Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
PSG TRIED TO SELL DI MARIA
Paris Saint-Germain attempted to sell Angel Di Maria to the Chinese Super League, according to L’Equipe.
The 29-year-old started the season poorly and the Ligue 1 club were looking to offload him for a big payday, trying to get the player’s respresentatives to sound out a possible transfer to China.
MAN CITY PLAN £140M MONACO RAID
Manchester City are preparing to spend £140 million to lure four stars away from Monaco, according to Calcio Mercato.
The Citizens have been linked with £50m-rated teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, but are also interested in defenders Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy, as well as attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar.
Pep Guardiola’s side would have to cough up another £90m to land the trio, who all played in the 5-3 defeat to City at the Etihad on Tuesday.
MILAN EYE AUBAMEYANG AND KEITA
AC Milan have targeted both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Keita Balde as they look to strengthen their attack in the summer, according to Correire dello Sport.
Gabon international Aubameyang has revealed his desire to leave Borussia Dortmund, and Milan could beat Real Madrid to his signature.
They are also eyeing 21-year-old Lazio forward Keita, who is having his best season to date for the Rome club, with seven goals in 19 Serie A appearances.
LEICESTER PLAYERS WANT PEARSON
Leicester City’s players would welcome Nigel Pearson back to the club following the departure of Claudio Ranieri, according to the Daily Mirror.
Pearson helped Leicester stay in the Premier League in 2014-15, but was dismissed the following summer after falling out with the team’s owners. Roberto Mancini and Frank de Boer have both been linked with the vacant position, but have ruled themselves out.
MAN UTD FAVOURITES TO SIGN DONNARUMMA
Manchester United are firm favourites to sign Milan wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper reports that the 18-year-old goalkeeper, who is valued at £40 million (€47m), has been identified by Jose Mourinho as a potential replacement for David de Gea, should the Spaniard leave Old Trafford.
CHELSEA SLAP £127M PRICE TAG ON COSTA
Diego Costa will cost Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian a world record £127 million if Chelsea are to agree a deal, the Daily Star reports.
The Spain international, who has been a key player for Antonio Conte’s side this sason, has been linked with a move to China in recent months, but will command a hefty fee.
BENITEZ WANTED BY CHINESE CLUBS
Rafa Benitez could soon become the highest paid manager in the world, with a number of Chinese Super League clubs interested in the Newcastle boss, the Daily Mirror reports.
According to the newspaper, the Spaniard, who has previously managed Liverpool and Real Madrid, would earn £30 million-a-year if he were to leave the Magpies.
DE GEA CALLS MADRID OVER MOVE
David de Gea has called Real Madrid to discuss the interest that Los Blancos are reported to have in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to Don Ballon.
The Spain international has long been a target of the European champions and is concerned any move for the Belgian could prevent him from one day making the move.
INTER TO MOVE FOR JAMES
Inter are to continue their pursuit of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Serie A side tried to sign the Colombian in January and are willing to pay up to €80 million for the player.
MAN UTD STEP UP NEYMAR PURSUIT
Jose Mourinho has been in regular contact with Barcelona forward Neymar in an effort to get him to join Manchester United, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
The Red Devils boss is said to have spent several weeks attempting to convince the Brazilian that a move to Old Trafford would be beneficial to his career.
MONACO NAME MBAPPE PRICE
Monaco hope to recoup €60 million when they sell 18-year-old attacker Kylian Mbappe, Le Parisien reports.
The forward made his mark in the Champions League match against Manchester City in midweek, when he caught the eye with a fine performance. After a stellar season to date in France, he is a player already on the radar of many of Europe’s biggest sides.
ARSENAL EYEING FORNALS
Malaga midfielder Pablo Fornals has emerged as a summer transfer target for Arsenal, reports Marca.
The 21-year-old has impressed in La Liga this season, netting four times, and is understood to have a buy-out clause of around £10 million in his contract.
BLANC ON BARCA RADAR
Laurent Blanc is among those being considered by Barcelona to replace Luis Enrique, with SFR Sport reporting that contact has already been made.
The World Cup winner spent one year at Camp Nou during his playing days and, having been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain, is a top target for Barca officials.
CHELSEA TRACKING CASEMIRO
Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Casemiro’s situation at Real Madrid, according to DiarioGol.
The Brazilian midfielder is reported to have demanded a salary increase amid talk of interest from Stamford Bridge and Manchester United.
BARCA EYE ALLEGRI
Barcelona are considering approaching Massimiliano Allegri about replacing Luis Enrique in the summer, according to calciomercato.com.
The Blaugrana had previously been lining up coaches who fit into their strict philosophy, such as Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, but are increasingly open to the idea of rivalling Arsenal for the Juventus manager.
IBRAHIMOVIC STALLS ON UTD DEAL
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is stalling on signing a contract extension at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Swede is concerned about the Red Devils potentially missing out on the Champions League again and is reluctant to miss out on playing in the competition for a second straight season.
REAL MADRID JOIN BRANDT RACE
La Liga giants Real Madrid have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, according to Talksport.
The Bundesliga wideman has chipped in with six assists this season and is considered one of the brightest young talents in Germany, with an asking price of around £30 million.
MANCINI TURNS DOWN LEICESTER
Roberto Mancini has no interest in succeeding Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City’s manager, according to Sky Sports.
The media outlet earlier reported that the Foxes were had been hopeful of signing the former Manchester City boss, but now say the Italian will not pursue his coutnryman’s vacant seat in the King Power dugout.
SOUNDERS CLOSE IN ON HONDA
AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda is closing in on a move to Seattle Sounders, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Serie A giants are willing to cancel the Japan international’s contract early, paving the way for him to move to the MLS.