European Paper Talk: Real Madrid reject Liverpool's Marco Asensio bid
Reds said to have offered £159m (€180m) for Asensio
By Graham Ruthven, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 28/06/18 10:44am
The World Cup might have captured our attention, but the rumour mill is still churning out juicy 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.
Real Madrid have rejected a €180m (£158.9m) offer from Liverpool for Marco Asensio. The Spain international is under contract until 2023 and does not want to leave Real. (Mundo Deportivo)
Gabi is close to signing for Al-Sadd in Qatar. The Atletico Madrid captain is considering an offer and could join Xavi in the Gulf, with the Qatari club offering €19m (£16.7m) over the next three years. (Marca)
Real Sociedad are interested in signing Arsenal's Nacho Monreal. The Spain left-back's contract at the Emirates Stadium expires next summer and a return to La Liga could appeal to the player. (Noticias de Gipuzkoa)
Andrea Favilli could make the move from Juventus to Wolves, with Jorge Mendes helping to sanction a deal for the newly-promoted Premier League side. The 21-year-old has only just joined Juve this summer from Serie B side Ascoli. (TMW)
Alen Halilovic is in Milan to complete a move to AC Milan from Hamburg. The Croatia midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Las Palmas, will sign a three-year contract with AC after undergoing a medical on Thursday. (Gianluca di Marzio)
Juventus are targeting Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin should Medhi Benatia leave the club this summer. However, Juve are wary negotiations for the Uruguay international could prove complicated. (Tuttosport)
Wahbi Khazri is close to joining St Etienne. The Tunisia international, who spent last season on loan at Rennes from Sunderland, is set to make the permanent move to Ligue 1 despite a switch to the Premier League being his preference. (L'Equipe)
Toulouse are expected to complete the signing of Baptiste Reynet from Dijon on Thursday. The goalkeeper will undergo a medical at the Ligue 1 club before signing a four-year contract. (L'Equipe)
Arsenal, Everton and West Ham have all shown interest in Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, who has also been linked with Real Madrid. The Mexico international has impressed at the World Cup and Porto want at least €15m (£13.2m) for him. (O Jogo)