?Sky Sports’ Italian correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has hinted on his Twitter feed that a three-way switch involving PSG, AS Roma and Inter? Milan, is edging nearer to completion.
AS Roma are hoping to complete a move for Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore in the coming week. Pastore moved to Paris Saint Germain in 2011 for a reported €39.8m and quickly became a mainstay in the side.
The attacking midfielder has notched 45 goals and 59 assists for the French giants in his seven years at the club. He has found himself down the pecking order of late though, making just 54 league appearances in the last three seasons in Paris.
At 28-years-old the player still has a lot to offer to Europe’s elite and Roma hope they can lure him away with more regular first-team football. West Ham and Everton are also thought to be in for Pastore but his £190,000-per-week wage demands could prove a problem.
Di Marzio believes Roma have stolen ahead of the Premier League duo and expect to announce a deal in the coming weeks. Di Marzio also believes the move will pave a way for Radja Nainggolan to complete a switch to Inter, making room for Pastore and recouping the majority of the transfer fee.
Both players were left out of their respective World Cup squads meaning there is nothing to hold up the deal. Roma will apparently demand as much as €40m for Nainggolan and won’t plan to spend much more on Pastore.
Di Marzio believes a deal for both players should be wrapped by the end of the month as I Giallorossi hope to move on to other transfer business after the World Cup.
??Inter have rejected a bid from ?Manchester United for defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.
Skriniar joined the Nerazzurri from Sampdoria last summer for a fee around €20m and he was among their best performers as they finished in the top four to secure a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2011/12.
The Slovakian appeared in every Serie A game for Inter, scoring four goals whilst spearheading the fourth-best defence in the league as the Nerazzurri achieved Champions League qualification. His performances have earned him a number of admirers who could be queuing up for his signature this summer.
?Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter have knocked back a bid from Manchester United for the Slovakian. The offer is rumoured to be in the region of €65m.
Even though that fee is more than three times what Inter paid for the 23-year-old, they are unwilling to sell and have made their stance clear to all interested parties. Skriniar is also keen to remain at the San Siro.
However, with Manchester City also keeping an eye on Skriniar, Inter may be tempted to push forward with talks on a contract extension for the 23-year-old centre-back.
A new deal would see Skriniar’s earnings rise to €2.2m and would extend the duration of his contract to five years, keeping him at the San Siro until 2023.
?The Independent reports that €80m might be enough to tempt Inter into selling but it is highly unlikely that United would be willing to pay that much.
Barcelona have also shown an interest in signing Skriniar but Inter’s reluctance to sell is so absolute that they have not agreed to even discuss the matter with the Spanish champions.
?Following UEFA’s investigations into the finances of Paris Saint-Germain, the French club may be forced to sell some of their players in order to raise the money required to appease Financial Fair Play.
Italian outlet ?Mediaset Premium are reporting that PSG must raise €60m from player sales, and winger Angel Di Maria could be sold as a result.
Both ?Inter Milan and ?Napoli are interested in signing Di Maria, who has seen his role in Paris change as a result of the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.
Di Maria’s contract expires in 2019, and he has shown no intentions of renewing his deal, meaning PSG may have no choice but to sell the Argentine.
New Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly keen on Di Maria, having previously worked with the winger at ?Real Madrid. Di Maria enjoyed arguably the greatest period of his playing career under Ancelotti at the Bernabeu, and could be keen to reunite with his former manager.
However, they face competition from Inter, who have long been interested in Di Maria. Mediaset Premium’s report claims that Inter are looking for an influential attacker, and were even close to signing Di Maria last summer.
Inter Milan’s director Piero Ausilio reportedly contacted PSG in May of this year, and promised to make an offer for Di Maria if his side qualified for the ?Champions League. Inter beat Lazio 3-2 in the final game of the season to qualify for the prestigious tournament.
Di Maria made 45 appearances for PSG last season, scoring 21 goals and assisting a further 12. However, with the competition for places in their squad, Di Maria may look to leave the club in search for opportunities.
Bordeaux talisman Malcom is edging closer to a move away from Ligue 1 this summer as Italian giants Inter prepare a unique loan offer for the Brazilian winger, according to reports.
The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from across Europe this season for his standout performances in France, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham said to be keeping tabs on the former Corinthians forward.
But it now appears that Inter will win the race for his signature. Bordeaux had been firm with their stance over Malcom’s future, but Les Girondins are now believed to be more open to allowing the Brazil Under-23 international to leave the club.
A report from Gianluca Di Marzio outlines how Bordeaux could be willing to let Malcom leave on loan this summer, with a view to making the deal permanent next year.
But a permanent €40m switch could be set in stone if Inter qualify for the Champions League next season, while the Nerazzurri will only have an option – as opposed to an obligation – to sign Malcom on a full time basis if they miss out on European football.
Malcom only moved to Europe in January 2016 after a €5m fee was agreed between Bordeaux and Corinthians. The 21-year-old has gone on to make 96 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and claiming 16 assists.
Last season Malcom enjoyed the most fruitful campaign of his career so far, scoring 12 goals in Ligue 1. And he will be hoping to take his game to another level once again next season, especially if a move to Inter gets over the line.