Liverpool are one of three sides targeting a move for a pacy La Liga winger, while Tottenham have a €25m bid rejected for a goalkeeper – all in the latest European papers.
LIVERPOOL ONE OF THREE KEEN ON DEMBELE
Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are all prepared to offer £67m for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele this summer, according to reports.
Dembele moved to Barca for €105m (£88m) in the summer of 2017 but has failed to live up to his price tag, mainly due to injuries.
The Frenchman made 24 appearances in all competitions in his first season, which was hampered by a hamstring problem, before an ankle injury restricted him to 29 outings last term.
Dembele has only made five appearances this campaign, however, with another hamstring injury keeping him sidelined and according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, his value has dropped considerably from the price paid to Dortmund for his signature.
The source claims that Barcelona should have cashed in last summer when the Catalan giants would have got the best return on the 22-year-old, although teams do retain an interest in the World Cup winner.
It is said that Liverpool and London duo Arsenal and Chelsea are prepared to offer £67m, but no more, for Dembele this summer.
The move will leave Barca with a gap in their squad which Don Balon claims will be filled by the return of Neymar.
Barca are reportedly aiming to sell both Philippe Coutinho and Dembele this summer to raise enough funds for a move for the Paris Saint-Germain star.
AND THE REST
Tottenham have had a €25m offer rejected by Turkish side Trabzonspor for goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir (Gunes)
Barcelona coach Quique Setien has attempted to lighten the mood at training after the dispute between Lionel Messi and the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal (Marca)
Abidal has come clean on Barca’s reported approach for Bruno Fernandes, insisting that the Catalan giants were “not interested at all” in the now-Manchester United midfielder (Sport)
Barca may be eligible to sign an emergency attacker due to Ousmane Dembele’s hamstring injury due to a clause in the Spanish football regulations (Marca)
Bayern Munich are concerned that Barcelona will re-sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara in the summer (Sport)
Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen has said that he has joined the club to address the power balance at the top of the Serie A (Gazzetta dello Sport)
On-loan Bayern midfielder Ivan Perisic could have seen his chances of a permanent move from Inter ruled out after suffering an injury blow (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Cagliari chief Mario Passetti has said that he cannot see why Inter loanee Radja Nainggolan could not extend his stay with the club beyond the end of the season (Football Italia)
AC Milan sporting director Zvonimir Boban has confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play a part in Sunday’s derby clash with Inter (Calciomercato)
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is set to return to the squad for the Champions League last-16 clash with Liverpool later this month (Cadena Ser)
Sassuolo president Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed that Chelsea have the option to re-sign Jeremie Boga this summer (Goal Italy)
Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has said he must consider his future after enjoying his time on loan from parent club Southampton (TV2)
Blackburn midfielder Lewis Holtby has said he feels “really good” in Lancashire after ending a spell as a free agent in October (Bild)
Former Hertha Berlin striker Davie Selke was close to joining Brighton on loan before Werder Bremen came in with a better offer for the 25-year-old (Bild)
Ex-Crystal Palace loanee Erdal Rakip has opened up about how difficult he found his spell with the Eagles in 2018 (Fotbollskanalen)