Real Madrid are giving serious consideration to a £100m Manchester United swap proposal, while Tottenham have been tipped to sign a Barcelona man with a €150m exit clause, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
REAL TEMPTED BY MAN UTD’S POGBA OFFER
Real Madrid are reportedly giving serious consideration to Manchester United’s offer to swap Paul Pogba for one of their leading names.
That’s according to Spanish publication Don Balon, who claim United have contacted Florentino Perez to give him first refusal to sign the France midfielder – if they part company with either Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both players have been heavily tipped to leave the Bernabeu this summer – with United touted as potential destinations for them both.
But with Jose Mourinho wanting to spend his available budget on strengthening his central defence and central defence, the club will have to sacrifice Pogba if they’re to bring in either Ronaldo or Bale.
The Spanish outlet claims Perez is ‘extremely tempted’ by the offer, but as he rates both his players at a higher current market value than Pogba, he would ask United for an additional cash adjustment before any deal happens.
Despite his poor form over 2018, it’s believed United rate Pogba at around the £80million mark, with Real rating both Ronaldo and Bale at nearer the £100million mark.
The best United news direct to your Facebook timeline: Like our dedicated Manchester Utd Facebook page.
MAN UTD LEARN BOATENG COST
Manchester United have been cleared to sign Jerome Boateng after both the player and Bayern Munich gave the potential transfer the green light, according to reports in Germany.
United boss Jose Mourinho is in the market for a new centre-half this summer, but efforts to land the likes of Samuel Umtiti, Toby Alderweireld and Raphael Varane have so far drawn blanks.
Mourinho is said to have drawn up a list of eight defensive targets this summer – and one of them, Boateng – looks most likely, given the latest reports in Germany.
According to Bild, six-time Bundesliga winner Boateng has informed the club of his intention to seek a fresh challenge overseas – with Manchester United seemingly his preferred destination given their current need for a new defender and the riches on offer in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Bayern have told Boateng they will not stand in his way this summer if an interested club meets their €60million (£52.7m) asking price.
While the money seems quite steep given his age, United are reported to be considering an offer to bring the former Man City man back to the Premier League and end Mourinho’s so-far fruitless search for a new defensive lynchpin.
AND THE REST
Tottenham have been linked with an unlikely deal to sign Barcelona defender Jordi Alba this summer, despite the full-back having a frightening €150m exit fee (Diario Gol)
Barcelona are willing to sell out-of-favour midfielder Andre Gomes this summer for a fee as little as €22m (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona will complete the signing of Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet on 1 July by triggering his €35m release clause (Diario Sport)
Parma have indicated they are interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason (Tuttosport)
Genoa are interested in landing Juventus youngster Rolando Mandragora this summer in a €15m deal (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Porto have put a €6m asking price on defender Miguel Layun, who is interesting a number of LaLiga clubs (Cadena Cope)
Napoli, Sassuolo, Sampdoria and Torino have been told it will cost at least €25m to sign Valencia striker Simone Zaza (Deporte Valenciano)
Inter Milan have joined Lazio and Sampdoria in the race for Hellas Verona midfielder Romulo (L’Arena)
Liverpool will make a final take-it-or-leave-it offer of €75million (£65.9m) to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Alisson Becker (Tuttomercato)
Roma have targeted a move for Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico as a replacement for departing star Alisson (Onda Cero)
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to step in and bring Arsenal and Juventus target Aleksandr Golovin to Stamford Bridge – and is willing to pay CSKA Moscow €25m for the player – €7m more than Juve’s current offer (Calciomercato)
Sevilla have contacted Liverpool to tell them they are willing to pay the €17m (£15m) asking price for Daniel Sturridge (ABC Sevilla)
Real Madrid are seeking clarification over the future of Gareth Bale and will meet his representatives soon for talks. The Wales star looks to have three three options this summer: join Bayern Munich, join Man Utd or stay at the Bernabeu (ESPN FC)
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is Napoli’s main target to replace Pepe Reina after they missed out on a deal for Bernd Leno (Sky Italia)
Mateo Kovacic has asked to leave Real Madrid this summer – but his request has been rejected by the European champions (Cadena Cope)
Napoli are still interested in Valencia midfielder Santi Mina and are preparing an €18m offer (SuperDeporte)
Monaco have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona’s highly-rated youngster Robert Navarro on a five-year contract ahead of Manchester City (Sport)
Chelsea and Inter Milan are in talks over a swap deal for defender Davide Zappacosta and midfielder Matías Vecino (Calciomercato)
Napoli are in advanced negotiations for the signing of Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, who has a €40m exit clause in his contract (AS)
Max Meyer is ready to turn his back on Hoffenheim and has now set his heart on a free transfer move to AC Milan from Schalke (SportItalia)
Real Betis have confirmed that midfielder Fabian Ruiz is set to join Napoli in a €30m move – freeing up Jorginho to join Man City in a €54m switch (Radio Futbol)
Gianluigi Buffon is set to to officially join PSG in the next few days (L’Equipe)
Real Betis striker Ruben Castro is on the verge of re-joining Las Palmas, 14 years after leaving the club (Sport)
Roma and Inter are very close to finding an agreement regarding the transfer of Radja Nainggolan, with the player already house-hunting in Milan (Calciomercato)
Tottenham are interested in Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (L’Equipe)