Euro paper talk: Juventus join Man Utd in race for Benfica's Joao Felix

Felix has taken the Primeira Liga by storm this season
Image: Juve have reportedly joined Man Utd in the race for highly-rated young Benfica star Joao Felix

As we enter the business end of the 2018/19 season, clubs across Europe are beginning to turn their thoughts to their summer recruitment plans.

Here, our friends at Football Whispers have rounded up the latest transfer news from the continental media.

Italy

Despite no longer being unsettled at Manchester United following Jose Mourinho's sacking, Paul Pogba remains a target for former club Juventus. (Tuttosport)

Paul Pogba celebrates his second and Manchester United's third goal
Image: Paul Pogba remains a target for former club Juventus

Isco and James Rodriguez are also Juventus transfer targets. The Real Madrid pair are both out of favour at the Bernabeu, with the former left out of last night's Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona and the latter shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich. Juve face competition for Rodriguez's signature from Serie A rivals Napoli. (Calciomercato)

Juventus' chief football officer Fabio Paratici has met with Benfica officials to discuss a possible future deal for the Portuguese club's latest young superstar, Joao Felix. The 19-year-old midfielder is also reportedly a Manchester United transfer target. (La Stampa)

Roma could be forced into selling stars to raise funds if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League, with Turkish winger Cengiz Under one potentially lucrative departure. Roma are currently fifth in Serie A, one point behind AC Milan in fourth. (Corriere dello Sport)

Spain

Barcelona will no longer pursue Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, deeming his likely price tag of more than £60m too expensive. The Catalan giants have already secured a deal for one Ajax player this summer in the form of midfielder Frenkie de Jong and, despite dropping their interest in De Ligt, they could go back for another, with goalkeeper Andre Onana, who Barca sold to Ajax in 2015, a contender to replace Jasper Cillessen. (Don Balon)

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Barcelona are looking into add Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to their squad
Image: Barcelona will no longer pursue Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt

Real Madrid and Barcelona both have their eye on 19-year-old Benfica defensive midfielder Florentino Luis. The teenager, who is also wanted by Borussia Dortmund, has a £51m release clause. (Don Balon)

Germany

Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic refused to comment on his club's reported pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. The Bundesliga champions are said to have agreed personal terms ahead of a summer swoop for the Germany international, although no fee has yet been agreed by the two clubs. (SportBild)

Timo Werner's double gave RB Leipzig victory
Image: Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic refused to comment on his club's reported pursuit of Leipzig striker Timo Werner

France

Chelsea remain hopeful of holding on to star man Eden Hazard beyond the summer. Real Madrid are interested in the 28-year-old Belgian but have not yet made an offer, and Chelsea's transfer ban has strengthened their resolve to keep the gifted attacker. (Le10Sport)

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