Juventus to include 'three players' in Pogba offer

Juventus are refusing to give up their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and are reportedly prepared to offer three players plus cash to get a deal over the line.

The France midfielder is keen to quit United this summer but the Red Devils are insisting their record signing is not for sale.

Reports suggest United may be willing to do business if they receive a cash deal worth around £180million - but neither Juventus nor Real Madrid can currently afford such a fee.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Juve are hoping United might be tempted to take three of their players. Joao Cancelo, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa are the trio mentioned, though it seems extremely unlikely that United will be satisfied with the offer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already spent £50million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka which diminishes any need for Cancelo and while the United boss is still looking to strengthen his midfield and forward line, the Red Devils woul dprefer to focus on their own targets rather than accept Juve's dregs.

Real are said to be willing to pay the amount United are demanding - but they need to raise the funds first. To generate £180million, Florentino Perez is said to be looking to sell Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Dani Ceballos, Isco and Marco Asensio.

Wantaway Lukaku 'not fit' to feature against Inter

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Romelu Lukaku is "not fit" to face Inter Milan on Saturday as the striker continues to be linked with the Serie A outfit.

The Belgian striker will surely join Inter as soon as they come close to matching United's £75m price; he is yet to appear in pre-season games against Perth Glory and Leeds United, and will not face his prospective club.

"No he is not fit, he won't be available, no," said Solskjaer, who was then asked for an update on his transfer and said: "I don't have any updates from the last time you asked me."

He was then asked about the availability of David De Gea and Luke Shaw and said: "I think both will be available. Luke trained well yesterday, David we will try to get 60 or longer out of him.

"We will give players some 45, some 60, some 70. It is another stepping stone, we are not planning to swap them all on half time."

Will Manchester United replace Lukaku if he leaves? United may choose to use Anthony Martial more as a striker this season, with Solskjaer adding: "Anthony can be a world class forward.

"I think if you followed Anthony the way he has come back to pre-season, his attitude is spot on. I think he has always got the quality and talent, so I expect him, and Marcus, to be even better than last season.

"Anthony had a top season when he came, I expect we will see a better Anthony next season."

Barcelona step up Neymar pursuit

Barcelona are pushing ahead with plans to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp after offering £90m plus two players for the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

The wantaway Brazil international, who has struggled with injuries of late, is eager to return to his former club in Catalonia after struggling to settle in the French capital with the Ligue 1 giants.

Barca are thought to have put down £90m on the table and given the Parisian outfit a list of six players from Camp Nou that could be included in a potential deal.

Reports have suggested the list from the Bluagrana includes the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic, Nelson Semedo, Malcom and Samuel Umtiti.

PSG could look to cut their loses with Neymar, having made the former Santos star the most expensive player in the world.

Serie A champions Juventus have been linked with a move for the South American but Barcelona appears to be the destination for Neymar and this latest news of an offer looks to be another step closer to seeing the forward back at Camp Nou.

Spurs linked with Roma full-back Florenzi

Tottenham have reportedly moved to solidify their interest in Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi following the sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.

Trippier sealed a move on Wednesday to Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, joining for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be around £20million.

The England international spent four years at Tottenham with his last appearance for the club coming in the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Repacking centre-back Juan Foyth at right-back could be a worthwhile experiment but Spurs may look to bring in a replacement for Trippier instead or rely on Serge Aurier or Kyle Walker-Pieters to fill in.

And Calciomercato (via Sport Witness) claims that Tottenham could turn to Roma full-back Florenzi this off-season.

The report adds that Spurs held talks about the Italy international with Roma at the same time as discussing a possible deal for Toby Alderweireld to go in the other direction.

The Serie A side value Florenzi at €30m after he only signed a new five-year deal at the Stadio Olimpico last August.

Inter looking to wrap up Lukaku deal

Inter Milan representatives are expected to sit down with Manchester United chiefs on Thursday in a bid to thrash out a deal for Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.

Executives from the San Siro have a meeting scheduled with their Old Trafford counterparts ahead of the two teams playing each other on Saturday in Shanghai.

Inter are proposing £40m cash now - significantly less than the Red Devils' demands for £75m - with a further £20m over two years plus £15m in add-ons.

It's understood Old Trafford chiefs are asking for more up front from the Serie A giants, who need to stay the right side of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

However, there is confidence from influential powerbroker Piero Ausilio that they can strike a compromise deal for Lukaku, who has made no secret of his desire to secure the switch and play under new Inter boss Antonio Conte.

