Inter Milan are plotting a surprise raid on Arsenal for a key attacker, while Man Utd have set a new price for wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Friday’s European papers.
INTER JOIN BARCA IN AUBAMEYANG HUNT
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly being lined up for a surprise move to Inter Milan this summer.
According to Gazzetta via AS, Inter are eyeing a move for the Gunners current top goalscorer Aubameyang, with the report suggesting that the Gabon international is worth £58m – although the Serie A giants could get him cheaper given that his contract runs out in the summer of 2021.
Inter chief Antonio Conte is said to want to pair the 28-year-old with former Manchester United frontman Romelu Lukaku to form a lethal partnership that could dominate Serie A for years to come.
Aubameyang, who has scored 14 goals this season, has also been linked with Barcelona and there have been rumours that Mikel Arteta is ready to offload some of his top stars to create funds for a massive overhaul.
The report adds that Aubameyang is likely to turn Inter down, however, as he is holding out for a move to Catalonia and a chance to play with Lionel Messi.
Aubameyang’s potential exit would leave the Gunners with former record signing Alexandre Lacazette as their leading marksman, although Arteta has very high hopes that summer Gabriel Martinelli could turn into a Premier League superstar and soften the blow of losing the former Dortmund attacker.
AND THE REST
Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United in the summer but interested parties might be put off by the club’s €100 million (£83m) valuation of the midfielder
Pogba has his sights set on a return to Italy having decided he wants a move back to Juventus
Inter have allegedly offered Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong a five-year deal initially worth €1.5m a season + bonuses (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are ready to battle Clasico rivals Barcelona for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez (TyC Sports)
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek say reports that he has agreed a move to Real Madrid “make no sense” and are “premature.” (De Telegraaf)
Inter have reportedly initiated contacts with Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent over a summer transfer for the Serbian, but face stiff competition from across Europe (FCInterNews)
Ivan Rakitic has expressed his desire to play with Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo as doubts continue over his future at Barcelona
Erling Haaland insists his decision to move to Borussia Dortmund instead of Manchester United was not motivated by money (Viasport)
Levante striker Roger Marti has emerged as the frontrunner for Barcelona in their pursuit of a new forward (El Mundo Deportivo)
Director Fabio Paratici has seemingly ruled Juventus out of the running to sign Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (SempreMilan)
PSG teenager Eric Junior Dina-Ebimbe has said that it is his short-term mission to become a stronger player during his loan spell with Le Havre following recent reports Manchester United are showing an interest (Goal)
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso is back on the radar of Juventus as Bayern Munich look to sell this summer (Bild)
Real Madrid are already looking ahead to life without Casemiro, with Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga being eyed as the Brazilian’s long-term replacement (Marca)
Borussia Dortmund are considering replacing Lucien Favre with Eintracht Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter (WAZ)