PSG have emerged as the favourites to beat Tottenham and Arsenal to a Ligue 1 attacker, while there will be a three-way battle to land Neymar this summer, according to Tuesday’s European papers.
PSG LEAPFROG LONDON DUO IN RACE FOR MALCOM
Paris Saint-Germain look to have taken the lead in the race to land Brazilian star Malcom.
The Bordeaux winger has been in brilliant form this season and has been strongly linked with a €50million exit this summer.
The 21-year-old has scored nine Ligue 1 goals and provided six assists, leading to strong interest from London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
However, France Football claims that PSG are now the favourites to land the attacker, news that will come as a big blow to the Premier League duo.
The report states that PSG’s sporting director, Antero Henrique, has an advantage due to his close relationship with Malcom’s agency, Elenko Sports.
Henrique worked at Portuguese giants Porto before heading to France, where he developed a huge network of contacts throughout South America, from where Portuguese clubs are known to recruit many players.
Those links are thought to be the key to Malcom staying in France and swapping Bordeaux for Paris, leaving Spurs and Arsenal disappointed.
AND THE REST
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the club’s intention to sign on-loan playmaker James Rodriguez on a permanent basis (AS)
PSG talisman Neymar has reportedly told his old Barcelona team-mates he wants to quit the Parc des Princes amid offers from Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City (Don Balon)
AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has identified Arturo Vidal and Memphis Depay as two targets for the summer transfer window (Tuttosport)
Barcelona will know the future of highly-rated teenager Robert Navarro in the next ten days (Sport)
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says Real Madrid have no chance of signing the German club’s 29-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski (Marca)
If AC Milan beat Inter Milan on Wednesday, Gennaro Gattuso will sign a new contract immediately (Corriere dello Sport)
Michael Zorc will leave his post as Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director once his contract expires in 2021 (Kicker)
Barcelona are set to reignite their interest in Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet (Sport)
Javier Pastore could still move to Inter in the summer. The Argentine saw his move break down in January, but has since expressed his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain (Tuttosport)
Atletico Madrid may move for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno this summer should Antoine Griezmann leave the club (Cadena Ser)
Sporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus has admitted he does not know whether he’ll stay at the club in the long term (Marca)
Paco Alcacer is likely to leave Barcelona in the summer with Celta Vigo and Villarreal at the head of the queue for his signature (Mundo Deportivo)
Nice coach Lucien Favre is Borussia Dortmund’s top choice to replace Peter Stoger in the summer, with their current boss likely to leave at the end of the season (Bild)