￼In today's column, Monaco's Thomas Lemar has caught the eye of Premier League rivals Man City and Chelsea Man City and Chelsea...
￼In today's column, Monaco's Thomas Lemar has caught the eye of Premier League rivals Man City and Chelsea
Man City and Chelsea battle for Lemar
Manchester City have made their move to bring Monaco sensation Thomas Lemar to the Etihad, but L'Equipe says that Chelsea are also keen on the 21-year-old.
The report also suggests Atletico Madrid will join the chase if Antoine Griezmann heads to Man United this summer as many expect.
Ligue 1 leaders Monaco would command at least £30 million for their latest super talent, who has scored 10 goals and assisted seven more in all competitions.
Lemar's pace and quick feet would follow a similar pattern in Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's signings, though Chelsea's Antonio Conte is also desperate to bring more dynamism to his attacking trident.
Dybala set to knock back City and Real
Paulo Dybala insists he is happy at Juventus, so he will knock back interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid to commit his future to the Old Lady.
The Argentine has just two years remaining on his current contract, which reportedly has a £38m buyout clause, but now the 23-year-old is ready to boost Massimiliano Allegri's side and their Champions League push.
A former Palermo star, Dybala says the deal is almost done, according to Thursday's Corriere dello Sport. A new long-term deal would strengthen the Bianconeri's future as they bid to assemble a cast capable of finally triumphing in Europe after a lengthy spell of dominance in Serie A.
￼Napoli's owner has revealed his interest in bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Serie A in an Azzurri shirt.
DeLa wants Ibra at Napoli
Real Madrid might have burst Napoli's bubble with a 3-1 first-leg win in their round-of-16 Champions League tie Wednesday, but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Napoli Today about his dream signing and it is none other than Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The former Juventus, Milan and Inter forward has never hidden his affection for the city of Naples, and De Laurentiis has gone public with his love for the 35-year-old.
"My dream signing? I always try to go forward with what I have," the charismatic owner said. "One that I would like, though, is that giant who is at Manchester United now."
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted that the Swede's one-year option to remain at Old Trafford will be taken up, though the potential arrival of Griezmann could alter the situation.
Poldi heading for Japan
Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is close to leaving Galatasaray, and BeIn Sports reports that the former German international will join Japanese side Vissel Kobe.
The 31-year-old will cost £2m and will join this summer after falling out of favour with the Lions, according to the report.
The move would bring an end to a two-year spell in Istanbul and sees yet another European star head to Asia.
Barcelona want Everton boss Ronald Koeman, 53, to take over from Luis Enrique in the summer following the Spanish club's 4-0 Champions League drubbing against Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mirror)
However, other reports suggest Barca have earmarked Sevilla's former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, 56, as a replacement for Enrique. (Daily Telegraph)
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, 44, has ruled himself out of contention for any move to Barca, saying he is happy at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail)
Spurs striker Harry Kane, 23, says he is driven by feelings of embarrassment whenever his team loses, and believes Tottenham can win at least one trophy this term. (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United's all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 31, will leave the club if he is stuck on the substitutes' bench, says former Red Devils midfielder Paul Scholes. (Daily Mail)
United had an £85m bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 27, turned down in the summer, says the German club's chief financial officer. (Sport Bild, via ITV)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to sign 35-year-old Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract is set to expire in the summer. (Napoli Today - in Italian)
Arsenal's Champions League humiliation away to Bayern Munich features on the back page of Thursday's Daily Star.
Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, has rejected offers from three Major League Soccer clubs in the United States and wants to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will consider a move for 25-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is currently on loan at Bournemouth, according to former Barcelona star Xavi. (Fox Latin America, via Daily Mirror)
City are tracking 21-year-old Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, but face competition from Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. (L'Equipe, via Talksport)
West Ham will sell French left-back Arthur Masuaku, 23, in the summer - less than a year after he joined the Hammers on a four-year deal from Olympiakos. (Daily Mirror)
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic says he would rather sign former Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric, 31, than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, 29, and claims he would get a "discount" because Modric is a fellow Croatian. (Daily Express)
Southampton remain confident of signing free agent Martin Caceres, 29, despite interest in the defender from Barcelona. (Daily Echo)
Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United to at least one piece of major silverware this season, says former Red Devils midfielder Darren Fletcher, 33. (Talksport)
Paris St-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert has suggested the French champions may consider a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 29, in the future. (ESPN)