Manchester United have been given a clear path to sign an €80m Portugal star, while Liverpool and Man City are in for an Inter Milan sensation, according to Thursday’s European papers.
KLOPP KEEN ON INTER ACADEMY ACE
Liverpool are continuing with their attempts to sign Inter Milan teenager Sebastiano Esposito this summer, according to a report.
The young forward, who impressed at the recent European Under-17 Championships, has shone at junior levels for Inter and despite his tender age has already represented the club’s first team.
Amid interest from the Reds and their Premier League rivals Manchester City, a report in May claimed that the Serie A side have no intentions of selling Esposito.
However, Inside Futbol are claiming that Liverpool still hold a strong interest in the player, but are joined by City and now PSG.
Italian outlet FcInterNews.it claim that the Ligue 1 giants have made a ‘sensational’ proposal to Esposito, which has prompted Inter to prepare a bumper three-year deal for when he turns 17.
Inter apparently ‘remain confident’ that Esposito will ‘not act against their interests’ and ask for a move before next season, while Hellas Verona and Brescia are keen on taking him on loan.
Esposito was hugely impressive for Inter in 2018-19, scoring 31 goals in just 38 appearances in all competitions.
AND THE REST
Manchester United will meet with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes to try to secure his £70m move from Sporting Lisbon. The player wants a move to Old Trafford. (O Jogo)
Juventus are closing on a €70 million (£63m) transfer for Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt, with a deal possible in the coming hours. (Goal)
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have begun negotiations over a possible deal which would see Neymar return to the Camp Nou this summer. (Le Parisien)
James Rodriguez could turn down his mooted switch to Napoli in order to move to Atletico Madrid. (Cadena SER)
AC Milan may be ready to move on from their pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, with Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora being considered as an alternative. (Tuttosport)
Real Madrid have opened talks with Ajax over the potential transfer of Donny van de Beek. (De Telegraf)
Chelsea are set to complete a deal with Real Madrid for Mateo Kovacic worth €50million. (Di Marzio)
Barcelona have announced the signing of Valencia goalkeeper Neto in a deal which could rise to €35 million (£31m).
19-year-old Stuttgart starlet Ozan Kabak may reject Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Manchester United to join Schalke. (Bild)
AC Milan are keen on bringing Real Madrid’s Theo Hernandez on loan to San Siro next season. (Di Marzio)
Pep Guardiola wants Real Madrid star Isco as the replacement for David Silva at Manchester City. (Marca)
Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up attempts to bring Gianluigi Donnarumma to the club from AC Milan, with the Ligue 1 outfit open to swapping Alphonse Areola in return. (Di Marzio)
Napoli are believed to have agreed a contract extension with Fabian Ruiz to take the Spaniard through until 2024. (Di Marzio)
Reading are interested in signing Brazilian winger Wenderson Galeno on loan from Porto. (Futebol365)