Tottenham are keen on a Jamaica star who has intriguingly switched agents, while Liverpool receive a warning over a defender deal – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
SPURS KEEN AS STAR WINGER SWITCHES AGENT
Tottenham and Everton have registered firm interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, who has recently switched agent in a signal of intent, according to a report.
The 22-year-old, who moved to the Bundesliga in 2017, has seen his stock grow significantly in recent seasons. This term, he scored seven goals and assisted three others in 31 appearances.
Previous reports have claimed Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are all keen on the Jamaican. According to Sport1, however, Tottenham also want to sign Bailey and have sent admiring glances his way.
Bailey spoke of his Premier League dream midway through the season and a recent claim said he has informed Leverkusen of his desire to move to the English top flight.
Now, Sport1 adds that Bailey has taken steps to doing just that with a switch of agent, which usually signals a desire to find a new club.
Aidy Ward from Colossal Sports Management now represents Bailey, with the agent also working with Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman and City’s Raheem Sterling.
Should Spurs or Everton make a formal offer for the winger, Sport1 concludes that Leverkusen would sell for €40million (£36million).
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Sevilla have told Liverpool they will not budge from their valuation of around £68million for defender Diego Carlos (AS)
But the Reds and Betis are €2million apart on their valuation of Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi (Diario de Sevilla)
Another report, though, says Liverpool are yet to make an approach for the Algerian (ABC Sevilla)
Manchester City are considering Eric Garcia’s future, with the defender keen on a move to Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)
Meanwhile, Exit-bound City legend David Silva has agreed to join Lazio (Corrierre dello Sport)
Everton and Wolves have asked Barcelona about the availability of midfielder Rafinha (Sport)
In fact, Rafinha is holding out for a Premier League move despite Barcelona negotiating with Shanghai Shenhua (Sport)
Barca will hope to outscore Napoli in their Champions League tie with their fearsome attacking lineup (Sport)
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says he is facing complications over a new deal (Esporte Interativo)
Borussia Dortmund insist they have received no contact about signing Jadon Sancho (Suddeutsche Zeitung)
West Ham recently made a €7.5million (£6.7million) bid for River Plate fullback Gonzalo Montiel (Goal)
Midfielder Bongani Zungu’s fitness is holding up a deal to take him from Amiens to Rangers (Le 11 Amienois)
Meanwhile, Juventus believe they will be able to reach an agreement with Chelsea to sign midfielder Jorginho (Calciomercato)
Everton are offering a similar amount to Benfica in the race to sign Gremio star Everton Cebolinha (Globo Esporte)
Ralf Rangnick says it would not have been wise to consider becoming AC Milan’s new head coach (Suddeutsche Zeitung)