The powerful Belgium international has regularly cut a frustrated figure in a United shirt since his £75m move from Everton two years ago, with striker Marcus Rashford already earmarked for the main striker role next season at the Theatre of Dreams.

Report - Juventus preparing Neymar offer

Juventus have emerged as the latest club to be linked with wantaway Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar despite concerns over Financial Fair Play regulations.

Speculation over the future of the Brazilian continues to rumble on as he pushes for a move away from Paris, and the Bianconeri could now offer him a switch to Italy.

The Old Lady managed to fund a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo last summer and have been linked with a move to re-sign Paul Pogba, but whether they could afford Neymar is another matter when they have just splashed out £67million to complete the signing of Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt.

However, that is not stopping reports suggesting Neymar and his representatives will meet with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici when they will attempt to wrap up a deal.

Juventus confirm Matthijs De Ligt capture

Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt has ended months of speculation over his future after sealing a £67.8million move from Ajax to Juventus.

The 19-year-old, who had previously been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A champions.

Juve have paid an initial fee of 75 million euros (£67.8million) for a player who helped Ajax reach last season's Champions League semi-finals and win the Eredivisie title, while reaching the Nations League final with the Netherlands.

At the weekend Leiderdorp-born De Ligt was left out of Ajax's squad for their summer tour to Austria pending a transfer, and he arrived in Turin on Wednesday to undergo a medical at Juve's headquarters.

Earlier in the off-season De Ligt was expected to join Barcelona, who have signed his former Ajax team-mate Frenkie De Jong, while Premier League club United and Paris St-Germain had reportedly been interested in securing his services.

De Ligt joins Cristian Romero, Luca Pellegrini, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Merih Demiral as a new signing at Juve, with recently-appointed head coach Maurizio Sarri also bringing veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon back to Turin ahead of a bid for a ninth consecutive league title for the Bianconeri.

Man Utd offered chance to sign PSG forward Neymar

Manchester United have reportedly been offered Brazil star Neymar by Paris Saint-Germain, with the French giants seeking a massive £200m transfer fee.

PSG sporting director Leonardo recently admitted that the club is prepared to sell Neymar after the forward failed to report for pre-season training.

Earlier this month, a club statement read: "PSG affirms that the player Neymar Jr was not present at the time and place required, without prior authorisation from the club.

"PSG regrets this situation and will take appropriate action."

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked over a potential deal for the 27-year-old as they are likely to be the only realistic destinations for him.

However, Mundo Deportivo (via Daily Express) claim that PSG have made five clubs aware of Neymar's availability with Barcelona, Real Madrid, United, Bayern Munich and Juventus all given the opportunity to sign him.

The French side are reportedly looking to get back the £200m they paid to Barcelona for him back in 2017.

Milan eyeing Leipzig defender Upamecano

AC Milan have set their sights on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecanoand are reportedly willing to include midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu in their transfer offer.

The 20-year-old France Under-21 international moved to the Bundesliga side from Austrian side Salzburg in January 2017 and has gone on to make 75 appearances, scoring three goals.

Upamecano's form for his club and Les Bleus' Under-21 side in the recent European Championship in Italy has resulted in interest from Milan officials as their coach Paolo Maldini looks to bolster his central defensive options in this transfer window.

Leipzig will be looking to pick up around 35million euros for his signature, but reports claim Milan will look to tempt them by including Calhanoglu as part of any transfer.

Leipzig expressed an interest in the Turkish midfielder in the winter transfer window and could be interested in taking him along with a sizeable fee from the Rossoneri.

Inter preparing improved Lukaku offer

Inter Milan are reportedly working on an improved offer for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku after seeing their initial proposal knocked back by the Red Devils.

Just two years after arriving from Everton in an initial £75million deal, the 26-year-old is understood to be welcoming interest from the Serie A giants.

Antonio Conte's side met United in recent days for discussions, but PA Sport understands that Inter have been struggling to fund a deal for the Belgium international.

The striker missed Saturday's 2-0 friendly win against Perth Glory due to a knock and fuelled speculation about his future as he left Optus Stadium, telling reporters: "You guys will know something next week".

And now Sky Sports claims that the Serie A side will make a 'new offer of £60m plus bonuses' for Lukaku on a permanent deal.

