Transfer Talk: PSG target £73m move for United target Dybala
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TOP STORY: PSG open to £73m Dybala move
The Daily Mail claims Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus will hold talks in the coming days over a deal for Juve striker Paulo Dybala.
PSG sporting director Leonardo is set to meet with Dybala’s agent imminently, with the former hoping that a deal can be completed as early as Wednesday.
The 25-year-old was linked with a transfer to Manchester United, and was close to completing a move to Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the Premier League transfer window, before the Serie A champions pulled the plug at the eleventh hour.
A deal is still there to be done with the Serie A champions, however, with Juventus bosses hoping to use the money generated by the Argentine’s sale to fund a move for Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.
There is believed to be some distance in the clubs’ respective valuations of former Palermo forward Dybala, but PSG are hoping to tie up a deal worth around £73 million.
Real could seal Neymar deal within days
Reports at AS claim Real Madrid are in pole position to pip La Liga rivals Barcelona to the signing of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, with the Spanish publication claiming a deal could be clinched in a matter of days.
It is believed talks between the two clubs have intensified in the last few hours, with negotiations centring around which Madrid players will head to the French capital as part of the deal.
PSG had previously demanded Brazilian youngster Vinicius Jr head to Le Parc des Princes as a makeweight in the transfer, but after Madrid bosses vehemently rejected that proposal, the likes of James Rodriguez, Raphael Varane, Isco and Karim Benzema entered the fray.
While reports claim that former Barcelona star Neymar would favour a return to Camp Nou, the 27-year-old is not put off by the prospect of moving to the Catalan giants’ most bitter rivals.
Batshuayi catches Roma’s eye
Roma may have tied Edin Dzeko down to a new long-term contract at the Stadio Olimpico, but reports claim the Giallorossi are interested in bolstering their attack with the signing of Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi.
The 25-year-old appears to be out of the first-team picture at Stamford Bridge, with new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard favouring both Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham for the lone striker role, leaving the former Marseille man pondering his long-term future.
Although no official contact has been made between the Serie A and Premier League counterparts, it is believed that Lampard is open to letting the striker leave west London — despite being unable to replace the player because of a season-long transfer ban.
A move for the Belgian hinges on the future of Roma’s Patrik Schick, with the Czech Republic international reportedly the subject of interest from a host of clubs in Germany.
– Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has confirmed his side are interested in a move for former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, says Calciomercato, but claims his side can’t compete with clubs in Russia and the Gulf Coast when it comes to wages. 36-year-old Ribery is a free agent after leaving the Allianz Arena at the end of last season.
– Stoke City loanee Scott Hogan is hoping he can earn a permanent deal at the Bet365 Stadium, reports The Telegraph, after the Republic of Ireland international scored against Derby County at the weekend — his first goal for the Potters since signing from Aston Villa in the summer.
– After previously being linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, Calciomercato has claimed that AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie will remain at the San Siro for the next year at least