Euro Paper Talk: Donnarumma lift for Liverpool; Toon eye strike duo
Newcastle are in the market for two new strikers this summer, while Liverpool have been given encouragement over a €60m goalkeeping target, according to Monday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL GIVEN DONNARUMMA LIFT
Liverpool could turn their attentions to battle AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after once again being given encouragement the star could move on this summer.
The Reds are expected to try and sign Roma stopper Alisson Becker this summer, but reported interest from Real Madrid means they may have to look elsewhere.
One of the names they’re being linked with is Donnarumma and it appears Milan face quite a battle to hang on to the young keeper this summer.
His agent Mino Raiola says he will advise the 19-year-old to move away this summer, and hinting of a possible approach, he told Rai Sports: “If it were me however, I would leave immediately because there are important requests out there for his services.
However, with Milan poised to seal a deal for Napoli keeper Pepe Reina, they could be forced to balance the books and move Donnarumma on if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Milan boss Rino Gatusso has told the club they must do all in their power to retain the keeper’s services, but that decision could be taken out of his hands should Liverpool, or fellow suitors PSG, make a firm offer for his services, with various reports suggesting a fee of €60m could tempt Milan to do business.
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SIDIBE TIPPED FOR UNITED SWITCH
Manchester United have lined up a surprise swoop on Monaco for full-back Djibril Sidibe, according to reports in France.
Jose Mourinho has made the strengthening of his defence one of his top priorities this summer and a deal for Barcelona centre-half Samuel Umtiti appears to be gathering momentum.
However, Umtiti might not be the only France defender moving to Old Trafford this summer with Le 10 Sport claiming Mourinho wants £50million-rated right-back Sidibe to join him in a remodelled defence.
It’s claimed talks over the deal are already underway with Sidibe keen to join his Les Bleus teammate in Manchester next season, with two more of his former teammates, Ben Mendy and Bernardo Silva, playing across the city for Pep Guardiola’s men.
Sidibe could be brought in by Mourinho as cover and competition for veteran defender Antonio Valencia, with Matteo Darmian set to return to Italy – quite possibly with Juventus – helping to part-fund a move for the France international.
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AND THE REST
Newcastle could launch a fresh £35m move for Sporting striker Bas Dost amid claims the player has informed his agent he would like a move to the Premier League (Record)
Newcastle and Celtic have also been tipped up as contenders to sign Fernando Torres after the striker confirmed he would leave Atletico Madrid this summer (AS)
Man City are ready to make an initial €45m offer for Isco – and could spend as much as €60m to land the Real Madrid star (Don Balon)
Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona is done and dusted despite the best denials from the player this weekend (Le 10 Sport)
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham face competition from PSG for Watford star Richarlison this summer – but the Ligue 1 giants are only interested in the Brazilian if they can’t land No 1 target, Anthony Martial (L’Equipe)
Manchester United are closing on a deal for Samuel Umtiti after informing the Frenchman they will triple his current wages at Barcelona, having already agreed to meet the €60million release clause in his contract (Sport)
Arsenal lead Manchester City in the race to sign Barcelona wonderkid Robert Navarro (El Confidencial)
Barcelona are expected to let €25m defender Yerry Mina leave on loan this summer – with West Ham already favourites to sign him (Don Balon)
Arsenal are plotting a move for Lucien Favre as a replacement for Arsene Wenger this summer, amid claims the coach won’t renew his deal with Nice (Blick)
Alvaro Morata has been strongly linked with a return to Juventus after they made their Spaniard their top forward target this summer ahead of Anthony Martial (Rai Sports)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic insists he is not considering his future yet amid talk he is wanted by Manchester United and Juventus in a €100m summer deal (Zurnal)
Borussia Dortmund are preparing to launch a club record bid to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez this summer (AS)
Sevilla are considering the future of both coach Vincenzo Montella and sporting director Oscar Arias, with former boss Joaquin Caparros linked to a return (Marca)
Valencia and Villarreal are among the clubs eyeing a summer transfer for Pescara midfielder German Brugman (Plaza Deportivo)
Bayern Munich wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery have been offered new one-year contracts to extend their stays at the club (Bild)
Liverpool’s board of directors have given Jurgen Klopp permission to launch a club record bid of €125m to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala (Sport Mediaset)
Everton will rival Real Betis, Eibar and Villarreall for ADO Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon this summer (Estadio Deportivo)
Lorenzo Insigne has expressed his shock and surprise after being booed by his own Napoli fans on Sunday (Calciomercato)
Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran has confirmed he will renew his contract at the club by a further 12 months (Cadena Cope)
Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has hinted he will snub interest from Manchester United and Tottenham to stay at the Nou Camp next season
John Guidetti wants to remain at Alaves beyond the end of the current season after joining the club on loan from Celta Vigo (Estadio Deportivo)