Euro papers: Chelsea lead Real Madrid in race for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Roma goalkeeper Alisson during the UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg against Liverpool at Anfield on April 24, 2018
Image: Chelsea have been linked with a move for Alisson

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.


Chelsea have pulled ahead of Real Madrid in the race for Roma's in-demand goalkeeper, Alisson. The 25-year-old shot-stopper is supposedly now expected to move to London, after the Premier League side agreed to pay €70m for his talents. (Corriere della Sera)

Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinković-Savić has given his greatest hint yet of a departure from Lazio this summer. Following Serbia's elimination from the World Cup, the midfielder stated that his future depended on how the club president, Claudio Lotito, now deals with the situation, before stating his admiration for Juventus and noting that his brother lives in Turin. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus are growing weary of CSKA Moscow's refusal to play ball over a transfer deal for midfielder Aleksandr Golovin and could bow out of the race for him if they believe the Russian club are holding out on an improved offer from Chelsea. (Calcio Mercato)

Arsenal transfer target William Carvalho is trying to cancel his contract at Sporting Lisbon and, if he succeeds, Inter Milan hope to swoop in with an enticing offer to make him their main man in midfield. (Calcio Mercato)

William Carvalho has told Sporting Lisbon he wants to leave
Image: William Carvalho has told Sporting Lisbon he wants to leave


Barcelona have been priced out of a move for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanić and have been told Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is not for sale. So the Spanish giants have turned to former technical director, Robert Fernandez's, main priority before he left the club: Ajax's Frenkie de Jong. (AS)

Valencia are hoping to tempt Manchester United into selling young full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah to them this summer. The 20-year-old has yet to break into Jose Mourinho's team since joining the club in 2016 and the Spanish giants believe their English counterparts have already begun looking elsewhere for a long-term solution at right-back. (Marca)

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Tim Fosu-Mensah playing for Manchester United last season
Image: Timothy Fosu-Mensah is wanted by Valencia

Real Madrid and Spain international Dani Carvajal has done little to dismiss the idea of Neymar moving to his club, stating that if the club's president is determined to sign the PSG star then they will keep a free locker in the changing room for him. (AS)


Real Madrid have sold Everton transfer target Omar Mascarell to Schalke for €10m after using a clause in the former Eintracht Frankfurt player's deal to buy him back this summer for just €4m. (Kicker)

Borussia Dortmund have joined the race for highly-rated Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi and hope to sign the 19-year old before Napoli or Real Madrid can make an offer. (Sport Bild)

Swedish starlet Alex Timossi Andersson was expected to move to Bayern Munich from Helsingborgs IF next summer, but the German champions have pushed ahead with the 17-year-old striker's move to Munich ahead of next season. (Sport Bild)


Newcastle transfer target Jean Philippe Mateta has agreed to join Mainz from Lyon for around €10m after the club's board were able to convince the 21-year old that a move to Germany was in his best interest. (L'Equipe)

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