Euro Paper Talk: Barca target Prem pair; Real Madrid surprise

Date published: Monday 1st May 2017 9:01

Barcelona will have €100million to spend and Hector Bellerin and Philippe Coutinho are on their wanted list, while Zinedine Zidane could lose his job at Real Madrid, all in the European papers.


Real Madrid could part company with Zinedine Zidane at the end of the season, according to amazing claims from Italy.

Sky Sports Italia journalist Alessandro Alciato claims that  “something has broken” between Real Madrid and Zidane and that his Real Madrid job could be under scrutiny.

Calciomercato suggest Alciato “is one of Italy’s most reliable journalists” and a key figure with the broadcaster.

Zinedine Zidane: Not sure what role - if any - he'll have at Real Madrid next season

Previous reports from Spain have  suggested the Frenchamn ould leave the Bernabeu in the summer if he fails to win a trophy. Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino and Joaquin Low have been linked with a possible move to the Spanish capital.

Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as Real manager  in January 2016 and manged to win the Champions League, but were beaten to the Primera Liga title by Barcelona.

This season they are level with Barca at the top of La Liga, although they have a game in hand and they face Atletico in the semi-final of the Champions League.


Despite not having a manager in place for next season, Barcelona’s hierarchy have targeted four new signings for next season, according to AS.

Barcelona will have reported €100million to spend and the quartet they have on their shopping list are Hector Bellerin, Theo Hernandez, Marco Verratti and Philippe Coutinho.

With Arsenal man Bellerin rated at around €30m, Hernadez having a €24m release clause and both Verratti and Liverpool playmaker Coutinho both worth in excess of €50m then Barca will be well short.

That means they will have to sell to bolster their transfer kitty and Arda Turan and Jeremy Mathieu have been tipped to be the first players sold.



Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick, 21, is attracting interest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the priority target of Inter, who will sack Stefano Pioli at the end of the season. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Kylian Mbappe’s uncle has revealed that the French starlet usually watches games of Juve, Chelsea, Real and Barcelona (Tuttosport)

Roma star Kevin Strootman could face a two-match ban for diving. (Various)

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is being eyed up as a potential summer signing by Olympique Marseille. (Telefoot)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has bought a new home in Milan, sparking talk of a move to AC Milan, or Inter (Gazzetta)

Roberto Mancini could be appointed as AC Milan boss next season if Montella fails to qualify for Europe (Gazzetta)

​Juventus are in pole position to sign Thomas Lemar of Monaco (Tuttosport)

Inter Milan have firmed up their interest in Man Utd target and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. (Record)

Manchester United might lose out on top target Andrea Belotti to Premier League rivals Chelsea. (Sky Sport Italia)

Real Madrid will target a move for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy (AS)

Darijo Srna has extended his stay with Shakhtar Donetsk until the end of the 2017/18 season. (Various)

Chile head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is a target for Barcelona to replace the departing Luis Enrique. (Sport)

Manchester United are keen on Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu this summer. (Don Balon)

Gerard Deulofeu: Looks to be heading back to Barca

Lucas Hernandez, believed to be a Man Utd target, has signed an extension with Atletico Madrid until 2022. (Various)

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