Manchester United and Tottenham are battling for a €20million winger, while Leeds are working on a tricky striker deal – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
TOTTENHAM, MAN UTD BATTLING FOR FORSBERG
The Sweden international moved to Germany from Malmo in January 2015 and was a regular figure in his first two-and-a-half seasons with Leipzig, missing just seven league games during that period.
However, his game time began to decrease in the 2017/18 campaign, when he appeared in only 21 of 34 league games and that trend has continued into this season.
As such, the 28-year-old has revealed to German newspaper SportBild (via Sport Witness) that he is looking for a move away from the club.
He said: “It’s not going well. I don’t have to prove myself anymore. I have a contract, but everyone knows that I dream of playing in another league again.”
The newspaper continues by adding that Forsberg, who has one year remaining on his current deal with Leipzig, has a €20million price tag and has been offered to Everton, Leicester and Arsenal as well as United and Spurs.
As for where Forsberg could end up, SportBild journalist Yvonne Gabriel told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet (via Sport Witness) that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is keen on the winger and could look to beat his rivals to the signing.
The journalist said: “Jose Mourinho likes Emil Forsberg. Mourinho was clear after the first match between Tottenham and Leipzig in the Champions League.
“[The] Premier League is a conceivable address or why not Milan if Emil Forsberg’s former coach Ralf Rangnick becomes new coach for AC Milan?
“I’m sure Emil Forsberg will find a good, new club. His future just isn’t in RB Leipzig anymore.”
AND THE REST
Leeds are working on a €5million deal to bring on-loan Besiktas forward Cyle Larin – a January target – to West Yorkshire in the summer. However, his parent club Zulte Waregem have the option of making Larin’s move permanent for €2.5million (Milliyet)
Manchester United are willing to invite Polish duo Mateusz Lipp and Radoslaw Sewerys, both 16, for trials at the club (Futbol.pl)
The Red Devils and Leicester sent scouts to watch Benfica in action in their match against Gil Vicente on Monday (A Bola)
Chelsea are prepared to offer Atletico Madrid €30million and Kepa Arrizabalaga in a bid to sign goalkeeper Jan Oblak this summer (El Chringuito)
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has identified Blues left-back Marcos Alonso as an ideal signing this summer (FCInterNews)
Roma have triggered the €11million obligation-to-buy clause in Carles Perez’s loan deal from Barcelona (Football-Italia)
Arsenal have asked Roma to pay €25million if they want to make Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s loan deal from The Emirates permanent (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid have set aside €70million to fund a move for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz this summer (Calciomercato)
Madrid defender Sergio Ramos outlined how the Champions League is an extra motivation for his side (Marca)
Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a move from Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain after his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, began house-hunting in the French capital (Diario Gol)
Juve have identified Lyon’s Houssem Aouar as an alternative to the signing of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer (Calciomercato)
Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has described his side’s 1-1 draw away to Napoli in the Champions League as a “good result” (Marca)
Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets has admitted that his side are short of options ahead of a run of tough games, including Sunday’s El Clasico (Movistar)
Inter Milan, Ludogorets and UEFA have made a joint decision to play Thursday’s Europa League clash behind closed doors due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter have decided that Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be an ideal replacement for exit-linked striker Lautaro Martinez (Calciomercato)
AC Milan have been given the green light to make a move for Racing Club starlet Matias Zaracho (Calciomercato)
Milan have offered Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract worth over €6million a year (Gazzetta dello Sport)