Cavani open to Real Madrid move as Los Blancos plan life after Ronaldo
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani would be receptive to an approach from Real Madrid, who are weighing up their post-Ronaldo options.
The 31-year-old - one of the most lethal strikers in world football in recent years - bagged 40 goals in 48 games last season for PSG and impressed at the World Cup in Russia.
Madrid had been linked with PSG’s other two attacking superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but AS claims that after finding both of those deals impossible they could now turn to the Uruguayan, who would cost less than €100m due to his advancing years.
The report claims Cavani would consider Real Madrid a ‘dream move’ but isn’t prepared to kick up a fuss to leave Paris - where he is loved by the fans. If PSG were to agree to the transfer, Cavani’s high wages may be the only other sticking point for Los Blancos.
England star Harry Maguire confident of move to Manchester United
Another man who impressed at the World Cup is Harry Maguire, and the Leicester City Player of the Year could be on his way to Old Trafford this summer with Manchester United readying a move for the £65m-rated defender.
Jose Mourinho wants another centre-back before the transfer window closes and according to multiple reports, including The Mirror, Maguire is ‘confident’ of making the move to United and could line up against Leicester on the opening day of the new Premier League season.
While Maguire would command a huge transfer fee despite having only made the move to the King Power Stadium one year ago, United apparently view him as a younger and less complicated option than Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.
For their part, Leicester are willing to hand Maguire a new contract of over £100,000-a-week to convince him to stay but the lure of Old Trafford and the chance to challenge for honours could prove more tempting.
Dortmund chief claims he would pay €100m for Lewandowski reunion
Borussia Dortmund would be willing to front up €100m to bring Robert Lewandowski back to Signal Iduna Park.
The Poland international left Dortmund for Bayern Munich in 2014 and has won the Bundesliga every year since his departure, scoring over 100 league goals in the process for the Bavarians.
Recent reports have suggested the 29-year-old Lewandowski is now ready for a new challenge, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid all previously linked. However, it is his former club who may be most willing to actually make a big-money offer, with Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke telling SportBILD that he would pay €100m for his former striker.
"Robert knows the business, the league, even the club and we know he would work right away," Watzke said. "Only a handful of players in the world can give you this security.
“For such a player, I would be willing to pay even €100m."
Monaco beat Chelsea to Russian playmaker
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed a deal for Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin, with additional reports claiming the Russian star will undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of a €30m deal.
The CSKA Moscow midfielder, who had looked all but certain to join Maurizio Sarri's side, now appears to be on his way to the south of France following a successful World Cup campaign with.
Speaking to Sport Express on Wednesday, Vasilyev confirmed that negotiations had been completed for the 22-year-old, who will leave Russia to compete in the Champions League for the very first time with Les Monegasques.
Vasilyev also revealed in the interview that his countryman Golovin will join on a five-year deal after 'complicated' negotiations which included fighting off interest from both Chelsea and Juventus.
Simeone coy on Godin future as Juventus eye Atletico star
Diego Simeone has done little to quash speculation that Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin could be on his way to Juventus this summer.
Godin has been recognised as one of the world’s finest defenders for several years, forming the bedrock of the back line for both Atleti and Uruguay. Following some stellar displays at the World Cup in Russia, the 32-year-old has emerged as a transfer target for Juventus as Massimiliano Allegri looks to add to his defensive options.
With Daniele Rugani seemingly close to a move to Chelsea, Juve are on the lookout for a replacement to slot in alongside Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.
Speaking at a press conference, Simeone failed to rule out a move for Godin, who has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain.
"It's normal, we're used to the fact that the best players want to go to the best teams," Simeone said, via Goal. "It does not surprise me at all. It's not just Godin but also true for the big players.
Arsenal boss Emery dangles captaincy as Ramsey contemplates future
New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is considering handing Aaron Ramsey the club captaincy, as well as a pay rise, in order to get him to sign a new contract.
The Welsh midfielder is now into the final year of his current deal and can leave the Gunners on a free next summer, provoking near-constant speculation over his future.
While the man himself, who is now Arsenal’s longest-serving player, claims he is not under pressure he has yet to make a decision on his future.
He told The Mirror: “Listen, I’m a player who always gives 100 per cent, regardless of what’s going on. I will be no different to that and I will give absolutely everything to try to achieve something special this season and win football games, regardless of what is going on behind the scenes.
“We are communicating. My agent and the club are speaking but we’re yet to come to an agreement.”
Roma turn to Dortmund wonderkid after missing out on Malcom
While still reeling from the fallout of losing Malcom to Barcelona at the eleventh hour, Roma have already turned their mind to alternative targets with Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Christian Pulisic chief among them.
The 19-year-old USA international has become one of football’s most exciting young talents, thanks to his displays with Dortmund and for his national team.
Calciomercato claims Roma are ‘studying’ the young forward as an alternative to Malcom, with a transfer fee estimated at around €45m.
However Pulisic, who is the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga, has plenty of suitors with Liverpool often among those linked.
Wolves eye deal for Barcelona defender Mina as spending continues
Big-spending Wolves have joined the race to sign out-of-favour Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have made an offer of around €15m plus add-ons for the Colombian, who has also been linked to Everton.
The tall centre-back, who scored three times for his country at the World Cup, is reportedly keen on a move to England after failing to impress Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona.
Mina moved from Brazilian side Palmeiras to Catalonia in January but played just 370 minutes of football for the La Liga winners in 2017/18.
The report claims he had been hoping for an offer from Arsenal, while Liverpool have also been among those also linked, but he will now settle for a move to Wolves where the summer makeover continues.
Best of the rest: Liverpool are categorically not interested in Croatia World Cup star Domogaj Vida (Liverpool Echo). Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that defender Jerome Boateng is in talks with PSG (Goal). Newcastle are closing in on the £9m signing of Japan star Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 (Kyodo News). Crystal Palace have offered around €10m for Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons (Football.London). Everton officials have travelled to Barcelona to finalise a €16m move for Lucas Digne (SPORT).