European Paper Talk: Jose Mourinho wants Gareth Bale-David De Gea swap deal
By Ryan Baldi, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 03/02/18 1:34pm
The January transfer window may have closed, but clubs all around Europe are already plotting their summer moves.
Our friends at Football Whispers have trawled the continental press to round up the latest transfer news.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will only consider allowing David de Gea to join Real Madrid at the end of the season if Welsh winger Gareth Bale is included in any deal for the world-class goalkeeper. De Gea almost moved to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2015 and has consistently been linked with a switch to the Spanish capital. (Diario Gol)
Tottenham Hotspur are open to the idea of selling Harry Kane to Real Madrid this summer, but only if a £178m offer is received and any deal can be concluded quickly and without fuss. The England striker is believed to be the European champions' top target. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid will grant Cristiano Ronaldo's wish and offer him a bumper new contract to remain at the Bernabeu. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had reportedly been agitating for a move away from the Spanish side. (ABC)
Chelsea have identified Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri as their top choice to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge next season. The former banker has masterminded Napoli's rise to the top of Serie A this term and the Blues are willing to trigger his £7m release clause. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Despite rumours of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has suggested he could finish his career at the Stadio Olimpico. The Belgian was punished by Roma recently over an Instagram post which saw him smoking and drinking on New Year's Eve. (Sky Sport Italia)
Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain have set aside £44m to make a summer move to Roma goalkeeper and Liverpool transfer target Alisson. The Brazilian goalkeeper has impressed in Serie A this term. (Calciomercato)
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal was a good deal for the Bundesliga club, insisting the £60m they received from the Gunners is the highest offer they had ever had for the Gabonese striker. (Eurosport)
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger identified Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as his top target to replace Alexis Sanchez before making a club-record move for Aubameyang. (Le10Sport)