Chelsea have opened talks over a €40m deal for a Brazilian midfielder, while Real Madrid will end their interest in Harry Kane to pursue a Liverpool star, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
CHELSEA HOLD TALKS WITH FELIPE ANDERSON’S AGENT
Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson – a former target of Manchester United – could be heading to the Premier League after all this summer.
The Brazilian came under the radar of United during Louis van Gaal’s spell in charge, but opted at the time to stay in Serie A with the capital club.
However, Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reports that the Brazilian’s agents have opened talks with a number of interested parties over a summer deal, with Chelsea thought to be leading Inter Milan and Napoli for his signature.
Anderson is believed to be rated at €40million and his arrival would place the future of Tiemoue Bakayoko under threat with the France midfielder proving a disappointment since his move to Stamford Bridge from Monaco last summer.
The player has two years left on his existing Lazio contract, but the Serie A side could look to offload him this summer before his value begins to decrease.
MADRID GET REAL OVER SALAH
Real Madrid are reportedly focusing their attention on a summer transfer for Mohamed Salah.
Diario Gol reports that Real are looking to offload Gareth Bale and they are increasingly warming to the idea of signing Liverpool forward Salah, rather than Eden Hazard or Harry Kane.
The report claims Real value Salah at €80million (£71million), a somewhat cheaper option than Kane, who has been value at £200million. They acknowledge that Liverpool will inflate the price if Real pursue the Egyptian striker, but they still think Salah represents a better option and will go higher than their valuation.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also reportedly sanctioned the transfer and Real will push ahead with trying to get Salah at the end of the season.
Salah, 25, only arrived at Anfield last summer, but he has blasted 32 goals after a phenomenal start back in the Premier League.
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Paris Saint-Germain will offer Marouane Fellaini a move to Ligue 1 as he edges closer to becoming a free agent at Manchester United (Le 10 Sport)
Inter Milan are interested in signing Angel Di Maria this summer and sent scouts to watch him against Real Madrid on Tuesday night (Calciomercato)
Brighton are chasing Crystal Palace and West Ham target Ibrahim Amadou, who looks set to leave Lille in a £14m deal this summer (Le 10 Sport)
Hamburg striker Jann-Fiete Arp, 18, has just a 20% chance of staying with the club in danger of relegation and he could be bought for as little as €7.5m. Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton are interested (Bild)
Liverpool will find it hard to sign Barcelona regular Ivan Rakitic due to his increasing stature at the Camp Nou (AS)
Thibaut Courtois and Gianluigi Donnarumma are on PSG’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window (Premium Sport)
Barcelona are open to an exchange deal that will see Ousmane Dembele move to Arsenal and Hector Bellerin move to Barca (Don Balon)
Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom (Telefoot)
Juventus coach Max Allegri has been linked with taking over at PSG after they crashed out of the Champions League (Le10 Sport)
Ramires has admitted that he would love to re-sign for Chelsea, two years after leaving the London side to move to China (UOL Esporte)
Justin Kluivert has revealed the chat he had with Jose Mourinho after the Europa League final last season was not about a transfer (FourFourTwo)
Manchester United and Liverpool target Jorginho has no concrete offers from England (various)
Newcastle United have suffered a blow in the race to sign Galatasaray winger Garry Rodriguez with the player preferring a move to Milan (Fotomac)
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic was guarded over speculation linking him a return to Italy last night: “I don’t know. At the moment it is difficult to talk about this. I loved Milan, you never know.” (Premium Sport)
Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda looks set to leave the club this summer (Calciomercato)
The agent of Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia says his client wants to finish his career at the San Siro (Calciomercato)