Paper Talk - Marotta ties down Pogba, Napoli launch bid for Lapadula, Milan target set for PSG.

18 April at 11:02

According to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus General Manager Beppe Marotta has told Italian radio that Paul Pogba will be going nowhere this summer. The French midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea leading the chase. Marotta claimed that he would be “Happy to do business with Chelsea, but Pogba is happy here”.

Corriere dello Sport also reports that Napoli has launched a €6 million bid for Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula. The 26-year-old has been in devastating form this season but as we reported on here a little earlier, his current club are looking for a fee of €7-8 million.

French sports journal L’Equipe reports that Milan target Hatem Ben Arfa is close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The 29-year-old is a free agent in the summer as his contract at current club Nice, is due to expire at the end of the season.

Chelsea are close to signing Fulham striker Moussa Dembele according to the Daily Express, whilst the Daily Mail claims Arsenal have agreed a fee with Borussia Monchengladbach for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka.

 The Corriere di Bologna reports that Bologna have fixed a price for their highly-rated midfielder Amadou Diawara. The rossoblu have been contacted by Bayern Munich for the 19-year-old man from Guinea and are prepared to part with him for an offer of €30 million.

La Gazzetta dello Sport states that Genoa president Enrico Preziosi and coach Gian Piero Gasperini are set to hold a talks to discuss his future at the port club after another heavy defeat on Saturday away to Carpi. The 58-year-old tactician is at the centre of a war of words with the clubs hardcore ultras and his future hangs in the balance.

Steve Mitchell @barafundler


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