Inter were hopeful of wrapping up an initial two-year loan deal for Lukaku with payments of £9m, £27m and £27m coming over three consecutive years.

However, it is understood that United had little interest in a loan deal this summer and wanted closer to the £75m they paid for him back in 2017.

The Serie A outfit still hope the new permanent offer will be 'structured over two or three years' and will include 'bonuses' on top of the £60m to try and meet the Red Devils' valuation.

Solskjaer waiting on De Gea's contract decision

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that goalkeeper David De Gea will soon agree a new contract with the Old Trafford outfit.

After demands around the deal saw negotiations stall last season, The Sun claims that De Gea "is ready to sign an eye-watering £91million five-year deal when Manchester United return from their pre-season tour."

The Sun adds: "United have increased their £300,000-a-week offer to a whopping £350,000 in a bid to keep their superstar stopper."

Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid - a club he was so close to joining in 2015 - have been linked to the Spain international, but Solskjaer is confident he will remain at United.

"Yeah, he will play tomorrow (against Leeds)," the United manager said. "And hopefully we can agree (a deal) with David, as I've said a few times.

"I think that'll be up to David and the club to announce if that happens. If and when."

De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and he has won the club's Player of the Year award on a record four occasions.

Sarri's Juve move 'was a betrayal' - Insigne

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has once again hit out at Maurizio Sarri, calling the manager's move to Juventus "a betrayal".

After a mixed year in the Premier League with Chelsea, Sarri joined Juventus in June on a three-year contract to replace the departing Massimiliano Allegri.

His move drew anger from Napoli fans, who branded their old manager as a 'Judas' type figure following the move to the Allianz Stadium.

Insigne still remains angered by his old boss' move to Turin after guiding them to three consecutive top-three finishes before leaving for Stamford Bridge last year.

"I said it and I say it again, for us Neapolitans that was a betrayal," Insigne said during a Q&A session.

"And it will be forever. Now we have to focus on ourselves and try to beat him at all costs. Now that he's gone to Juve, I don't want to talk about him anymore.

"The Scudetto is a dream for all of us and we will try once more."

Sampdoria sign Valencia defender Murillo

Sampdoria have bolstered their rearguard with the acquisition of defender Jeison Murillo from Valencia in a deal worth around 15 million euros.

The 27-year-old Colombia international has been in limbo at Los Che having been allowed to spend last season on loan at Barcelona, where he made just four appearances.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde susbequently decided against making the move permanent and Murillo was told that he was not in the plans of Valencia coach Marcelino.

A number of clubs expressed an interest in signing Murillo but it seems Sampdoria have won the race to take him to Italy’s Serie A.

The former Inter Milan stopper is poised to move on a season-long loan deal worth two million euros with Samp set to make the move permanent next summer for another 13m euros.

Icardi left out of Inter pre-season squad

Inter Milan have not included Mauro Icardi in their pre-season squad amid reports that the striker could be leaving the San Siro this off-season.

The controversial frontman lost the captaincy in February but maybe hoped to force his way back into contention under new boss Antonio Conte.

However, it appears Conte isn’t keen to keep any disruptive figure around his squad and a move away from the San Siro looks imminent.

Inter Tweeted: "Mauro Icardi will today return to Milan from our training camp in Lugano.

"The club and the striker have come to this decision by mutual agreement.

"Icardi will continue his pre-season training over the next few days and will take no part in our summer Tour in Asia."

Inter head to Asia to face Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, before heading back to Europe to take on Tottenham and Valencia.

United, Juventus and PSG have all been linked with the Argentina international, who has hit 124 goals in all competitions since joining from Sampdoria in 2013.

Mandzukic not ruling out Bayern return

Mario Mandzukic is not ruling out a return to Bayern Munich this off-season but says his wish is to stay at Juventus.

The Croatian scored 48 goals in 88 appearances in two seasons at Bayern before departing for Atletico Madrid in 2014.

Mandzukic’s future at Juve has been the subject of speculation since Maurizio Sarri took charge and the Italian club could opt to move the 33-year-old on this summer.

The striker is keen to hold talks with Sarri before making any decision and it is understood he wants to remain in Turin, but would be open to a move back to Bayern if it becomes clear he doesn’t figure in the new manager’s plans going forward.

Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with Mandzukic but reports suggest he would reject any move to BVB due to his previous spell at fierce rivals Bayern.

