Euro Paper Talk: Spurs leading race for €60m Bundesliga defender

Date published: Sunday 4th August 2019 1:48

Matthias Ginter Germany

Tottenham are rivaling Atletico Madrid for a Bundesliga star, while the details of Mario Mandzukic’s contract offer from Manchester United have been revealed, according to Sunday’s European papers.

 

SPURS LEADING RACE FOR BUNDESLIGA DEFENDER

Tottenham are joint favourites to sign Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter, according to reports in Germany.

Ginter, aged 25, has impressed for Monchengladbach since joining from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, with his form earning him a €60m price tag.

According to Bild, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid have made contact with the Bundesliga club over a potential move – although neither are close to matching the valuation.

Spurs do not want to go above €35m for the player, who has two years left on his contract, with the option for a third year.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in danger of losing Toby Alderweireld, with Roma strongly linked, so may be forced to bring in a reinforcement before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

As for Atletico, they have lost long-serving defender Diego Godin to Inter Milan this summer, and after bringing in Felipe from Porto, are still looking for quality in the position.

If Monchengladbach can get the price they want for the versatile defender – who can also operate as a defensive midfielder or right-back – it would represent a tidy profit, after they paid Dortmund just €17m to sign him in 2017.

 

AND THE REST

Donny van de Beek has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, but the club are yet to find an agreement with Ajax (Marca)

Bayern Munich are closing on in the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City, but it won’t be completed before Thursday (Sky Sports Germany)

PSG and Barcelona have opened talks over the return of Neymar, who is set to rejoin the La Liga champions on loan with an option to buy (Sport)

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Marseille have emerged as competitors for the signature of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid (Corriere Dello Sport)

Mario Mandzukic has agreed terms with Manchester United, where he will sign a two-year contract with the option of a third, on a €6m salary (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

PSV have told Sevilla to pay €40m for Steven Bergwijn (De Telegraaf)

AC Milan have slapped a €20m price tag on Hakan Calhanoglu, who is of interest to RB Leipzig and Galatasaray (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Spurs have offered a five-year contract worth €4m per season to Giovani Lo Celso (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Roma are confident of signing Toby Alderweireld from Spurs and Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus next week (Corriere Dello Sport)

Monaco are the only side interested in former Man Utd target Ivan Perisic (Tuttosport)

Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin is set to join Monaco (Tuttosport)

Man Utd will complete the signing of Monaco teenager Hannibal Mejbri on Tuesday (Le Parisien)

Inter have threatened to keep Mauro Icardi and not play him for two years if they can’t sell him this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Ivan Rakitic and Kevin Strootman are Inter’s two main targets for the midfield (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Inter are also in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt for Croatian winger Ante Rebic (Sky Sport Italia)

Diego Laxalt’s agent is trying to force his exit from AC Milan, with a move to Zenit St Petersburg under consideration (Calciomercato)

Barcelona have signed Liverpool target Junior Firpo from Real Betis, giving him a €200m release clause (various)

 

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