Euro Paper Talk: Mourinho puts Real Madrid trio on his wanted list

Date published: Wednesday 14th March 2018 8:23 - Matthew Briggs

Jose Mourinho has handed a three-man Real Madrid shopping list to club officials and Arsenal are preparing a £53million bid for Luka Modric, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Jose Mourinho hasn’t wasted any time, because, according to reports, he has submitted to Ed Woodward the three Real Madrid players he wants to sign.

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League last night losing 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford and the Portuguese coach made light of the situation afterwards and said the club was used to losing in the Champions League.

And, according to Don Balon, Mourinho has handed his summer wish list to Woodward and he wants to sign Raphael Varane, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale in the summer.



Brace yourselves….this one should probably be taken with a pinch of salt….

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is so frustrated by the club’s Champions League last-16 elimination to Sevilla that he has instructed his agent to secure him a move out of Old Trafford this summer.

Jose Mourinho’s side were second best against their Spanish opponents as two Wissam Ben Yedder goals helped Vincenzo Montella’s side reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years.

De Gea had already kept Sevilla at bay in the first leg in Spain last month and also repelled their first-half efforts before Sevilla eventually struck.

The man regarded as the world’s best didn’t exactly cover himself in glory with their second, but reports in the Spanish press now claim he has reacted so badly to their exit that he has asked Jorge Mendes to secure him a summer switch out of Old Trafford.

Predictably, Don Balon claim De Gea has his heart firmly set on a switch to Real Madrid and the Spanish outlet suggests a €100m transfer to the Bernabeu could now be resurrected.

The former Atletico Madrid keeper has long been Real’s top target to replace Keylor Navas and while it looked like their hopes had faded just a matter of weeks ago, the latest reports claim the move could very well be back on.

While we obviously have our doubts, though every possibility that a player of De Gea’s talents will not be too happy at the club’s failure to at least reach the last eight of Europe’s premier competition.


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AC Milan are very keen on signing Arsenal target – Schalke midfielder Max Meyer (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are preparing a £53m offer for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric (Don Balon)

Stuttgart say Liverpool and Tottenhan target Benjamin Pavard will not be sold this summer (Bild)

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to sanction a €70m deal to bring AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to Ligue 1 (L’Equipe)

Barcelona have turned down the opportunity to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti (Marca)

Inter Milan are trying to land Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman (Calciomercato)

Arturo Vidal’s future at Bayern Munich is still unclear. The Chilean hasn’t ruled out staying with the Bundesliga champions, saying: “Whether I stay or extend depends on the people here in the club.We’re on the right track.” (SportBild)

Manchester United and PSG are locked in talks over a possible £200million swap deal which will see Paul Pogba head to Paris and Marco Verratti move to Old Trafford (L’Equipe)

Chelsea have told Borussia Dortmund they want €60m (£53m) to make Michy Batshuayi’s move to the Bundesliga permanent at the end of the season (Bild)

West Ham and Leicester striker target Alassane Plea has confirmed his plans to leave Nice this summer (Le 10 Sport)

Chelsea will beat Liverpool and Man City to the €135million signature of Real Madrid star Marco Asensio this summer – and make the Mallorca-born star their club-record signing (Don Balon)

Arsenal are tipped to win the £9m summer race to sign Corinthians midfielder Maycon, who is also wanted by Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk (UOL Esporte)

Gareth Bale has held talks with PSG and could now leave Real Madrid for Ligue 1 – and form a new-look attack alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe (Sport)

Manchester United are close to finalising a €40m deal to sign Benfica loanee star Talisca (A Bola)

Anderson Talisca: Linked with a move to Man United

Tottenham will transfer list striker Fernando Llorente this summer after the player told the club he is frustrated by his lack of chances. A return to La Liga looks likely with Athletic Bilbao considering re-signing their former player (AS)

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has praised a ‘brave’ Andre Gomes for discussing his psychological state and promised to help (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are interested in signing Pepe Reina and Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng (Calciomercato)

AC Milan are also strongly interested in signing former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay from Lyon (Tuttosport)

Manchester City have reportedly cooled their interest in Fred, leaving the door open for Manchester United to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter Milan have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Roma star Kevin Strootman – but hope to talk the capital club into accepting an offer less than the €45m exit fee in his contract (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set his sights on an Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and will rival Juventus for his signature (Don Balon)

Sergio Busquets has denied suggestions Lionel Messic ould leave Barcelona for the Premier League at the end of the season

Roma striker Edin Dzeko confirms he held talks with Chelsea over a potential move in January but he is quite happy in the Italian capital (Sport Centar)

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly urged Real Madrid to forget a move for David De Gea and to try and sign Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak instead (Don Balon)

Stoke forward Jese Rodriguez has confirmed he was in talks over a return to former club Las Palmas during the January transfer window (El Larguero)

Liverpool have been given nod to sign Jorginho if they bid £50million for the Napoli star (Corriere dello Sport)


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