Football Paper Talk: Barcelona’s desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona’s desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine winger has been pushed down the pecking order in Paris with the signing of Neymar and could look to move on. He would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazil international
After talks between Zinedine Zidane and the club, Real Madrid won’t sign a new striker this summer. They will depend on the unique BBC style (Benzema, Bale, Cristiano) This would rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe, leaving them to hope he is still available next summer.
In order to ward off any future interest from other clubs, Real Madrid have tagged a €700m (£634m) release clause on playmaker Isco when he signs a new five-year-deal.
If Barca cannot seal a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, they will set their sights on Christian Eriksen and Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic
Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants. He has been removed from the squad for the weekend’s DFB Pokal fixture, but the player remains optimistic he will be able to sign for the Catalan club.