Manchester City are competing with Barcelona for a €70m midfield star, while Liverpool are in for a Dutch teenager, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL IN FOR ‘NEXT VAN DIJK’
Liverpool are considering a summer move for Dutch teenage star Xavier Mbuyamba, according to the latest reports from the Netherlands.
The 17-year-old has been hugely impressive for second-tier side MVV Maastricht, having already made 11 first-team appearances despite his age.
Now, Voetbal International claim that Liverpool are amongst a number of clubs who are interested in securing his signature this summer.
Their report claims that despite the fact Mbuyamba is currently on trial at Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp is keen on the idea of swooping in and snatching him from under their noses due to their transfer ban.
Celtic, Bayern Munich and FC Porto are all also credited with interest, while previous reports in Holland have labelled the 6ft2 centre-half as the ‘next Virgil van Dijk’.
MVV for their part have not tied Mbuyamba down to a professional contract meaning he is free to discuss terms with other sides.
AND THE REST
Barcelona’s Champions League defeat by Liverpool has convinced the club to sign striker Antoine Griezmann. (Marca)
La Liga president Javier Tebas says France forward Griezmann will already have agreed that a club will pay his release clause. (Cope)
Paris Saint-Germain have begun their pursuit of Ajax star David Neres. (UOL Esporte)
Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo is considering leaving the club this summer amid interest from England and Italy. (Marca)
Manchester City will compete with Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez. (Cadena SER)
Juventus will only sell Manchester United and Manchester City target Joao Cancelo on two conditions – if a fee in the region of 60 million euros is offered and if the Portugual right-back, 24, asks the club for a summer move. (Calciomercato)
France forward Anthony Martial, 23, will not be sold by Manchester United this summer because he is one of co-chairman Joel Glazer’s favourite players. (ESPN)
Barcelona want to sell Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, this summer but will not let him leave for under €100m. (Sport)
Premier League champions Manchester City are looking to bring in at least three new players this summer, with a defensive midfielder, a defender and a forward the main priorities. (ESPN)
Barcelona are one step away from signing 19-year-old Ajax and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. (Marca)
Borussia Dortmund are nearing the signing of left-back Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim. (Kicker)
Atletico Madrid are hoping to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain to replace Antoine Griezmann. (El Larguero)