Liverpool have the all clear to land a Barcelona forward, while Man Utd and PSG are chasing the same €200m pair, according to Thursday’s European papers.
LIVERPOOL GIVEN GREEN LIGHT FOR €100M MOVE
Liverpool have learned that they can sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for €100million this summer, according to a report.
The France forward has endured a frustrating time in Spain since a €120m move from Borussia Dortmund and sections of the Spanish press claim Barca will consider his sale.
That is only if a suitable offer should come in come in though, as the Catalan giants need to raise funds in order to offset the substantial expenditure they are set for this summer.
Barcelona have already agreed to pay €75m to Ajax for Frenkie De Jong, while a €120m deal for Antoine Griezmann is said to be close.
Furthermore, Barca are also said to be closing on a deal to bring Neymar back to the club, having sold the Brazilian to PSG for a world-record €222m back in 2017.
And according to various outlets – including Calciomercato.com and Sky Sports – the Blaugrana are now ready to sell Dembele for €100million in order to fund said Neymar move.
In essence, all obstacles have seemingly been removed if Jurgen Klopp decides to pursue the 22-year-old more aggressively, which could have should Real Madrid become more serious about Sadio Mane.
MAN UTD FACE COMPETITION FOR €200M DUO
Manchester United have been alerted to news that Lazio need to sell Sergej Milinkovic-Savic quickly while they face competition for both him and Paulo Dybala from PSG, reports claim.
It is believed that United have identified Milinkovic-Savic as the man to replace Paul Pogba, with an €80million (£72m) bid being readied for the Serbia international.
Pogba’s time at Old Trafford appears to be nearing its conclusion as speculation continues to grow surrounding a possible exit.
The maverick midfielder has made clear his desire to seek a new challenge away from Manchester United, with Real Madrid circling as they consider different ways of making a deal possible.
According to Calciomercato.com, Lazio are aware that they must offload the 24-year-old as they don’t want to keep an unhappy player, and would also like to raise funds for his replacement – Trabzonspor’s Yusuf Yazici.
PSG are also credited with interest in Milinkovic-Savic, while a report from Don Balon now claim that the Parisiens are also after Paulo Dybala.
Dybala has 73 Serie A goals in 189 games for Palermo and Juve, and could be viewed as a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Inter.
AND THE REST
Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Ivan Saponjic from Benfica on a three-year deal.
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is considering an offer from Fenerbahce. (Calciomercato.com)
Nabil Fekir may still leave Lyon but the Ligue 1 club will sanction no other departures following a period of upheaval. (Goal)
Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring the situation with Brescia’s Sandro Tonali, who is regarded by some as the “new Pirlo”. (RMC Sport)
Barcelona plan to announce the signing of Antoine Griezmann on Friday if everything goes to plan. (Mundo Deportivo)
Paris Saint-Germain have reopened talks to extend Thomas Meunier’s contract with the French champions. (le10sport)
Juventus have increased their offer for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to €67million/£60m. (De Telegraaf)
Unsettled Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is no longer a summer transfer target for Real Madrid. (AS)
Romelu Lukaku has told Manchester United he wants to leave, with the striker keen to join Inter. (ESPN)
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is frustrated by the lack of an approach from Bayern Munich. The striker has been linked with a €60m move to Liverpool. (Kicker)
Barcelona are hopeful that they can take a major step towards completing the signing of Antoine Griezmann by Monday at the latest. (Mundo Deportivo)
Man Utd reportedly have an €80m bid in place to try and prise Sergej Milinkovic-Savic away from Lazio, although they are said to still be short of his valuation. (Goal)
Tottenham are leading Atletico Madrid in the race to sign Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb in a £27m deal. (AS)
But Arsenal could beat their north London rivals Spurs to the signing of Spain player Dani Ceballos. (Marca)
Southampton’s 25-year-old midfielder Mario Lemina, who is wanted by Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester, says he does not want to be playing for the Saints next season. (France Football)
Manchester City are set to renew their efforts to sign Brazil star Dani Alves. (Globoesporte)
Everton have had a bid of €30m rejected by Juventus for 19-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean. (Tuttosport)
Wolves and West Ham are among the clubs trying to sign Edson Alvarez, a 21-year-old Mexican defender who currently plays for Liga MX side America. (Marca Claro)
Manchester United’s Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 31, rejected £550,000-a-week offer from Shanghai SIPG to renew his deal at Old Trafford. (90Min)
Cagliari are looking at Napoli’s Marko Rog as a potential replacement for Nicolo Barella. (Di Marzio)
Sassuolo are looking to Borussia Dortmund centre-back Omer Toprak. (Di Marzio)