One of the men Jurgen Klopp is considering as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, has reportedly been given permission to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
That’s according to AS, who claims Real are ready to relent and allow the frustrated midfielder to move on this summer.
Ceballos joined Real Betis last summer for a fee of €20million and Real placed a €500m buy-out clause in his contract.
However, after he failed to impress Zinedine Zidane – the Spain U21 star has made just nine appearances in LaLiga this season – the club have given him permission to move on.
Ceballos wanted to leave for Liverpool in January, but Real blocked the move and he has now been given permission to move on after his situation failed to improve.
Klopp has viewed Ceballos as a potential replacement for Coutinho and could look to rekindle his interest given Real are reportedly happy to waive his €500m exit fee and will seek a more modest £25million for the player.
AC Milan and Juventus are also rumoured to be keen.
Hot on the heels of Tuttosport’s claims that Juventus have made Sergej Milinkovic-Savic their top transfer target, Il Messagero report the Lazio star is out of Juve’s price range.
The Italian daily claim signing Milinkovic-Savic is only a dream for Serie A outfit. The Old Lady apparently rate the midfielder highly, but they will not overpay for the player in the summer.
Lazio boss Claudio Lotito is a fan of the 23-year-old and has put a €150million price tag on him – which will be enough to put off Juve.
Manchester United though remain interested and will not be put off by that price tag for the Serbia star, who has scored 11 goals and grabbed seven assists this season.
REAL END NEYMAR INTEREST TO CONCENTRATE FULLY ON SALAH SWOOP
Real Madrid are reported to have ended their interest in signing Neymar in order to concentrate fully on a potential swoop for Liverpool star Mo Salah – and will go as high as €200million to land their man.
The sensational claims come from Spanish outlet Don Balon, who believe Florentino Perez has grown frustrated by PSG’s unwillingness to negotiate over Neymar amid claims he believes a swoop for Salah would prove far less complicated.
Salah joined Liverpool for a fee of just £36.9m last summer and the 36 goals he has plundered already have brought him to the attention of Europe’s biggest and best.
While Liverpool have no intention of selling, Real believe a €200million offer (£174.4million) would prove impossible to resist given it would represent a 470% profit for the Reds.
Talk of Real ending their interest in Neymar, however, doesn’t guarantee the Brazilian will stay at PSG, however, as it is now suggested Manchester United will capitalise on the LaLiga giants’ change of heart by making a move for the player themselves. It’s certainly a situation much alike what you would find at an online casino, where plenty of teams are willing to take a gamble on the talented player.
A move for the former Barcelona man is largely expected to be financed by shirt sponsors Chevrolet, who believe the Brazilian can help the American car manufacturer break into the Asian market.
AND THE REST
PSG are set to go all out to make Antonio Conte their next manager. The French side are prepared to offer him a contract worth €11million (£9.6million) a year (Corriere dello Sport)
Real president Florentino Perez is willing to include Isco, Lucas Vazquez and Keylor Navas, plus cash in exchange for Mo Salah (Don Balon)
Inter Milan have beaten Liverpool and Manchester United to the signing of Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Bayern Munich and Arsenal are among clubs interested in Chelsea target Elseid Hysaj from Napoli in the summer (Tuttomercatoweb)
Manchester United have again been linked with Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney (Daily Record)
Roma sporting director Monchi has identified Brazilian playmaker Anderson Talisca as a summer target (Fanatik)
Ki Sung-Yeung will be an AC Milan transfer target when the season ends (Tuttosport)
Atlético Madrid have identified Argentine central defender Germán Pezzella as one of their main targets (AS)
Real Madrid will not negotiate a deal with Mauro Icardi while his wife Wanda Nara remains his agent after they blacklisted her, as well as Mino Raiola from transfer negotiations (Diario Madridista)
Manchester City will join the race to sign Man Utd, Chelsea and PSG target Alex Sandro this summer – with multiple interest in the player expected to push the fee up to €60million (Tuttosport)
Manchester United are firmly in the driving seat to sign Samuel Umtiti this summer after contract talks between the France defender and Barcelona broke down (Don Balon)
Bayern Munich insist they will keep Robert Lewandowski this summer, amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United (Kicker)
Manolo Gabbiadini wants to return to Serie A at the end of the season, with Lazio and Bologna chasing the Southampton striker (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Liverpool target Lorenzo Pellegrini is close to agreeing a new deal with Roma that will see his current €30m exit fee significantly raised (Corriere dello Sport)
Barcelona are plotting a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar amid ongoing concerns Samuel Umtiti could leave for Manchester United (Mundo Deportivo)
Atlético Madrid have not given up hope of being able to keep Antoine Griezmann at the club for at least one more season (AS)
Antoine Griezmann was forced into a hasty retreat about Manchester United after teasing Paul Pogba over a future link-up at club level (Canal Plus)
However, Barcelona will go all out to complete a €100m deal for Griezmann before the World Cup gets underway (Sport)
Atletico’s interest in Paulo Dybala IS genuine and they plan to offer Juventus €120m for the Argentine when Griezmann joins Barcelona (Corriere dello Sport)