Liverpool could swoop amid talk Barcelona want to sell one of their former favourites for £60million, while Man Utd have sent a delegation to Belgium to secure a top young star, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL TOUTED AS SUITORS AS BARCA CONSIDER SUAREZ SALE
Liverpool have predictably been linked with a move for former goal-grabber Luis Suarez, amid claims Barcelona could look to offload him this summer.
The Uruguayan has proved a smash hit for Barca since moving to the Nou Camp in 2014, scoring 151 times in 195 appearances for the Catalan giants.
But according to Catalunya sports channel, Esport 3, Barcelona will consider selling Suarez this summer – if they can get Antoine Griezmann on board.
The France forward has long been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, with Barca boss Ernesto Valverde addressing the recent rumours on Tuesday.
It’s claimed that while Suarez is in no hurry to leave the Nou Camp, Barcelona know his value will start to dwindle after this summer, given his age.
At 31, Barcelona know the former Anfield favourite can still command a fee of around £60million and are also aware of his former club Liverpool’s need for more attacking prowess this summer.
The Reds are rumoured to have enquired about Barca winger Ousmane Dembele with a loan-to-buy deal reportedly on the table but it seems they are more willing to discuss the sale of Suarez instead, if the reports are to be believed.
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Anderlecht teenager Eliot Matazo, 16, has been offered a generous signing-on fee to join Manchester United after a delegation travelled to Belgium to wrap up his signing this summer (L’Equipe)
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Dani Ceballos have suffered a blow after Real Madrid planned to offer him to Real Betis in a straight swap for Fabian Ruiz (Don Balon)
Anderlecht are interested in making Lazar Markovic’s loan deal at the club a permanent move this summer after the £20million Serbian excelled during his stay in Belgium (Het Laatste Nieuws)
PSG are giving serious thought to signing Paul Pogba this summer after the Man Utd player was again offered to them by Mino Raiola (Le 10 Sport)
James Rodriguez wants to stay at loan club Bayern Munich next season amid talk he could return to Real Madrid next season or look to join Manchester United (AS)
Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio have all advised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez from making a summer swoop for Neymar (Don Balon)
AC Milan and Monaco are in talks over a surprise swap deal involving Andre Silva and Radamel Falcao (Tuttosport)
Meanwhile, Wolves are also said to be readying a big-money offer to sign the unsettled Portuguese striker Silva (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan are set to make a €20m bid to beat Chelsea and Spurs to Dinamo Zagreb central defender Filip Benkovic (Calciomercato)
West Ham have been told they must stump up €30m in order to keep Inter midfielder Joao Mario on a permanent basis (Calciomercato)
Brighton have had a £10m offer for Thomas Delaney rejected by Werder Bremen. The Denmark midfielder has also been linked with Tottenham (Kicker)
Juventus are favourites to sign Atalanta’s teenage Gambian striker Musa Barrow (Corriere dello Sport)
Wolves have joined Olympiakos in the race to sign Fiorentinadefender Bruno Gaspar this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Deportivo la Coruna will make a decision in the summer on whether striker Diego Rolan will be joining them this summer. The Uruguayan, formerly of Bordeaux, has been on loan at Malaga since the start of the season (Telefoot)
Real Madrid defender Marcelo says Fabio Coentrao will be welcome back at the Bernabeu this summer. The player has spent this season on loan in his homeland with Sporting Lisbon (AS)
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez could renew his efforts to sign Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen this summer after a failed £18million January bid (De Telegraaf)
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke is a target for Eintracht Frankfurt (Kicker)
Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin has heavily criticised Barcelona over their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, saying he was “fed up” with their attitude (official club website)
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has denied comparisons between himself and former Barca stopper Victor Valdes (Panenka)