Umtiti wants Barca to match Man Utd offer
Samuel Umtiti wants Barcelona to match the salary he was offered by Manchester United before committing to a new deal at Camp Nou, claims Sport .
United made an approach for Umtiti, who has a €60 million release clause in his contract, earlier in the winter and were willing to pay the centre-half up to €6m a season net.
The France international is happy at Barcelona, who must now decide how far to push the boat out for Umtiti as they try to secure him on a new contract through to 2024.
Raiola wants to take Icardi to Man Utd
Mino Raiola wants to act as an intermediary to take Mauro Icardi to Manchester United in the summer, reports Corriere dello Sport .
The super agent apparently wanted to take over as Icardi’s primary representative, although the Inter forward is seemingly happy to continue working with his current agent, and wife, Wanda Nara.
Nara is apparently in the process of negotiating a new deal with Inter, although Raiola is apparently offering to work on a deal to take the Argentine to Old Trafford.
Watford want €25m for Barca target
Barcelona have been told Watford’s teenage striker Juan Camilo Hernandez will cost €25 million, according to Mundo Deportivo .
Hernandez is on loan at Huesca in the Spanish Segunda Division and has scored 11 goals this season, with the Colombian’s performances catching the eye of Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona.
Known as ‘Cucho’, the 18-year-old has been tracked by Barca for some time, but Watford will demand at least €25m before agreeing to sell the forward.
Emery gives his Neymar-Ronaldo swap verdict
PSG boss Unai Emery was non-committal when asked about a potential swap deal involving Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both players have been linked with exits from their current clubs and are preparing to face off in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday night.
But when asked the question over whether he would swap Neymar for Ronaldo, the Spaniard simply insisted that he was happy with the Brazilian.
Barcelona reach agreement with Arthur
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Gremio star Arthur and hope to sign the midfielder in January 2019, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Brazilian midfielder is considered one of the brightest young talents in South America, and has been attracting interest from the Catalan giants.
Ernesto Valverde’s side will now attempt to purchase the 60% rights of the player owned by Gremio, although the Brazilian club will not sell for less than €30 million.
Roma want €90m release clause in Alisson deal
Roma want to include a €90 million release clause in Alisson’s contract in an attempt to ward off interest in the goalkeeper, reports Calciomercato.com .
Liverpool and Real Madrid have both been linked with a summer approach for Alisson, with rumours suggesting the Spanish giants are prepared to pay €50m.
But Roma are aiming to increase the Brazilian’s salary to €5m a year from his current €1.5m per season, as well as include a €90m clause for any club outside of Serie A wanting to buy Alisson.
Skriniar open to Inter exit
Inter defender Milan Skriniar has admitted he would be open to leaving the Serie A giants this summer.
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for the centre-back, with the man himself confirming a bid was rejected for him during the January transfer window.
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Mou wants Varane in De Gea deal
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will insist on Raphael Varane being part of any deal that sees David de Gea join Real Madrid, according to Don Balon .
Mourinho is a long-term admirer of France international Varane and is keen to shore up his defence this summer.
Though he remains hopeful of keeping De Gea, if he is unable to stop him from leaving Old Trafford then he wants a player in return.
Milan plotting Herrera swoop
Serie A side AC Milan are plotting a summer swoop for Manchester United’s Ander Herrera, according to Tuttosport .
The report says that Jose Mourinho’s side would be willing to let the midfielder leave for an offer in excess of £30m.
£160k-a-week Chinese offer for Dembele
Beijing Sinobo Guoan are ready to offer Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele £160,000 a week to move to China, claims The Sun .
Dembele is out of contract in 2019 and Beijing Guoan are willing to double the Belgium international’s salary in an attempt to persuade him to leave Spurs.
However, Spurs are unlikely to want to sell Dembele as they await a bid from Beijing Guoan before the Chinese transfer window closes at the end of February.
Man City chase Sporting wonderkid
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a summer move for Sporting Lisbon teenager Rafael Leao, according to Record .
Leao has enjoyed an impressive season for Sporting, and has already attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
City, though, are keen to win the race for the 18-year-old, with the Premier League leaders read to offer £22.5 million for the striker.
Butland denies asking to leave Stoke
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland vehemently denies asking to leave Stoke City, having taken to Twitter to make his stance on the matter clear .
Liverpool and Arsenal have both been widely rumoured to have an interest in making the England international their first-choice next season, and reports had suggested that Butland had turned in a transfer request.
However, the 24-year-old says he’s not handed in anything, and is doing all in his power to keep Stoke in the Premier League.
Barca scouting Diop
Barcelona have joined the list of clubs to be scouting Toulouse captain Issa Diop this season, reports Mundo Deportivo .
The 21-year-old is not currently being viewed as a potential summer signing by Barca, but he has been noted as one to watch for the future.
Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, along with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, have also been closely following the centre-half.
Palace look at former Liverpool keeper
Crystal Palace are considering a move to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri on a free transfer, reports The Sun .
The Brazilian has left Fluminense and is now trying to earn a contract with Palace as manager Roy Hodgson searches for experienced goalkeeping cover.
Cavalieri briefly played under Hodgson at Liverpool in 2010 and the 35-year-old could be the short-term fix his old boss is looking for.
Dodo close to joining Santos
Sampdoria defender Dodo is close to joining Brazilian side Santos, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .
The South American side are looking at a loan with an option to buy and the negotiations are ongoing, with the window still open in Brazil.