European Paper Talk: Juventus clause in Paul Pogba contract?

The latest news and transfer rumours from the European press as reports emerge claiming a clause in Paul Pogba’s contract would allow him to return to Juventus.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press to bring you the latest transfer rumours.

France

Paul Pogba continues to dominate headlines. Left out of last weekend’s FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town – despite Manchester United boss Mourinho saying he would start – reports have emerged that there is a clause in Pogba’s contract allowing him to return to Juventus for €60m (£53m). (L’Equipe)

Fresh doubts have been cast over the future of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial after it was revealed the 22-year-old is yet to be offered a new contract at Old Trafford. The French international will be a free agent next summer. He has scored 11 times in 37 appearances in all competitions for United this term but is not a regular starter under Mourinho. (RMC)

Spain

A major overhaul is expected at the Bernabeu this summer, regardless of how Real Madrid finish the campaign. One player who could be part of a summer recruitment drive to get them back on top is Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serbian, 22, is under contract until 2021 and would cost Real €170m (£150m). (Marca)

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is one possibility for Paris Saint-Germain this summer as they look to upgrade their goalkeeping options. The 18-year-old stopper was a Real Madrid transfer target last summer but eventually signed a new deal to remain with the Rossoneri until 2021. (AS)

Former Barcelona transfer target Angel Di Maria wants to return to La Liga this summer. The Argentine, who played for Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014, is out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain and fancies returning to Spain. He has been subject of Atletico Madrid transfer rumours. (Don Balon)

Another player who is the subject of Atletico interest is Lyon striker Mariano Diaz. The Dominican Republic international joined the French side from Real Madrid last summer and has 16 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions. (AS)

Barcelona have cooled their interest in Lyon skipper and talisman Nabil Fekir. The 24-year-old has been in inspired form this season, bagging 21 goals in all competitions. (Sport)

Italy

Internazionale midfielder Rafinha insists he wants to remain with the Nerazzurri next season after his loan from Barcelona expires. The Brazilian arrived in January on a deal until the end of the current campaign but is keen to extend the agreement. “I did not come here thinking about recovering the form and then go back to Barcelona, I want to stay, then obviously my ransom will depend on Inter,” he said. (Calciomercato)

Juventus’ injury problems look set to get worse with new winger Federico Bernardeschi could be set to undergo an operation. The Italian schemer injured his knee in the derby win over Torino and, if physiotherapy does not cure the problem, he will undergo surgery. “In 20 days he will be re-evaluated, if the therapy has performed well, otherwise he will have to be operated on,” coach Max Allegri confirmed. (Corriere dello Sport)

Germany

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed Pin Zahavi, the new agent of Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, has an excellent relationship with the La Liga side. Lewandowski is reportedly keen on a move to the Bernabeu and has appointed Zahavi as his new agent with a mandate to secure a move to the Spanish giants. “Real has an excellent relationship with Zahavi,” Calderon told Bild. “I know him very well. He is very professional, doing his job excellent. He knows the market well, and he treats his players very well.” (Sport Bild)

Another Bayern player whose future had been up in the air is winger Serge Gnabry. The former Arsenal youngster has been on loan at Hoffenheim this season but he will return to the Allianz Arena for the start of next season instead of extending the loan agreement. “Serge will return to FC Bayern in the summer,” agent Hannes Winzer said. “He then played for two years in the Bundesliga, got to know different systems, philosophies and coaches, plus Premier League experience. The timing is very good.” (Sport Bild)

Portugal

Portimonense winger Shoya Nakajima, 23, has made a big impression in Liga NOS this season, scoring nine and assisting a further five in just 19 outings for the newly-promoted side. That form has not gone unnoticed by Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart who could pay the Japanese wideman’s €20m release clause this summer. (A Bola)

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