Paul Pogba to Real Madrid talks 'advanced' - European Paper Talk
By Adam Newson, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 23/04/19 12:49pm
With the end of the season rapidly approaching, many clubs across Europe, especially those with little to play for, will be turning their attention to the summer and planning for the 2019/20 campaign.
So, with that in mind, we asked our friends at Football Whispers to round up all the latest news, views and gossip from across the continent.
Talks between Real Madrid and Paul Pogba over a summer move to the Bernabeu are very advanced. Manchester United would demand a fee of around £130m for the French midfielder. (Telefoot)
Roma will revive their interest in Marseille star Florian Thauvin this summer. The former Newcastle United winger was scouted by the Giallorossi in 2017 and is available for around £38m this summer. (Telefoot)
Inter have joined the race to sign Ajax star Hakim Ziyech. The Morocco international is valued at around £30m and is also a Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool transfer target. (France Football)
Gareth Bale does not want to leave Real Madrid this summer. However, the club remain intent on selling the Welsh winger, who has been whistled by the Los Blancos fans, to help finance a summer spending spree. (AS)
Atletico Madrid will launch a summer move for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen. The Danish international has previously been linked with a switch to Tottenham but the La Liga side view the 22-year-old as a potential replacement for Diego Godin. (AS)
Barcelona are close to completing a deal for Groningen youngster Ludovit Reis. The 18-year-old winger will cost the La Liga leaders around £4m. (Mundo Deportivo)
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to launch a £60m move for Mauro Icardi this summer. The Inter Milan forward is the leading man to replace Edinson Cavani in the French capital. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta wants the club to target Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serie A side have an extensive list of midfield targets but the Serbian is now the club's first option. (Tuttosport)
Contract talks between Roma and Italian international Nicolo Zaniolo have stalled. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakout campaign following his arrival from Inter last summer and has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Juventus. (Il Messaggero)
Jean-Kevin Augustin, Bruma and Stefan Ilsanker will all be made available for transfer by RB Leipzig, who plan to refresh their squad this summer. (Kicker)
The Bundesliga side do want to extend Emile Smith Rowe's loan deal from Arsenal until the end of the 2019/20 season, however. The 18-year-old has struggled with injuries since arriving in January, playing just one minute in the Bundesliga. (Kicker)