Chelsea and Manchester United are battling for an Albanian defender, while Real Madrid have named their asking price for a Prem-linked duo, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID SET ASKING PRICE FOR ATTACKING DUO
Real Madrid have named a cut-price fee for a pair of Liverpool and Manchester United targets who they are looking to move on this summer, a report claims.
Following the arrivals of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo for just under £300m already this summer, Real could be forced to sell a number of players who will see their game time drastically reduced next term.
Recent reports have suggested that Florentino Perez is now plotting a ‘fire sale’ of sorts in order to raise enough money to land one more big blockbuster name – possibly Paul Pogba.
James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Keylor Navas and Mariano Diaz have been transfer listed as they look to recoup a whopping €200million.
Another two players who Real are willing to let go of are Isco and Marco Asensio, and according to AS they are willing to part with each for €80m.
It was even claimed that a monumental swap deal could be on the cards as Florentino Perez is making a charge for Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, in a deal which could see Asensio go the other way.
Isco meanwhile has been strongly linked with a move to United, possibly as part of a Pogba swap deal.
Isco, who has a huge €700m buyout clause in his contract, is under contract until 2022 but Real know they are likely to get just a fraction of his release clause if they put the playmaker up for sale.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid chiefs will reportedly meet to discuss the Paul Pogba transfer situation as Manchester United slap a £180million asking price onto the head of the World Cup winner. Los Blancos will consider Tottenham star Christian Eriksen and Ajax ace Donny van de Beek as alternatives to Pogba. (Marca)
Real Madrid are considering the prospect of allowing Gareth Bale to leave the club for free this summer. (AS)
Roma are stepping up their efforts to sign Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj, but must offload Alessandro Florenzi if any deal is to be completed. Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested. (Calciomercato.com)
Paris Saint-Germain have rejected a bid from Barcelona – of £40m plus Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic and 27-year-old Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho – for Brazil forward Neymar. (L’Equipe)
James Rodriguez is moving closer to a move to Atletico Madrid. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Malcolm’s agent sat down with Barca’s senior officials on Tuesday to inform them he intends to leave, but the club want to receive €60million for the player to ensure they make a profit on their initial investment. (Catalunya Radio)
Real Madrid’s Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to signing for Arsenal. (Mundo Deportivo)
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s agent says the Belgian still aims to leave the Reds in search of more first-team football. (Les Sports Plus)
AC Milan could try to sign Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly after being put off by Liverpool’s £18m asking price for Dejan Lovren. (Tuttosport)
Newcastle defender Fabian Schar has been offered to Milan. (Calciomercato.com)
Milan are set to pounce if Real Madrid decide to sell Luka Modric. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Barcelona are interested in bringing Real Betis’ 22-year-old Spain U21 left-back Junior Firpo to the Nou Camp this summer to provide cover for Spain international Jordi Alba. (Marca)
Inter are planning on offering a contract renewal to Lautaro Martinez amid speculation linking Barcelona with a summer swoop. (Calciomercato.com)
Arsenal have sent a club doctor to Brazil to check the status of 23-year-old Everton Soares as a deal to sign Gremio’s Brazil striker gets closer. (Fox Sports)
Atalanta’s 23-year-old Italy defender Gianluca Mancini is set to sign for Roma for €26m. (Gazzetta dello Sport)