A Napoli star with a €50m exit clause is set to choose between Liverpool and Man Utd this summer, while Chelsea are prepared to spend €100m to land their top defensive target, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
NAPOLI DEFENDER TO MAKE CHOICE KNOWN SOON
Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have all spoken with the agent of Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj, according to reports in the Italian press.
The Albanian defender has a €50million exit clause in his contract with the Serie A title-chasers and it’s claimed the trio are all plotting moves to bring him to the Premier League.
Sport Italia suggest Chelsea want to sign the player as a replacement for Davide Zappacosta, who has struggled to adapt to life in England and could return to Serie A in the summer.
However, il Corriere dello Sport reckons both United and Liverpool lead the charge and the player will choose between one of the North-West giants this summer.
It’s suggested Jose Mourinho wants him to replace the departing Matteo Darmian, while Jurgen Klopp is chasing him to provide competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Nathanial Clyne likely to move on.
The 24-year-old has been a key performer for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season, making 41 appearances in all competitions and proving capable of covering at left-back when required.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are set to ramp up their interest in signing Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly and will go as high as €100m to land the Senegalese star (Sport Italia)
Barcelona want Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso brought in as a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique – even though the Blues star is far better known as a wing-back (Goal)
Manchester City will battle Roma and Atletico Madrid for teenage Atletico Paranaense star Lucas Halter (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid are plotting a shock £60m move for John Stones, who Pep Guardiola will allow to leave Man City this summer despite claims he will stay at the Etihad (Don Balon)
Real Madrid are now willing to offer Gareth Bale plus €125m to Liverpool in an attempt to secure the signing of Mohamed Salah (Don Balon)
Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves says he would ‘return tomorrow’ to Barcelona if they moved to re-sign him (Globe Esporte)
Manchester United are closing on a £50m deal for Fred after Man City opted against a move for the Shakhtar Donetsk star (Corriere dello Sport)
Rio Ave midfielder Pele has emerged as a transfer target for Wolves (A Bola)
Mauro Icardi is set to become Serie A’s best-paid player with Inter Milan preparing a new deal that will see his salary top €8million a year. The Real Madrid, Manchester United target’s buyout clause is also set to raise significantly higher than the €110m it is currently set at (Calciomercato)
Antalyaspor midfielder Sandro – the former Spurs star currently on loan at Benvento – has been offered to AC Milan this summer (Calciomercato)
Eibar are planning to sign Sporting Gijon central defender Alex Perez this summer (AS)
Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is likely to move to China at the end of the season (Rai Sports)