Arsenal and Spurs are among the clubs eyeing a star AC Milan football, while Jurgen Klopp could ditch Mo Salah this summer, according to Friday’s European papers.
SALAH SACRIFICE COULD NET KLOPP TOP TARGET
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would be willing to sacrifice star winger Mo Salah in order to sign Nicolas Pepe, according to shock reports in France.
Speculation has suggested that the Reds are one of the main suitors for the Ivorian forward, who enjoyed a stellar season in Ligue 1, scoring 22 times for the runners-up.
Lille’s valuation is understood to be around €80million (£71.2m) for Pepe and it was recently claimed that Liverpool have ‘come close’ to that figure after they ‘moved up a gear’ in the race.
Some outlets, however, believe Liverpool’s reported interest has been fabricated in order to drive up the winger’s price, amid talk that Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also keen on the 24-year-old.
However, according to French outlet le10sport, Klopp would be happy to sell Salah this summer if it meant that he could land Pepe.
The report cites an ‘increasingly complicated relationship’ between Klopp and the Egyptian, and he would be willing to cash in on the forward – who scored 22 Premier League goals last season – and sign the Lille star to replace him.
Salah has been linked with a €200m exit in recent month amid interest from abroad, while the CIES Football Observatory values him at €219m.
Meanwhile, Lille apparently have two other offers on the table for Pepe, which are likely to include at least one other Premier League side.
AND THE REST
West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham are all interested in AC Milan winger Suso but they face competition from Atletico Madrid. (MilanNews)
Juventus and Roma could strike up a deal to swap Gonzalo Higuain for Kostas Manolas. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are readying a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are making backup plans should Matthijs De Ligt sign elsewhere this summer. (AS)
Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has travelled to the London offices of Manchester United for face-to-face talks over the potential transfer of France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Sky Sports Italy)
United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan in a deal which could earn him £6.6m in bonuses until 2024. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Real Madrid are looking to beat rivals Barcelona to the signing of Takefusa Kubo. (Marca)
Manchester United are leading the chase to sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon, with Liverpool and Manchester City also interested in the 24-year-old. (Radio Rossonera)
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will let Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic leave the club if the right offer is made for the player. (Cadena SER)
Rodrigo Bentancur has signed a new deal with Juventus that will see him earn €2.5 million (£2.2m) a season. (Goal)
Roma are looking to sign Leroy Fer to replace Daniele De Rossi. (Calciomercato)
Everton and Paris St-Germain are both keen on Ajax’s Brazilian forward David Neres. (Esporte)
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot could stay with the Ligue 1 champions despite being left out of the team for the second half of last season. (ESPN)
Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku is set to be offered in a swap deal for Newcastle’s English captain Jamaal Lascelles. (Il Messaggero)
Following the announcement of Ferland Mendy’s move to Real Madrid, Lyon have signed 17-year-old PSV left-back in the hopes that the young Belgian will one day replace his predecessor.
Eredivisie side PSV are keen to sign Torino defender Lyanco Vojnovic. (Eindhovens Dagblad)