Euro Paper Talk: Ex-Liverpool star’s £80m return; Belotti update

Date published: Wednesday 7th February 2018 12:25

Chelsea are ready to launch a surprise £80million move for Luis Suarez, while Manchester United have made an approach to sign a top Real Madrid star, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Chelsea have been alerted by the news that Barcelona could be prepared to cash in on Luis Suarez this summer and are preparing an £80million offer for the former Liverpool striker.

That’s according to reports in Spain, which have been picked up by The Guardian, which claim the Uruguayan will become the club’s high-profile victim of Antoine Griezmann’s €100m arrival at the Nou Camp this summer.

Despite signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for £63m last summer and Olivier Giroud for £18million from Arsenal in January, it’s claimed the Blues are still looking for more firepower this summer.

Since leaving Liverpool to join Barcelona, Suarez has scored 140 goals in 178 appearances for the Spanish giants.

However, it’s believed the player’s preference would be a return to Liverpool should Barcelona decide his time at the Nou Camp is over and the Reds are also strongly tipped to consider a move for their former favourite.

Suarez has netted 16 times in La Liga this season, in only 19 appearances, and would be sure to hit the ground running should he return to the Premier League this summer.


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Real Madrid will definitely sell Isco this summer should Zinedine Zidane stay in charge amid claims the Frenchman has run out of patience with the player. Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea have all made offers (Diario Gol)

Despite Chelsea suggestions that Antonio Conte’s job is safe, reports in Spain say the Blues have already contacted former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and offered him a two-year deal (Sport)

Further to that, reports in Italy claim Conte is wanted by AC Milan, Inter and the Italy national team, while PSG and Real Madrid have also made contact with his agents amid doubts over Unai Emery and Zinedine Zidane (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Andrea Belotti: Wanted in Milan

AC Milan could still launch a summer bid for €100m-rated Manchester United target and Torino striker Andrea Belotti (Premium Sport)

AC Milan scouts will attend Porto’s Champions League match against Liverpool in order to watch 28-year-old Mexican midfielder Héctor Herrera (Tuttosport)

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is reported to have offered his services to Real Madrid this summer (AS)

Liverpool told they will have to pay through the nose if they want to land the ‘Lionel Messi of keepers’ in Roma star Alisson this summer (Il Romanista)

Everton failed with a cheeky €8m bid to land Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso on transfer deadline day last month (Diario Gol)

Leander Dendoncker says he would have welcomed a move to West Ham from Anderlecht  – had they pursued him earlier in the window (Het Laatste Nieuws)

PSG have moved ahead of Chelsea and Man Utd for €60m-rated Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro this summer (L’Equipe)

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are reportedly keen for their club to seal the transfer of Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba in the summer (Don Balon)

Arsenal face a battle to land summer target Max Meyer after Schalke claimed Barcelona had joined seven other clubs, including Arsenal, in the race to sign him (Bild)

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Karim Benzema and Ousmane Dembele this summer for a combined fee of £142m (Diario Gol)

Liverpool and Tottenham target Han Kwang-song rejected a move to Juventus in January as he, quite simply, didn’t want to move to Turin from Cagliari (Calciomercato)

Top Italian agent Federico Pastorello claims Mauro Icardi will definitely leave Inter Milan in a €110m switch to Real Madrid this summer (Tuttosport)

Paulo Dybala will “need a miracle” to return to fitness in time for Juventus’ Champions League first-leg showdown with Tottenham next month (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar has informed Monaco he won’t be signing a new contract and wishes to move to the Premier League this summer (L’Equipe)

Rising star Patrick Cutrone is poised to sign a new contract with AC Milan (Sky Italia)

Gary Lineker has defended his stance on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and stated he still believes he the Real Madrid striker is overrated (El Transistor)

Inter Milan have agreed to sign Racing Club forward Lautaro Martinez for £17.7m in the summer (Tuttosport)

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has issued a blatant ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Real Madrid (Sport / Foot)


Planet Sport quiz: Test your knowledge on Rafa Nadal’s career. (Tennis365)


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