European Paper Talk: Chelsea, Spurs and Man Utd want Layvin Kurzawa
By David Cartlidge, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 18/04/18 11:29am
With a month of the season left to go, Europe's biggest clubs are starting to plot their summer moves.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
Rodrigo's outstanding season at Valencia has not gone unnoticed, and the club have received an offer they deem impossible to reject. The bid is said to be in the region of €80m (£69.73m) and, though the club who made the bid is not named, sources suggest it could be Atletico Madrid. Valencia boss Marcelino does not want to sell Rodrigo, while the player himself does not want to leave. (Onda Cero)
Gianluigi Donnarumma has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain by his agent Mino Raiola, with a view to a summer move. The Ligue 1 side are in the market for a new goalkeeper and are also tracking Jan Oblak and Alisson Becker. However, Raiola is pushing for his client to get a move to Paris, but Antero Henrique, sporting director at PSG, wants a goalkeeper with more experience. (AS)
Barcelona are frontrunners to sign Matias de Ligt, but now face strong competition from Bayern Munich for the Ajax starlet. Hasan Salihamidzic, now sporting director for the Bundesliga side, has made it his priority to sign De Ligt and has been in contact with Ajax to look at getting a deal done. (Mundo Deportivo)
Zinedine Zidane has denied Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are frustrated with their lack of playing time. Zidane has opted to leave out the duo in recent games but has been quick to play down suggestions either player is out of favour insisting "everyone is on the same side and all the players are needed". (Various)
Three of the Premier League's top sides are interested in PSG's Layvin Kurzawa, who is set to leave the club this summer. Chelsea made a move for the player in January and lead the race, while he is also subject of Tottenham and Manchester United transfer rumours. United boss Mourinho is said to be a fan of Kurzawa and, with known full-back problems, feels the 25-year-old would be a solution. (RMC)
Presnel Kimpembe's emergence at PSG has made him a Chelsea transfer target. The Blues have watched the player regularly this season. They are not the only ones, however, with several Spanish clubs also tracking the 22-year-old. PSG are reluctant to lose a player they regard as one of their brightest talents and hope to begin talks over a new deal. Kimpembe would like to know his role next season first, though, with coach Unai Emery set to leave the club in the summer. (L'Equipe)
Edinson Cavani's future at PSG is not so clear-cut, with the fallout from a public spat with Neymar continuing to rumble on. Cavani is concerned with the power Brazilian players have in the PSG dressing room, and could look to leave if the situation worsens. (Le10 Sport)
Anthony Martial and Alvaro Morata are Juventus transfer targets this summer. The Serie A side believe they are leading the race to sign Manchester United forward Martial and view it easy to deal with United for the player. Morata is more complicated, and while the Spaniard wants to return to Turin, Chelsea are not willing to sell and give up on a player they only bought last summer. (Tuttosport)
Matteo Darmian has admitted he misses Italy and will re-evaluate his future at the end of the season. The Manchester United full-back is one of several players to have fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and looks set to be moved on in the summer. Darmian also labelled Juventus "a great club", with the Turin giants being strongly linked with the player for a while now. (Sky Sports Italia)
Sime Vrsaljko's agent claims Juventus and Napoli are interested in his client, but does not know if Atletico Madrid would sell the player. The full-back was linked with a move away in January but has established himself in the Atleti first team, so a switch would be difficult. Vrsaljko's agent also went on to say he has had contact with several Premier League clubs. (Radio CRC)
Juventus are growing tired of waiting for a response from Emre Can, also a Bayern Munich transfer target, and have started to put together a list of alternative targets. Out of the contract at the end of the season, Can has been offered a deal by Juve but is still yet to sign it - despite a deadline of April 7 set by the Serie A outfit. Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Lorenzo Pellegrini are the players Juve will now turn their attention to. (Tuttosport)
Jonas Hector is a target for the Bundesliga's big two, with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both interested in the Cologne left-back. The German international could end up leaving for just €8m (£6.97m), if his team club are relegated. Dortmund are apparently the most keen on the 27-year-old. (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger)
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