Euro Paper Talk: Chelsea to bring winger back to PL; Messi wants Man Utd man

Date published: Monday 16th July 2018 12:29

Chelsea are close to making a massive €190m triple raid on Italy, while Manchester United have named their price for a star man amid claims Barcelona are plotting a bid, according to Monday’s European papers. 



Chelsea are closing on an impressive triple swoop on Serie A, according to reports in the Italian media.

It emerged on Sunday that the Blues had been quoted a world-record defender fee of €90.6m to sign Napoli hardman Kalidou Koulibaly.

And reports on Monday claim that while the fee is a little more pricey than Chelsea were hoping for, they are ready to pay whatever it takes to bring the Senegalese World Cup star to Stamford Bridge.

Furthermore, Tuttosport also claims the Blues have launched a surprise €40m deal to sign former Liverpool winger Suso from AC Milan. Milan need to offload several of their stars to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

The Spaniard has become one of the Rossoneri’s most important players over the last two seasons and has also been linked with Tottenham and Inter Milan.

But Chelsea are the first side to make a formal bid and Tuttosport reckons a deal could soon be struck to bring him back to the Premier League.

And finally, the Blues are understood to have agreed a €60m fee with Juventus for Gonzalo Higuain.

Italian transfer guru Giulia Stronati claims the Blues have agreed the fee with Juve after they rejected their initial swap proposal with Alvaro Morata, with the Argentina striker ready to sign a three-year contract worth €7.5m per year.

The triple swoop is expected to cost Chelsea an eye-watering €190.6m (£168.2million) as Maurizio Sarri continues to reshape his new squad and turn them back into title challengers.


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Manchester United have told Barcelona they want €150m (£132m) for Paul Pogba this summer after Lionel Messi made a personal plea to the club to sign him (Don Balon)

United will look to use their Paul Pogba windfall to launch a €300m bid for Kylian Mbappe and pay him an annual salary of €45m (Don Balon)

Real Madrid have told Manchester City and Manchester United they want €85m for Mateo Kovacic. Pep Guardiola leads the chase after a deal for Jorginho fell through (AS)

River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio has put a price tag of €25m on playmaker Juan Quintero, amid reported interest from Real Madrid (AS)

Alex Sandro has reportedly agreed personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain, which would see the Manchester United target earn €4.5m a season in Ligue 1 (Tuttosport)

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has hinted at a stay at the Stadio San Paolo after speaking of his admiration for new boss Carlo Ancelotti (Corriere dello Sport)

Mauro Icardi’s release clause has now expired and Inter Milan are set to hold talks with the player over a new contract (Calciomercato)

Juventus new boy Emre Can admits ‘I’ve had the privilege of playing with champions in the past, but Cristiano Ronaldo is something else’ (Bild)

Chelsea will join Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid in the hunt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – by readying a €100m bid for the Lazio star (Corriere dello Sport)

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Angel di Maria has been offered to Serie A giants Inter Milan (Tuttosport)

Everton are hoping to beat Real Betis and Valencia to Espanyol’s defensive midfielder David Lopez (Mundo Deportivo)

Napoli were offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to the Serie A club’s president (La Repubblica)

Loic Remy has joined French club Lille after spending last season in Spain with Las Palmas and Getafe

Enzo Zidane, son of Zinedine, has completed a season-long loan move to La Liga 123 club Rayo Majadahonda

Liverpool may still bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer if efforts to sign Alisson Becker fail (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and director of football Sven Mislintat are to have opened initial talks with Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes (Paris United)

Barcelona will turn to Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla if they fail to land former Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Sevilla director of football Joaquin Caparros insists the club will not sell Steven N’Zonzi for less than his €40m release clause (AS)

Sassuolo sporting director Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed Roma’s interest in Domenico Berardi (Corriere dello Sport)

Fulham are ready to launch an audacious bid to land €50m-rated Bordeaux star Malcom. Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter Milan have also been mentioned as suitors


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