European Paper Talk: Kasper Schmeichel a surprise target for Real Madrid
By Thomas McIlroy, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 21/03/17 6:29am
As the season nears its climax across Europe, it's becoming clearer who will need to strengthen in the summer.
Our friends at Football Whispers have looked at the continent's top media outlets to round-up the transfer talk making the back pages...
Kasper Schmeichel is a shock transfer target for Real Madrid in the summer.
The Leicester City goalkeeper would cost significantly less than other options to replace Keylor Navas at the Bernabeu but Manchester United are also interested. (A Bola)
Hector Bellerin will be a summer transfer target for Barcelona. Sporting director Robert Fernández says right-back is a position they are evaluating and refused to rule out a move for the Arsenal man when asked about whether they were interested in him. (Marca)
Fernandez also says the club have no doubt Andres Iniesta will renew his contract, which ends at the end of this season. (Marca)
Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro says a move to Marseille would be "complicated" and he wants to finish his career in Spain. (Mundo Deportivo)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the end of this season if he is paid as much as other top earners at the club. (Le Figaro)
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has hinted in-demand Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe should stay in France and move to the Parc des Princes.
Speaking after yesterday's 2-1 win over Lyon, the 22-year-old defender said: "Would he be a good player for Paris? Why not? I hope those in charge will watch him because he is a good player with quality who can make a difference." (Le Figaro)
Gianluigi Donnarumma, who's been the subject of Real Madrid and Manchester United transfer rumours, says he hopes to stay at AC Milan, but the renewal of the goalkeeper's contract is down to the club and his agent Mino Raiola. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Maurizio Zamparini is trying to convince former coach Davide Ballardini to return to Palermo after the side's 4-1 defeat to Udinese.
Replacing current manager Diego Lopez with Ballardini would be Zamparini's last act as president before he officially hands over to Paul Baccaglini. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lorenzo Insigne's agent Ciro Venerato says his client is a transfer target for Atletico Madrid, as well as a number of other clubs, including AC Milan, Juventus and Roma.
Venerato says the 25-year-old is tired of waiting for a new contract at Napoli and could be paid more money elsewhere. (Rai)