Jurgen Klopp held talks with a Real Madrid winger after Saturday’s final, while Manchester United have lined up Paul Pogba’s replacement, according to Sunday’s European papers.
KLOPP HELD TALKS WITH REAL ATTACKER AFTER FINAL
Jurgen Klopp held talks with Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez after the Champions League final in Kiev to discuss a summer move to Anfield, a report claims.
Klopp is eyeing attacking firepower ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League season, and reports have suggested that Vazquez is a target for the German boss.
Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that the Spain international talked with Klopp after the game, which Real Madrid won 3-1 thanks to a screamer from Gareth Bale and two howlers from Loris Karius.
However, the 26-year-old apparently told the former Dortmund boss he has no desire to make the move to Anfield this summer.
Instead, the report claims that Vazquez wishes to stay with Los Blancos and fight for a first team place, with Bale possibly leaving the Bernabeu.
Their report stated that Real president Florentino Perez is willing to sell the winger for between £35m (€40m) and £44m (€50m).
MAN UTD LINE UP POGBA REPLACEMENT
Manchester United will go all out to sign Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic should Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford this summer, a report claims.
Pogba only joined United in 2016 in a then world-record deal, but has struggled to settle in during his second spell with the Red Devils amid reports of a turbulent relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.
Tuttosport recently claimed that Juventus will launch a €100m (£87.8m) move to bring the Frenchman back to Turin.
Should Pogba leave, French outlet RMC Sport claim that Mourinho will launch a move for midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is reportedly valued at €100million.
The report quotes Italian football agent Marco Materazzi, who claims the deal is basically already done: “In my opinion, he [Milinkovic-Savic] has already been sold for a few months to a team, Manchester United, which is waiting to sell a big name, Pogba, to formalise the Serbian’s arrival.”
Lazio’s final-day capitulation at home to Inter Milan, which cost them a Champions League place, could have swung the pendulum firmly in United’s favour.
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AND THE REST
Cristiano Ronaldo has declared “it was very nice to be at Real Madrid” following his club’s third straight Champions League title, promising to explain more on the potential transfer bombshell in the coming days
Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico is now Arsenal’s favoured option to succeed Petr Cech (Fichajes)
Lionel Messi has called on Barcelona to land Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic (Don Balon)
Arsenal have opened discussions regarding a possible deal for Sampdoria star Dennis Praet (Di Marzio)
AC Milan have told agent Jorge Mendes that they want €31million for striker Andre Silva, with Wolves and Monaco interested (Calciomercato)
Milan are looking to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini this summer (Tuttosport)
AC Milan have put a price-tag in the region of €60million on Gianluigi Donnarumma and it is believed that the youngster will leave Milan this summer (Corriere della Sera)
Roma have reached an agreement to sign Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante (Corriere dello Sport)
Carlo Ancelotti met with the agent of Spurs midfielder Moussa Dembele to discuss a move to Napoli (Gazzetta dello Sport)
In form Sassuolo attacker Matteo Politano is the subject of interest from numerous top Serie A sides, including Napoli, AC Milan and Inter (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Mario Balotelli’s next destination will be either Parma or Marseille (Corriere della Sera)
Juventus star Mario Mandzukic wants a Premier League move, but Massimiliano Allegri is desperate to keep him at the club (Calciomercato)
Juventus, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are all eyeing a move for Alvaro Morata (Corriere dello Sport)
Ivan Strinic has confirmed that he will be joining AC Milan on a three-year contract this summer