Euro Paper Talk: Real Madrid switch focus to Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani celebrates after Uruguay top group A with a 3-0 win over Russia
Image: Real Madrid have turned their attentions to PSG forward Edinson Cavani

With just weeks of the transfer window remaining the rumour mill is churning out transfer speculation around Europe. We have already witnessed a number of big moves across the continent and there is certainly more to come.

Our friends at Football Whispers have sifted through the European media to find the best transfer news and latest news stories.


Edinson Cavani is Real Madrid's new number one target after Chelsea demanded the Spanish giants pay £178m for Eden Hazard. Robert Lewandowski is also no longer a serious target for Real (AS).

Ernesto Valverde has identified Dani Parejo as his next target. The Valencia playmaker has been linked with a move to Barcelona before, but now the Catalans' interest in the 29-year-old is coming to a head (Sport).

Marcos Llorente wants to stay at Real Madrid despite the European champions being of the opinion that it would be better for the young midfielder to spend this season on loan gaining first-team experience. The 23-year-old has struggled to break through at the Santiago Bernabeu (Marca).

James Rodriguez must pay £10.35m to the Spanish Tax Agency after being found guilty of tax fraud. The Colombia international will join Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in having to stump up (Marca).

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Munich's Bayern Munich's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Mainz 0
Image: James Rodriguez must pay £10.35m to the Spanish Tax Agency after being found guilty of tax fraud

Chelsea contacted Barcelona once reports of their interest in Malcom started to surface, offering Willian for a cut price. The Catalan club were reluctant to continue the bidding war for Willian with Manchester United (Mundo Deportivo).


Max Allegri confirmed striker Andrea Favilli will spend next season on loan at Genoa after he scored twice on his debut for Juventus in the International Champions Cup match against Bayern Munich (Gazzetta dello Sport).

Juventus will sell Manchester City transfer target Miralem Pjanic this summer, but only if they receive the same amount they paid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Bianconeri view the Bosnian as good as Ronaldo and want at least £89m for him (Calciomercato).

Lucas Biglia contacted Simone Inzaghi in an attempt to return to former club Lazio this summer. However, Inzaghi decided against bringing the AC Milan midfielder back to Rome (Calciomercato).

Roma have turned their attention to Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal after missing out on Malcom earlier this week. However, the Spanish club wants £36m for the winger (AS).


Aleksandr Golovin is expected to arrive in Monaco to undergo a medical before completing a move to the Ligue 1 club. The Chelsea transfer target will move to Monaco from CSKA Moscow in a deal worth around £27m (L'Equipe).

Golovin was an integral part of the Russian side that reached the quarter-final of the World Cup
Image: Aleksandr Golovin is expected to arrive in Monaco to undergo a medical on Thursday


Francisco Geraldes will be loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt this season, according to Sporting Lisbon president Sousa Cintra. The 23-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at Rio Ave (Maisfutebol).


Sao Paulo have announced an agreement with Porto for the transfer of Eder Militao. The Portuguese champions will pay £3.5m for the Brazilian defender, with the Brazilian side entitled to 10 per cent of any future fee (O Jogo).

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