The agent of an AC Milan attacking star has offered his client to Manchester United, while a trio of London clubs are all chasing a Bundesliga defensive stalwart – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MILAN STAR OFFERED TO UNITED
The agent of AC Milan attacker Hakan Calhanoglu has reportedly offered his client to two clubs, as there remains an impasse over his contract renewal.
According to Tuttosport (as cited by MilanLive) negotiations over a fresh deal are moving slowly because there is a big gap between what the Rossoneri management have offered and the request of Calhanoglu’s representatives.
Milan have offered €3.5million net per season plus bonuses that would allow the player to reach €4m.
But a report on SempreMilan states that the player’s agent, Gordon Stipic, has asked for a salary of €7m per season, an amount that is considered too much.
The report adds that the Rossoneri will only give that level of salary to players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is also due a renewal.
Calhanoglu currently earns €2.5m net per season, but his client thinks he is worth way more and has already offered him to two clubs.
Manchester United and Inter Milan are the clubs touted, with the former already said to have made a proposal that is tempting the Turkey star to move to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are after a long-term replacement for Paul Pogba, whose United future is becoming increasingly uncertain after a poor start to the new season.
A free transfer would also allow Calhanoglu’s agent to collect a hefty commission. However, for now talks are expected to continue with Milan.
PREM TRIO CHASING BAYERN STALWART
Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all keen on Jerome Boateng. (Sport Bild)
Cristiano Ronaldo is fully focused on seeing out his contract at Juventus, and has no interest in returning to Manchester United. (AS)
Neymar is seeking a €44million (£39m) payment from Barcelona, That is due to club reneging on a bonus payment due to the Brazilian. (Marca)
Sevilla rejected a €55million (£49m) offer from Manchester City for defender Jules Kounde. (eldesmarque)
Polish FA Vice-President Marek Kozminski claims Arek Milik is ‘not happy’ and fuelled talk linking the Napoli striker with a move to Inter. (Radio Kiss Kiss)
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Real Madrid hope Martin Odegaard can convince fellow Norwegian Erling Haaland to make a move to Santiago Bernabeu. (AS)
Real want to sign Red Bull Salzsburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai, who is also a target for Arsenal. (AS)
Martin Braithwaite‘s departure is the key to Barcelona signing Lyon forward Memphis Depay in the winter transfer window. (Diario Sport)
AC Milan are contemplating a move to try and sign Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic. (Calciomercato).
Besiktas have confirmed that they want to bring Cenk Tosun back from Everton. (beIN SPORTS).
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira could secure a permanent move to Torino in the winter transfer window. (Tuttosport)
Former Juventus and Parma defender Lilian Thuram says his son Marcus will ‘choose his own future’. The player has been linked to Real Madrid, AC Milan, Arsenal, Man United and Man City. (La Stampa)
Napoli defender Amir Rrahmani has revealed he rejected offers from clubs in Scotland and Belgium.
Gianluca Petrachi has offered Roma to drop the lawsuit against the club. That is if the Giallorossi take him back as their director of sport. (Il Corriere dello Sport)