Euro Paper Talk: Coutinho drops hint to Messi over Liverpool star

Date published: Tuesday 19th June 2018 8:29

Philippe Coutinho has dropped a hint to Lionel Messi that Barcelona should sign a Liverpool star, while Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan is available for £35m and Tottenham are chasing a West Ham loan star, according to Tuesday’s European papers.



Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Lionel Messi that Barcelona should sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

The winger enjoyed another excellent campaign at Anfield, forming a devastating attacking trio alongside Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Salah, who netted 44 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, has also been linked with a move to Barca and their great rivals Real Madrid but it would that Mane is the man Coutinho wants alongside him at the Nou Camp.

Don Balon states that the Catalan giants are looking to sign another attacker, as they look to offload flop Ousmane Dembele, and that Coutinho has told Messi that Mane would fit perfectly into Barca’s system.


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Real Madrid are considering pulling the plug on their bid to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to a report.

Spanish radio station Cadena SER claim Real have reached a stand off with Roma in their pursuit of the Brazilian goalkeeper.

Real Madrid are in talks with Roma over a move for Alisson, but Real supremo Florentino Perez will not be held to ransom over the 25-year-old.

Real have made a €60million offer for the player, but Roma, who know that Liverpool are also interested, are hoping to get nearer to €85million.

“Alisson has a high market value, around €78million,” Roma owner James Pallotta is quoted as saying earlier this month.

“He is close to Real Madrid, while [Radja] Nainggolan will join Inter Milan”.

Italian paper AS have reported that Liverpool remain interested, contrary to reports from the Liverpool Echo and Sky Sports, who have claimed the Reds have pulled out of a move for the player.

But Cadena SER, believe Real are rethinking their strategy and suggest new manager Julen Lopetegui is happy to push through a move Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois instead.

Talks with Chelsea over a new deal have stalled for Courtois and he is out of contract next summer. It means Chelsea risk losing the Belgium international for nothing next summer.





Lazio are preparing a contract extension for prolific goalscorer Ciro Immobile, who has been linked with Tottenham and AC Milan (Corriere dello Sport)

Roma have told Chelsea and Inter Milan they can sign Radja Nainggolan this summer if they cough up £35million (Sportitalia)

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario this summer (Corriere Dello Sport)

Serie A giants Juventus have been in constant contact with Mauro Icardi in recent weeks (Calciomercato)

Trabzonspor have held talks with Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo (Fotomac)

Rafa Benitez has urged Newcastle to activate Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup’s €10m release clause (Aksam)

Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa’s agent William D’avila has  revealed that he is in talks with Galatasaray after receiving an offer (Radyospor)

CSKA Moscow have rejected Juventus’ first offer of  €17m for midfielder Aleksandr Golovin (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Juventus are desperate to avoid an auction Man Utd target Aleksandr Golovin and are prepared to pay an €18m fee to CSKA and a percentage of any future money for the player (Il Sole 24 Ore)

The Italian champions are aware that they could be priced out of a move for the midfielder should other clubs put in more concrete offers in the coming days and weeks. They are prepared to pay an €18m fee to CSKA and a percentage of any future money they would make if they sell Golovin to any other club.

Barcelona are tracking Mexico star Hirving “Chucky” Lozano (ESPN)

Barcelona have made contact with Miralem Pjanic over a potential summer move (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United target and Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic is reportedly set to stay in Turin this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir has refused to rule out a move to Liverpool this summer despite negotiations breaking down last week

Manchester United’s David de Gea is set to become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world when the Spain player signs his new contract (Marca)

Juventus are close to securing the services of a top Manchester United target Joao Cancelo (Tuttosport)

Inter Milan are eyeing Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, who has been a target for West Ham, as an alternative to Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele (Corriere Dello Sport)

Marek Hamsik’s father claims there is a ’60 percent’ chance that the Napoli midfielder will move to China this summer (Football Italia)

Juventus are eyeing Manchester United and Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt as a replacement for top Chelsea target Daniele Rugani (Corriere Dello Sport)

Tottenham remain interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario, who spent last season on loan at West Ham (Corriere dello Sport)

Italian great Gianluigi Buffon, 40, has decided to join PSG on a two-year deal (Calciomercato)

Antoine Griezmann has signed a contract extension at Atletico Madrid until 2023, days after rejecting a move to Barcelona

Arsenal have agreed a £19.2m deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno

Fenerbahce and Sevilla are interested in Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge

Clubs will have to directly approach Napoli for negotiations to sign forward Dries Mertens after his release clause expired last Friday (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)

Serie A giants Juventus have opened negotiations to sign Russian star Aleksandr Golovin (Calciomercato)

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have made Celtic striker Moussa Dembele a surprise summer target (Daily Record)

Former Real Madrid player Guti has agreed a new two-year deal to extend his coaching of the club’s Juvenil side (Football Espana)

Monaco have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona’s highly-rated youngster Robert Navarro on a five-year contract (Diario Sport)

Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz is reportedly set to arrive at Napoli, amidst rumors of a switch to the Partenopei (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan may try to sign Sevilla’s out-of-favour midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso as part of a deal that could take Nikola Kalinic to the Andalusian club (Calciomercato)

Celta Vigo have met with the representatives of Torino midfielder Joel Obi (Galician Goles)


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