Manchester United are in pole position to land a goal-hungry winger, while Leeds eye a move for a rising Bayern Munich talent – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
Man Utd hot on trail of Serie A winger
Manchester United are the favourites to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to a report.
The 31-year-old recently returned from a successful loan spell at Bayern Munich, where he scored eight goals and assisted 10 others.
However, his future remains unclear; Bayern did not want to activate the purchase option in their loan agreement and he does not feature in Inter boss Antonio Conte’s plans.
As such, there remains an opportunity for a top club to land the prolific forward, who has netted 124 goals in his club career.
According to Fussball Transfers, United remains Perisic’s most likely destination. The Red Devils are in talks with Inter, and negotiations have already lasted a “few weeks”.
However, Paris Saint-Germain have also registered interest, the source claims. The French champions’ sporting director, Leonardo, has allegedly contacted Inter about a potential loan deal.
Previous reports claimed Perisic had received further interest from Germany, a favoured hunting ground for the Croatian. The winger has scored 31 goals there, with goals for Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund as well as Bayern.
However, Fussball Transfers says there is “nothing in” reports suggesting RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin want to sign him.
Perisic, who also has 90 Croatia caps, sees his future away from Germany.
Inter Milan are not making the deal easy, though, wanting to sell Perisic rather than agreeing another loan exit.
And the rest from Euro Paper Talk
Leeds are considering making an offer for rising Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance (Foot Mercato)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he has received a bid from Manchester City for Jose Gimenez (Onda Cero)
Meanwhile, Sevilla have told City that they must increase their bid for Jules Kounde (Marca)
Fenerbahce are in talks to sign Tanzanian forward Mbwana Samatta, only months after his move to Aston Villa (Milliyet)
Tottenham will hold a crucial “summit” after making progress over a deal to sign Arkadiusz Milik (Calciomercato.it)
Real Sociedad are yet to receive a firm offer for Spurs-linked striker Willian Jose (AS)
Barcelona have dismissed reports claiming they are keen on a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger (Marca)
Rudiger could be a target for Roma if their pursuit of Chris Smalling fails (Calciomercato.com)
Meanwhile, Barca have an agreement in principle to sign Ajax full-back Sergino Dest (Sport)
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torriera could complete his move to Atletico Madrid on Thursday or Friday (TuttoMercatoWeb)
However, Torreira is reflecting on his future, with Roma and Fioretina still in the running to sign him (Calciomercato.it)
Lazio are pondering a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler (Corrierre dello Sport)
Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is closing in on a move to Valencia (Marca)
Everton had a bid for Saint-Etienne forward Denis Bouanga turned down earlier this year (But! Football Club)
Roma have Real Madrid’s Nacho Fernandez on their shortlist of centre-back targets (AS)