European Paper Talk: Jose Mourinho eyes Sergej Milinkovic-Savic bid
By Thomas McIlroy, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 27/03/18 12:31pm
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
Manchester United have entered the race for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The midfielder was already a Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain transfer target, but United have also expressed an interest. Lazio president Claudio Lotito is refusing to sell at the moment, though. (Corriere dello Sport)
Carlo Ancelotti is the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)'s first choice to take over as permanent national team coach. (Tuttosport)
Gianfranco Zola has criticised the Italy national team, saying: "There is one unmistakable fact we no longer have players of international value." He added: "Today England is ahead of us and I don't think it's only down to money. They've given impetus to the youth sectors." (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lazio want Monaco centre-back Kamil Glik to replace Inter Milan-bound Stefan de Vrij this summer. (Il Messaggero)
After a disappointing title defence, Real Madrid will overhaul their squad this summer and a number of players can leave. From first-team regulars, Isco, Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic's futures are under threat, and there will be consideration about letting them depart this summer. Achraf Hakimi, Marcos Llorente, Jesus Vallejo, Borja Mayoral and Dani Ceballos will also sit down with the club to speak about their futures, with the majority of them likely to move elsewhere. (AS)
Samuel Umtiti is threatening to leave Barcelona. The defender is a Manchester United transfer target and is tempted by a move to England. He has a release clause of just €60m. Barca hope to sign him to a new deal before the World Cup, but the player wants to wait until after this summer's tournament to get the best deal for him. (AS)
With Umtiti's future unclear, Sevilla's Clement Lenglet is a Barcelona transfer target. (Estadio Deportivo)
The Barcelona board are considering whether or not they need to buy a back-up centre-back this summer. Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Athletic Bilbao's Unai Nunez are being considered, with the futures of Thomas Vermaelen and Yerry Mina unclear. Promoting Jorge Cuenca from the B team to the senior squad is also an option. (Mundo Deportivo)
Alisson Becker is Real Madrid's first-choice goalkeeping target in the summer. Los Blancos had considered David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois, but the Roma No 1 has overtaken them after his impressive performances this season. Hajduk Split goalkeeper Karlo Letica will also arrive at the Bernabeu this summer. (Marca)
Keylor Navas doesn't want to leave Real Madrid this summer, even if they sign another goalkeeper. (Mundo Deportivo)
With Marouane Fellaini set to leave Manchester United in the summer, Monaco have entered the race for the Belgian midfielder. They are said to have already contacted the 30-year-old about a potential move. Roma and Besiktas are also interested. (La Derniere Heure)
With Unai Emery set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the first choice to replace him at the French club. But the Ligue 1 leaders are also making a Plan B and are considering Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim. (Le Parisien)
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