Several Manchester City players have asked to leave the club this summer, while Liverpool are braced for Mo Salah’s exit, according to Friday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL PREPARING FOR SALAH DEPARTURE
Liverpool have made a formal approach to sign Lille sensation Nicolas Pepe this summer, according to a report from France.
Lille reportedly value Pepe at around €80million (£69m), with the wide man still under contract at the Ligue 1 side until 2022.
Now, Le10Sport provide an update, claiming that Liverpool are examining the possibility of going in for Pepe should they lose on of their own star forwards this summer.
The report states that Mohamed Salah faces an uncertain future at Anfield, and that the board would absolutely consider selling him if an ‘extra extra large’ offer comes in.
As a result, the Reds are drawing up a shopping list of potential replacements which includes Pepe, with Liverpool scouts having been ‘left impressed’ by the forward.
Recently, Lille’s president Gerard Lopez confirmed that Pepe will leave the club this summer, as he has a valuation now that ‘cannot be refused’.
“Four or five players will be leaving this summer. The departure of Nicolas Pepe is certain,” Lopez told Telefoot.
“He enters a price range that can not be refused anymore. He will have the choice.”
AND THE REST
A number of Manchester City players, including Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane, have asked to leave the club. (El Chiringuito TV)
Arsenal have made an offer for Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, whilst Manchester City have reportedly withdrawn from the race for the player. (Don Balon)
Real Madrid are said to be in advanced talks over a deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic, with a deal set to potentially cost the club as much as €60m. (AS)
Real Madrid are close to signing Chelsea’s Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, for close to €100m. (Marca)
Real Madrid are set to open talks with Tottenham over a deal for midfield maestro Christian Eriksen, a player who’s valued at €80m. (Don Balon)
Atletico Madrid full-back Felipe Luis is the subject of interest from Barcelona. (Bild)
Samu Saiz will return to Leeds this summer as Getafe will not pursue a deal for the midfielder. (Marca)
Juventus are looking to beat Real Madrid to the signing of River Plate star Exequiel Palacios, a player who’s seemingly already on his way to the Spanish capital. (Don Balon)
Roma’s Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, 33, is ready to join Inter Milan and is not interested in returning to England. (Calciomercato)
Spanish striker Diego Costa, 30, is refusing to train with Atletico Madridafter he was banned for eight games. (AS)
Chelsea will be triggering a 12-month extension option in Olivier Giroud’s contract, says Maurizio Sarri.
Roma’s financial situation may force them to sell multiple players this summer, including Lorenzo Pellegrini. (Calciomercato.com)
Antonio Conte has confirmed that he will return to coaching in June as he aims to find a “project” that proves convincing.
Ajax have completed the signing of FC Emmen goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen. (Telegraaf)
Racing are eager to get rid of Ricardo Centurion. (TNT Sports)