Paper Talk: Real Madrid furious with £50m man and offer him to Chelsea, Tottenham

Date published: Saturday 21st March 2020 8:34

Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic has enraged Real Madrid chiefs and will be sold this summer and Neymar will leave PSG, while Paul Pogba’s value plummets again, all in the papers.



Luka Jovic will be offered to Tottenham and Chelsea this summer after upsetting Real Madrid, according to a report.

Madrid bosses are believed to be furious with the £50m striker after leaving self-isolation last week to fly home to Serbia amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The forward then left his home in Serbia and was reported to police, earning a rebuke from prime minister Ana Brnabic.

She said: “We have the negative example of our football stars who earn millions and have ignored the obligation to self-isolate.”

The country’s president Aleksandar Vucic, then threatened the player with arrest, saying: “If he leaves his apartment he’ll be arrested.

“I think he regrets what he’s done, but I’ll make it clear to him that the lives of our people are more important than his millions.”

The Daily Star is reporting that Madrid will try and tempt the London pair with a move for Jovic, who only moved to Real from Eintract Frankfurt last summer.



Philippe Coutinho could join Inter Milan this summer, which in turn could confirm Lautaro Martinez’s move to Barcelona (Tuttosport)

Fabian Ruiz TEAMtalk

Barcelona and Real Madrid are preparing to go to battle this summer over Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz (Calciomercato)

Milan rivals Inter and AC will battle it out for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso (Calciomercato)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could reportedly be available for £55m this summer (Marca)

Arsenal are said to have opened talks with Feyenoord over the signing of Orkun Kokcu for £23m (Football.London)

The Premier League is again investigating playing games behind closed doors amid the coronavirus crisis in order to complete the season. (Independent)




Manchester United are in talks with midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, over a new two-year deal worth £140,000-a-week after triggering a clause to extend the Serb’s contract by a year. (Sun)

Crystal Palace’s Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27, has offered free use of 50 properties to NHS staff who are battling the coronavirus outbreak in central London hospitals. (Times)

West Brom striker Charlie Austin has urged people not to take coronavirus lightly after testing positive. (Telegraph)

Willian TEAMtalk

Chelsea forward Willian, 31, has asked the club’s permission to return to his native Brazil in order to be with his family. (Mirror)

Leading Championship clubs are considering a plan to cap player wages at £6,000 a week because of the suspension of the football season. (Telegraph )

Liverpool have been in negotiations for “some time” with Lille’s 21-year-old France Under-21 midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Sport)

Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, 23, could return to Chelsea because the Blues have a £12.8m buy-back clause in the Ivory Coast international’s contract. (Mail)

Juventus want to offer Chelsea Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 29, as part of a swap deal for 28-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Corriere dello Sport)

On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, 30, earns £8,000 per goal and £9,000 for every win on top of his £180,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester United are drawing up plans to sign Atletico Madrid’s France midfielder Thomas Lemar in the summer (Daily Mail)

Barcelona and Real Madrid could move for 27-year-old Austria defender David Alaba, who is unsure about extending his contract with Bayern Munich.(Bild)

Tying Lionel Messi down to a fresh deal will take top priority over any transfers this summer for Barcelona (AS)

Barcelona are hoping to strike a pact with the club’s squad in order to slash their wage bill (Mundo Deportivo)

Neymar TEAMtalk

Neymar will finally complete his return to Barcelona over the summer (Sport)

Chelsea are set to beat West Ham to the signing of Estoril’s Portuguese wonderkid Chiquinho (The Sun)

Juventus are prepared to offer Miralem Pjanic to Chelsea in a bid to lure Jorginho back to Serie A.  (The Sun)

Nemanja Matic is set for a pay rise which will raise his weekly wage to £140,000.  (The Sun)

Arsenal retain an interest in Chris Smalling but are yet to make a bid for Manchester United’s centre-half, who is currently on loan at Roma. (Express)

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