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European paper talk: Alvaro Morata in at Manchester United as David de Gea departs?

David de Gea and Alvaro Morata
Image: Reports in Spain suggest David de Gea and Alvaro Morata could yet swap clubs this summer

Our friends at Football Whispers round up the latest transfer news from the European papers as Arsenal close in on Alexandre Lacazette and rumours of an Alvaro Morata-David de Gea swap re-emerge.


Chelsea target Federico Bernardeschi is set to leave Fiorentina for Italian champions Juventus next week. The versatile young winger is expected to move for £35m (€40m) plus a player - probably either Stefano Sturaro or Tomas Rincon. (Corriere dello Sport)

Tottenham Hotspur target Suso is keen to stay at AC Milan, but he is available for a transfer fee of £26m (€30m). It is reported that the Spanish winger may no longer be required for head coach Vincenzo Montella's tactics, something that will alert Roma and Napoli. (Corriere dello Sport)

Suso celebrates his goal for AC Milan
Image: Could Suso be on his way to Tottenham?

Arsenal target Jorginho is not for sale, according to reports. The 25-year-old Napoli playmaker was subject of a £15m bid from the north London club, but the offer has been rebuffed. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

The Leicester City transfer rumours around Gregoire Defrel could soon come to fruition. according to reports. The Sassuolo striker, who scored 16 league goals last term, is reportedly closing in on a £16m (€18m) move to the former Premier League champions. (Sportitalia)

Roma are tracking reserve Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno after Napoli had a bid for the Spaniard turned down. The possibility was first discussed upon completion of Mohamed Salah's move to the Premier League side. (Corriere dello Sport)

Alberto Moreno
Image: Roma are now keen on Liverpool's Alberto Moreno, says reports in Italy


Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United. The shot-stopper has been sought after by the Spanish champions for several years and a move could be sealed following the transfer of Alvaro Morata the other way. (Don Balon)

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Atletico Madrid remain ahead in the race to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa and just need to agree a transfer fee. The Spanish hitman previously played for Atleti before moving to the Premier League. Were he to return, he would be unable to play until January 2018 due to the club's transfer ban. (AS)

File photo dated 18-03-2017 of Chelsea's Diego Costa.
Image: Diego Costa remains a target for Atletico Madrid

Sevilla were hoping to sign Luis Muriel from Sampdoria, but the striker has emerged as an Everton transfer target. It is reported that the Premier League side have offered £17m (€20m) for the Colombian, who scored 11 Serie A goals last season. (Marca)

Barcelona have joined in the race for Spain U21 international Jorge Mere. The Sporting Gijon centre-back is seen as a viable long-term option for the Catalan giants, who may activate the player's £13m (€15m) release clause. (Mundo Deportivo)


Arsenal are closing in on the signing of striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and could complete the player's signature this weekend or early next week. The France international scored 28 times in as many Ligue 1 starts last season. (L'Equipe)

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a goal during a Ligue 1 match against Marseille
Image: Alexandre Lacazette will soon seal a move to north London, according to French media

Long-standing Manchester City target Benjamin Mendy is determined to join the club. The Monaco left-back has also been linked to Liverpool and Chelsea, but has his heart set on City, where he would join former team-mate Bernardo Silva. (L'Equipe)


Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is West Ham United transfer target. The Mexican has hit double figures for goals in each of the last two seasons with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and could solve Slaven Bilic's problem position. However, competition could come from Tottenham. (Bild)

Javier Hernandez, Anderson and Alexander Buttner celebrate winning the Premier League
Image: Is Javier Hernandez set to return to the Premier League?

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