Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfield target Kai Havertz has seemingly picked his next club, while Tottenham are hopeful of signing a £40m centre-back – according to Thursday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL TARGET HAVERTZ MAKES HIS MIND UP
Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz looks like he is ready to snub Liverpool after Sky in Germany claimed the midfielder wants to join Bayern Munich once the transfer window opens again.
The 20-year-old enjoyed a sensational breakout campaign in 2018-19, scoring 20 goals and registering seven assists – earning himself a call up to the senior Germany squad as a result.
And although he has so far struggled to recapture that for this time around, there is still major interest from the Reds and Bayern in the impressive youngster.
Indeed, the German giants are looking to rebuild their squad this summer and the report claims that Bayern manager Hans-Dieter Flick is keen to bolster his midfield ranks and sees Havertz as the ideal signing.
Leverkusen want around £100m for Havertz and are keen to generate as much money for him as they can, despite a stark warning from the Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert, who suggested the summer transfer window could “collapse” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are among the Premier League clubs understood to have been monitoring Havertz in recent months, but Liverpool still remain the favourites to bring the player to England – if he changes his mind.
Havertz is currently contracted to Leverkusen until 2022, having signed a five-year deal back in July 2017.
AND THE REST…
Manchester United and Arsenal are both in the running to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso (Foot Mercato)
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on raiding his former club Benfica for £40m centre-half Ruben Dias as he attempts to rebuild the Spurs backline in the summer
Manchester United target Matthijs de Ligt remains part of Juventus’ long-term plans (Tuttosport)
Chelsea winger Willian has been offered to Barcelona but the Blaugrana turned down the chance to sign the Brazilian (Sport)
Jose Mourinho is ready to back Tottenham’s move for Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan as Hugo Lloris’ long-term replacement (Le10 Sport)
Defender Diego Carlos says he is happy at Sevilla despite interest from Liverpool. The 27-year-old Brazilian has a £64m release clause in his contract (Estadio Deportivo)
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is a potential transfer target for Inter Milan (FCInterNews)
Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Real Madrid at some stage would come as no surprise, says Portugal team-mate Jose Fonte, as the Juventus superstar has “always left the door open” (Goal)
Former Inter Milan midfielder Benoit Cauet insisted the Nerazzurri can sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi
Leicester City are eyeing a move for Olympiacos left-back Kostas Tsimikas (Sportime)
Barcelona are thinking about bringing right-back Emerson back from Real Betis ahead of schedule (AS)
Napoli are mulling over a move for West Ham playmaker Felipe Anderson (Corriere dello Sport)
Legendary keeper Iker Casillas is convinced he will return to Real Madrid one day (DjMaRiio)
Danilo D’Ambrosio is set to commit his future to Inter Milan. The 31-year-old full-back has reached an agreement over a three-year extension that will keep him at the San Siro until the summer of 2023 (Calciomercato)
Juventus are interested in Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante but the Giallorossi want to keep the player (Calciomercato)