Euro Paper Talk: Juve to sacrifice ex-Liverpool star to sign Man Utd target

Date published: Tuesday 20th August 2019 8:23

Juventus are prepared to lose a former Liverpool star in order to sign a Barcelona midfielder, while a Manchester United defender is getting closer to completing his exit, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

EUROPEAN GIANTS ENTER TALKS OVER DOUBLE MOVE

Juventus have offered former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to Barcelona in return for Ivan Rakitic, according to Tuttosport.

Can made 37 appearances in his first season for Juventus, scoring four goals, but he hasn’t fully convinced in Serie A.

After spending big on the likes of Matthijs De Ligt this summer, the Italian champions are weighing up which players to sell in order to balance the books – and they wouldn’t be opposed to saying farewell to the German.

Turin-based paper Tuttosport claim that they have asked Barcelona about a swap deal to take Rakitic to Serie A – with the Croatian midfielder having been pushed down the pecking order since the arrival of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax.

Rakitic, who was linked with Manchester United in the summer, is stalling on signing a new contract, with his present deal running until 2021.

In another exchange between the two clubs, Juventus have asked for Ousmane Dembele – but only if they can sell Paulo Dybala to PSG first, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Dybala is another player Juve are open to losing, although he turned down the chance to join Man Utd or Tottenham this summer.

 

HUGE PAY RISE FOR JADON SANCHO

Borussia Dortmund have made a serious effort to keep Jadon Sancho out of Manchester United’s clutches by offering their star winger a significant pay-hike.

The teenage star is expected to come back into transfer focus again when the transfer window opens again in January, though a summer 2020 approach looks more likely for a player expected to command an asking price of £100million.

As such, Dortmund admitted last week they were bracing themselves for the worst with an admission that they were scouring the market for potential replacements.

However, Bild claims Dortmund are not prepared to just simply wave their prized asset off and the German paper claims they have offered the England winger a double-your-money deal, which will see his salary jump from £40,000 a week to £80,000.

Sancho only signed his current deal last October, but Dortmund are looking to extend that again beyond its current 2022 agreement – and with it grant the forward another significant pay jump.

Sancho enjoyed a superb breakout 2018/19 campaign with Dortmund as they finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in the title race, with the youngster contributing 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances – underlining his status as one of European football’s biggest upcoming talents.

 

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AND THE REST

AC Milan winger Samu Castillejo has decided to turn down an approach from Celta Vigo and fight for his place (Calciomercato)

French veteran Franck Ribery will arrive for his medicals at Fiorentina tomorrow ahead of signing a two-year contract (Calciomercato)

Monaco are targeting Leicester striker Islam Slimani as a replacement for Radamel Falcao, who is on the verge of a move to Galatasaray – but their bid for Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz was rejected (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Another Leicester player, Adrien Silva, is of interest to Rennes as well as AC Milan (France Football)

Real Madrid are eyeing up Bruno Fernandes as an alternative target to Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen or Donny Van De Beek (Don Balon)

Madrid are also considering a move for Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca (Mundo Deportivo)

Marcos Rojo is edging closer to signing for Fenerbahce from Manchester United (A Spor)

Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos looks set to stay at the club this summer after interest in the 21-year-old faded (SDNA)

RB Leipzig have entered the race for Roma striker Patrik Schick, with a loan being a possibility (Sky Sport Italia)

Fiorentina want to sign former Inter defender Yuto Nagatomo as a replacement for Cristiano Biraghi (Tuttomercatoweb)

Manchester United and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Belgian starlet Jean-Pierre Longonda (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta has agreed to join Roma on loan, with Davide Santon set for Real Mallorca (Gianluca DiMarzio)

Monaco are believed to be closing on a deal to sign out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and also Southampton Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina before the end of the European transfer deadline (L’Equipe)

Barcelona have offered Luis Suarez to Juventus after it emerged they were looking to offload the Uruguayan this summer (Tuttosport)

Inter Milan plan to sign Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal once a deal for Alexis Sanchez is tied up (Tuttosport)

Juventus’ hopes of signing Mauro Icardi are on the brink of collapse with the Old Lady struggling to offload Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Gonzalo Higuain, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi to help finance the deal (Gazzetta dello Sport)


AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has flown into the Spanish capital to negotiate the signing of Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona released a statement confirming attacker Ousmane Dembele will be out of action for five weeks after a hamstring tear (various)

Daniel Sturridge is poised to make a surprise move to Trabzonspor this summer after leaving Liverpool at the end last season (ESPN)

Juventus have opened talks with PSG as they enter the race to sign Brazil forward Neymar, who joined the French club for £200m in 2017 (AS)

Napoli hope to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and will push for a move if Los Blancos seal a deal to bring Neymar back to Spain (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes he can complete the signing of Neymar by the end of this week (Diario Gol)

Marseille are set to beat Juventus to concluding a deal to sign Barcelona’s teenage full-back Juan Miranda – with the La Liga giants keen to insert a buyback clause (Mundo Deportivo)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is only interested in joining three teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid or Juventus this summer (ESPN)

Lazio’s Brazilian defender Wallace who was linked with Wolves during the transfer window, is now in line for a switch to Valencia or Monaco (Corriere dello Sport)

Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool did consider the possibility of bringing Philippe Coutinho back top the club this summer – but decided they could not afford him (Goal)

Roma still hope to sign three players – a striker, right-back and a centre-back — before the window closes on September 2 (Calciomercato)

Lucas Torreira’s agent has come clean on the possibility that his client could have left Arsenal for AC Milan this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter Milan and Roma have both submitted offers to Real Madrid for Luka Jovic after Zinedine Zidane asked Florentino Perez to get rid of the striker just over two months after the Serbian first sealed a move to the Bernabeu (Don Balon)

AC Milan have now also emerged as an option for Jovic, who has admitted that rumours of him leaving “make me laugh” (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez could leave Man Utd this summer amid claims a move to Inter Milan is close (various)

 

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