Gareth Bale has given Man Utd and Spurs a huge transfer boost, while the Red Devils have also pushed on with their attempts to land a Croatian World Cup star, according to Friday’s European papers.
BALE UNSURE OVER FUTURE PLANS
Gareth Bale has cast further doubts over his future at Real Madrid by hinting that he could leave the LaLiga giants this summer.
The 28-year-old Wales forward is a man in demand this summer after he admitted, following his two-goal display in the Champions League final, that he “needs to play more regular football”.
The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham have both been heavily linked to the player, while there has been interest on the continent with Bayern Munich reported to have had an approach rejected.
The Manchester Evening News claimed yesterday that Bale is edging ever closer to deciding upon a move to Old Trafford this summer, with the paper claiming “advanced talks” had taken place in recent weeks.
Bale’s Champions League final exploits have done United no favours, any deal for the Welshman is likely to cost in excess of €80million (£70million).
Now, the Welshman has commented on his future, refusing to commit to being at Real Madrid next season.
“I really don’t know [where I will be],” he told Wales Online. “I’m going to have to sit down and discuss it with my agent.
“Maybe I’ll be staying here [at Real Madrid], maybe not. We’ll sit down in the summer and hopefully resolve this issue.”
MAN UTD IN ADVANCED TALKS OVER WORLD CUP STAR
Manchester United have reportedly entered talks with Ivan Perisic over a potential summer move to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is apparently a huge admirer of the Inter Milan winger and tried to bring him to Manchester last summer, but couldn’t get a deal done as the Red Devils baulked at Inter’s €50m asking price.
Perisic eventually signed a new five-year deal with the Serie A club, seemingly putting an end to speculation about his future.
However, Mourinho is back in for the Croatia international, whose equaliser helped sink England in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.
Now, respected Twitter account Euro United has reported that United are locked in talks over Perisic.
They posted: “Advanced negotiations between Perisic and Manchester United. Jose Mourinho loves the Inter player a lot. Zahavi and Ramadani will move soon to advance on the transfer.”
Négociations avancées entre Perisic et Manchester United. José Mourinho aime énormément le joueur de l’Inter. Zahavi et Ramadani vont se déplacer prochainement pour avancer sur le transfert. pic.twitter.com/JjizgXtIsd
— Euro United (@EuroUnited6) July 13, 2018
“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others,” the United boss said.
“Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative. But he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air.”
AND THE REST
Sampdoria director of football Walter Sabatini has claimed that Alisson will join Chelsea for €70m
Real Madrid representative Juni Calafat has held talks with Neymar’s father over possibly luring the Paris Saint-Germain attacker to the Bernabeu (Globoesporte)
Real Madrid will pay up to €330million to land Neymar this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit (SoyMadridista)
Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante over a summer move (RMC Sport)
Manchester United and Arsenal are set to miss out on a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot, who will join Barcelona (Sport)
New Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is aiming to bolster his attacking options by signing Rodrigo from Valencia (Cadena Sur)
Barcelona target Adrien Rabiot has told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave the club (RMC Sport)
Manchester United could complete a deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax by Monday (De Telegraaf)
Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are both interested in signing AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci (Corriere dello Sport)
Tiemoue Bakayoko has emerged as a surprise loan target for La Liga side Sevilla (Paris United)