Liverpool have been linked with one of Juventus’ top stars in a €150m swoop, while Manchester United have beaten Manchester City to a £44m Algerian star, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL LINKED WITH DYBALA AS STAR PENCILS IN JUVENTUS TALKS
Paulo Dybala will have showndown talks with Juventus this summer, amid heightening reports linking the player with Liverpool.
The Reds were on Tuesday linked with a £220m transfer splurge for Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Alisson Becker in the Spanish press – and it seems their Italian counterparts are also under the impression that the Champions League finalists will have some serious cash to spend this summer.
And reports on Wednesday reckon Dybala is also emerging as a serious target this summer for Jurgen Klopp as he bids to fill the hole in his squad left by Philippe Coutinho’s £142m January move to Barcelona.
Italian daily il Corriere dello Sport reports that Dybala will have talks on his future at the club next week and are prepared to offer him a new contract.
But there are heightening claims that suggest Dybala could use the meeting to ask to leave the Serie A champions amid claims he is tempted by a €150million approach from Liverpool.
While it does seem unlikely Liverpool would spend almost their entire Coutinho windall on Dybala, it does further back up Klopp claims that the club’s owners, FSG, are prepared to invest serious money in the squad this summer.
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Manchester United have held off late interest from Man City to sign Napoli right-back Faouzi Ghoulam for £44m (Il Mattino)
Arsenal have made a £26million offer for Roma wonderkid Cengiz Under – but the Italians have warned them the Turkish star will command at least a €50m (£43.8m) fee (Tuttosport)
AC Milan and PSG are lining up a stunning €100m swap deal this summer, with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Edinson Cavani set to trade places (Tuttosport)
PSG will try sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus as a replacement for Cavani. The Argentine striker has also been linked with Chelsea (Sport Mediaset)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reported to have made contact with Leonardo Bonucci to offer him to move to the Old Trafford in the summer (Tuttosport)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told fans that Antoine Griezmann and Diego Simeone will both remain at the club this summer (Onda Cero)
Barcelona have agreed to pay Sevilla the €35m fee in Clement Langlet’s contract. The defender will move regardless of Samuel Umtiti’s future and is seen as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen (Mundo Deportivo)
Genoa and Italy goalkeeper Mattia Perin has agreed to join Juventus in the summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lionel Messi has pledged his future to Barcelona – and insists he doesn’t have to leave to prove himself one of the best ever (TyC Sports)
Mino Raiola has contacted Roma to offer them the chance to sign Ajax star and reported Man Utd and Everton target, Justin Kluivert (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis remains very keen on the idea of signing Mario Balotelli after Nice stuck a €10m fee on his head. Roma and Marseille are also keen (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Matteo Darmian’s move from Manchester United to Juventus is over the line and will be announced shortly (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Villarreal are in talks with AC Milan over Carlos Bacca, who has been on loan with the Spanish club this season (AS)
Atletico Madrid will watch Kieran Tierney in the Scottish Cup final after joining the race for the Celtic full-back (Sport)
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi says it would be “terrible” if his old team-mate Neymar joined rivals Real Madrid (TyC Sports)