Spurs are locked in a battle with Liverpool and Man Utd for an England U21 star, while the Red Devils face competition for a major target, according to Friday’s European papers.
PREM TRIO DO BATTLE FOR £50M ENGLAND STARLET
Liverpool and Man Utd have compiled ‘detailed reports’ on Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon ahead of a potential summer move, a report claims.
We revealed in February that Spurs were tracking both Ryan and his brother Steven Sessegnon, and hoped to conclude a £40m+ double deal deal this summer.
Multiple clubs were reportedly been tracking Ryan last summer, who is considered one of the brightest English prospects, but Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League meant they put a move on hold.
Now, a Bleacher Report claims that Spurs are joined by Liverpool and Manchester United in their interest, with both clubs having monitored Sessegenon in recent months.
They claim that the aforementioned duo have ‘scouting reports detailing every element of his play’, however they also go on to state that Spurs ‘are the club that would tempt him most’.
The England U21 star is apparently valued at around £50million, and has stalled on signing a new deal at Craven Cottage giving suitors a boost.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to make Raphael Varane one of their highest-paid players by offering him a 50% pay rise, amid interest from Man Utd. Kalidou Koulibaly is being viewed as a potential replacement, though. (AS)
Real Madrid have dismissed speculation that they are interested in signing Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. (Marca)
AC Milan want Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their next permanent manager. (Corriere della Sera)
Samuel Umtiti wants to remain at Barcelona amid ongoing transfer links to Manchester United. (Diario Sport)
In-demand Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has told Barcelona that they will have to wait a little while longer before he makes a decision on his next career move.
Barcelona are reportedly back in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund teenager Alexander Isak. (Mundo Deportivo)
David Luiz has turned down offers from Brazil and Qatar. (Yahoo Esportes)
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the La Liga champions are planning to offer superstar Lionel Messi a new contract.
Chelsea are interested in signing Atletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (ESPN FC)
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has enlisted an agency to help him find a job in the French top flight. (L’Equipe)
AC Milan are ready to compete with Juventus and Inter for the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Sandro Tonali. (Calciomercato)
Roma have set the asking price of reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Cengiz Under at €40m. (Calciomercato.com)
Gennaro Gattuso, who at the end of the season looks increasingly likely to part ways with Milan, is the new name in the frame for the Roma job. (Corriere della Sera)