European Paper Talk: Paris Saint-Germain to rival Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe
By Sam McGuire
Last Updated: 21/04/17 10:44am
The transfer window may be closed until the end of the summer but that hasn't stopped rumours about some of Europe's biggest clubs making mega-money moves when it opens.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media for the latest news and transfer rumours.
Wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe has taken the Champions League by storm during his debut season in the Monaco first-team and his performances haven't gone unnoticed. Real Madrid are keen on the 22-goal striker but their attempts to sign him could be thwarted by Paris Saint-Germain. The French club are keen to bolster their attacking options and see the 18-year-old as the perfect poster boy.
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Roma are set to reunite Unai Emery with Sevilla supremo Monchi next season. The pair were instrumental in Sevilla winning three consecutive Europa League titles before Emery left to take over at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Emery has disappointed in France and his side lost a 4-0 lead over Barcelona to crash out of the Champions League. Roma have already secured the services of Monchi as their director of football and have identified the Spanish manager as the man to take over from Luciano Spalletti.
Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has revealed star striker Sandro Wagner could follow in Seb Rudy and Niklas Sule's footsteps and switch allegiances to Bayern Munich this summer.
RB Leipzig are already planning for next season after a remarkable debut campaign in the Bundesliga with plans in place to sign Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop, Hertha Berlin right-back Mitchell Weiser, Liverpool transfer target Matthias Ginter and Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes his team can go all the way in the Europa League and has even called out potential opponents Manchester United, saying: "I'm sure Jose Mourinho has a great desire to meet us".