Manchester United and Manchester City remain interested in an Italy winger, Spurs want Douglas Costa and Arsenal and Man Utd are in for Monchi, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
MAN UTD, MAN CITY TO PURSUE CHIESA
Manchester United and Manchester City remain interested in Italy winger Federico Chiesa, according to a report in Italy.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan and Juventus lead the race from Italy for the 21-year-old, but Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also in the hunt, as well as the two Premier League giants.
The right winger has 10 goals and six assists for Fiorentina this season and the Viola apparently value the youngster at €60million, although that figure could well rise due to his impressive performances.
Before Christmas Calciomercato claimed Juve were in the driving seat to land the player, having already had dealings with Fiorentina when they signed Federico Bernardeschi last season.
MAN UTD GIVEN HUGE DEFENDER BOOST
Defender Jordi Alba will consider a move to Manchester United and other interested clubs following a development at Barcelona, a report claims.
The Spain international is believed to have been in talks with Barca over a new deal, with his current deal at the Camp Nou expiring in June 2020 and possessing a €150m release clause.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Monday that the Catakans would offer the player a five-year contract.
Meanwhile, Cadena Ser reported earlier in the month that the experienced left-back had agreed to extend his contract until June 2024.
However, a fresh report from Don Balon, Alba has become unsettled because his club have prioritised a new deal for Lionel Messi, despite him being closer to the end of his current contract.
The report adds that he has received offers from Man Utd and Man City but decided to ‘park’ them, however his jealousy over the Messi talks may force him to consider.
Alba recently re-iterated his happiness at the Nou Camp, but failed to rule out a possible departure.
“You never know in football, but I repeat that my intention is to stay here come what may,” he told Sport.
“I have never seen myself outside of Barcelona, since I have been at Barca it’s my dream [to stay].
“As the years have passed I have kept growing and I notice the affection from the fans even more. I have always seen myself in Barcelona and my dream is to retire here.”
AND THE REST
Chelsea rejected an approach from Schalke in January to sign Andreas Christensen on loan (Bild)
Tottenham are in the hunt to sign Juventus attacker Douglas Costa (Calciomercato)
Levante’s Jason Remeseiro is being lined up as a replacement for Tottenham target Carlos Soler (El Gol)
Mino Raiola has a few ‘important offers’ in front of him regarding Lorenzo Insigne and he is waiting to see how Napoli react (Il Mattino)
Napoli have postponed Marek Hamsik’s proposed move to the Chinese Super League due to concerns about the payment of the transfer fee (various)
Mauro Icardi’s future does not lie with Inter Milan and the striker is heading for Madrid with Atletico and Real battling for his signature (AS)
Borussia Dortmund have been left so impressed with the performance of Lucien Favre, they are ready to offer him a new deal (Goal)
Arsenal and Manchester United are looking to bring in Monchi with the Spanish sporting director close to leaving Roma (Calciomercato)
Gareth Bale has bought a property in London amid links with a return to Tottenham or a move to Chelsea this summer (Don Balon)
Chelsea have already begun the process of signing Philippe Coutinho as the Eden Hazard Real Madrid transfer looks a foregone conclusion (Don Balon)
Juventus are irritated with the behaviour of winger Douglas Costa, with a meeting planned in the coming days with his agent to discuss the Brazilian’s future. Man Utd and Man City are both interested (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are set to enter the transfer scrap for highly-rated Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara, who is also being eyed by Chelsea and Arsenal (Calciomercato)
AC Milan have reached an agreement with Nice over the transfer of winger Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of a €20m deal (SportMediaset)
Chelsea are one of the teams in negotiations over the transfer of Real Madrid playmaker Isco, but Los Blancos are demanding £105m (Don Balon)
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 21, would be an ideal signing for Barcelona, says former striker Patrick Kluivert (Sport360)
Chelsea had a 50m euros offer (£44m) for Italian midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21, accepted by his club Cagliari in January but the player turned down the move (Tutto Mercato Web)
Sampdoria’s Danish defender Joachim Andersen, 22, says he is still concentrating on playing for the Italian side amid reported interest from Tottenham (Ekstra Bladet)
Newcastle United attempted to sign Juventus’ Croatia winger Marko Pjaca, 23, who is on loan at Fiorentina, during the January transfer window (Corriere Fiorentino)
Lille defender Boubakary Soumare was offered to Juventus towards the end of the January transfer window (Calciomercato)