Manchester City are just days away from signing a new €40m winger, while Barcelona have put 12 first-team stars up for sale – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MAN CITY CLOSE IN ON TORRES DEAL
Eurosport, as cited by Sports Illustrated, suggests that City will offer €40million for the attacker in the hope of sealing a deal.
Torres is at the top of Pep Guardiola’s wishlist this summer, after City recently sold Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich.
City are said to have initially offered around €20m for the Spain U-21 international, but have now virtually doubled their bid.
Indeed, the report adds that the Premier League outfit will offer €30m plus €10m in add-ons for the 20-year-old.
The transfer is expected to be completed in the coming days, with the two parties much closer to an agreement than they were before.
Torres, who can play on either flank, has scored nine goals in 97 appearances for Valencia. He is renowned for his pace and ability to beat players, making him a perfect replacement for Sane.
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Rumours from Italy claim Lionel Messi’s father is preparing the Barcelona hero for a transfer to Inter after purchasing a home in Milan. (Radio Rai)
Barcelona will listen to offers for 12 of their players this summer. Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic, Neto, Nelson Semedo, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Arturo Vidal, Martin Braithwaite, Carles Alena, Rafinha Alcantara and Jean-Clair Todibo are all up for grabs. (Marca)
Kalidou Koulibaly is discussing a contract extension with Napoli, as the offers from Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United were not deemed sufficient. (Corriere dello Sport)
Napoli are expected to finalise the details of Liverpool and Tottenham target Victor Osimhen transfer on Monday. (Corriere dello Sport)
Atletico Madrid will to go head to head against Tottenham in a summer bidding war to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Can Bozdogan. (Mundo Deportivo)
Chelsea are willing to sell midfielder N’Golo Kante for the right price. (Calciomercato)
BARCA TO INSERT £274M CLAUSE IN NEW DEAL FOR MAN UTD TARGET
Barcelona want to offer a new deal to teenage star Ansu Fati amid interest from Manchester United, and will include a £274million release clause. (Sport)
Napoli have reportedly made their first offer for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, proposing €25m plus Amin Younes, but the asking price is €40m. (Sportitalia)
Chelsea will lose 16-year-old academy sensation Samuel Iling to Juventus this summer. (Calciomercato)
Zinedine Zidane’s son Luca will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of July. (AS)
Young midfielder Malik Tillman has signed a new deal with Bayern Munich that runs through 2023.
Lazio are closing in on Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral after securing a top-four finish, but are haggling over the cost of the deal. (Corriere dello Sport)
Eintracht Frankfurt want to sign Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson. (Bild)
THIAGO SILVA NEVER WANTED PSG EXIT
Arsenal and Tottenham target Thiago Silva says he didn’t want to leave PSG, ahead of his farewell.
Valencia, Sevilla and Celta Vigo all want to sign AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Marco Bizot. (Mundo Deportivo)
Celtic have returned with an improved offer for AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasílios Bárkas. (Sportime)
Former Roma and Sampdoria coach Eusebio Di Francesco reportedly received a big salary proposal from Spanish side Deportivo Alaves. (Sportitalia)