Cagliari have set a huge asking price for a Liverpool and Juventus target, while Italian giants Roma have lined-up a move for a Manchester United star to replace Kevin Strootman, according to Friday’s European papers.
CAGLIARI SET PRICE FOR LIVERPOOL, JUVENTUS TARGET
Serie A outfit Cagliari has set a €50million (£45m) asking price for Liverpool and Juventus target Nicolò Barella.
The midfielder is being watched by a number of Europe’s top clubs after a fine season and has been compared to Roma star Radja Nainggolan, according to the Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini.
However, it would appear that the 21-year-old will not be going anywhere for the time being and if he does it will be for big money.
Giulini said: “For us, Nicolò is a modern midfielder and could be worth as much as €50 million. He can play in any role. We think that Barella can become as good as anyone in his position, though his growth is not yet complete.”
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MAN UTD STAR EMERGES AS TOP ROMA TARGET
Roma sporting director Monchi has reportedly identified Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini as one of his top targets ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The Belgium star, whose Old Trafford contract expires at the end of June, is seen as an ideal replacement for Kevin Strootman, who looks destined to leave the Giallorossi for a fee in the region of €40million this summer.
And Corriere dello Sport claims that Monchi has already initiated talks with Fellaini’s representatives with a view to bringing him to the Italian capital.
Indeed, the former Everton star man is said to be open to the idea of moving to Italy.
The 30-year-old has also been offered to Juventus, but the reigning Serie A champions are not keen on a move – leaving Turkish outfit Besiktas as the main rivals to Roma for his signature.
The Black Eagles are said to be willing to meet Fellaini’s wage demands of €5million, which may prove to be a little too high for the Stadio Olimpico outfit and rule them out of the running.
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AND THE REST
Juventus have opened talks with unhappy Arsenal star Hector Bellerin (Calciomercato)
Inter have agreed personal terms with Liverpool and Barcelona target Stefan de Vrij with a view to signing him on a free transfer this summer (Corriere dello Sport)
Inter have made it clear they will not discuss negotiations over a new contract for Man Utd target Mauro Icardi in public (Calciomercato)
Thibaut Courtois has met PSG chiefs in London to discuss potential summer move (RTBF)
PSG chiefs are unhappy with Neymar over his ankle surgery (L’Equipe)
Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar has confirmed that Barcelona are interested in signing him (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan and Inter are reported to be interested in signing Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal (Tuttosport)
Liverpool are interested in signing Southampton’s 24-year-old Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina (L’Equipe)
Liverpool are in pole-position to land German winger Marco Reus, who is also a major target for Tottenham (Mundo Deportivo)
Colombia international Jackson Martinez has been released by Guangzhou Evergrande
Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has extended his contract at Atletico Madrid
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he is ready to play for Sweden at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, as long as he has completely recovered from his knee injury (Calciomercato)
Javier Mascherano has revealed he left Barcelona for China to go back to playing as a midfielder