Real Madrid are after two Premier League midfielders to replace an ageing star, while Juventus are serious about signing a Spurs defender, according to Tuesday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID TARGET TWO PREM STARS
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is aware that the club plan to replace him with one of two Premier League stars, a report claims.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the president of the LaLiga side – Florentino Perez – has plans to secure the long-term replacement for Modric this summer.
There is uncertainty surrounding the future of the Croatia international, who was heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan in the last transfer window.
The 33-year-old’s days at the Bernabeu could be numbered, as the report states that Perez wants either Manchester United star Paul Pogba or Spurs’ playmaker Christian Eriksen as his replacement.
The France star looked certain to be heading for the Old Trafford exit while Jose Mourinho remained in charge, but the Portuguese’s manager’s dismissal and Solskjaer’s subsequent appointment has sparked a vast improvement in Pogba’s output.
Still, despite his improved mood, rumours of Pogba’s desire to move to La Liga remain, though Man Utd may demand more than the £89m they paid to sign him from Juventus.
His brother Florentin recently claimed that a move to either Real or Barcelona would represent the next step in Paul’s development as a player.
Meanwhile, Eriksen was again a shining light as Tottenham produced a stirring second-half performance as Borussia Dortmund were resoundingly beaten at Wembley to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s side near to a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
However, speculation over Eriksen’s future continues to gather pace, with the former Ajax man having just 17 months left on his existing Tottenham contract. He has been linked with a €100m move to Real Madrid before, as well as PSG and Barcelona.
Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso, on loan from PSG, is another possible replacement – but he would also cost between €70-80m.
AND THE REST
Juventus have identified Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez as the heir to Giorgio Chiellini – and are prepared to spend up to €80m to lure him from north London. (Don Balon)
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is reportedly aware of his club looking at Manchester United star Paul Pogba as a potential replacement for him in the transfer market. (Don Balon)
Manchester United and other clubs can reportedly complete the transfer of Paulo Dybala from Juventus this summer as they prepare to replace him with Inter Milan misfit Mauro Icardi. (Don Balon)
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez said yes to a loan switch to AC Milan, before eventually signing a six-month deal at Arsenal. (Calciomercato)
Neymar’s father insists his son remains is very happy in the French capital, but refused to commit the Brazil star’s future to the club beyond the summer. (Telefoot)
Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi is the subject of interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. (El Desmarque)
Arsenal are among the favourites to seal the transfer of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas as he looks for a way out of the Bernabeu. (Don Balon)
Juventus have asked Inter Milan about Mauro Icardi’s future but have not had talks with the Argentina striker, 25, or his agent. (Radio Rai)
Inter have the terms set out which they hope will entice Mauro Icardi into penning a new contract. (Calciomercato)
Marcelo is frustrated with his situation at Real Madrid and is ready to demand a summer exit if things do not change (COPE)
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso as they eye up potential replacements for Marcelo. (Don Balon)
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Napoli will take up the €4m option to sign David Ospina from Arsenal on a permanent deal this summer. (various)
Barcelona are favourites to sign Benfica striker Luka Jovic, who is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt. Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also interested in the 21-year-old Serb. (Goal)
Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Porto defender Eder Militao, 21, and will sign the Brazil international for about £44m. (Marca)
Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez has reportedly been offered to Real Madrid, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. (Don Balon)
Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb says he would be willing to return to Tottenham if the opportunity ever presented itself
West Ham and Norway midfielder Martin Samuelsen, 21, who is on loan at VVV Venlo, is poised to return to his homeland with FK Haugesund. (Inside Futbol)
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has agreed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth €10m per season. (Paris United)
Spanish champions Barcelona are also finalising the signing of Brazilian centre-back Vitao, 19, from Palmeiras. (Marca)