Euro Paper Talk: Tottenham talks over sensational double deal with unwanted star used as bait; Mourinho return to Chelsea ON as big Roma issue emerges
Tottenham are in the running to sign two huge names – and could land one on the cheap as part of a tempting swap, talk is growing louder that Jose Mourinho is heading for a third spell as Chelsea boss, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Aston Villa are tracking a Real Madrid midfielder.
MARCELO BROZOVIC SET FOR TOTTENHAM MOVE AS PART OF SWAP DEAL
Tottenham are reportedly set to hold talks with Inter Milan over a deal to sign Marcelo Brozovic – and a Spurs star is set to move the other way to help facilitate the transfer.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte has been allowed to spend well over £200m since taking charge 15 months ago. In that time, 12 new players have arrived at the club, including two central midfielders in Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma.
Mali international Bissouma, however, has struggled to find his best form under Conte. Indeed, a report on Tuesday suggests the Tottenham boss is in the market for an upgrade and is considering a swoop on Liverpool that would wound Jurgen Klopp.
However, reports in Italy claim Conte is more likely to turn to a familiar face in Croatian star Brozovic. Indeed, he played under the Italian’s tutelage during their time together at the San Siro. And now Interlive.it claims a reunion could be on in north London.
Per the article, Brozovic is ready to leave Inter following a frustating season. He’s been limited to just seven starts in Serie A and is now deemed ‘disposable’ by coach Simone Inzaghi.
Both Barcelona – if they can offload Franck Kessie – and Tottenham are keen – but it is Conte who seemingly leads the chase.
And it’s suggested that an offer of just £22.2m (€25m) will be enough to seal the deal. Alternatively, Inter are also reportedly willing to accept just £8.88m (€10m) along with Japhet Tangana as part of a swap.
The 23-year-old is down Conte’s pecking order, having made just four appearances this season.
Tottenham also want Ansu Fati alongside Marcelo Brozovic
Tottenham, meanwhile, are also in the mix to sign Ansu Fati this summer, amid claims he is to leave Barcelona.
The Blaugrana are extremely well blessed for attacking options with Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele, Fati and Ferran Torres competing for places alongside Robert Lewandowski.
However, it seems Fati will be allowed to leave this summer if a sizeable offer comes in, reports La Vanguardia.
The Spain winger has recently been linked with Manchester United again, but it now seems a move to Spurs is more likely.
And with Barcelona making suitors aware of Fati’s availability, Tottenham will reportedly compete for his signature.
The 20-year-old has 25 goals and six assists from 89 appearances for Barca.
Still only 20, he reportedly favours a move to the Premier League should he leave the Nou Camp.
JOSE MOURINHO READY TO RETURN TO CHELSEA
Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea for a third spell and as a successor to Graham Potter are gathering pace. And only a top-four finish with Roma will keep him from departing the Italian capital this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
West Ham saw their offer for Terem Moffi accepted by Lorient in January – but the player was keen to stay in France and instead moved to Nice. (L’Equipe)
Naby Keita will reject an approach from Tottenham and is pushing to re-sign for RB Leipzig this summer following his Liverpool exit. (90min)
Bayern Munich’s signing of Joao Cancelo is on a ‘free loan’ with Man City bizarrely waiving their right to a fee. (Christian Falk)
Rayo Vallecano are calm on Leeds interest in Andoni Iraola, but will seek a huge fee if the Premier League side make their move. (AS)
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer insists Manuel Neuer’s contract will not be terminated following his recent criticism of the club. (BR24 Sport)
Liverpool are ready to let 10 players leave this summer – and are firmly in the running to sign Josko Gvardiol for £88m. (Calciomercato)
NAPOLI PRESIDENT CLEARS UP OSIMHEN TO MAN UTD RUMOURS
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is adamant that Victor Osimhen is not for sale amid growing talk he is Man Utd’s No 1 summer target. (SportsBILD)
Atletico Madrid are ready to make a strong push to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram this summer. (Marca)
Mauricio Pochettino is holding out for the Real Madrid job amid speculation linking him to the Leeds United vacancy. (various)
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Diego Simeone’s side will also target N’Golo Kante and PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe as part of a major rebuild. (various)
AC Milan will be without goalkeeper Mike Maignan for their Champions League first-leg clash against Tottenham. The Frenchman is struggling with a calf injury and is unlikely to recover in time. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Diego Simeone is ready to send Sergio Reguilon back to Tottenham at the first opportunity after failing to impress him at Atletico Madrid. (Estadio Deportivo)
VILLA ON TRAIL OF REAL MADRID STAR CEBALLOS
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is on Unai Emery’s Aston Villa radar this summer following claims they failed to sign him in January. (Marca)
Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr are offering Sergio Busquets a two-year deal worth £16m per season. However, the 34-year-old is hoping for a new deal to stay at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United are closing on a new deal for Diogo Dalot, ending Barcelona’s dreams of bringing him to the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona are in talks to sign Atletico Paranaense starlet Vitor Roque, seen as a long-term successor to Robert Lewandowski. (Sport)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is holding out to stay in Europe, rather than move to MLS, amid his unhappiness at Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)
Liverpool and Manchester United are working on a summer deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani. (L’Equipe)
Chelsea will likely win the race to sign Denzel Dumfries this summer and will go as high as €60m to sign the Inter wing-back. (Inter Live)