Manchester United are one of three Premier League clubs to feature in the full list of suitors for an available Serie A superstar, while Liverpool have turned to the Swiss Super League to find their latest midfield target – all in Friday’s European transfer gossip.
MILINKOVIC-SAVIC ATTRACTS MAN UTD, ARSENAL AND NEWCASTLE
Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle are among the interested clubs for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
That’s according to Il Corriere Dello Sport, which has reiterated that this year could be the one in which the Serbia international bids farewell to his current club after eight seasons.
Since his contract is due to expire in 2024, Lazio might have to sell Milinkovic-Savic this summer. Their asking price will be €40m (£34.7m), with little room for negotiating.
According to the Rome-based newspaper, Milinkovic-Savic still has three strong suitors in the Premier League. Man Utd have been linked with him for what feels like an eternity.
The Red Devils seemingly remain in contention to sign him, as do an Arsenal side that began looking at the Spanish-born star last year. Newcastle, one win away from joining the Gunners in next season’s Champions League, are also in the mix.
However, Corriere Dello Sport‘s complete list of Milinkovic-Savic also contains some other clubs from Europe. At the top of the list are Ligue 1 powerhouses Paris Saint-Germain.
Alternatively, he could remain in Serie A by switching to Juventus – who can allow Lazio to keep Luca Pellegrini after his loan spell there as a counterweight – or even AC Milan if they can qualify for the Champions League.
But by moving to the Premier League, the 28-year-old could sign a lengthy and financially rewarding contract.
Thus, the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle will be vying to blow away Milinkovic-Savic’s other suitors. It is not yet clear which of them might be his most likely destination.
Man Utd are in the market for another midfielder while debating the future of Marcel Sabitzer after his loan spell from Bayern Munich.
Arsenal are ready to sell Granit Xhaka this summer, while Newcastle will need to equip themselves with more established players ahead of their long-awaited return to European football.
LIVERPOOL IDENTIFY DIOUF AS NEW TARGET
Liverpool are looking at midfielder Andy Diouf during a loan spell at Basel from Rennes. (Corriere Dello Sport)
Barcelona have a three-year contract offer waiting for Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. (Mundo Deportivo)
If Barcelona can sign Gundogan – and Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich – then Gavi might become a bench player there. (Mundo Deportivo)
Arsenal have been asking for information about Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis. (O Jogo)
Newcastle are looking at Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze as a potential replacement for Allan Saint-Maximin. (Estadio Deportivo)
Man Utd and Tottenham are getting information about Marc Guehi, who Crystal Palace could cash in on this summer. (Foot Mercato)
A deal for Tottenham to sign Clement Lenglet permanently from Barcelona has become advanced. (Mundo Deportivo)
West Ham and Fulham are tracking Union Berlin forward Sheraldo Becker. (Fabrizio Romano)
CHELSEA SET PRICE FOR LOFTUS-CHEEK
Chelsea could earn €25m (£21.7m) by selling Ruben Loftus-Cheek to AC Milan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Crystal Palace have no plans to sell Michael Olise this summer, nor does the midfielder want to leave. (Foot Mercato)
Liverpool have turned to Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey as an alternative to Jude Bellingham. (Calciomercato)
Brighton are trying to catch up with leading suitors Juventus to reunite Roberto De Zerbi with €40m-rated Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Tottenham have contacted Roma general manager Tiago Pinto over their sporting director vacancy, but Eintracht Frankfurt’s Markus Krosche is in pole position. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Brighton are keeping a close eye on Real Betis striker Raul Garcia de Haro. (Estadio Deportivo)
Wolves are keen to revive their hopes of signing Dario Osorio from Universidad de Chile. (La Tercera)
Nottingham Forest are ready to make a new attempt to sign Lassana Coulibaly from Salernitana, but face competition from Norwich and Leicester. (Tuttomercatoweb)
AND THE REST
PSG are ready to pay €100m for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. (RMC Sport)
Barcelona are likely to offload Raphinha if they can bring Lionel Messi back to the club. (Bar Canaletes)
Real Madrid might send AC Milan loanee Brahim Diaz to Borussia Dortmund as a counterpart for Jude Bellingham. (Calciomercato)
Evan Ndicka can still imagine staying at Eintracht Frankfurt beyond when his contract ends this summer, after links with Arsenal and Roma. (Bild)
Luciano Spalletti is considering leaving Napoli after leading them to the Serie A title. (Corriere Dello Sport)
Atletico Madrid are keeping an eye on Jordi Alba in case he leaves Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)
Marko Arnautovic is becoming a more realistic target for AC Milan. (Tuttosport)
Napoli have been scouting Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kerem Demirbay. (Calciomercato.it)