Inter Milan see chance to steal Bellerin away from Arsenal

The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Conte targets Bellerin swoop for Inter

Inter Milan are targeting a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin this summer as boss Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his defence, reveals the Mirror.

The 25-year-old is contracted to the Gunners until 2023 and the club are said to be keen to extend his stay beyond that, but Bellerin appears to be in no rush to put pen to paper, which has prompted interest from former Chelsea boss Conte.

The report says that Bellerin wants to see how Arsenal progress under Mikel Arteta before committing his future further, but Inter are monitoring the situation and are weighing up a bid in the region of £27 million.

Bellerin has been with Arsenal ever since he joined the north London team’s youth academy from Barcelona in 2011. He has played eight times this season, scoring once.

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Barcelona join Arsenal in targeting Kokcu

Following earlier reports that Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu is happy in Netherlands despite interest from Arsenal, Dutch paper Rijnmond is reporting that Barcelona are now also in the hunt to land the talented youngster.

Nineteen-year-old Kokcu is contracted until 2023 but has recently rejected two offers to renew his deal, which has prompted a number of clubs to ask about his situation, including the Spanish giants.

It has already been reported that Betis, Sevilla, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in chasing Kokcu’s signature. And it’s believed the Dutch club would sell, albeit reluctantly, for around €18m, though Arsenal have already allegedly seen a bid of £25m turned down.

Barcelona are said to be prioritising Miralem Pjanic, but see Kokcu as an ideal solution for the future.

Madrid and PSG consider move for Marc Roca

Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Rennes defensive midfielder Eduardo Camavinga in 2020, says Sport, but they’re making moves for a plan B in Espanyol‘s Marc Roja.

Los Blancos are being forced to consider alternatives to Camavinga because they’re not the only ones interested in him, with Paris Saint-Germain also keen to land the 17-year-old.

Roca is considered a promising talent in Spanish football and the club appear willing to let him go for a fee of around €40m, though his release clause is said to be slightly lower at €35m.

Bayern Munich have reportedly seen a bid of €30m turned down, while Arsenal and AC Milan are also said to be very interested, with the Gunners in particular reported to have already submitted an offer.

Tap-ins

Valencia winger Ferran Torres is a wanted man, according to Le10Sport. Earlier this week we reported that Napoli were interested in landing the 23-year-old, but now Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have joined the clubs interested in signing a player who so far has rejected his club’s offer of a contract extension, his current deal ending in June 2021. Torres is expected to leave in the next transfer window, with Valencia unwilling to let him leave on a free next year.

— PSG are in the market for a new left-back with Layvin Kurzawa set to leave this summer, and Sporting Director Leonardo appears to be keen on Theo Hernandez, according to Sport Mediaset. Hernandez has impressed this season and the Rossoneri aren’t keen to sell. Moreover, while Leonardo has already spent €50m on Mauro Icardi, Hernandez could cost a similar amount, which might complicate matters.



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