European Paper Talk: Crystal Palace interested in Munir El Haddadi
By Blair Newman, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 22/08/17 10:42am
With less than two weeks to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, clubs across Europe will be looking to seal any remaining deals in the coming days.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media for the latest news and transfer rumours.
Barcelona are closing in on the signature of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. The German club are demanding an initial fee of €100m (£91.6m) with €30m (£27.4m) in add-ons, and the Catalan giants are considering agreeing to this after their move for Philippe Coutinho faltered. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi is attracting interest from Crystal Palace, as well as other clubs. The 21-year-old impressed while on loan at Valencia last season, but could move elsewhere on a permanent basis this summer. Sampdoria, Deportivo La Coruna and Alaves have also been linked to the player. (Mundo Deportivo)
Monaco could move for former Manchester United transfer target Andrea Belotti and are seriously considering paying the €100m (£91.6m) release clause relevant to foreign clubs in his contract. The Torino striker is seen as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is rumoured to be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain in a €230m (£210.7m) deal that will also see Lucas Moura move the other way. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Sampdoria's Dennis Praet. Rafa Benitez is desperate for additions to his squad as he aims to keep the club in the Premier League this season and the 23-year-old Belgian, who can play as a No.10 or more centrally, could be brought in to reinforce midfield. (Corriere della Sera)
Brighton are preparing a move for Inter Milan attacker Stevan Jovetic. The 27-year-old, who previously played for Manchester City, has struggled for regular game time with the Italian giants and his preferred move to Sevilla did not go through. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Dortmund have given Barcelona a deadline for meeting their valuation of Ousmane Dembele, with sporting director Michael Zorc stating: "The decision will not fall on the last transfer day, but before." If the right offer does not come in, the Frenchman will remain a BVB player going into the 2017/18 season. (Sport Bild)
Last night, Tottenham Hotspur moved closer to an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of right-back Serge Aurier. The Ivorian, who has fallen behind Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier in the pecking order, could join for a fee of €25m (£22.9m). (L'Equipe)
PSG are interested in two Monaco players. As well as Mbappe, they could attempt to bolster their midfield through the signing of Fabinho. The Brazilian, who can also play at right-back, is reportedly frustrated at having not been allowed to move. (Le10sport)