Lyon sign Sampdoria starlet

Lyon have captured the signature of Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen on a five-year contract, bringing to an end speculation of a move to Arsenal.

The talented Danish Under-21 international started his career in the Netherlands with Twente before impressing in Italy, plying his trade with Sampdoria for the last two seasons.

Lyon revealed on Friday the signing of the 23-year-old, who is believed to have joined Lyon in a deal worth £27m.

Premier League outfit Arsenal were also previously linked with a move for Anderson but Lyon have now managed to get the deal over the line.

Tanguy Ndombele and Ferland Mendy’s big-money departures from Lyon have more than helped fund the arrival of Anderson.

Skriniar delighted to sign new Inter contract

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has expressed his delight at signing a new long-term contract with the Serie A side.

The Slovakian defender has been in excellent form for Inter since making the move from Sampdoria two seasons ago.

He was linked with a switch to the Premier League with either Manchester City or Manchester United but instead has signed a new long-term deal with the San Siro outfit.

And, speaking to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old says he is happy at Inter and looking forward to the future.

He said: "There is a great desire to work to improve.

"Work is strong and well, and it is important: we knew what to expect with the new coach and we saw right away since the first training.

"What we know is that we have to work from the very first day to the maximum because our goal is to fight for the first places.

"I have always said that I wanted to stay here, I am happy to be here.

"New game system for which we must be very careful: we also work for this, to always do better."

Lukaku feels 'undermined' by Solskjaer

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is determined to force a move away from Old Trafford as he feels undermined by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.

The 26-year-old's agent has held extensive talks with Inter Milan, although no agreement has yet been reached with the Serie A giants as United continue to hold firm over their £80m asking price.

The Belgian has reported back for pre-season training and travelled with the United squad to Australia for the start of their pre-season tour.

Reports had claimed that Solskjaer has held fresh talks with Lukaku in an attempt to persuade the frontman to remain at Old Trafford.

However, according to The Sun, the former Everton man is determined to leave United as he feels 'undermined' by Solskjaer after it was initially made clear that Marcus Rashford would be the first-choice striker this season.

The report goes on to state that the Norwegian's stance is directly to blame for Lukaku's desire to leave and that the striker is not convinced by Solskjaer's change in stance after the fresh discussions.

It is also reported that Lukaku feels Solskjaer asked him to stay as United are struggling to find a suitable replacement.

Lukaku, meanwhile, has also made it clear that he would be happy to play under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte - labelling the Italian as the best coach in the world.

"Good that Conte went to Inter, for me, he is the best coach in the world," the Belgian said last month. "I am a big Serie A fan, those close to me know that I have always wanted to play in the English league and in the Italian one, I love Italy."

Lazio want big money for Manchester United target

Lazio have moved to ward off interest in reported Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after slapping a 120 million euros price tag on the midfielder.

Milinkovic-Savic has re-emerged as a United target after being heavily linked to the club in the off-season of 2018.

Previous reports have acknowledged that Lazio president Claudio Lotito wants €120m (£108m) but admit that the Serie A side will realistically accept a bid of around €80m (£72m).

Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), though, claim that Lotito still wants the full €120m to part with Milinkovic-Savic and that it is United's job to 'convince' the Italian club to sell for less.

The report also reckons that United could have to agree to sell wantaway midfielder Pogba first before any deal for the Serbian can be agreed.

There has been intense speculation about the 26-year-old's happiness and Pogba, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, recently admitted he was considering "a new challenge somewhere else".

Milinkovic-Savic appeared to be all frowns at Lazio training on Tuesday, with Gazzetta dello Sport adding that it 'speaks volumes about his state of mind' and that he risks remaining 'a prisoner' in Rome.

Fiorentina's Dragowski interested in Cherries move

Bournemouth have received welcome news in their pursuit of a new goalkeeper, with Fiorentina's Bartlomej Dragowski reportedly interested in joining the Premier League outfit.

Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Poland Under-21 international is seriously considering a move to the Cherries, who are on the lookout for a new number one.

Dragowski impressed while on loan at Empoli in the second half of last season and feels he should be in line to play regularly for La Viola next term.

But he has offers from England that would dwarf his current, relatively modest earnings and could be lured away.

Bournemouth re-signed Artur Boruc to be their back-up next season and having a fellow Pole around the training ground would certainly help Dragowski settle in.

Fiorentina have identified Mattia Perin as a possible replacement, with the 26-year-old custodian expected to leave Juventus following the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon.