Today's Gossip: Arsenal Plot Move For Carrassco; Morata Move Stalls

Liverpool have turned their attentions to a Sporting Lisbon star, while Alvaro Morata’s Man Utd move is in doubt, according to Saturday’s European papers.

Arsenal in Carrasco race
Bayern Munich and Arsenal are both reportedly in the race to sign Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco.

The Belgian winger was one of the star perform, scoring 14 goals and amassing five assists in 53 games in all competitions.
According to Fichajes, both clubs are willing to pay the 23-year-old’s release clause, rumoured to be in the region of £86 million.

Meanwhile, a report in AS claims that Arsenal could put money from a sale of Alexis Sanchez towards a bid for Carrasco.

Atleti will be reulctant to sell any of their star players however, due to a transfer ban which prevents them signing players until January.

Man Utd in Dembele race 
Barcelona want to get a move on in the race for Ousmane Dembele, according to a report in L’Equipe.
According to the report, Barca’s sporting director Robert Fernandez, has been in contact with Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, for a number of months.

The former Rennes star is also being chased by Manchester United, but there are no talks of a bid from the Red Devils just yet.

This comes after reports earlier in the week which suggested that Mino Raiola wants to become the agent of Dembele.

Such a move could spell bad news for Barcelona’s hopes of finding a deal and could also be a boost for United.

Barcelona are considering selling Andre Gomes just a year after signing the midfielder from Valencia. Manchester United and Juventus are interested. (AS)

The transfer of Morata to the Old Trafford could collapse due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. (Various)

Real Madrid defender Pepe is closing in on a free transfer to PSG. The defender is set to agree a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. (Marca)

Real Sociedad have a first-option agreement in place with Atletico Madrid if the club let Angel Correa depart this summer. (Marca)

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has ruled out the club making a move for Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta. (Corriere della Sera)

Dani Alves has been criticised by Juventus fans for claiming Argentine forward Paulo Dybala will need to leave the club to further his career. (Il Giornale)

Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been offered an €8m (£7m)-a-year contract to join Real Madrid when his current deal expires in 2018. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bayer Leverkusen striker Admir Mehmedi has held discussions with OGC Nice manager Lucien Favre over a potential switch. (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter Milan are hopeful of completing a €35m (£30.6m) deal to bring Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi to San Siro. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Brazilian winger Douglas Costa has agreed a four-year contract with Serie A champions Juventus and will complete a €30m (£20.26m) switch from Bayern Munich in the coming days. (L’Equipe)

Montpellier striker Steve Mounie is a transfer target for Bundesliga club Freiburg, who are willing to pay up to €10m (£8.75m) to sign the 22-year-old. (Midi Libre)

Nice are confident of completing a loan deal for Stoke City’s record signing Giannelli Imbula in the coming days. (L’Equipe)

Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas have joined the race to sign Samir Nasri and are ready to pay €13m (£11.38m) to land the Manchester City star. (L’Equipe)

Bayern Munich have already signed Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy from Hoffenheim this summer and the Bavarian giants are considering a summer move for Die Kraichgauer’s striker Andrej Kramaric (Sport BILD)

Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti wants the club to rival Barcelona in the race to sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti. The Italian coach was the man who brought the diminutive midfielder to Paris in 2012. (BILD)

Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti wants the club to rival Barcelona in the race to sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti. The Italian coach was the man who brought the diminutive midfielder to Paris in 2012. (BILD)

Hertha have approached Borussia Dortmund about taking 19-year-old midfielder Felix Passlack on loan next season. (Kicker)

Liverpool will launch a €50 million (£43.7m) bid for Sporting winger Gelson Martins (A Bola)

Cologne are considering a €5m (£4.37m) deal for Hamburg’s Austrian winger Michael Gregoritsch. (BILD)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set for a summer move back to his native Holland. The 33-year-old has agreed to return to the club with whom he started his career, Feyenoord. (

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