New Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is eyeing an €85m raid on Arsenal, while a Liverpool star has been linked with a shock move to Man Utd in Monday’s European papers.
MAN UTD LINKED WITH STUNNING SALAH SWOOP
Manchester United are one of three clubs who are eyeing a hugely ambitious move for Liverpool star Mo Salah this summer, a dubious report claims.
The Egypt international scored his 27th and final goal of the 2018/19 season when he tucked away a penalty early in Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League final win over Spurs.
The 26-year-old won a second Premier League Golden Boot in two seasons as he scored 22 goals in the Premier League.
According to a report from Spanish outlet AS, Salah’s performances for the Reds over the last two years have earned him a number of admirers among Europe’s elite.
Real Madrid are the most interested in signing the former Roma and Chelsea winger and tried to move for him last year to replace the outgoing Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, they baulked at his asking price of over €200million, but this summer their need to sign a star forward is arguably much greater and more desperate.
AS cite an earlier report from April in which they made the shock claim that Salah had requested to leave at the end of the 2018/19 campaign in search of a new challenge, leaving Real believing there is an opening.
They also state that when asked by Movistar after the Champions League final in Madrid, Salah replied: “Now I can not talk about my future.”
The huge shock in the report comes when the outlet is mentioning the competition Los Blancos face for his signature, specifically naming Manchester United and Bayern Munich as the ‘strongest competitors’.
Admittedly, it is very hard to imagine a situation where Salah would leave Anfield for Old Trafford given their lack of Champions League football and the fact they finished 31 points adrift in the Premier League table, but that doesn’t tend to stop the Spanish tabloids.
AND THE REST
Inter Milan are interested in a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid €85m links with Real Madrid. (TMW)
Juventus are set to launch a bid to sign Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and hope the imminent appointment of Maurizio Sarri as coach will help seal the deal. (Tuttosport)
Bayern Munich doubt that a deal can be done for Leroy Sane this summer, with club president Uli Hoeness being priced out of a move by the “insane” demands of Manchester City. (Goal)
Inter Milan want Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku but Manchester United have valued the 26-year-old at £62m. (Sportmediaset)
Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez – linked with Spurs and Liverpool – has emerged as a top target for Valencia. (AS)
The uncertainty over the physical condition of Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala ended former club Porto’s pursuit of the 28-year-old French defender. (A Bola)
Eintracht Frankfurt have made a bid for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. (Bild)
AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko has agreed on personal terms for a transfer to Inter this summer. (Calciomercato)
Paolo Maldini has agreed to return to AC Milan as technical director with Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo becoming the club’s new coach. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Giampaolo could bring Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet to Milan if he becomes manager. (Corriere dello Sport)
The agent of Inter Milan goalkeeper Ionut Radu has claimed that Arsenal are interested in signing his client in this summer’s transfer window. (FC Inter News)
Antonio Conte turned down the chance to manage Tottenham earlier this season. (Calciomercato)
Federico Bernardeschi believes that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri would be a good fit at Juventus.
The chances of Spanish forward Rodrigo Moreno joining Barcelona from Valencia have increased significantly. (Sport)
Real Madrid have placed defender Sergio Reguilon on the transfer list. (AS)
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says he will not leave his role to take over at Barcelona, if the Spanish champions choose to get rid of Ernesto Valverde. (De Telegraaf)
Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman says Marseille want to sell him. (Corriere dello Sport)