Manchester United are looking to sign a Portugal midfielder on a fee, while there is a new leader in the race for a Liverpool and Real Madrid target, according to Thursday’s European papers.
UNITED LOOKING TO SIGN PORTUGAL ACE ON FREE
Manchester United are battling Arsenal and West Ham for the signing of free agent William Carvalho, according to a report.
Record claims that the Red Devils will look to make the 26-year-old midfielder their second Portuguese arrival of the summer.
Defender Diogo Dalot arrived from Porto earlier in the month for a reported fee of £19.3m, however Carvalho would not cost a penny.
This is due to the fact that terminated his contract with Primeira Liga Sporting CP after the team was subjected to training ground attacks from fans.
He is not alone in cutting ties with the Portuguese giants, and could arrive at Old Trafford as a possible replacement for Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick.
Everton have also been linked with Carvalho, who had a reported price tag of €40m before his contract termination.
MANCHESTER UNITED LOOKING AT REAL MADRID STAR
Manchester United are considering a move for Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, according to reports in Spain.
AS report that United are preparing a ‘massive offer’ for German midfielder Kroos, who has been with Real since 2014, and has a €500m release clause.
Jose Mourinho sees Kroos as an ideal addition to his midfield, and believes he would compliment Paul Pogba’s playing style.
However, their decision to offer Marouane Fellaini a new contract may get in the way of the deal, and Real Madrid are in no hurry to get rid of Kroos.
Kroos was part of the Germany team that were eliminated from the World Cup yesterday.
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ARSENAL SWITCH ATTENTION TO JUVENTUS WINGER
Arsenal are ready to make a firm approach for Juventus star Juan Cuadradro after seemingly missing out on the race to sign Gelson Martins, according to reports.
The Gunners had been keen on a swoop for Portugal flyer Martins, who is available on a free transfer this summer after the €60m Portugal winger tore up his contract at Sporting Lisbon.
However, reports in Portugal claim Martins only wants to sign for a club operating in the Champions League and would prefer a move to Liverpool over the Gunners as a result.
And with Unai Emery destined to miss out, it seems the Gunners boss is ready to turn his attentions to former Chelsea man Cuadrado, who has caught the eye for Colombia during the World Cup.
The winger’s current deal expires in 2020 and Juventus have pencilled in talks to extend it after the World Cup, claims Calciomercato, who claim Arsenal are ready to pounce should those talks stall.
Cuadrado, however, is seen as a vital piece of Massimiliano Allegri’s side at Juve and prising him from the Serie A champions could set Arsenal back as much as €60million, if the reports are to be believed.
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AND THE REST
Barcelona have asked CSKA Moscow about Chelsea and Juventus target Aleksandr Golovin (Mundo Deportivo)
Chelsea have taken the lead in the race for Roma keeper Alisson (Marca)
Marseille are the favourites to sign free agent Max Meyer after Liverpool and Arsenal refused to meet his wage demands (Bild)
AC Milan have received no bids for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has been linked with Liverpool (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Raul Albiol is set to sign a new contract at Napoli after turning down an offer from Villarreal (Marca)
Manchester United are monitoring the situation of William Carvalho, who has cancelled his contract at Sporting Lisbon (Record)
Getafe president Angel Torres has confirmed the club have agreed a loan deal for Barcelona B forward Jose Arnaiz (Onda Cero)
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign former Inter Milan and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli this summer (Tuttosport)
AC Milan goalkeeper Gabriel is a target for fellow Serie A side Fiorentina (Calciomercato)
Real Betis are interested in a move for Inter defender and Japan international Yuto Nagatomo (ABC De Sevilla)
Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez has rejected a £20m offer for Sergio Araujo after admitting he wants to build his side around the Argentine forward (Marca)
Chelsea and Manchester City will rival Manchester United for Leonardo Bonucci if AC Milan give any indication they are willing to sell the €40m-rated defender (Tuttosport)
Manchester United face competition from Roma and Juventus for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is rated at €50m (Cadena Cope)
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez is set to join Qatari club Al Sadd on a free transfer (AS)
Napoli are ready to submit an official bid for PSG keeper and Newcastle target Alphonse Areola, who will lose his place after the arrival of Gigi Buffon (L’Equipe)
Chelsea have increased their wage packet to Daniele Rugani to €4m a season to try and tempt him from Juventus (SportItalia)
Sevilla are keen to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak this summer, with a fee of €10m-€15m
AC Milan are set to sign former Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic from Hamburg this summer (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan are leading the chase to sign Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal (Tuttosport)
Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz is expected to complete his move to Italian club Napoli this week despite a delay (Sevilla Info)
Chelsea may be priced out of a move for Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic after the club’s president, Andrea Agnelli, set the Bosnian’s asking price between £75m and £88m (Corriere dello Sport)
Brazilian left-back Marcelo could have joined Hamburg a year before he ended up at Real Madrid – but the Bundesliga side refused to meet Fluminense’s asking price (Bild)
Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard is on the radar of both Southampton and Everton (Kicker)
Chelsea transfer target Claudio Marchisio has stated in a recent interview that he wants to stay at Juventus next season and has had no contact with any other club this summer (MediaSet)
Lille have rejected a £10.5m offer from Spanish side Valencia for West Ham transfer target Kevin Malcuit (France Football)