Manchester United hope to sign a veteran forward to give their attack some additional firepower, while Chelsea are close to making an impressive triple swoop on Serie A, according to Monday’s European papers.
MOURINHO TARGETS MANDZUKIC SWOOP
Manchester United have opened talks with Juventus over a surprise swoop for veteran forward Mario Mandzukic, according to reports in the Italian media.
Calciomercato claims Jose Mourinho has asked United to bring in the Croatian striker as cover and competition for Romelu Lukaku next season after deciding Marcus Rashford isn’t quite good enough yet to challenge for a central striking role.
Mandzukic has impressed during Croatia’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals and was again on the mark on Sunday.
It’s claimed United will use Juventus’ interest in Matteo Darmian to help prise Mandzukic away from Juve this summer.
The Italy defender is set to return to Serie A this summer and claims to have offers on the table from Inter Milan, Juventus or Napoli this summer, according to il Gazzetta dello Sport.
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AND THE REST
Chelsea will sign Daniele Rugani as soon as Maurizio Sarri’s appointment is rubberstamped, while talks are well underway over a €70m swap deal that will see Alvaro Morata join Juventus, with Gonzalo Higuain (Corriere dello Sport)
Chelsea are back in the race to sign Lazio winger Felipe Anderson, who could be seen as a replacement for Man Utd and Barcelona target Willian (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona have joined the race to sign Man Utd transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio and will spend as much as €120m to sign the player, with Rafinha possibly being used as a makeweight (La Repubblica)
AC Milan want to sign either Ciro Immobile or Timo Werner this summer in a bid to add more bite to their attack (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola, has again offered the goalkeeper to Liverpool (Corriere dello Sport)
Gelson Martins’ agent has denied talk the Liverpool and Arsenal wing target could sign for Benfica this summer (Record)
West Ham have bid £27million for Nice forward Alassane Plea, who is also a target for Tottenham (Le10 Sport)
Juventus are eyeing a stunning summer swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo (Tuttosport)
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rival Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci (Le Parisien)
West Brom have tabled a £17.7million offer with Galatasaray for attacker Garry Rodrigues (Aksam)
The Spanish FA have identified Quique Sanchez Flores as their first-choice candidate for the next Spain boss (AS)
Barcelona will complete the signing of defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla ‘within days’ (Marca)
Barcelona remain interested in Chelsea winger Willian amid reports that the Catalan giants had a sizeable bid rejected by the Premier League club (Mundo Deportivo)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is unsure over whether to sign Mario Balotelli this summer (Tuttosport)
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has asked Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to join him in Italy (Corriere dello Sport)
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