TRANSFER GOSSIPS: Transfer gossips from European newspapers May 11, 2022

Top European clubs are in a race against time to seal fresh deals as season wind up

TRANSFER GOSSIPS: Transfer gossips from European newspapers May 11, 2022
Transfer news

*Arsenal are keeping tabs on Serge Gnabry as contract talks continue to stall between the ex-Gunners forward and Bayern Munich. (Ekrem Konur.) 
*Real Madrid are yet to give up on the potential signing of Paul Pogba this summer. It is reported that while Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus currently have offers on the table for the 29-year-old Manchester United midfielder, Carlo Ancelotti's side are considering joining the race to acquire him on a free transfer. Pogba will leave Old Trafford this summer when his contract expires in June. 
*Manchester United and Newcastle United are monitoring Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen and could be prepared to meet his €100m asking price. Napoli are willing to let him go if the right offer comes in, and it is understood that they believe the Premier League is his only possible destination in the summer. The 23-year-old striker has contributed to 19 goals in 30 appearances across all competitions for Gli Azzurri this season. (Calciomercato.) 
*Barcelona are considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Sergio Reguilon. The Blaugrana are currently looking to find a suitable cover option for Jordi Alba, and it is revealed that Reguilon was added to their shortlist after he lost his place in Antonio Conte's side. The 25-year-old has made 25 Premier League appearances for the club this season, but has featured just twice since March 20. (Mirror) 
*Chelsea are interested in RB Leipzig duo Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is reported to be considering the double swoop though he will face competition from Manchester United, who are also keen on Nkunku. The 24-year-old France international forward has scored 34 goals in 50 appearances this season across all competitions. (Sky Sports Germany.) 
*Barcelona are set to make an offer in the region of €25m to secure a move for Alejandro Grimaldo.The 26-year-old left-back has been a standout performer for Benfica this season in 29 league appearances, and with the Blaugrana looking to find another alternative for the aforementioned Alba, it looks as though Grimaldo is also on their shortlist of potential targets for the summer (Pedro Almeida.) 
*Barcelona's desire to sign an elite forward this summer has led them to Liverpool's Sadio Mane. The 30 years old striker  is said to be keen to play in Spain and believes a central role in Xavi Hernandez's rejuvenated Barca side could propel him into the running for the Ballon d'Or next season.(Mundo Deportivo.)
*Benfica are looking to complete moves for Mario Gotze and Ricardo Horta, but must first overcome some financial obstacles.( A Bola.)
*Dani Ceballos could be set for a U-turn on his proposed move to Real Betis. The 25-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked to Los Verdiblancos in recent weeks, but the latest reveals that Carlo Ancelotti has informed the board that he would like him to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu, which may also include the option of a new deal. (Sport)
*AC Milan are keen to sign William Saliba in the summer. The Serie A club reportedly will enquire whether Arsenal will be willing to allow the defender to leave on loan again in the summer, but they are also interested in landing him on a permanent deal if Mikel Arteta would be prepared to part ways with him. The 21-year-old has been on loan with Marseille this season, featuring 50 times across all competitions. (Mirror)
*Barcelona's interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde isn't going away. Kounde, 23, is considered one of the best young defenders in Europe and Sevilla have been holding out for an €80m transfer fee to sign him. (AS)
*Arsenal are closing on a move for Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey. The 19 years only moved to Italy in September 2020 for around €3m from Hearts but could now move on for €20m. Arsenal have been watching the Scotland international for some time, but could face competition from Napoli. (Corriere di Bologna)
*Valencia will exercise the €4m option to sign Spanish forward Hugo Duro. The 22 years old is currently on a season-long loan at Valencia from Getafe. Valencia have an option to sign Duro and will do so in view of the impressive campaign the player has had with Los Che.
*Newcastle United have made contact with Philippe Coutinho in a bid to thwart Aston Villa's attempts to sign the 29-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder on a permanent deal from Barcelona. (Goal)
*West Ham are lining up a summer move for Aston Villa and England striker Ollie Watkins, 26, with the Midlands club likely to demand a £50m fee. (Guardian)
*Barca are also ready to offer Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta £11m a year in wages, but are hampered by financial fair play rules so cannot offer any significant transfer fee for the 32-year-old Spain defender. (Goal)
*Real Madrid have added a £340m buyout clause to Antonio Rudiger's contract after the 29-year-old Germany defender signed a four-year deal with the Spanish giants worth £315,000 a week, on a free transfer from Chelsea. (Mail)
*Leicester City expect Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans to leave the club this summer and the Foxes are prepared to listen to offers of £40m for the 25-year-old, whose contract runs out in summer 2023. (90 Min)
*Arsenal are one of the clubs being linked with Tielemans but their hopes of signing him are set to depend on whether they can finish in the Premier League top four and secure a Champions League berth. (Standard)
*Lazio president Claudio Lotito says he turned down a 140m euro (£120m) offer 27-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a target for Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (Rai Sport, via Talksport)
*Manchester United are ready to meet the £38m asking price for Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese defender Goncalo Inacio, 20. (A Bola - in Portuguese)
*Sevilla could sign Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe, 26, in the summer, with the Ivory Coast international valued at around £25m. (Super Desporte, via Mirror)
*Despite reports that the Gunners have begun talks with 29-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, counter reports claim he has agreed a deal in principle with Galatasaray. (Fanatik - in Turkish)
*France midfielder Paul Pogba will have to take a pay cut if he rejoins Italian club Juventus when his contract at Manchester United runs out in the summer. Paris St-Germain have offered the 29-year-old more, while Real Madrid are monitoring the player's situation. (Alfredo Pedulla, via Football Italia)
*Leeds United and Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, has given Barcelona his word that he will agree a move to the Nou Camp if Jesse Marsch's side are relegated. (Todo Fichajes)
*Tottenham look likely to beat Manchester United to the signature of West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 29. The England international, who started his career at Old Trafford, would be back-up to Hugo Lloris at Spurs. (Standard)
*Spurs are also considering offering former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 38, a coaching role when he completes his Uefa badges. (Standard)
*Manchester United are getting close to agreeing a contract with Ajax assistant manager Mitchell van der Gaag to join Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford (Fabrizio Romano)