Tottenham are considering a club-record bid for a Juventus forward, while Real Madrid have scrapped a move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to Thursday’s European papers.
TOTTENHAM EYE SHOCK MOVE FOR JUVENTUS HITMAN
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain this summer.
The 30-year-old, who is also a target for Chelsea and AC Milan, joined Juve from Napoli in the summer of 2016 for £75.3 million and has gone on to score 55 goals in 105 appearances for the Old Lady.
The Argentina international is widely considered to be one of the best strikers in world football, but he will be 31 in December and at that age it would an unlikely move from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
However, Corriere dell Sera claims that Mauricio Pochettino is considering Higuain as he looks to strengthen his attacking options this summer.
The link is a strange one, however, as Higuain is very similar in style to prolific Spurs hitman Harry Kane and it is thought that Pochettino is chasing a more mobile, pacy attacker to compliment the England star.
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Real Madrid have reportedly scrapped their interest in landing a Galactico signing this summer, with Eden Hazard set to stay at Chelsea (Libertad Digital)
Barcelona have made a €30m offer for CSKA Moscow midfielder and Russia international Aleksandr Golovin (Diario Sport)
Valencia are the only club to have made a formal offer for Bordeaux’s in-demand winger Malcom, who is also wanted by Tottenham (Plaza Deportiva)
Malcom’s agent, however, confirms “I’ll have contact” with Roma later today, and reveals the Bordeaux winger “would like to come to Italy” (TeleRadioStereo)
Manchester United are continuing to monitor West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic after reports emerged he could be put up for sale by West Ham, following the arrival of Felipe Anderson (Calciomercato)
Manchester United’s Italy full-back Matteo Darmian is close to a move to Juventus after three years at Old Trafford (Football Italia)
Roma are interested in signing Arsenal and Tottenham midfield target Steven N’Zonzi, who is set to be available for €35m (Calciomercato)
Spanish defender Nacho Monreal, 32, will stay at Arsenal this summer after Real Sociedad ended their interest in the left-back (Mundo Deportivo)
Luigi De Laurentiis, son of Napoli President Aurelio, would like to see PSG’s Edinson Cavani return – “he was a great hero for us” (Corriere dello Sport)
Leicester City have lodged a €28m bid for Getafe’s in-demand defender Djene Dakonam (Diario AS)
Fiorentina are closing in on Liverpool target Marko Pjaca following a productive meeting held by super agent Fali Ramadani on Wednesday evening (Tuttosport)
Valencia are keen on a loan arrangement with Manchester United for defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Super Deporte)
Barcelona look set to battle it out with PSG for the right to sign Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong (SPORT)
Robin Olsen’s agent has reportedly been spotted in Rome, as Roma look to replace Liverpool bound Alisson (Il Tempo)
Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior could be loaned to Getafe, Leganes or Rayo Vallecano this season (OK Diario)
Arsenal have allowed youngster Kelechi Nwakali to sign a season-long loan deal with Porto
Atletico Madrid are seeking permission from FIFA before completing their move for Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins (Diario AS)
Everton’s Shani Tarashaj has joined Swiss side Grasshoppers on a season-long loan
Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has extended his contract at Valencia by one further year into 2020 after guiding the club into the Champions League (Football Espana)