Top transfer rumors from the European papers
The football season is drawing close to an end and several clubs are already drafting their plans for the next year. With the World Cup on the cards, the prices of several players could skyrocket after a stellar performance at the grand stage. That's why most clubs will be looking to do business ahead of the tournament. Here is the top transfer buzz.
Mohamed Salah is the hottest property in world football right now and ever club wants him in the XI. Real Madrid too are keen on his services and are willing to offer Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas in exchange for the Egyptian according to a report in Spanish publications. Liverpool have put a €200 million price tag on their star.
Manchester City might have raced to the Premier League title with ease, but they are already preparing for the defense of their title with a reported bid for Bayer forward Leon Bailey, according to Goal.com. City are keen on landing PSG prodigy Kylian Mbappe but if they fail to land him they will be signing Bailey.
Reports from Spain state that Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a top target for La Liga champions Barcelona. Mundo Deportivo wrote that Barcelona, however, have been put off by the price of the Serbian. Barcelona have had an eye on him for years now but Lazio's €80 million valuation has turned Barca's heads away.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus are all reportedly keen on acquiring the services of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. Arsenal will be set for a major revamp this summer with a new manager set to take over and Bellerin could be put up in the transfer marker for as little as €45 million. Looks like a bargain price for a speedy fullback.