Transfer Buzz: Real ready Mbappe bid, Spurs demand Shaw and £40m for Rose

Before the start of the summer transfer window, let FOX Sports Asia’s Transfer Buzz keep you up to date with the latest developments. 

25 April

Real ready Mbappe bid

According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are readying a €200-million bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.

The La Liga giants were interested in signing the 19-year-old forward last summer, but were beaten to the player by a €180m loan-to-buy offer from the reigning Ligue 1 champions.

The French international, who has found the net 21 times so far, has 12 caps to his name.

Spurs demand Shaw and £40m for Rose

The Sun reported that Tottenham Hotspur are demanding £40 million and player Luke Shaw from Manchester United for left-back Danny Rose.

Despite being plagued with injuries and poor form this season, the England international remains a target for the Red Devils.

The 27-year-old, who only managed 13 appearances so far, is contracted till 2021.

City reunion for Iniesta and Guardiola?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hoping to be reunited with Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta at the Etihad reported AS.

The 33-year-old had previously worked with Guardiola and won three La Liga titles during their time together at the Camp Nou.

The Spanish international, who has been linked with a move to China, is also a target for PSG and Arsenal.

Boca Juniors in for Buffon

Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon is a target for Boca Juniors according to manager Barros Schelotto.

Speaking to Radio Continental, he said “(Boca president Daniel) Angelici told me that he had called (Buffon) to ask him.”

The 40-year-old, whose contract is due to expire in the summer, is expected to be reunited with former teammate Carlos Tevez.

Juventus concerned by Paulinho’s price

Serie A giants Juventus are having second thoughts about Vasco da Gama’s Paulinho who is expected to cost as much as €30 million.

Calciomercato wrote that the 17-year-old winger could be the subject of a bidding war in the summer with Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, PSG and Bayern Munich all interested.

The Brazilian U20 player, who has struck four goals, made his breakthrough last season after being promoted from the academy.

24 April

Mou wants De Gea-Ronaldo swap

According to Diario Gol, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is willing to trade David De Gea in an audacious bid to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese manager, who has previously worked with the 33-year-old Madridista at the Bernabeu, is keen to reunite with his former player.

The Red Devils are also willing to offer midfielder Paul Pogba in the event that Real reject the proposed deal.

City make Stones available

The Sun reported that Manchester City are ready to let John Stones leave in the summer.

The 23-year-old defender, who has not started a match since January, has slipped down the Sky Blues’ pecking order with the arrival of Aymeric Laporte.

The England international, who costed £47.5 million two years ago, has suitors in the form of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Hammers’ €90-million Isco bid accepted

Don Balon stated that West Ham have had a €90-million bid for Isco accepted by Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who feels that he not first choice for Los Blancos, has struck eight goals so far.

The Spanish international, who is contracted till 2022, is also a target for Manchester City.

RB Leipzig want Alexander-Arnold

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are interested in Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and wanted to sign him back in January.

The Times stated that Leipzig asked for the England U21 defender to be included after the Reds tried to expedite Naby Keita’s Anfield arrival during the winter transfer window.

The 19-year-old, who put in a star display against City in the Champions League quarterfinals, has 27 appearances under his belt this season.

Bilbao return for Llorente

The Daily Mirror wrote that Athletic Bilbao are ready to offer a way out to Tottenham Hotspur’s Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish striker, who has struggled in the shadows of Harry Kane, is keen to leave and would be open to a move back to Spain.

The 33-year-old former Bilbao player, who costed £12.1 million last year, has five goals in total this season.

23 April

World-class Neymar need Real move

Former Brazil star Rivaldo stated that PSG’s Neymar must join Real Madrid in order to become the best player in the world.

The former Barcelona legend said to GloboEsporte.com, “But I believe that if he stays at PSG, it will not happen. He has to leave PSG…But I believe that,… he has a chance to play for Real Madrid. Then, yes, I think he can be the best in the world.”

The 26-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG for €222 million, has scored 28 goals in total this season.

Dortmund ready Batshuayi bid

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are ready to make Michy Batshuayi’s loan into a permanent transfer this summer.

The 24-year-old striker, who has nine goals since joining the German club on loan in January, was injured against Schalke and is sidelined for the rest of the season.

According to Sport Bild, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed their interest in the Belgian saying that “The interest to sign him does generally exist.”

Wenger backs Mustafi stay

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Shkodran Mustafi to stay and have a long and successful career reported the Independent.

The 26-year-old defender, who was at fault for the opening goal in last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle, has come under fire for several high-profile defensive blunders this season.

The German international, who costed £35 million in 2016, has 33 appearances for the Gunners so far.

Lopes refuses to rule out City return

Monaco midfielder Rony Lopes vowed to repay the club’s faith with silverware, but refused to rule out a return to the Etihad stadium.

The former Manchester City player told Omnisport, “They (Monaco) invested and believed a lot in me, so my intention is to give back and win titles here… And I also developed a connection with City fans, I see myself as one of them.”

The 22-year-old Portuguese, who moved to France in 2015, has scored 15 goals in total this season.

Gunners’ Okonkwo to leave?

Arsenal academy goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo could be on his way out after a contract stand-off with the London club.

The 16-year-old has been earmarked as a future number one for the Gunners, but has yet to sign a professional contract.

The Daily Mirror wrote that RB Leipzig and Celtic have been alerted to the availability of the England U17 international.

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