European Paper Talk: Everton bid £40m for Raul Jimenez

LISBON, PORTUGAL - APRIL 13: Raul Jiménez of SL Benfica celebrates after scoring the first goal against FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions leagu
Image: Raul Jiménez of SL Benfica has been subject of interest from Everton

Our friends at Football Whispers round up the latest transfer news from the European papers.

Portugal

Everton have made a bid for Benfica forward Raul Jimenez, believed to be around €45m (£39.6m), but the Portuguese club will only accept a fee of €50m (£44m). (Record)

Crystal Palace have approached Sporting Lisbon to make an enquiry about how much midfielder William Carvalho would cost. They were told €30m (£26.3m), but are yet to make a formal offer. He is also a West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City transfer target. (Record)

Italy

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is an Inter Milan transfer target. The 21-year-old impressed their scouts during his two-season loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. (Corriere dello Sport)

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After Federico Bernardeschi expressed his desire to leave Fiorentina, Juventus looks like his most likely destination. Juve are ready to pay €40m (£35.2m), but his current side want €50m (£44m). (Corriere dello Sport)

Roma will go all out to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura and Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel. (Corriere dello Sport)

France

Alexandre Lacazette will join Arsenal today for a fee that will come close to €60m (£52.7m), including bonuses. (L'Equipe)

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File photo dated 13-06-2017 of Alexandre Lacazette.
Image: Alexandre Lacazette is set to sign for Arsenal

Rennes have contracted Chelsea about a move for Loic Remy, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace. (L'Equipe)

Real Sociedad left-back Yuri Berchiche, once of Cheltenham Town, is close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of around €15m (£13.1m). (Le Parisien)

Spain

Dani Ceballos will make up his mind in the next two weeks whether to move to Real Madrid or Barcelona. The Real Betis midfielder, who impressed in the European Under-21 Championship, would like a move to the Spanish capital, but only if he isn't loaned out and James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata leave, which would free up space in the squad for his arrival. (Marca)

Real Madrid transfer target Kylian Mbappe's move to the Bernabeu is at risk of falling through because he isn't convinced he'll be given a starting spot for Los Blancos. (AS)

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

Paris Saint-Germain are not listening to Barcelona transfer target Marco Verratti's requests to leave the club. The Italian midfielder hasn't given up on a move, but the French club's president Nasser Al Khelaifi has no intention of letting him go. (Sport)

Lyon could replace Arsenal-bound striker Alexandre Lacazette with Barcelona's Munir El-Haddadi, who spent last year on loan at Valencia. Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg are also interested in the 21-year-old. (Sport)

Turkey

Juventus have won the race to sign Cengiz Under, who was also a Chelsea and Manchester United transfer target. The 19-year-old scored seven goals for Istanbul Basaksehir as they finished runners-up in the Turkish top flight. (Fotomac)

Germany

Despite only signing for Bayern Munich this summer, Serge Gnabry could leave the club on loan if they fail to sell Douglas Costa. Hoffenheim, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg are possible destinations for the midfielder. (Kicker)

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