European Paper Talk: AC Milan turn attention to Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
By Stefan Bienkowski, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 26/04/18 12:06pm
With less than a month remaining of the European season, clubs' attention will have turned to the summer transfer window.
Many sides will be hoping to get deals done before the World Cup as negotiating during the tournament isn't easy. That means the rumour mill is already spinning and there are transfer rumours aplenty.
So we asked our friends at Football Whispers to scour the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
AC Milan's attempts to sign Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has been shelved after the club decided to pursue Jack Wilshere. The Arsenal midfielder's contract expires this summer and Milan are hopeful of signing him for free. (Calcio Mercato)
Amid reports of interest from Manchester United, Mauro Icardi has committed his future to Inter Milan, stating he feels at home at the Italian club. "Rumours are a consequence of my growth, but I hope to stay," the 25-year-old striker said. (Ole)
Long-term Arsenal target Daniele Rugani may finally be available this summer. The Italian has failed to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI at Juventus and could be allowed to leave the club if the right offer is made. (Calcio Mercato)
Sevilla striker Luis Muriel has emerged as a target for AC Milan after they admitted defeat in their pursuit of Roma forward Edin Dzeko and Torino frontman Andrea Belotti. (Tuttosport)
Former Arsenal defender Lauren has warned Diego Simeone may not be the perfect fit for his old club, stating the Atletico Madrid manager may prove too combative to replace Arsene Wenger. (AS)
Andres Iniesta will reveal to his Barcelona team-mates where his future lies today before sharing his plans with the world in a news conference on Friday. Despite speculation linking him to PSG and Manchester City, the 33-year-old is expected to confirm his intention of moving to China. (Sport)
Barcelona are eager to complete negotiations with Atletico Madrid for striker Antoine Griezmann before July 1, when the French striker's release clause doubles from €100m to €200m. (Sport)
Bernd Leno could leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer. A clause in the 26-year-old's contract allows him to depart for €25m. Atletico Madrid and Napoli are monitoring the situation. (Kicker)
Bayer have, however, beaten Bayern Munich to the signing of 17-year-old wonderkid Paulinho. The Vasco da Gama forward can't sign a professional contract with a European club until he turns 18 on July 15, but is expected to join the Bundesliga side for €20m. (SportBild)
Former Tottenham defender Yuri Berchiche could return to Spain this summer. Despite playing regularly at PSG, the French champions would consider letting the left-back go for €30m - a price that may tempt Atletico Madrid. (Le 10 Sport)