European Paper Talk: Man City set to poach Barcelona starlet Adria Bernabe
By David Cartlidge, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 17/04/18 11:07am
The latest news and transfer rumours from around Europe as the highly-rated Adria Bernabe is set to join Man City from Barcelona.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
Adria Bernabe will be the next young talent from La Masia to make the move to England. After rejecting a contract renewal from Barcelona, the midfielder will join Manchester City in the summer. The 16-year-old is highly rated in Spain, and has rejected moves from several Premier League clubs including Arsenal to join City. (Sport)
Barcelona's legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta is all set to move to China this summer, with wine reportedly being a key factor in the deal. Around two million bottles of Iniesta's wine will be exported to China, as he looks to get a hold on this burgeoning market. (Marca)
Fernando Torres won't be heading to China, however, as he looks to be most keen on Major League Soccer. The 34-year-old, a one-time Newcastle transfer target, announced he was leaving Atletico Madrid last week, and his next move will likely be to the United States. (Marca)
Paris Saint-Germain want Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro to replace Thiago Motta. The French giants view the Brazilian, 26, as a long-term replacement for Motta, and have been impressed by his performances. A stumbling block would be the £200m release clause. While not a problem for PSG, they don't deem Casemiro as a superstar. There is a suggestion however that Neymar could be part of any potential deal. (AS)
Juventus and Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Manchester United's Anthony Martial. The Italian side view Martial as the ideal player for a vacant left-wing role they have in the team, and also take into account Mario Mandzukic will be leaving the club. Martial's people are aware of the interest with talks increasing, but the Bianconeri face stiff competition from Bayern. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Roma are reportedly closing in on the signing of Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ante Coric, with a fee of around €6million being mentioned. Sporting Director Monchi is a long-time fan of the Croatian wonderkid, and has done everything possible to bring him to Rome. A meeting in Zagreb is expected to take place today with Dinamo set to accept the offer, though they will insist on some performance-related bonuses. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Massimo Ferrero, the eccentric president of Sampdoria, claims every club in Serie A's top six has asked about midfielder Lucas Torreira. Juventus, Rome, Milan, Lazio, Inter and Napoli have apparently all shown an interest in the Uruguayan, but Ferrero wouldn't say where he thinks the player will end up in the summer. (Radio Radio)
Lucas Digne has been offered to Juventus for next season, with Barcelona keen to move the Frenchman on. Juve are in the market for a left-back and are aware of Digne's situation, a player who had a previous spell in Italy with Roma. (Calciomercato.)
Thiago Silva could be one of the big names to leave PSG this summer with the Parisians keen to clear out the players who arrived at the start of the Qatari Sports Investment era. That would mean Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta who is retiring, and Javier Pastore, all on their way out of PSG. (RMC)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has let slip in an interview that Thomas Tuchel will be the next coach of PSG. The president of Bayern Munich reveals that they were in contact with Tuchel, but he rang them one day to let them know he had signed for another club. That club, according to Rummenigge, is PSG. (ZDF)
Atletico Madrid are beginning to plan for next season and Bruno Fernandes is a player they are keen on. The Sporting CP midfielder has caught the eye of Atleti, though he has also been subject of Juventus transfer rumours. With a €100m clause, however, Atleti would want to pay a much lower figure for the player. (A Bola)
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