European paper round-up: Arsenal want Luis Enrique to replace Arsene Wenger
By James Piercy, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 23/04/18 1:44pm
It’s the business end of the season in more ways than one as clubs begin to step up their transfer preparations for the next campaign.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the newspapers across Europe to round up the latest transfer news and big stories.
Luis Enrique's is Arsenal's No 1 candidate to replace Arsene Wenger as manager at the Emirates although the former Barcelona coach's salary of £17m is proving problematic. Talks have already begun with Enrique also aware a vacancy at Chelsea could become available. (Telefoot)
Legendary former Barcelona and Brazil forward Rivaldo has told Neymar he needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain if he wants to win the Ballon d'Or and believes it is "very likely" he will sign for Real Madrid. (Marca/AS)
Vincenzo Montella is expected to sacked as Sevilla coach within the next 24 hours in the wake of Saturday's 5-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. Montella, whose position has been further weakened by footage of star player Steven N'Zonzi out partying after the loss, is set to be replaced by former boss Joaquin Caparros. (Mundo Deportivo)
Versatile Real Madrid defender Nacho is winning his fitness battle to be included in the matchday squad for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich. Nacho has been out with a thigh injury since the end of March. (Marca)
Roma icon Francesco Totti has hailed Jurgen Klopp as one of the best coaches in the world and believes Mohamed Salah is flourishing at Liverpool because his manager has allowed him to "express himself". (Corriere dello Sport)
Roma director of football Monchi admits the club are considering the prospect of bringing Mario Balotelli back to Italy. Nice striker Balotelli last week posted a message on Instagram thanking fans for their support during his two-year stay in the south of France. (Il Messaggero)
Andrea Stramaccioni is poised for a shock return to Udinese with the club ready to sack manager Massimo Oddo. Udinese lie just four points above the Serie A relegation zone after a record 11 straight defeats on Oddo's watch. (Tuttosport)
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admits the club's desire to turn Michy Batshuayi's loan move into a permanent deal hinges on who will be in charge of Chelsea next season. The Belgian has also indicated to Dortmund he would rather stay in Germany than return to Chelsea. (Sport Bild)
Bayern Munich want to appoint former players Miroslav Klose and Mehmet Scholl as youth-team coaches this summer. Klose, who is part of Joachim Low's coaching staff for the national team, has already been approached about taking over the Under-17s after the World Cup. (Kicker)
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