Liverpool are plotting a €100m double raid for stars from Monaco and Milan, Arsenal will open their summer spending by landing an Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Newcastle are favourites to sign a €30m Inter Milan defender.
KLOPP WANTS MONACO STAR YOUSSOUF FOFANA
Jurgen Klopp’s quest to strengthen his Liverpool midfielder has reportedly seen him target a move for Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana.
The Reds boss is desperate to strengthen his midfield this summer after seeing some leggy performances in his engine room. Indeed, with the club likely to miss out on a top-four finish, strengthening the area will be priority No 1 this summer.
To that end, Klopp is being linked with a series of big-name stars following news they are to shelve interest in Jude Bellingham.
And it seems he will not be short of options with multiple stars – most recently the £88m Bruno Guimaraes – seemingly on his wishlist.
However, Klopp is all too aware that buying within the Premier League will come with a premium price.
And now reports in France claim they are hot on the trail of Monaco midfielder Fofana.
The all-action midfielder has become a regular for club and country in recent times, underlining his abilities at the World Cup. Indeed, he featured in six of France’s seven games in Qatar to illustrate his growing importance.
Per reports, Monaco value the 24-year-old at around the €50m mark – a fee that has alerted a string of Premier League admirers.
That hunt is seemingly being led by Liverpool, who are huge admirers of his abilities.
Predictably, Chelsea are also keen as they seek a long-term successor to N’Golo Kante.
Liverpool want Tomori to join Fofana at Anfield
As well as some midfield recruits, Klopp is also determined to strengthen his central defence this summer.
Indeed, with Joel Matip likely to move on, Klopp is looking for another centre-half to strengthen his rearguard.
The likes of Josko Gvardiol and Evan Ndicka are among those being linked.
However, Leipzig’s huge €90m asking price for Gvardiol means he is beyond Liverpool’s means. And competition for Ndicka is tough with the player likely to turn down the Reds for a club who can offer Champions League football.
As a result, 90min claims they are one of several Premier League sides keen on bringing Fikayo Tomori back to England this summer.
The Englishman, 25, has developed into one of Serie A’s outstanding defenders during his time at AC Milan.
However, it has not aided his chances of breaking into Gareth Southgate’s England squad. As a result, the player is reportedly open to returning to the Premier League if the right offer came along.
Per the report, Arsenal, Newcastle and Liverpool are among those keen on the former Chelsea man.
And with finances tight at Milan, they are reportedly open to offers for Tomori in the region of €50m.
The prospective double deal for Tomori and Fofana would set Liverpool backed a combined £88m (€100m).
ARSENAL TO START SUMMER SPENDING WITH LINDSTROM SIGNING
Arsenal will open their summer spending by signing Danish midfielder Jesper Lindstrom in a £26.4m (€30m) deal from Eintracht Frankfurt. (SportsBILD)
Leeds United’s bid to sign Barcelona starlet Ilias Akhomach is to collapse after the axing of Victor Orta as director of football. The winger will now reportedly sign for Arsenal, with AC Milan also keen. (Sport)
Manchester City are placing a huge £75m (€85m) fee on Bernardo Silva following claims that Barcelona and PSG remain keen.
Inter Milan are refusing to sell Lautaro Martinez for any price this summer and will move to tie the Tottenham and Man Utd target down to a new deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Roma are still seeking a fee of £70.5m (€80m) for Tammy Abraham this summer following claims PSG are joining Man Utd and Tottenham in the hunt. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Bayern Munich are willing to listen to any offers for Sadio Mane this summer – with a return to the Premier League likely. (90min)
BRIGHTON PLOTTING SHOCK RAID FOR BRIGHTON STAR
Barcelona are plotting a surprise move on Brighton to sign right-back Joel Veltman. (Sport)
Real Sociedad forward Takefusa Kubo insists he’s not held any talks with Carlo Ancelotti following rumours he’s a target for Real Madrid. (Relevo)
Sergio Busquests will reveal a decision on his future to Barcelona in ‘the next few days’. The veteran midfielder is wanted in MLS and Saudi Arabia. (Mundo Deportivo)
Ajax are demanding a fee of £44m (€50m) if Manchester United or Liverpool follow up on their plan to sign Jurrien Timber. (Sky Deutschland)
Atletico Madrid are to offer Nahuel Molina a bumper new deal after deciding the full-back is ‘non-transferable’ this summer. (Relevo)
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are ready to rival any Manchester United bid to sign Randal Kolo Muani this summer. (Le10 Sport)
NEWCASTLE TO SIGN MAN UTD TARGET DENZEL DUMFRIES
Newcastle are the new favourites to sign Denzel Dumfries and will move to sign him in a £26.4m (€30m) deal. Eddie Howe sees the Dutchman as a long-term successor to Kieran Trippier on Tyneside. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Kalidou Koulibaly’s former agent Bruno Satin claims the defender is “fine” in London and has no plans to leave Chelsea this summer. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Bayern Munich are in talks over an extension for Benjamin Pavard following claims Chelsea, Inter and AC Milan are keen. (Fabrizio Romano)
Barcelona are holding talks with Ousmane Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, to try and extend the winger’s deal. (Sport)
Juventus believe qualification for the Champions League will convince Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria to sign new deals. (Corriere dello Sport)
Aston Villa are ready to name appoint Barcelona’s Mateu Alemany as their new director of football this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)