Liverpool have switched goalkeeper targets as they eye a move for Sweden’s No.1, while a Bundesliga defender is desperate to join Arsenal, all in Friday’s European press.
LIVERPOOL TURN TO SWEDEN STOPPER
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen as an alternative to Real Madrid bound Alisson.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has priortised the signing of a new number one at Anfield this summer and had been hoping to bring Roma star Alisson to Anfield.
However, it looks increasingly likely that the Brazilian will move to The Bernabeu – leaving Klopp to look elsewhere for a replacement for Loris Karius.
Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha is also believed to be on the club’s radar but TMW claims that Olsen has now emerged as a new arrival on Merseyside.
The 28-year-old has been in fine form for Copenhagen and kept a clean sheet in his first match at the World Cup as Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 in their World Cup opener.
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AND THE REST
Maurizio Sarri’s contractual situation with Napoli is expected to be sorted out by the end of June (Sky Italia)
Napoli star Jorginho’s €55million move to Manchester City is a done deal (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also being monitored by Man Utd and Juventus (Mundo Deportivo)
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has received an offer from Galatasaray (Fotomac)
Arsenal transfer target Caglar Soyuncu admits his future is in Freiburg’s hands despite his desire to head to the Emirates (Gunes)
Barcelona have struck an agreement to bring the signing of Gremio midfielder Arthur forward to this summer (Diario Sport)
Real Madrid are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven forward and Mexico international Hirving Lozano this summer (Diario AS
Villarreal have completed the signing of defender Ramiro Funes Mori from Everton for an undisclosed fee
Napoli are reportedly in talks with Paris-Saint Germain to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (Il Mattino)
Sevilla are the latest team to join the race for out-of-favour Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino (El Diario Vasco)
Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli and the club’s president Ali Y. Koc are still in London, as they look to hold further talks to sign Georges Kevin N’Koudou from Tottenham (Fanatik)
Former Inter Milan star Walter Samuel believes a swap deal involving Mauro Icardi and Juventus frontman Gonzalo Higuain could be on (Premium Sport)
Bayern Munich midfielder and Spain international Thiago Alcantara has emerged as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid (Marca)
Fresh from leading them to the Eredivisie title, Philip Cocu has left PSV – and looks set to be announced as the new Fenerbahce boss, with Mark Van Bommel named the successor at the Dutch champions
Juanfran has signed a new one-year extension to his contract at Atletico Madrid
Udinese and Czech Republic midfielder Jakub Jankto is close to joining Atalanta for €13m (Sportitalia)
Luis Nani confirms he is ‘meeting’ Turkish side Goztepe as the Lazio winger ‘would love’ a return to the Super Lig (Football Italia)
Valencia are closing in on a €15m deal to sign Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby (Onda Cero and Cadena Cope)
Galatasaray are closing in on the out-of-favour Arsenal forward Joel Campbell (Takvim)
Alessandro Florenzi is ready to sign a new contract with Roma (Calciomercato)
Las Palmas have reached an agreement to sign Real Betis striker Ruben Castro, 14 years after leaving the club (Cadena Ser)