Liverpool are readying an approach for a winger in the belief his club are preparing to sell, while Tottenham will cast their eyes over a pair of Italian-based targets on Saturday evening, according to the European media.
FRENCH MEDIA CLAIMS LIVERPOOL TARGET MALCOM
Liverpool are ready to make an approach to Barcelona over a deal to sign out-of-favour winger Malcom, according to reports in the French media.
Le10Sport claim Jurgen Klopp has identified the Brazilian forward as a priority signing for the Reds this summer amid claims he thinks Barcelona could cash in on the former Bordeaux winger.
Malcom has started just one LaLiga game for Ernesto Valverde’s side since a €41m summer switch in summer 2018, having found first-team opportunities difficult to come by.
The former Corinthians man scored the equaliser in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid last week, but has largely had to make do with time on the bench.
The 21-year-old has also been linked with moves to China and Tottenham and Le10 Sport claims that while Barca do not want to sell, will be swayed if the winger asks for the chance to move on.
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Tottenham will have scouts in attendance at Saturday night’s Atalanta v Milan encounter, with €80m duo Suso and Franck Kessie under their surveillance (SportMediaSet)
Kalidou Koulibaly insists he is happy to continue developing with Napoli but admits he is pleased to be attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United (RAI Sport)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘ready to go to war’ and has slapped a €150m price tag on Koulibaly in order to deter all offers for their star defender (Calciomercato)
Adrien Rabiot has decided he will join Barcelona this summer on a free transfer from PSG – disappointing the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool (Le Parisien)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has signed a new contract to keep him at the Camp Nou until 2020 with a further one-year option, the LaLiga leaders have confirmed (various)
Barcelona will offer Jordi Alba a new five-year deal to secure his future at the Camp Nou and to block interest from Manchester United and Juventus (Sport)
Roma are in talks with Kostas Manolas to either remove the €36m release clause or increase it to €50m amid interest from Manchester United and Juventus (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is not giving up on his dream move to Paris Saint-Germain and hopes the French champions will revive their interest in him this summer (L’Equipe)
Ajax star defender Matthijs De Ligt has made up his mind and wants to follow teammate Frenkie De Jong to Barcelona this summer (De Telegraaf)
Juventus have identified FC Porto centre-back Eder Militao as an alternative to their first choice, De Ligt of Ajax, amid claims he will now join Barcelona (RAI Sport)
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted once again that they signed Philippe Coutinho for the long term and have no plans to sell him this summer amid repeated links with a move back to England (Sport)
Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias has poured cold water on reports he will move to the Premier League this summer after being tipped as a €28m transfer target for Everton (AS)
Gareth Bale has no intention of leaving Real Madrid this summer despite facing a potential 12-match ban for a controversial celebration in the derby against Atletico Madrid (AS)
John Toshack has called on Bale to learn to speak Spanish ‘out of respect for the fans’ of the club (AS)