turin-based paper reporting that Inter want to outbid the other clubs interested in signing Barella.
Barella, apparently tipped to become the “next Nainggolan” is strongly wanted by Luciano Spalletti who is ready to offer the likes of Andrea Pinamonti and Federico Di Marco, plus a cash offer to welcome the services of the talented U21 Italy International.
Calciomercato last month claimed Barella’s asking price had been set at £45million.
AND THE REST
AC Milan are weighing up the possibility of bidding for Juventus forward Mario Mandžukić ahead of this summer’s transfer window. (Calcio Mercato)
Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Paul Pogba’s agent over a potential deal for the Manchester United star, but they will have to stump up a huge fee to sign him. (ESPN)
Arsenal target Sokratis Papastathopoulos is reported to have offered his services to AC Milan (Tuttosport)
Leon Bailey’s father and agent has ‘attacked’ Bayer Leverkusen and an ‘Escape to England’ has been mooted (SportBild)
Liverpool pay between €65m and €75m for midfielder Naby Keita this summer (Bild)
Barcelona have interest in Clement Lenglet but face a battle from his current club Sevilla to land the defender (Goal)
Manchester United ace Paul Pogba wants to move to Real Madrid in the summer (Diario Gol)
Real Madrid are preparing to step up their efforts to land Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a €175m deal (Don Balon)
Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to launch a summer raid on Atletico Madrid, and sign Saul Niguez rather than Antoine Griezmann (Diario Gol)
Andreas Pereira wants to stay at Manchester United despite confirming that Valencia want to sign him on a permanent deal (ESPN)
Manchester United are the favourites to land 2014 World Cup winner Toni Kroos this summer with Jose Mourinho desperate to sign him (Don Balon)