Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal ready to sign lightning-quick Danish forward as Edu weighs up second deal for Juventus star; Klopp wants to bring assist king to Liverpool
Arsenal are keen to sign a Frankfurt attacker and also know what a deal for a Juventus midfielder will now cost, Liverpool want to sign an assist machine, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Leeds are battling West Ham for a Dutch star.
GUNNERS LOOK TO JESPER LINDSTROM SIGNING
Arsenal are keen on a deal to sign Eintracht Frankfurt forward Jesper Lindstrom this summer, per reports in Germany.
The Gunners are firmly in the mix to win the Premier League title this season, despite losing their perch in top spot. Nonetheless, they can soon secure a place in the top four and with it a return to the Champions League. That was always the first target for Mikel Arteta’s side this season.
With that objective close to being achieved, the Gunners are beginning to turn their focus towards summer recruitment.
And despite the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton, Arteta is seemingly keen to add another forward to his ranks.
As such, Sport1 in Germany claims Arsenal are exploring a potential deal for Lindstrom.
The Dane has been in excellent form for Frankfurt and described as ‘lightning fast’ by the German outlet. Capable of playing off either wing or in a central attacking role, Frankfurt are reportedly seeking £27m – £31m (€30m -€35m) for the star.
Contracted to summer 2026, Lindstrom has caught the eye since leaving Brondby for the Bundesliga.
Indeed, he has 14 goals and seven assists in 66 appearances – a goal contribution every 3.1 appearances.
Per reports, Arteta is keen to bring the player to north London this summer if a deal can be agreed.
Arsenal learn costs needed to sign Adrien Rabiot
The Gunners, meanwhile, have also learned the costs needed to sign Adrien Rabiot this summer.
The midfielder is a long-term target of Arsenal and becomes a free agent this summer. The Bianconeri are keen to extend his deal, but talks remain at stalemate with an agreement still to be reached.
As such, that has led to speculation that a summer move to Emirates Stadium could be the cards.
Arsenal are also in the market for Declan Rice this summer, so any move for Rabiot will likely hinge on the West Ham star first. However, sporting director Edu is reportedly keen to land Rabiot and sees him as an excellent alternative on a free.
With Juventus hoping to find a resolution to his situation soon, Calciomercato reports that Rabiot’s mother and agent has been sent a warning.
Indeed, they are reportedly telling her that Rabiot can sign a new deal at Juventus worth €7m a season (£120k a week). But if he wants the €10m a year he is seeking (£170k a week), then he will have to move to the Premier League.
The choice will ultimately be left with the player, though failure to agree that deal will enhance his chances of moving to England.
Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle are also reportedly keen.
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LIVERPOOL READY FIRM OFFER FOR RANDAL KOLO MUANI
Liverpool are planning to make a firm offer to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani this summer. The France star, rated at £89m (€100m) has a reputation as something of an assist king, having 28 goal contributions in 29 games this season. (BILD)
Leeds United and West Ham remain keen to sign Noa Lang with the player finally ready to move to the Premier League this summer. (Voetbal Nieuws)
Roberto Firmino is rejecting a move to Inter Milan, having decided to stay at Liverpool. The Brazilian is likely to sign a new deal worth two more years with the option of a third. (FC Inter News)
Chelsea are offering Mason Mount to Atletico Madrid in a straight swap deal for Joao Felix this summer. (Marca)
Inter Milan are battling Atletico Madrid for the free-transfer signing of Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Tottenham remain contenders to sign Evan Ndicka this summer following news that Barcelona are yet to agree a deal. (Fussball Transfers)
INTER READY TO SELL MARCELO BROZOVIC
Inter Milan are willing to sell Newcastle, Tottenham and Liverpool target Marcelo Brozovic this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG are lining up a surprise move to re-appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager amid claims Christophe Galtier is facing the sack. (RMC Sport)
Real Madrid are closing on a deal for Fran Garcia, with the Spaniard returning to the Bernabeu from Rayo Vallecano. (Fabrizio Romano)
AC Milan are confident goalkeeper Mike Maignan will return in time for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Tottenham in March. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona star Pedri is facing around a month on the sidelines after pulling a hamstring, meaning he will likely miss vital games at Manchester United and against Real Madrid. Gavi is also suspended for the game, while Ousmane Dembele remains sidelined. (Mundo Deportivo)
Ilkay Gundogan’s agent has been spotted at Barcelona’s headquarters to heighten claims of a summer move from Manchester City. (Gerard Romero)
SOUTHAMPTON TURN TO TORINO MANAGER
Southampton are exploring the appointment of Torino manager Ivan Juric after the collapse of the Jesse Marsch deal. (The Athletic)
Inter Milan are keen to sign Barcelona’s Franck Kessie and Udinese’s Roberto Pereyra this summer. (Tuttosport)
Real Madrid will rest Karim Benzema this weekend with the striker a major doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Liverpool. (Marca)
Real Madrid are keen on a summer swoop for Diogo Dalot following the defender’s failure to renew his Man Utd deal so far. (AS)
Manchester United will reportedly have to pay £17.75m (€20m) to sign Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent deal this summer. (BILD)
Newcastle are emerging as favourites to sign Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram after reportedly opening talks over his signature. (FC Inter News)