Chelsea to make €135m Asensio bid
Chelsea are planning a €135 million for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio in the summer, claims Don Balon.
The Premier League club are aware of Madrid president Florentino Perez’s need to raise funds for a summer overhaul of the squad at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, while Asensio may be tempted to listen to what Chelsea have to say, Perez does not want to sell the 22-year-old and values the Spain international as a key member of the squad.
Man City turn to Weigl
Manchester City are ready to turn their attention to signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl in the summer, according to The Times .
Winner Coupon Code reported on Tuesday that City have cooled their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, who could instead join local rivals Manchester United.
Other options are now being considered by City, with the highly-rated Weigl, who has also been linked with United, an end-of-season target.
Dembele looking for Barca exit route
Ousmane Dembele is looking for a way out of Barcelona after a disappointing first season with the Spanish giants, reports Don Balon .
Barcelona aren’t willing to let him leave at the moment, with no club willing to pay more than €60million for the former Dortmund star, meaning the Catalan club would have to take a massive loss on the player.
The report also claims that clubs are starting to ask about the possibility of a loan move for 20-year-old.
Arsenal considering Maycon move
Arsenal are considering a move for Brazilian youngster Maycon, report local outlet UOL .
The Corinthians midfielder failed to seal a move to Shaktar Donetsk in January, opening the door for the Gunners to make a summer move.
The report claims that the South American club would be willing to part with their star for just £9million.
Have Mahrez and Fred missed City boat?
Both Riyad Mahrez and Fred may have missed their chance to join Manchester City, despite the Premier League leaders’ desperation to sign them during the January transfer window.
Goal understands that City have cooled their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, while Mahrez, who went on strike in a bid to join City, could also be left disappointed.
Madrid want Bellerín
Florentino Perez wants Real Madrid to signing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin as competition for Dani Carvajal, Don Balon claims.
The Madrid chief wants his club in position to roll through next season, and while the focus will be on rebuilding the attack, he wants to add depth all over the field to keep Los Blancos stable even if injuries happen to key players.
Neymar Sr: My son has PSG future
Neymar’s father has moved to end speculation over the star’s future by stating that he will be remaining at Paris Saint-Germain, despite reports linking him to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“Neymar has a future at PSG. His present is also PSG,” the star’s agent explained in a press conference in Brazil, alongside PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi.
Liverpool considering Werner move
Liverpool are considering a summer swoop for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, the Independent reports.
The move could be part of a double swoop of the German side, with the 22-year-old forward joining midfielder Naby Keita at Anfield.
Mou defends Man Utd transfers
Jose Mourinho dismissed suggestions that he has seen little return on his massive spending at Manchester United in the wake of Champions League elimination at the hands of Sevilla.
“Everybody spends money – it’s not just us, right?” Mourinho said to reporters after the final whistle.
Southampton turn to Hughes
Southampton will turn to Mark Hughes as their next manager, The Telegraph claims.
The former Stoke City boss has been offered a contract through the end of the season.
Everton ready to move for Wilshere
Everton are ready to make a move for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, reports The Mirror .
The midfielder still hasn’t come to terms on a new deal with the Gunners, having rejected terms that would have seen him take a cut in his base pay.
The Toffees are now ready to swoop in an attempt to land the England international on a free, with a better deal than the one being offered by the London side the key to landing the 26-year-old.
Minnesota scouting Quintero
Minnesota United is the latest team to show an interest in signing Carlos Darwin Quintero with the team’s general manager and coach heading to Panama to scout the America winger against Tauro, according to MLSSoccer.com.
Quintero is generally not in the squad for league matches with Las Aguilas, who must leave two foreign-born players out of the team each match to comply with roster regulations. The Colombian has been the subject of several inquiries from MLS clubs, but they’ve fallen through because of his high salary and America’s reluctance to cut a bargain.
Nike to help fund Neymar to Madrid
Nike is willing to help fund Real Madrid’s move for Neymar, AS reports.
Madrid are currently sponsored by Adidas until 2020 but seemingly make only €40 million per year from the sporting apparel giant, a small amount for such a big club.
The report claims Real could break their contract with Adidas as early as this summer, with Nike likely to pay a sum of between €105-€155m per annum, not including what they’d offer to help with Neymar’s transfer.
Juventus risk losing Emre Can
Juventus are running the risk of failing to sign Emre Can if they cannot reach an agreement soon on personal terms, Tuttosport reports.
The Bianconeri had been hotly tipped to snap up the Germany international on a free transfer in the summer, but interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have left the midfielder and his entourage assessing his options.
Messi doesn’t want Verratti at Barca
Lionel Messi has told his club that he does not want Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti at Barcelona, Diario Gol reports.
The Italy international had been linked with a move to Camp Nou in the past as a replacement for Xavi or Andres Iniesta, but Messi has made it clear that he does not want the midfielder to make a move after PSG fell to pieces against Real Madrid.
However, Verratti could still find himself in Spain, if the report is to be believed, as Madrid themselves are looking for a long-term replacement for Luka Modric.
Man Utd reignite Matuidi interest
Manchester United have reignited their interest in Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to Rai Sport (via the Daily Mirror) .
Jose Mourinho previously tried to sign the France international during his time with Paris Saint-Germain.
And with Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera struggling for form, the Red Devils believe Matuidi will be the answer to their midfield problems.