One Real Madrid star wants to play in the Premier League next, and an Arsenal midfielder could reunite with a former manager in France, according to Thursday’s European newspapers.
REAL MADRID OUTCAST WANTS MAN UTD OR ARSENAL
Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente favours a move to the Premier League this summer, according to reports.
Llorente has been told he can leave the Bernabeu by boss Zinedine Zidane, as the 24-year-old midfielder has struggled for gametime.
According to AS, Llorente now wants to move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Arsenal interested.
Atletico Madrid and Roma are also said to be interested, but the Spaniard looks set to snub them for either of the English giants.
Llorente has made just six La Liga appearances this season, and could have joined Alaves on loan in January, but a move was turned down because he was starting to show some form. However, injuries have since disrupted his progress, reducing his chances of staying in Madrid next season.
MAN UTD, TOTTENHAM TOLD PSV TARGETS CAN LEAVE
PSV are reported to have given Manchester United and Tottenham permission to sign two of their star men this summer – but have been told they will cost €35m and €25m respectively.
According to De Telegraaf, PSV won’t stand in either Hirving Lozano or Steven Bergwijn’s way this summer if any club matches their valuations for the attacking duo.
Mexican star Lozano is top of United’s wish-list to replace Alexis Sanchez, according to the report, with the €35m asking price unlikely to put them off. United have tracked him for a number of years, dating back to his days with Pachuca, and are now ready to strike after witnessing his impressive form in the Eredivisie, where he has scored 40 goals in 74 appearances for the club.
The player, currently sidelined by a knee injury, had looked set to move to Napoli, but talks between the parties has broken down – leaving United as his most likely suitors after PSV boss Mark van Bommel confirmed the player would likely be playing his football elsewhere next season.
Dutch winger Bergwijn, meanwhile, is expected to cost a more modest €25m due to the release clause in his contract. PSV were hoping to get the 21-year-old to sign a new deal, but are reported to have now accepted he’ll likely move on this summer.
And Champions League finalists Tottenham are leading the chase for his signature, with our exclusive at the start of the season saying he had emerged as a target for Mauricio Pochettino.
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AND THE REST
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is wanted by Bordeaux, where he would reunite with his former Basel coach Paulo Sousa (L’Equipe)
Real Madrid defender Marcelo looks set to stay at the club beyond this season at the request of boss Zinedine Zidane (Marca)
Roma and Napoli are battling to sign Atalanta attacker Josip Ilicic this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Football agent Mino Raiola has been banned by the Italian FA for three months, meaning Juventus’ hopes of signing Paul Pogba could be doomed (Sky Italia)
Fenerbahce are seriously considering a move for out-of-favour Atletico Madrid striker Nikola Kalinic (Fanatik)
The agent of Spurs striker Fernando Llorente has admitted there is some truth in the rumours linking him with a move to Napoli (Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli)
Inter Milan are confident of sealing a deal for Liverpool target Nicolo Barella by including some youth players in the transaction (Tuttosport)
Schalke have confirmed that former Huddersfield manager David Wagner will manage them next season (various)
Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, currently out on loan at Fenerbahce, has accepted a return to Sporting CP (A Bola)
On-loan Fulham striker Luciano Vietto has been offered a five-year contract at Sporting to relaunch his career (O Jogo)
Atletico Madrid are trying to offload full-back Santiago Arias this summer after a disappointing first season (Marca)
Porto and PSG want to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas (Record)
Liverpool have agreed personal terms with France midfielder bulldozer Tanguy Ndombele over a four-year deal at the club, but are yet to open talks with Lyon over a transfer fee. The Ligue 1 side are thought to want around €70m (Euro United)
Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is seriously considering leaving the club this summer after Los Blancos decided to spend €50m on Porto’s Eder Militao – putting Man Utd on high alert (Marca)
Manchester City have agreed to sign promising Espanyol youngster and Spanish youth international Oscar Tarensi, with City having to fork out a €300,000 fee (Sport)
Diego Godin has signed a three-year deal with Inter Milan – with an announcement due as soon as the season is finished (ESPN)
Napoli have pushed ahead with plans to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid after club officials set up a meeting with the Spain striker’s agent (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Juventus have denied reports that they are on the verge of parting with coach Max Allegri (Corriere della Sport)
Real Madrid have told midfielder Luka Modric they will count on him for next season following a heart-to-heart with manager Zinedine Zidane (Cadena Cope)
Antonio Conte is close to agreeing a deal to become Inter Milan’s next manager (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Club legend Andriy Shevchenko is a surprise candidate for the AC Milan job this summer (Calciomercato)
Philippe Coutinho and possibly coach Ernesto Valverde could be forced out of Barcelona this summer as the club considers their next step in the wake of their Champions League humbling at Liverpool (ESPN)
The director of Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli Valter De Maggio has said that Kieran Trippier is “very close” to joining Napoli (Football Italia)
Long-serving winger Markel Susaeta has confirmed he is leaving Athletic Club Bilbao after making over 500 appearances for the club (various)
Lorenzo Insigne’s brother claims the Liverpool linked forward has ‘found an agreement’ with Napoli over a new contract (Radio Kiss Kiss)
Bayern Munich have held secret meetings with former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui over becoming their new manager (Mundo Deportivo)
Atletico Madrid and FC Porto are at loggerheads over Alex Telles, with the Spaniards not prepared to match the €40m exit clause in his contract, but the defender keen to make the move (Marca)