Manchester United interested in Jasper Cillessen - European Paper Talk

Jasper Cillessen is reportedly up for sale this summer
Image: Jasper Cillessen is reportedly up for sale this summer

All the latest from the European papers as Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

Our friends at Football Whispers have rounded up all the latest news, views and gossip from across the continent…


Manchester United are interested in Jasper Cillessen, who is expected to leave Barcelona this summer in the pursuit of more regular first team football. The Dutchman, who has also been linked with Benfica, is under contract until 2021 and has a release clause of €60m, but is likely to be let go for less. (Diario Sport)

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of replacing the outgoing Antoine Griezmann with Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix, who has been linked with a host of top European clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old will not come cheap - he has a release clause of €120m - but Atletico could fund the transfer with the sale of Griezmann. (Marca)

Image: Antoine Griezmann's transfer to Barcelona is said to be edging closer

Barcelona target Griezmann looks set to make the switch to the Nou Camp after it emerged that his lawyer, Sevan Karian, will meet with club executives this weekend to negotiate a deal. The Frenchman has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City but Barcelona now appears to be his preferred destination. (Marca)

There could yet be more outgoings at Atletico, with highly rated midfielder Rodri potentially on his way to Manchester City. The Premier League champions have made a formal €70m offer for the 22-year-old, and the player is believed to be keen on joining the club. (AS)

Real Madrid will not attempt to sign Neymar from PSG because they are wary of hindering the development of Vinicius Junior, who has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season with Los Blancos. Those inside the club still believe a deal to bring Neymar to the club is a possibility, but the priority this summer is Chelsea's Eden Hazard. (Mundo Deportivo)

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Inter Milan have identified Everton forward Richarlison as a summer target and could offer midfielder Joao Mario in a part-exchange deal. The 22-year-old Brazilian joined the Toffees from Watford last year and has scored 14 goals in 38 games this season. (Tuttosport)

Richarlison struck Everton's opener
Image: Richarlison to Inter Milan?

AC Milan could yet choose to keep manager Gennaro Gattuso, who has been under pressure for months and was expected to lose his job come the end of the season. The Rossoneri had identified former Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco and Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri as potential replacements, but dismissing Gattuso would cost a reported €8m. (Corriere della Sera)

Juventus have contacted Maurizio Sarri's agent as they look to replace Massimiliano Allegri with the Chelsea coach. The former Napoli manager is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2021, but the Serie A champions view him as the best option. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Vice president Pavel Nedved, meanwhile, is determined to bring Antonio Conte back to the club. Inter are also interested in the former Chelsea boss, who has been out of a job since leaving the Blues last year. (La Repubblica)


Niko Kovac has found himself under pressure in his first season as Bayern Munich manager
Image: Niko Kovac's managerial future at Bayern Munich is in doubt

Bayern Munich remain undecided on the future of coach Niko Kovac, who could deliver an eighth successive Bundesliga title this weekend. Winning silverware, though, might not be enough to save the Croatian, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge unconvinced by his work at the club this season. (Bild)


PSG are stepping up their efforts to sign 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Several meetings have been held with the player's entourage, but the French champions could face competition from Tottenham and Juventus. (L'Equipe)


Liverpool have been linked with a move for Sporting youngster Andre Cardoso. The 18-year-old striker, who has not made a first-team appearance for Sporting, is set to leave the Portuguese club and could make the switch to Anfield this summer. (Jornal Madeira)

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