PSG and Real Madrid are close to completing a goalkeeper swap, while the sporting director of a Serie A side says he knows where Bruno Fernandes is going, according to Friday’s European papers.
EURO GIANTS TO FINALISE KEEPER SWAP
Paris Saint-Germain are expected to announce the signing of Keylor Navas from Real Madrid on Monday, it is claimed.
The French champions have been chasing the Costa Rica number one throughout the summer, having sent Gianluigi Buffon back to Juventus, and with Navas eager for first team football after serving as Thibaut Courtois’ deputy last season.
Now, Marca claim that Navas will be presented as a PSG player on Monday, the last day of the European transfer window.
Madrid had been linked with several familiar names – including former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina and current Chelsea backup Willy Caballero – as Navas’ replacement, but the Spanish source reveals that they will actually acquire PSG’s Alphonse Areola in return.
Navas will cost PSG €15m, while Areola – who previously played in La Liga with Villarreal – will move to the Spanish capital on loan.
POGBA AGENT PUSHING FOR LAST-DITCH MOVE
Paul Pogba’s agent has reportedly pleaded with Manchester United to sell the wantaway star to Real Madrid before the European transfer window shuts on Monday.
Pogba, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu all summer, has made no secret of his desire to quit Old Trafford and previously admitted he wants “a new challenge”.
The Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola reiterated Pogba’s transfer stance last month when he told The Times: “Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”
United have stood firm over their stance on the 26-year-old, although that hasn’t stopped the player’s representative from attempting to push through a last-ditch move, according to Marca.
A report on Thursday had suggested that Pogba would be happy to remain in Manchester for another season and then move to Real, although it would appear that the rumours over a move will not go away until after Monday’s deadline has closed.
The Spanish outlet has claimed that Raiola has told the Red Devils that Pogba will not extend his current United contract, which expires in June 2021, and urged them to sell him to Madrid for a whopping £181million.
Pogba is said to be desperate to play under Madrid manager and fellow countryman, Zinedine Zidane, but it seems like he may have to wait to seal his dream move – just like former Chelsea star Eden Hazard had to do.
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AND THE REST
Inter Milan want to sign Khouma Babacar from Sassuolo to become Romelu Lukaku’s understudy (Tuttosport)
Barcelona defender Juan Miranda has completed his two-year loan move to Schalke (official)
Kevin Mirallas has joined Royal Antwerp from Everton on a permanent basis (official)
Valencia are awaiting final approval from owner Peter Lim before confirming the loan signing of Rafinha from Barcelona (Diario Sport)
Fiorentina sporting director Daniel Prade says Bruno Fernandes is set to join Real Madrid for €70m, after revealing his side signed Dalbert from Inter after Sporting took Raphinha off the market (Marca)
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has phoned Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele, 22, to convince him to move to the French capital as part of the Neymar deal (Le Parisien)
Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract at Bayern Munich by two years, taking his time at the Bundesliga champions through to 2023
Radja Nainggolan has revealed that Inter want Mauro Icardi out because his agent-wife Wanda Nara has caused problems in their dressing room (Corriere dello Sport)
Inter could send Icardi out on loan, although not to rivals Juventus (Sky Italia)
Mesut Ozil will not be making a last-minute exit from Arsenal ahead of the closure of the European transfer window, manager Unai Emery has confirmed
Former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has agreed a two-year deal with Napoli (Sky Italy)
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is due in Istanbul on Friday to sign a year-long loan with Besiktas (various)
AC Milan are preparing for a last-minute offer from Torino for Hakan Calhanoglu (SempreMilan)
Manchester United and Italy full-back Matteo Darmian, 29, is in negotiations for a return to Serie A with Parma (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are preparing a move for Udinese attacker Rodrigo De Paul (Calciomercato)
Fiorentina are reportedly considering a late move for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao (Football Italia)
Roma are reportedly ready to complete a triple swoop of transfers with the signing of Corinthians attacker Mateus Vital (Gianluca Di Marzio)
South Korea winger Lee Seung-woo has left Verona to join Belgian side Sint-Truiden on a permanent basis (Football Italia)
Milan left-back Diego Laxalt has arrived for his Torino medical after finally agreeing terms over a transfer (Football Italia)
Cagliari continue to reinforce their squad, as Robin Olsen and Giovanni Simeone signed for the Sardinians on Friday (official)