European Paper Talk: Robert Lewandowski wants Real Madrid move

07/02/18 10:20am


The January transfer window has closed but that hasn`t stopped speculation surrounding many players` futures.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press to bring you the latest transfer talk and big stories from across Europe.


Robert Lewandowski dreams of a move to Real Madrid. The 29-year-old striker has asked his agent Cezary Kucharski to let Real know of his interest. The Poland international is keen on one final big contract, and that may not be with Bayern Munich. (Marca)

With Chelsea worried about finishing outside of the top four, they are likely to part company with Antonio Conte in the coming days. Luis Enrique is the man the Blues have identified to replace the Italian as they don`t want an interim boss until the end of the season, which would limit their options for managers already in a job. The Spaniard is currently unemployed after leaving Barcelona last summer. Chelsea have offered him a two-and-a-half year contract (Sport)

Barcelona B full-back Juan Miranda, who`s previously been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, has emerged as a target for Paris Saint-Germain. (Sport)

Thibaut Courtois is top of Real Madrid`s wish list for a goalkeeper this summer. They are also looking at Manchester United`s David de Gea and Atletico Madrid`s Jan Oblak but believe a move for the Chelsea No 1 would be easiest. (AS)



Courtois has fuelled Real Madrid transfer speculation by saying his heart is in the Spanish capital as that`s where his family live. My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid, he said. My two children live there with their mum. I have my daughter every day on FaceTime. She often tells me that she misses me. My son is still too small to communicate like that. Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable. (Sport/Foot Magazine)


Conte is set to leave Chelsea, with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italy all keen on making the Blues boss their next manager. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Matteo Darmian will be a Juventus target next summer. The Bianconeri want to strengthen at full-back and have also identified Valencia`s Jose Gaya as a possible arrival. (Tuttosport)


Juventus will make a big move for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi at the end of the season. The forward had been subject of Real Madrid talk. (Tuttosport)

Either Mattia Destro or coach Roberto Donadoni will leave Bologna at the end of the season after a break down in their relationship. (Corriere di Bologna)


Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has criticised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for how he went about getting his move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal. When asked if it was now fashionable to force your way out after the exits of Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele, Gundogan said: I don`t know if I could have done it like Auba did.


At that time I was also criticised for my open wishes to change from BVB. I understood the reaction of the fans a bit. But I only wanted to be honest and always gave everything for the club. (SportBild)


Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou has insisted he`s committed to the French club despite a failed Deadline Day move to Crystal Palace. (L`Equipe)

AC Milan are tracking Sampdoria full-back Ivan Strinic, Rossoneri director of football Massimiliano Mirabelli admits. We are keeping an eye on various prospects, he said. Strinic will be a free agent in June and we are evaluating him, though we haven`t signed anyone yet and it`s too early to say what could happen. (RMC Sport)

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