Real use South American as makeweight in Spurs swap

Tottenham are to be offered a teasing player exchange offer by Real Madrid this summer, while Manchester United and Juventus have agreed a transfer before this month’s window shuts, according to Monday’s European papers.



Real Madrid will try soften Tottenham’s desire to keep Christian Eriksen this summer by offering them significant cash up front – and first option on Colombia star James Rodriguez.

According to reports in Spain, Real have made Eriksen one of their top priorities this summer and hope they will be able to persuade Spurs to sanction the deal by offering them €60m up front as well as Rodriguez.

The Colombia playmaker would be seen as a like for like replacement for the stylish Dane and Don Balon claims the club could be swayed to cash in given tight finances at the club after the cost to rebuild their stadium cost far more than initially expected.

Eriksen is out of contract in summer 2020 and Tottenham cannot afford to allow a player of that quality to run his contract down – meaning this summer both the club, and Eriksen, face a crucial decision.

Rodriguez, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is currently in the final six months of a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich.

And having lost his place in the side in Bavaria, it’s claimed the player is open to either returning to the Bernabeu – or accepting a new challenge in the Premier League.


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Staying with Real Madrid and president Florentino Perez is likely to keep his powder dry this month – amid reports he has already lined up an astonishing €300m double raid on the Premier League.

According to rarely-reliable Diario Gol, Perez already has deals in place to bring Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu this summer in a double deal that will set the European champions back a massive €300m (£265m).

The Spanish outlet claims Real are moving with an increased confidence that Hazard will move to the club in a €150m transfer this summer and will not sign an extended deal with Chelsea; his current contract at Stamford Bridge expiring in summer 2020.

It’s also believes Perez has earmarked Brazil star Firmino ahead of a potential deal for Neymar and it’s claimed that swoop can also be done for €150m.

Liverpool would fight tooth and nail to keep Firmino but it’s claimed would be confident of a deal if the player asked the club to be allowed to move to the Spanish capital.

Furthermore, it’s also claimed Real want to sign Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva and have waved an offer of €100m to the Premier League champions in a bid to entice them to sell the Portuguese star.

It’s claimed Real will sanction the sales of the likes of Luka Modric, Marcelo, Isco, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and possibly Toni Kroos to help fund the huge outlays.


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Matteo Darmian could join Juventus on loan this month, but only if Bologna get their wish to sign Leonardo Spinazzola from the Serie A leaders (Sky Italia)

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will fly to Paris this month to thrash out the sale of midfielder Allan. The Italians are currently seeking around €100m, though PSG are thought to have offered around €60m (Calciomercato)

Michy Batshuayi remains on the books of Valencia but is absent from training as Monaco look to close a loan deal (Le 10 Sport)

Joachim Low is the ideal candidate to take over at Real Madrid this summer, according to their former boss Bernd Schuster (Die Welt)


AC Milan are ready to submit a €20m offer for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top summer target, Steven Bergwijn – possibly forcing Man Utd to respond with an offer of their own (Tuttosport)

Isco has already agreed a move to Juventus – but Juventus are currently unwilling to meet Real Madrid’s €100m asking price – leading to reports that Man City could yet step in (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid want to replace Isco with Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva (Marca)

Mauro Icardi’s agent-wife Wanda Nera has assured Inter that “my phone is on and he’ll renew 100%” (Tiki Taka)

Cedric Bakambu: Villarreal dangerman


Barcelona are interested in a move for former Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu, who moved to China last year in a €40m deal (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus are reportedly keen on signing Marcelo as Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘obsessed’ with bringing his former Real Madrid teammate to Turin (AS)

AC Milan have offered Alen Halilovic and Andrea Bertolacci to Genoa in a bid to keep down the overall cost of signing Krzysztof Piatek (Calciomercato)

Chelsea can expect to complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus as a result of Piatek’s arrival at Milan (various)


Atletico Madrid will then complete the loan signing of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata in the coming days (Cadena Cope)

Wolves are in the hunt to sign Monaco midfielder Pele this month (Record)

Arsenal are looking to bolster their forward ranks with a move for Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins (O Jogo)

Napoli appear to be very close to reaching a €20m agreement with SPAL for promising Manuel Lazzari (Calciomercato)

Liverpool have had a £61m bid for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix, 19, turned down by Benfica (Correio da Manha)

Manchester United are also keeping a dossier on Felix as they consider a summer move (Record)

Chelsea are poised to beat Man City to the signing of Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba, who has been compared to Paul Pogba (Sport)

Real Madrid have reportedly made an offer of €160m for Serbia and Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a player who’s also on Barcelona’s transfer wish-list (Diario Gol)

Roma and Inter both have their eyes on Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata (Tuttosport)

Liverpool are not thought to be preparing a £20million summer bid for highly-rated Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie

PSG have held fresh talks with Ajax over the potential signing of Frenkie de Jong and are favourites to sign the midfielder (De Telegraaf)


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