Tottenham are once again showing concrete interest in signing versatile Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco, as Antonio Conte looks to fix a problem position, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Juventus are closing in on the signing of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
YANNICK CARRASCO TO GIVE TOTTENHAM UPGRADE
Tottenham are reportedly showing ‘concrete’ interest in striking a deal for Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco this summer.
Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici was in contact with the player back in January, when it was claimed that the north London club were ready to pay the wide man’s €60m (£50.8m) release clause.
However, the potential deal fell through over Atletico’s insistence that the Belgium star was going nowhere.
There is no mention as to whether Tottenham are looking to match his exit clause again. Indeed, there is every likelihood they will offer substantially less in order to test the water over Atletico’s resolve again.
Conte eyeing new wing-backs
Carrasco is being viewed as a potential right wing-back upgrade in Antonio Conte’s system. That is down to the fact that the Italian still remains unconvinced by both Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty.
The duo have both enjoyed stronger second halves of the campaign. Indeed, Doherty was in fine form before injury ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
Tottenham make surprise offer for Yannick Carrasco
Tottenham have made a bid for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco
But it appears that Conte wants a more proven player in the position and Carrasco fits the bill.
The 28-year-old is approaching 400 senior games and was part of the Atletico side that win LaLiga last season.
He has also enjoyed another impressive season, notching six goals and adding seven assists in 43 games this term.
Carrasco’s current contract runs out in 2024 so Atletico may be happy to accept a lower offer, knowing his price tag will drop the nearer he gets to his deal ending.
JUVENTUS CONFIDENT OF SEALING JORGINHO DEAL
Juventus chief Federico Cherubini has touched down in London to try and secure a deal for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona have offered USA international full-back Sergino Dest to LaLiga rivals Valencia, while Manchester United are also interested. (Mundo Deportivo)
Divock Origi has no doubts on his next destination. The Liverpool striker is waiting to complete medical tests and sign a contract to become an AC Milan player in the coming weeks. (Fabrizio Romano)
Memphis Depay is among the Barcelona players the club is willing to let go this summer in order to generate capital. (Mundo Deportivo)
Arsenal are considering letting defender Gabriel Magalhaes leave this summer if they get a €50m fee. Juventus are already showing an interest in the player. (Tuttosport)
Cesar Azpilicueta has informed Chelsea that he wishes to join Barcelona for the upcoming season. (Ekrem Konur)
DEMBELE IN CRITICAL BARCA TALKS
Barcelona will hold talks with Ousmane Dembele in the coming days, with Chelsea and PSG both monitoring the winger’s situation. (Fabrizio Romano)
PSG’s Angel Di Maria is one step away from joining Juventus as a free agent. His contract will be for one year, with the option for another season. (Nicolo Schira)
Manchester City are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Augsburg youngster Dzenan Pejcinovic. (Sport 1)
Samuel Umtiti has not decided yet on where he will play next season. However, he is open to leaving Barcelona on loan. (Mundo Deportivo)
Bayern Munich have held a first meeting with the representatives of Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic. (Sky Sports Deutschland)
MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP
Feyenoord chief Frank Arnesen admits it will be ‘almost impossible’ for them to keep Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson next season. (Algemeen Dagblad)
Barcelona will begin work on a deal to sign Endrick from Palmeiras in the coming days. The Brazilian forward turns 16 in July. (Diario Sport)
Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa will remain at Napoli next season after joining them on a season-long loan last August. (Football Italia)
Lazio are negotiating with AC Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli, who will be a free agent in the summer. (Calciomercato)
The Rome-based outfit are close to agreeing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Marcos Antonio that would be worth €8m. (Sky Sports Italia)