Leeds are ready to sign two more stars for €28m and offload five unwanted players before the window shuts, while Tottenham look set to miss out on their top striker target, according to Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
CUISANCE, KERK SIGNING HOPE FOR LEEDS
Leeds are reported to be confident of making two late transfer window additions to their squad.
The Whites have invested well so far this summer, bringing in Rodrigo Moreno, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.
They still want to sign a new No 10, but efforts to prise Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese appear to have failed.
Leeds had lodged a €25m bid plus add-ons for the Argentine, but it seems the Serie A side are holding out for nearer €35m. As per Italian paper Messaggero Veneto, a deal with Leeds now looks off.
However, Leeds have wasted little time and are said to be closing on two other targets of director of football Victor Orta and boss Marcelo Bielsa..
The first of those is Bayern’s Michael Cuisance. As per L’Equipe, the European champions are now mulling over Leeds’ €20m offer for the France U21 star.
The price is thought to be acceptable for Bayern, but they must first wait to see what happens with Javi Martinez first. The Spain star has been linked with a move back to former club, Athletic Bilbao.
Should he stay, there’s a strong chance, Leeds will land attacking midfielder Cuisance.
Leeds are also looking to sign another winger. They are very much in the market for Man Utd’s Daniel James. But their hopes of landing him appear to rest on the Red Devils’ chances of signing Jadon Sancho.
Instead, Leeds have reportedly made progress in their bid to land FC Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk.
United have offered €8m for the winger and the Daily Mail, citing reports in Holland, say the Dutch club are of the mind to accept.
Leeds’ offer trumps the €6m offered by Verona and Cagliari.
Like James, Kerk is said to be blessed with blistering pace.
LEEDS TO OFFLOAD KIKO CASILLA
Leeds will also reportedly offload up to five senior players before the deadline shuts at 11pm on Monday.
The highest-profile of these will be Kiko Casilla, who the Daily Telegraph claim could return to Spain. The keeper is on a reported £32,000 a week but has slipped to second choice behind Ilan Meslier.
Leeds are also looking to move Barry Douglas on should a suitable bid come in. The left-back has been linked with Celtic.
Furthermore, Ouasim Buoy, Jay-Roy Grot and Conor Shaughnessy will also be offloaded before the window shuts.
MAN CITY BEAT TOTTENHAM TO MILIK
Man City are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of striker Arkadiusz Milik for €25m. (Ciro Venerato)
Super-agent Jorge Mendes is working on a deal to move Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid to Wolves. The France star’s €6m a year wages though are proving problematic. (Marca)
West Ham have made an offer for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic, who is rated at around €20m. (Sky Italia)
St Etienne are considering Leicester’s latest and final offer for Wesley Fofana, which is said to total €40m. (L’Equipe)
Real Madrid have ruled out a last-minute bid to rival Man Utd for Jadon Sancho after deciding he’s too pricey at €120m. (Don Balon)
AC Milan have made a surprise enquiry to sign Man Utd full-back Diogo Dalot. (Sky Italia)
GREEK INTEREST IN LIVERPOOL’S LAROUCI
Olympiacos are targeting Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci and Nottingham Forest’s Yuri Ribeiro. (Sdna)
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo has been lined up by Fulham in a €20m deal. (AS)
Roma will make their final bid to tempt Man Utd to sell Chris Smalling this week. Their offer will be €15m next summer and a €3m loan fee now – taking the deal to €18m. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Torino are keen to sign Sampdoria midfielder Gaston Ramirez and beat Tottenham to the signing of Bournemouth striker Joshua King. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Jules Kounde’s decision to reject a €55m move to Man City has forced Sevilla to abandon their summer transfer plans. (Diario De Sevilla)
BARGAIN PRICE FOR MEMPHIS DEPAY
Southampton are interested in Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman who they could make a bid for in the coming days. (De Telegraaf)
Juventus are in contact with Federico Chiesa’s agent over a potential switch. However, Juventus would need Fiorentina to lower their €70m demands for a deal to go through. (Corriere dello Sport)
Barcelona will make a final bid to sign Eric Garcia before the transfer window shuts and are hopeful a €12m deal can be sorted. (Mundo Deportivo)
Lyon have made an opening bid of €18m for AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta and see him as Houssem Aouar’s replacement. (Canal+)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Sami Khedira is refusing to terminate his Juventus contract early unless he receives the full remaining salary. (Sky Italia)
Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is a target for Valencia, while there is Premier League interest from Fulham. (COPE)
Sevilla are considering a last minute swoop for Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas, who is rated at €30m. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid defender Javi Hernandez is poised to join Segunda Division side Leganes in the coming days. (Marca)