Euro Paper Talk: Barcelona want to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain
By Andrew Gibney, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 12/08/17 10:14am
The summer transfer window is in full flow and clubs across Europe are making moves as they look to piece together the squad before the end of the month.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media for the latest news and transfer rumours.
Barcelona's desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain is real. The Argentine winger has been pushed down the pecking order in Paris with the signing of Neymar and could look to move on. He would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazil international. (Marca)
After talks between Zinedine Zidane and the club, Real Madrid won't sign a new striker this summer. They will depend on the BBC and keep the squad as is. This would rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe, leaving them to hope he is still available next summer. (Marca)
In order to ward off any future interest from other clubs, Real Madrid have slapped a €700m (£634m) release clause on playmaker Isco when he signs a new five-year-deal. (AS)
Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona's first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants. He has been removed from the squad for the weekend's DFB Pokal fixture, but the player remains optimistic he will be able to sign for the Catalan club. (Mundo Deportivo)
It's not just German and English clubs suffering from player power, now it spreads to Italy with Chelsea transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia failing to train with Inter Milan. Also Leonardo Spinazzola, a Juventus transfer target, will travel with Atalanta this weekend, hoping to force a move to Turin. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan's transfer window could be about to catch fire, with Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and former Juventus target Patrik Schick all linked with completing moves before the summer is out. (Corriere dello Sport)
Rennes have made a €10m (£9.1m) offer to Lille for Burnley transfer target Nicolas De Preville. The striker's deal with the northern club was only made permanent this summer, but he could already make way in the new era under Marcelo Bielsa. (L'Equipe)
While continuing their pursuit of Mbappé, PSG are now making another push for Monaco's Fabinho. The midfielder is seen as the missing piece of Unai Emery's puzzle. (L'Equipe)
For the first time this summer, Monaco have opened up to discussions regarding the transfer of Mbappe. The player has forced his will and now the two clubs will discuss the possibility of a move. (Le10Sport)
Ousmane Dembele is upset with Dortmund because the club promised they wouldn't stand in the way if a top club offered a fair price for him. He is now refusing to pick up his phone and speak to anyone at the German club. (Kicker)