The situation surrounding one AC Milan star has given three Prem sides hope, while Arsenal are considering summer swoops for two exciting forwards, according to Thursday’s European papers.
PREM TRIO CIRCLE AS SUSO SITUATION UNCLEAR
There is still distance between AC Milan and their star winger Suso in negotiations over a new deal, according to reports in Italy.
The Spaniard only has one goal and one assist since January, but he is still considered to be the Rossoneri’s most creative outlet, and there have been rumours since the start of the season that they want to tie him down to a new deal.
Arsenal and Spurs have also both been linked in recent weeks, and the trio will be alerted by the latest reports emerging from Italy.
According to a report from il Corriere dello Sport on Thursday (via SempreMilan), there is still distance between Suso and Milan over a new deal, with the player’s entourage looking for €5million-a-year and the the club only willing to go up to €4m/yr.
Director Leonardo is also believed to be somewhat paranoid about Suso’s €40m release clause, which clubs are free to activate at any point.
However, the paper does state that Suso is looking for a new contract, and has no intentions of leaving San Siro any time soon.
GUNNERS WANT FRESH ARTILLERY
Arsenal are eyeing summer moves for two forwards as Unai Emery looks to bolster his attacking department, according to the latest reports.
Goal state that the Gunners are considering a €30m (£25.8m) move for Brazilian youngster Antony, who his current club Sao Paulo rate as one of their best young prospects.
The 19-year-old recently renewed his contract at the club until 2023, while Ajax have also sent scouts to monitor his development.
Meanwhile, they north London side are also planning on re-igniting their interest in Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, reports in Italy suggest.
Perisic has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United over the past 18 months, while Emery has also shown an interest in the 30-year-old.
The Croatia international has not hit the heights he did with Inter last season but would still fetch a fee in the region £35million (€40.6m), with Spurs also linked.
AND THE REST
Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli has seen his price tag set at €60m (£51.5m), despite the Serie A’s side reluctance to sell him (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Toni Kroos may depart Real Madrid for Manchester City in the wake of what has been a disastrous campaign for Los Blancos (Don Balon)
Real president Florentino Perez considered sacking manager Santiago Solari straight after their Champions League defeat by Ajax on Tuesday but feels there is no-one capable of leading the team for the rest of the season (Marca)
Borussia Dortmund have opened talks over a move for Werder Bremen midfielder Maxi Eggestein (Ruhr News)
Perez held crisis talks with club directors in the Bernabeu until 02:00 after the defeat (AS)
Liverpool have contacted RB Leipzig to signal their interest in signing Germany striker Timo Werner, 23, this summer (Bild)
Karim Benzema has supposedly reached a total agreement over a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain to replace Edinson Cavani (Don Balon)
Lazio are set to offload defender Jordan Lukaku – who was linked with a January move to Newcastle – in the coming summer (TMW)
Juventus are considering pairing former boss Antonio Conte with ex-Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo as his assistant if current manager Massimiliano Allegri leaves (Tuttosport)
Lille manager Christophe Galtier has admitted that avoiding the sale of Nicolas Pepe to a European rival will be “difficult” (Sport)
Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as a potential long-term successor for Hugo Lloris (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly ready to splash out as much as €300million on the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe (Don Balon)
AC Milan have joined Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma in the race to sign Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa (Tuttosport)
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed the club are interested in Ajax and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, having already signed team-mate Frenkie de Jong (SER)
Arsenal’s chances of signing Adrien Rabiot this summer have dramatically increased as Barcelona have ended their pursuit of the Frenchman