Real Madrid are ready to make an £80million bid to land Barcelona target Paul Pogba from Manchester United, while a Tottenham midfield target is wanted by Roma, according to Friday’s European papers.
REAL MADRID TO BID £80M FOR MAN UTD STAR
Real Madrid have reportedly raised their bid to £80million to try and beat Barcelona to the signing of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The France international’s future has been the subject of much speculation for most of the summer and Don Balon now claims that Real are working on bringing him to the Bernabeu.
Tuttosport had reported that Pogba has held talks over a move to Madrid’s fierce rivals Barcelona – even choosing his shirt number at the Nou Camp.
The report goes on to state that Real see Pogba as a big-name replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese superstar surprisingly joined Juventus this summer.
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INTER TO SANCTION SALES OF STARS TO LONDON DUO
Inter Milan are ready to sell Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino this week to help fund a swoop for Luka Modric.
That’s accordng to il Corriere dello Sport, who claims Inter are so desperate to bring in Modric that they will sacrifice a number of stars in order to land their man.
It was reported on Thursday that Modric is ready to turn his back on his successful Bernabeu stint and earn one last pay day in Italy with Inter. But Real president Florentino Perez won’t let his player go without a fight and has reportedly stuck a ridiculous €750m price tag on his head.
While that fee obviously remains unrealistic, it does show that Inter will have to spend big to persuade Real to part company with a man rated as the best player at the 2018 World Cup.
In order to raise funds, Inter boss Luciano Spalletti is said to have told a number of stars they will be put up for sale.
And il Corriere dello Sport claims winger Vecino is set to sign for Chelsea for a fee of around €30m, while midfield powerhouse Brozovic will be moved on to Tottenham, with a fee of €50m being mooted for the all-action midfielder.
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AND THE REST
Serie A giants Roma have identified Tottenham target Tanguy Ndombele as an alternative to Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Parma are to hold talks with Mino Raiola over a deal for Mario Balotelli. Borussia Dortmund and Juventus also remain keen after a move to Marseille fell through (La Stampa)
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has hinted at more big summer signings for the club this summer (Corriere dello Sport)
A number of senior Real Madrid stars are unhappy with the extended summer break afforded to captain Sergio Ramos, claiming he receives preferential treatment at the club (Marca)
Ante Rebic has emerged as a target for Sevilla with the Andalusian club on the verge of agreeing a €25m deal. The Croatia international has also been tipped up as a target for Manchester United (Estadio Deportivo)
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is considering meeting the €25m asking price to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes (Esporte 3)
Lazio star duo Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile will be handed new deals to dissuade the pair from moving to the Premier League. Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with Chelsea and Man Utd, while Immobile is wanted by Spurs (Il Messaggero)
Spurs could also miss out on another target after Inter Milan launched a bid to sign Colombia midfielder Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors (Corriere della Sera)
Moussa Wague is set to join Barcelona with the Senegalese youngster due to have a medical at the club on Friday (Mundo Deportivo)
Kevin Gameiro’s transfer to Valencia has been thrown into doubt after Borussia Dortmund bettered Los Che’s offer for the Frenchman (AS)
Luka Modric can leave Real Madrid – if a club pays £668m – according to club president Florentino Perez. The Croatia star has been linked with Inter Milan but it seems the Real president is in no moodt to allow the midfielder to leave on the cheap (Marca)
Barcelona have reached “total agreement” over a deal with Bayern Munich to sign Arturo Vidal (various)
Valencia are in negotiations to bring Leicester City winger Demarai Gray to Mestalla (Marca)
Veteran Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez says he hopes to end his career with the Catalonian club (Marca)
Inter Milan have submitted a raised bid for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian (Sky Italia)
AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu has quashed rumors of a move away from the Rossoneri after being linked with RB Leipzig (Milan TV)