Euro Paper Talk: Real Madrid eye shock swoop for Modric replacement

Date published: Monday 19th November 2018 11:59

Real Madrid are eyeing a shock swoop for a Premier League star to replace one of their midfielders, while Ousmane Dembele has been warned by Barcelona, according to Monday’s European papers.

 

REAL MADRID IDENTIFY MODRIC REPLACEMENT

LaLiga giants Real Madrid have reportedly identified Spurs star Dele Alli as the long term replacement for Luka Modric.

Modric, 33, has established himself as a legend at the Santiago Bernabeu having won three successive Champions League titles in addition to leading his country to a World Cup final.

The Croatia star was linked with a summer move to Inter Milan and it is believed that Real are actively seeking his successor.

According to a report from Spanish outlet Don Balon (via CaughtOffside), Florentino Perez wants to bring Tottenham’s Alli next year, with the England man having caught the eye since his emergence as a star in north London.

Modric himself made the switch from Spurs to Madrid six years ago and it enabled him to compete for major honours, something which may tempt Alli.

 

AND THE REST

Man Utd could reportedly face a huge concern as Paul Pogba has said yes to a return to Juventus (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus are reportedly ready to target Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe if they lose Paulo Dybala (Tuttosport)

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Neymar isn’t willing to play beside Sergio Ramos and will not join the LaLiga giants as long as he is on the team (Don Balon)

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, with Arsenal also monitoring his situation (Mundo Deportivo)

Ousmane Dembele has been warned that he must shape up at Barcelona or he will be sold (Sport)

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen wants to leave the club next year and favours a return to English football (Mundo Deportivo)

Roma are considering a January move for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha (Corriere dello Sport)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says there is no chance Christian Pulisic will leave in January

Real Madrid are set to open talks with Ajax over a January move for Frenkie de Jong (Sport)

Barcelona will enter the transfer market for a central defender in January as they have concerns over the fitness of Samuel Umtiti (AS)

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is attracting interest from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid (Don Balon)

Barcelona and Carles Alena are going to sit down for talks over the 20-year-old’s future sometime in December (Sport)

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo is ready to make a splash by bringing Cecs Fabregas to the Serie A side (Calciomercato)

Juventus can now be counted among the teams chasing Mexico and Porto midfielder Hector Herrera (Record)

Former Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta is in China to hold talks with Inter Milan owners Suning over a move to the San Siro (Goal)

 

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