Napoli are ready to offer a cash-plus-player deal to sign Mauro Icardi, while Juventus have their eyes on a Manchester United target if they can’t sign the Inter star – according to Sunday’s European papers.
NAPOLI READY TO POUNCE FOR ICARDI
Napoli are ready to offer a striker swap to Inter Milan for Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.
Icardi has been frozen out at Inter since the arrival of Antonio Conte as head coach, with new Romelu Lukaku taking his number nine shirt.
The Argentine striker wants to move to Juventus, but Inter do not want to sell to their rivals – meaning a complicated set of operations to stop him joining the Serie A champions was formulated.
Reports had indicated that Inter would sell Icardi to Napoli, who would send Arkadiusz Milik to Roma, who in turn would move Edin Dzeko on to Inter.
However, Dzeko has signed a new contract at Roma, meaning that stage of the deal will be skipped completely. Gazzetta Dello Sport claim that Napoli are ready to offer €65m plus Milik to Inter, in hope of landing Icardi.
Despite his will to join Juventus, Icardi had reportedly set them an ultimatum to make a bid, giving them until Monday before he would start to consider other options.
The 26-year-old hitman, once linked with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, could be ready for speedy negotiations with Napoli in the coming week.
AND THE REST
Lyon striker Moussa Dembele – linked with Manchester United this summer – is Juventus’ backup plan if they fail to sign Mauro Icardi from Inter (L’Equipe)
Manchester United, Everton and Wolves all wanted Steven Bergwijn before the winger signed a new contract at PSV (El Desmarque)
PSG striker Edinson Cavani is expected to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami at the end of the season (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Juventus are set to make an opening offer of €10m for Barcelona starlet Juan Miranda (Don Balon)
Aston Villa missed out on the chance to sign Baptiste Santamaria from Angers this summer, with the midfielder now on Napoli’s radar (L’Equipe)
Sergio Busquets has demanded a new contract at Barcelona as he is unhappy with his current terms (Don Balon)
Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi wants to raid former club Torino for either Nicolas Nkoulou or Armando Izzo after missing out on Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren (Corriere Dello Sport)
Roma are also interested in Davide Zappacosta on loan, but Chelsea would rather sell him on a permanent basis (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Inter Milan will not let young defender Alessandro Bastoni rejoin Parma on loan, forcing the Serie A side to target Napoli’s Lorenzo Tonelli instead (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could be leaving Juventus already, with Bayern Munich and PSG interested (Calciomercato)
Fenerbahce have offered €8m for Bologna striker Federico Santander (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
AC Milan will target Tottenham’s Serge Aurier if Andrea Conti leaves the San Siro this summer (Calciomercato)
Nelson Semedo would rather stay at Barcelona, but is open to joining PSG as part of a potential Neymar swap deal (Mundo Deportivo)
Bayern Munich have walked away from their negotiations for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic (Sport Bild)
Lecce are plotting a surprise swoop for former Manchester City and Swansea striker Wilfried Bony (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Inter are close to signing left-back Cristiano Biraghi from Fiorentina, which would push Dalbert to Nice (Sportitalia)