Paper Talk: Arsenal keeper becomes Milan's plan B; Chelsea given clear run to sign French midfielder

Paper Talk: Arsenal keeper becomes Milan's plan B; Chelsea given clear run to sign French midfielder
2017-02-06 - 11:02
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are making contingencies in case highly-rated goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma leaves the club this summer. The 18-year-old Italian sensation has been at the centre of huge transfer speculation all season and has yet to commit his long-term future to the Rossoneri.
Amidst interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, the pink journal understands that Arsenal custodian Wojciech Szczesny is the new name at the top of the wish-list. The 27-year-old Arsenal man, who has spent the past two seasons on-loan at Roma, has matured into one of Europe’s best shot-stoppers and although he will return to North London this summer, his future under Arsene Wenger remains uncertain.
Chelsea looks to be in the clear to sign French midfielder Corentin Tolisso. The 22-year-old Lyon star, who is the subject of a reported £40M bid from the Premier League champions, was also causing interest at Milan although Gazzetta dello Sport believes the Rossoneri will now end their interest after the player reportedly stated that he wanted to play Champions League football next season.

With reports circulating that Roma forward Mo Salah is heading to Liverpool, Corriere dello Sport writes that the Giallorossi will not be prepared to sell another of their prime assets, Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan. The 29-year-old is wanted by a host of big name clubs including Chelsea and Inter Milan but his current employers have stated that he will not be leaving the capital this summer.

Milan are reportedly ready to splash the cash to try to land Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.’s Fabrizio Romano writes that the Rossoneri are ready to offer the Spaniard a five-year deal worth €8M-per-season.

Reports from France state that Nice are trying desperately to keep hold of Italian striker Mario Balotelli. The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move back to Italy this summer with Sampdoria reportedly heading the race to sign him. Le10sports however, believes the southern French outfit are ready to offer Balotelli a significant pay increase to remain on the Cote D’Azur.

Inter has made contact with Lazio over striker Keita Balde. In an exclusive this morning,’s Pasquale Guarro writes that the Nerazzurri will try to pip Champions League finalists Juventus to the 22-year-old’s signature this summer.

Steve Mitchell