The new Real Madrid boss wants a Liverpool star to join up with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Thursday’s European papers.
NEW REAL BOSS SETS SIGHTS ON SALAH
The incoming Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is hopeful of tempting Liverpool star Mo Salah to join this summer, a report claims.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are both apparently keen on signing the 25-year-old this summer after an amazing debut season for Liverpool which saw him win the Premier League golden boot, but reports have suggested it would cost £200m+ to strike a deal.
According to Don Balon, Lopetegui is considering the Egypt international as the ideal alternative to PSG star Neymar, who looks increasingly unlikely to return to LaLiga.
The report also claims that Salah’s arrival would be part of a key tactical change at the Bernabeu, with Lopetegui looking to use the former Roma man up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in a 4-4-2 formation.
The pair locked arms as they fell to the ground, with Salah taking the brunt of the weight on his shoulder.
AND THE REST
Tottenham’s interest in Jordi Alba is real and the north London club are preparing to spend up to €60m to bring the player to the Premier League, with any arrival meaning Danny Rose can move on (AS)
Barcelona have agreed to sign Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet in “a non-aggressive and cordial pact” (El Desmarque)
Luca Zidane is set to become one of the first players to leave Real Madrid this summer. The keeper (and son of Zinedine) will be shipped out following the capture of Ukranian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin (Marca)
Juventus have reached a €38m agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Wolves target Joao Cancelo (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Nantes have made an approach for out-of-favour Barcelona defender Douglas Pereira dos Santos (Get French Football)
Valencia are closing in on a €15m agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Kevin Gameiro (El Confidencial)
Juventus are eyeing a €150m double swoop move to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfield duo Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti (Tuttosport)
West Ham star and Manchester United target Marko Arnautovic has been offered to Serie A giants Inter Milan (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan have contacted AC Milan over a surprise swap deal involving Suso and Antonio Candreva (Tuttosport)
West Ham look to have agreed a fee, believed to £35m, with Lazio for Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson (Corriere dello Sport)
Roma have agreed a fee – believed to be €30million – for Radja Nainggolan with fellow Serie A club Inter Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG are considering joining Napoli in the race for €35m-rated Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka (El Desmarque)
Ahmed Musa’s agent says the Leicester forward is in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray (Radiospor)