Jose Mourinho has been personally contacted about a deal to sign a £61m-rated Real Madrid star, while a relegated Prem star could find salvation in LaLiga, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
VARANE DESPERATE TO LINK UP WITH MOURINHO AGAIN
Raphael Varane is so keen to link up again with Jose Mourinho that he has personally called the Manchester United boss to push through the move.
That’s according to the latest reports in Spain, which believe Mourinho has a great chance of bringing in the Real Madrid defender this summer.
Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his central defence this summer and efforts to lure Samuel Umtiti look set to fail with the former Lyon man expected to commit to a bumper new deal.
But Varane’s position is more debatable, with Florentino Perez rumoured to be keen on Man City’s John Stones as a replacement.
And with the player wary he could be replaced, Don Balon claim he has personally spoken with Mourinho about a move to the Premier League, claiming he is “seduced” by the idea of playing in England.
A fee of €70m (£61.1million) has been touted.
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Sevilla are ready to battle Swansea, West Ham and Newcastle for Stoke midfielder Joe Allen – and a move to LaLiga is most likely to appeal to the former Liverpool star (AS)
Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea could be beaten to the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly, with the defender’s agent hinting he could be tempted by a move to Juventus this summer (Tuttosport)
Watford have been given hope of a deal for Gerard Deulofeu after Barcelona told the player he would be allowed to leave in a permanent deal this summer (Don Balon)
Roma have launched a €30m bid to beat Man Utd, Liverpool and Wolves to the signature of Brazilian playmaker Anderson Talisca (Sport)
Arsenal have opened talks over a £22million summer deal for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno (Bild)
Anderlecht teenager Eliot Matazo, 16, has been offered a generous signing-on fee to join Manchester United after a delegation travelled to Belgium to wrap up his signing this summer (L’Equipe)
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Dani Ceballos have suffered a blow after Real Madrid planned to offer him to Real Betis in a straight swap for Fabian Ruiz (Don Balon)
Anderlecht are interested in making Lazar Markovic’s loan deal at the club a permanent move this summer after the £20million Serbian excelled during his stay in Belgium (Het Laatste Nieuws)
PSG are giving serious thought to signing Paul Pogba this summer after the Man Utd player was again offered to them by Mino Raiola (Le 10 Sport)
James Rodriguez wants to stay at loan club Bayern Munich next season amid talk he could return to Real Madrid next season or look to join Manchester United (AS)
Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio have all advised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez from making a summer swoop for Neymar (Don Balon)
AC Milan and Monaco are in talks over a surprise swap deal involving Andre Silva and Radamel Falcao (Tuttosport)
Meanwhile, Wolves are also said to be readying a big-money offer to sign the unsettled Portuguese striker Silva (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan are set to make a €20m bid to beat Chelsea and Spurs to Dinamo Zagreb central defender Filip Benkovic (Calciomercato)
West Ham have been told they must stump up €30m in order to keep Inter midfielder Joao Mario on a permanent basis (Calciomercato)
Brighton have had a £10m offer for Thomas Delaney rejected by Werder Bremen. The Denmark midfielder has also been linked with Tottenham (Kicker)
Juventus are favourites to sign Atalanta’s teenage Gambian striker Musa Barrow (Corriere dello Sport)
Wolves have joined Olympiakos in the race to sign Fiorentinadefender Bruno Gaspar this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Deportivo la Coruna will make a decision in the summer on whether striker Diego Rolan will be joining them this summer. The Uruguayan, formerly of Bordeaux, has been on loan at Malaga since the start of the season (Telefoot)
Real Madrid defender Marcelo says Fabio Coentrao will be welcome back at the Bernabeu this summer. The player has spent this season on loan in his homeland with Sporting Lisbon (AS)
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez could renew his efforts to sign Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen this summer after a failed £18million January bid (De Telegraaf)
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke is a target for Eintracht Frankfurt (Kicker)
Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin has heavily criticised Barcelona over their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, saying he was “fed up” with their attitude (official club website)
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has denied comparisons between himself and former Barca stopper Victor Valdes (Panenka)