European Paper Talk: Hector Bellerin on three-man Juventus shortlist

Hector Bellerin during the against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium
Image: Hector Bellerin is said to be wanted by Juventus

As the European club season enters its final few months, a number of teams are looking at getting deals in place to beat the rush in the summer.

Our friends at Football Whispers have looked at Europe's top media outlets to see what is making people on the continent talk today.



Juventus are lining up a swoop for three players from Spain's U21 squad. The Bianconeri want Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams.


AC Milan are planning on splashing the cash in the summer. They've drawn up a list with four main targets - Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio and Lazio forward Keita Balde.


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Former Arsenal youth product Oguzhan Ozyakup will be among the first transfer targets for Roma when Sevilla sporting director Monchi arrives at the Stadio Olimpico. The 24-year-old Besiktas midfielder should be available for €12m (£10.4m)



Zinedine Zidane has told the Real Madrid hierarchy that James Rodriguez isn't part of his plans next season and can leave the Bernabeu. The Colombian has been linked with Chelsea and Inter.


Kylian Mbappe doesn't want to join Real Madrid at the moment. The Monaco wonderkid said the Spanish club is "for players who are at the top of their career and I'm not there yet".


Villarreal have approached Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizza about taking over at the Estadio de la Ceramica next season. Fran Escriba replaced Marcelino as boss of the Yellow Submarine in the summer but is yet to be offered a new contract.


Jorge Mendes is having less of a say in what goes on at Valencia. The super-agent, who represents a number of Los Che's players and has a close working relationship with owner Peter Lim, did not have any input into the appointment of director of football Jose Ramon Alexanko or CEO Mateu Alemany.



Arsenal's interest in Sporting Lisbon 'keeper Rui Patricio doesn't worry the Portuguese side's president. Bruno de Carvalho says he wants the 29-year-old to finish his career at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and is confident that Patricio will stay.


William Carvalho, the subject of Manchester City transfer rumours, looks set to leave Sporting Lisbon this summer. The club have accepted the midfielder's departure and are looking for his replacement already.



Paris Saint-Germain are planning on keeping Unai Emery as manager for next season despite their Champions League collapse to Barcelona. But if there is a new disaster before the end of the campaign, his future will be reconsidered.


Barcelona will sign defensive midfielder Josep Talavera from Tarragona in the summer. The 17-year-old will start his career with the Catalan club at Barcelona B. The hierarchy at the Camp Nou hope he will prove to develop into being Sergio Busquets' replacement.



Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek is set for a contract extension. The 31-year-old's current deal runs out in 2018, but the Bundesliga side are set to add another year to his deal.

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