Euro Paper Talk: AC Milan linked with move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Last Updated: 21/05/18 11:08am
Europe's biggest clubs are already plotting their summer moves with a World Cup to negotiate around.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has hinted the club are trying to sign Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian will be available on a free transfer and while Mirabelli denied a deal had been struck, he labelled Fellaini an 'important player'. (Sky in Italy)
Milan CEO Marco Fassone is confident both Gianluigi Donnarumma and Suso will stay but has admitted that should suitable offers arrive for either player then the club would need to consider them. Fassone said that his ultimate desire is that Donnarumma stays and 'marries' into the project, but things could well end up out of his hands if the goalkeeper wishes to leave. (Radio Anch'io Sport)
Mauro Icardi has confirmed his desire to stay at Inter Milan, and revealed he's just bought a new house in the city. Inter dramatically secured Champions League qualification on Sunday evening with a win over Lazio, and Icardi has played down reports he will leave the club by saying he will talk to the club - who know his intentions to remain in Milan. (Sky in Italy)
Following Gianluigi Buffon's exit, Juventus are stepping up their search for a goalkeeper. Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin is a top target and a meeting has been set up this week to push through a deal. €20m is the reported Genoa asking price, but with just over a year left on his deal, Juve are confident they can grab Perin for less. (Calciomercato)
Lionel Messi has given his seal of approval to Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann. Messi labelled the Frenchman 'one of the best players around right now' but denied whether he knew the Atletico Madrid star had already agreed a deal with Barca. (RAC1)
Rodrigo Moreno looks set to remain with Valencia despite being linked with several clubs, including Everton and Atletico Madrid. The striker, who is set to be in Spain's squad for the World Cup, has decided to buy a house in Valencia after three years of renting in the city. The club take it as a sure sign Rodrigo wishes to stay. (SuperDeporte)
More good news for Valencia as Geoffrey Kondogbia's loan deal looks set to be made permanent with the agents of the player present at Mestalla for the final LaLiga game of the season on Sunday. The Frenchman has been a key player in Valencia's push to secure a Champions League return and a price is already agreed with Inter. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Betis are looking to boost their squad with the signing of Oliver Torres from Porto. The young midfielder is out of favour in Portugal and could return to Spain. Torres is a product of Atletico Madrid's academy, and Real Betis are in need of reinforcements for their squad after securing Europa League football next season. (Diario de Sevilla)
Patrick Vieira will be confirmed as the new Nice manager this week, with the club wanting to get the former Arsenal man in early so they can plan for the transfer window together. Nice have been working for several weeks to get the right man in to replace Lucien Favre and believe Vieira is the Swiss coach's ideal successor. (Nice-Matin)
PSG are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the possible signing of full-back Wendell. With Layvin Kurzawa expected to leave the club, PSG are making plans to replace the Frenchman. New boss Thomas Tuchel would approve the signing of the Brazilian, who also interested PSG in 2015 as a possible successor to Maxwell. (L'Equipe)
Meanwhile, PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has looked to end speculation surrounding Kylian Mbappe's future, by stating he would want more than £1bn for the player. Speculation has been rife that Mbappe could leave the club, with the player emerging as a Real Madrid target, but Al-Khelaifi does not want to lose one of his prized assets. (Canal +)
Robert Lewandowski is back on the agenda at PSG, with the club moving for the Poland international as a precaution in the event of Edinson Cavani leaving the club. The Uruguayan has appeared unsettled for some time since a high-profile clash with Neymar, and while PSG would like to keep the player they are taking measures should a sale occur. Lewandowski also recently brought in Pini Zahavi as his agent, who has strong ties to PSG. (L'Equipe)
Jerome Boateng hasn't ruled out a possible exit from Bayern Munich, stating that he could still yet make a move away from Germany. The defender insisted he's now at an age where he's thinking about one more career change, though did admit leaving Bayern would be difficult. (Sky in Germany)
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