Liverpool officials are ready to head to Turkey to wrap up a defender deal, while Gareth Bale is staying at Real Madrid and will be the new face of the club, according to Monday’s European press.
LIVERPOOL CLOSE IN ON MOVE FOR CROATIA WORLD CUP STAR
Liverpool officials will reportedly fly to Turkey to complete a move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.
According to Turkish newspaper Milliyet, the Reds are looking to step up their interest in the player, who impressed at the World Cup as Croatia were beaten by France in the final.
Vida has also been attracting interest from Everton and West Ham, while the Reds are alraedy said to have had two bids rejected for the player – the latest of those being for £20million.
Besiktas are reported to want nearer to £30m for the 29-year-old, who could form part of a back three with international team-mate Dejan Lovren and Virgil Van Dijk if Jurgen Klopp decides to try the 3-5-2 formation favoured by other Premier League clubs last season.
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Gareth Bale is set to stay at Real Madrid and be at the front of their new project (Diario AS)
Liverpool, Man Utd and Man City target Mateo Kovacic remains firm in his desire to leave Real Madrid (Marca)
Juventus will not sell Chelsea and Man City target Miralem Pjanic for less than €100m (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Juventus and Chelsea are in talks for Daniele Rugani who could leave the Allianz Stadium for a fee close to €50million (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Chelsea remain interested in Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain (Sky Italia)
Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer (Marca)
Napoli have refused to sign striker Andre Silva from Serie A rivals (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Juventus midfield star Sami Khedira is destined to remain in Turin (Ilbianconero.com)
Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko wants to join Inter and the Italians have ‘carte blanche’ on their scope to complete a deal (Diario AS)
Valencia have agreed terms for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro (Football Espana)
Besiktas are tracking Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina (Sabah)
Juventus are considering a move for Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic (Tuttosport)
Turkish giants Fenerbahce are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara this summer (Diario Sport)
Newcastle United will trigger the €4m release clause of highly-rated Deportivo defender Fabian Schar (El Desmarque)
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Rafa Mir is edging towards a season-long loan deal at recently relegated Las Palmas (Football Espana)
Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Porto and Mexico star Herrera (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lazio are interested in signing Sevilla playmaker Joaquin Correa this summer and are prepared to pay up to €20m according to reports (Il Messaggero)
Sevilla are reportedly close to signing Celta Vigo centre-back and Barcelona youth product Sergi Gomez (El Desmarque)