Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Zinedine Zidane is preparing for the arrival of Kylian Mbappe by letting Gareth Bale leave. The Real Madrid boss does not believe his squad needs the Monaco forward as well as the BBC (Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo) and believes out of the three, the squad would be least affected by the departure of the Wales international, in part due to his injury problems. If Bale doesn’t leave, Mbappe’s transfer may be in doubt. (Marca)

However, Real Madrid are confident about signing Mbappe as they got the player’s word he would join back in June. (AS)

Following the departure of Neymar to PSG, a Barcelona transfer target has emerged who is not a replacement for the Brazilian. Instead, they’re targeting Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez and will have to pay his €32m (£29m) release clause. (Marca)

Barcelona have abandoned their plans to sign Antoine Griezmann. The Catalan club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke with his Atletico Madrid counterpart Miguel Angel Gil Marin about a possible transfer, but agreed not to pursue the France international due to Atleti’s transfer ban and the good relationship between the two sides. (Marca)

Juventus would be willing to sell Barcelona target Paulo Dybala to the Catalan side if they included a player as part of the deal. The Italian club are most interested in Andre Gomes, although they would be prepared to include Rafinha in the deal instead of the former Valencia midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo)

Borussia Dortmund have increased their asking price for Ousmane Dembele from €80m (£72m) to €100m (£90m). He is one of the players Barcelona are looking at to fill the Neymar void. (Sport)


Despite chasing Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Mor, the main Roma transfer target for this summer is Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez. (Corriere dello Sport)

Geoffrey Kondogbia has asked to leave Inter and is expected to attract Premier League interest. The 24-year-old wants regular football ahead of the World Cup next summer. Inter will demand up to €30m (£27m) for the midfielder as they look to raise funds to buy Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

After Leonardo Bonucci’s exit, Juventus are looking at Valencia’s Ezequiel Garay to reinforce their defence. (Tuttosport)


Neymar’s arrival will not affect Edinson Cavani’s future at Paris Saint-Germain, but it could lead to Angel Di Maria’s departure. (Le Parisien)

Monaco are set to seal the signing of former Lyon midfielder Rachid Ghezzal. The 25-year-old free agent held talks with Stoke and Southampton but looks set to stay in Ligue 1. (L’Equipe)


Juventus transfer target William Carvalho won’t be sold by Sporting Lisbon until the end of the transfer window as they want him for the Champions League play-off. The midfielder is also attracting interest from the Premier League. (Record)


Former Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has completed his medical at Stuttgart and the transfer should be announced on Friday. (Bild)



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