Three Premier League clubs are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of a Bayern star, while Arsenal are eyeing a €30m Brazilian talent, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL TARGET MAKES SUMMER WISH CLEAR
James Rodriguez has made it clear that he wishes to return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell at Bayern Munich, a report claims.
Manchester United and Liverpool, along with Arsenal, have both been strongly linked with a move for the Colombia international, who will return to Spain at the end the season unless Bayern opt to buy him.
There is a feeling among some supporters that Liverpool never really replaced Philippe Coutinho after he made a £142million move to Barcelona, and Rodriguez could certainly help fill that void.
The 27-year-old, who is also apparently a target for Juventus and Napoli, has not always been a first choice for Bayern boss Niko Kovac.
Recently, club chairman Uli Hoeness admitted that a decision on Rodriguez’s future depends very much on Kovac.
Now, an update from Spanish outlet Don Balon suggests that despite offers from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, Rodriguez has communicated to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that he wants to return to the club this summer.
Reports have suggested that a summer move for the former Monaco man could cost as much as €65million, but Don Balon allude to Rodriguez having ‘unfinished business’ at the Bernabeu.
AND THE REST
Arsenal are interested in signing €30m-rated Sao Paulo striker Antony this summer, who has been tipped for a bright future at the highest level of the game. (Goal)
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is reportedly keen to be allowed an €80m transfer to Manchester United after a difficult time at the Bernabeu. (Don Balon)
Real Madrid are firmly in the hunt to sign Man City and Portugal star Bernardo Silva, a player who’s been in blistering form for Pep Guardiola’s side this year. (Diario Gol)
Chelsea are interested in recruiting French club Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos, who has also been linked with a boardroom role at Manchester United. (France Football)
Real Madrid will pursue Kylian Mbappe this summer if the club can find a way to offload Gareth Bale. (Don Balon)
Manchester United are reportedly one of the clubs ready to do battle for the potential transfer of €120m Benfica star Joao Felix this summer. (Diario Gol)
Juventus have identified Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the man to replace Massimiliano Allegri. (Sportmediaset)
Huddersfield Town are interested in 24-year-old full-back Herbert Bockhorn from Borussia Dortmund II.
Borussia Dortmund are said to be eyeing up a move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, a player they want to replace the soon-to-be departing Christian Pulisic. (Bild)
Manchester United have reportedly been given the green light by club legend Sir Alex Ferguson to attempt the shock transfer return of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. (Diario Gol)
Man United are said to be eyeing up a move for Juventus and Portugal defender Joao Cancelo as a replacement for ageing captain Antonio Valencia. (Calciomercato)
Contract negotiations have started between AC Milan and their 20-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Milan are keen to extend the Italian’s contract to 2024 at the earliest. (SportMediaset)
Andres Iniesta convinced fellow Spanish midfielder Sergi Samper, 24, to leave Barcelona and join Japanese side Vissel Kobe. (Reuters)
Real Madrid fans are being given the chance to vote on whether each player in the squad should be sold, as well as who should be the club’s next manager. (Marca)
AC Milan will make another attempt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at the end of the season. (Calciomercato)