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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd make move for Andrea Belotti

Andrea Belotti in action against Genoa at Stadio Olimpico di Torino
Image: Andrea Belotti in action against Genoa at Stadio Olimpico di Torino

Our friends at Football Whispers round up the latest transfer news from the European papers as Real Madrid continue to monitor Thibaut Courtois and Arsenal push forward for Thomas Lemar.


Manchester United have made another move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti. The 23-year-old scored 26 goals in Serie A last season and has been a transfer target for Arsenal and Chelsea in the past. United's advances have again been rejected as Torino try to hold on to the forward. (Tuttosport)

After moving closer to a deal for Sunderland striker Fabio Borini, AC Milan will decide who their last forward signing should be. The dream is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but they have lined up Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina as the alternative. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates after scoring against West Ham
Image: Fabio Borini is undergoing a medical ahead of a move to AC Milan

Juventus are closing in on Manchester United transfer target Federico Bernardeschi. Jose Mourinho saw the Italian as an alternative to Ivan Perisic, but the Serie A champions are favourites to land the winger. (Corriere dello Sport)


The agent of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he regularly meets with directors of Real Madrid, who are evaluating the Belgian. He said that his role is to update the player on the situation. (Marca)

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Marco Verratti, a long-term Chelsea transfer target, has been encouraged not to return to Paris Saint-Germain's pre-season training on July 4, suggesting that Barcelona will then make a bid for the midfielder. However, if he stays at PSG, Barca will move to plan B, with Riyad Mahrez and Ander Herrera leading the shortlist. (Sport)

Marco Verratti in action during the Group A, Champions League, Group A match between Paris Saint-Germain Football Club and Basel
Image: Marco Verratti has been linked with a move to Barcelona

Reported as a transfer target for Liverpool and Manchester United, Inter Milan have asked Atletico Madrid about the availability of defender Jose Gimenez. The 22-year-old played at centre-back, right-back and defensive midfield last season and Inter would see his versatility as a huge plus. The player only started 12 league games under Diego Simeone and is keen to find more first-team minutes. (AS)

Wanted by Real Madrid, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe has updated his Twitter profile and it could include a masked hint about his future. His background has changed to show an advertising hoarding with the word 'priceless' behind the player. The 18-year-old might be suggesting the interested clubs need to look elsewhere. (AS)


Huddersfield Town will complete a move for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who scored 14 league goals last season, is set to sign a four-year-contract and will cost the Yorkshire club around £11m. (L'Equipe)

Montpellier's French forward Steve Mounié reacts after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier (MHSC) and Lyon (OL), on May
Image: Steve Mounie is reportedly close to a move to Huddersfield

After a reported £31m offer for Thomas Lemar was rejected, it is now claimed Arsenal's bid was actually closer to £36m with bonuses, but Monaco still turned it down. Also a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, the London rivals are apparently preparing their bid for the France international. (L'Equipe)

West Ham United's interest in Olivier Giroud is real and the London club are a 'credible solution' to the Frenchman's future this summer. (L'Equipe)


Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness admits that the German champions want to sign young players, giving an indication that Alexis Sanchez is not in the club's plans this summer. 'You can't build a new team with €100m (£88m) transfers for a 29/30-year-old." Although only 28 years old, there would be no sell on value for the Chile international if he moved to the Bundesliga side. (Kicker)

Werder Bremen goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald will sign for Leeds United on Thursday. The German club won't stand in the way of his move to England. The 27-year-old made 25 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, keeping five clean sheets as his team finished eighth in the league.

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