Arsenal have handed Roma a clear path to land a Sevilla star, while Real Madrid are planning crisis talks with a key midfielder, according to Friday’s European papers.
ARSENAL WITHDRAW FROM MIDFIELDER RACE
Roma have been given a clear path to land a Sevilla star this summer after Arsenal withdrew their interest in the player, a report claims.
The Serie A giants were reportedly battling the Gunners for French World Cup star Steven N’Zonzi, though it was claimed in Italy that a disagreement between the board and Roma boss Eusebio di Francesco saw the deal fall through.
Now, Gazzetta dello Sport state that a deal is back on the cards for the capital club as the player is interested in making the move.
Barcelona are also apparently in the running for N’Zonzi – who is believed to have a €40million release clause – though it is believed that Roma are frontrunners for his signature.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid are in pole position to sign Lazio ace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic although no agreement has been reached with either the player or the club (Various)
Paul Pogba could yet depart Manchester United for Barcelona before the end of August (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid officials will meet with Luka Modric’s representatives on Friday amid reports of Inter’s interest (Marca)
Sevilla have found an agreement with AC Milan for the loan of Andre Silva (AS)
Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro is close to sealing a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon (Calciomercato)
AC Milan remain in talks with Chelsea for the loan transfer of Tiemoue Bakayoko (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Goncalo Guedes looks set to secure his preferred move to Valencia from Paris Saint-Germain now that the Premier League transfer window is closed (Marca)
Ante Rebic has ended talk of a potential move away from Eintracht Frankfurt after penning a new contract with the Bundesliga club until 2022