Real Madrid are lining up a huge bid to try and tempt Liverpool into selling a key forward, while Jose Mourinho has been tipped to return to one of his former clubs in Sunday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID PLOT MEGA MANE BID
Real Madrid are plotting a sensational €115million (£102m) bid for Liverpool star Sadio Mane, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that Real president Florentino Perez is big admirer of the Senegal international, and that he tried to sign him in the summer but was rebuffed.
Los Blancos are struggling to score since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the former Southampton man is seen as the perfect answer.
The report claims that Real Madrid are also keen to reclaim their place as the number one supported team in Africa.
Perez believes that at Real Madrid, Mane could become the new Samuel Eto’o and take another leap in his career.
INTER TURN DOWN BID FOR MAJOR MAN UTD TARGET
Inter Milan have reportedly turned down a €75million offer from Manchester United for defensive star Milan Skriniar.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Jose Mourinho is determined to bring the 23-year-old to Old Trafford and told United chiefs to make the big-money offer to the Serie A giants.
Despite the reported fee being double the €35m the Nerazzurri paid to take the player from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017, Inter stood firm and rejected it.
The Slovakia international, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, is under contract at the San Siro until June 2022 – although Inter have already begun contract extension talks.
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MAN UTD GIVEN FULL-BACK BOOST
Manchester United and PSG have reportedly been alerted as one full-back target is no closer to signing a new deal at Juventus.
The Times claimed over the summer that United had agreed personal terms with Alex Sandro, only to find an agreement with Juventus out of their reach, with the Serie A champions apparently after a €60m fee.
The Bianconeri are sticking to their guns and are still hoping to tie the left-back down to a new contract, with the player’s existing deal set to expire in 2020, if his price is not met.
According to an exclusive from Calciomercato.com, the former Porto man is currently on a €3million-a-year deal and Juve chief Paratici is ready to offer him a new €4m-a-year deal.
However, Sandro has “not given his green light to extend his stay in Turin”, which has also caught the attention of Manchester City.
The report goes on to state that Juve “wants to reach an agreement by the end of the season” or he may be sold in the summer, and adds that Sandro is viewed as “important but not vital”.
SPURS JOIN HUNT FOR €60M ROMA STAR
Premier League duo Manchester United and Spurs are both in the hunt to sign a Serie A star, according to reports.
Turkish outlet Aksam claims that Tottenham have upped their efforts to sign AS Roma talent Cengiz Under by lining up a £52million bid.
Meanwhile, the report also states that Man Utd and Barcelona are monitoring the situation and does not rule out the possibility of a bid for the player labelled the ‘next Dybala’.
The papers in Italy claimed that Arsenal are also interested in Under, and it was suggested that the Gunners had seen a £26m offer snubbed.
Under’s former president at Altinordu – Mehmet Ozkan – also revealed interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
“Bayern Munich are following him [Under] very closely, and he could leave for an important transfer fee,” Ozkan told Turkish outlet takvim.com.tr.
Meanwhile, Friday’s edition of Il Corriere dello Sport claims that Under’s sale would ‘heal’ the Giallorossi’s budget, and provide adequate funds to land a replacement.
AND THE REST
Ramon Calderon, the former president of Real Madrid, has revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that Man Utd’s Jose Mourinho will return to the Bernabeu one day
PSG are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid are continuing their pursuit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as president Florentino Perez wants to sign the striker (beIN Sport)
AC Milan are considering hiring Arsene Wenger in the event that Gennaro Gattuso is sacked (La Reppublica)
If Newcastle United decide to part ways with manager Rafael Benitez, they could move for former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim (Le10 Sport)
Antonio Conte has agreed to terminate the remainder of his contract with Chelsea and is now free to be appointed by Real Madrid, news that will delight fans of Tottenham-linked boss Mauricio Pochettino (Sport Mediaset)
AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Koln’s attacking midfielder Salih Ozca (Calciomercato)
It has emerged that Inter Milan paid €31million to sign 19-year-old centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, before loaning him out to Parma (Calciomercato)
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule outa shock return to Arsenal (Marca)
PSG are readying an €80million bid to sign Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, while Inter Milan are also interested (L’Equipe)
Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United hell may finally be over as the forward has decided to take a pay cut to force a Paris Saint-Germain transfer (AS)
Juventus are ‘in a hurry’ to sign Paul Pogba (Tuttosport)
Manchester City have joined Man Utd and PSG in the race to sign Juventus star Alex Sandro, with the defender seeing his contract talks stall (Calciomercato)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde never asked the club to sign former Tottenham transfer target Malcom (France Football)
Real Madrid are eyeing €50m Betis star Junior as a possible replacement for Marco Asensio or Isco (Diario Gol)
Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis claims the club will not listen to any offers for Brazilian midfielder Allan, who he believes is worth more than €90m (Calciomercato)
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso met Leonardo and Paolo Maldini after last night’s 2-1 loss to Betis and was given an ultimatum to turn things around (Various)
Atalanta, Fiorentina, Genoa, Inter Milan and Lazio are keen on Young Boys Bern defender Loris Benito (mattinonline.ch)
Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek is valued at £35m by Genoa (Various)
Paris Saint-Germain have lined up Napoli’s Lorenzo – valued at €200m – as a replacement for Neymar (Calciomercato.com)
Former Manchester City academy player Javairo Dilrosun signed for Hertha Berlin over Borussia Dortmund and Benfica because he knew he would receive more first-team football (SportBild)
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