In the papers:
Two Portuguese managers are keen on bringing in Portuguese international striker Andre Silva, with Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves two of the club leading the way to sign the AC Milan and Sevilla striker. Barcelona are another option for the 23-year old. (Calcio Mercato).
Yacine Brahimi, whose contract expires at the end of the current season, remains a transfer target of several clubs, but it could be William Carvalho’s current club Real Betis that snap up the Algerian winger (Estadio Deportivo).
Benfica left back Alex Grimaldo is attracting interest from clubs across the continent, such as Manchester City, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal, with Barcelona entitled to 15% of any fee paid for his services (Mundo Deportivo).
Lille’s 19-year old star striker Rafael Leao, who has 6 goals in his last 12 league appearances, is a top priority for Marco Silva’s Everton in the summer transfer window (Daily Mail).
Gedson Fernandes is attracting interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are looking to sign the 40 million euro rated box-to-box midfielder - who has a 120 million euro release clause - potentially as a replacement for Ruben Neves (A Bola).
Jose Mourinho revealed that Zinedine Zidane was “probably the best person for the club” after the Frenchman was appointed manager of Real Madrid in favour of the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach (Canal Plus).
Manchester United are planning a monstrous 250 million euro raid of Portuguese football, looking to bring in the trio of Joao Felix, Ruben Dias (both of Benfica) and Bruno Fernandes (of Sporting CP) (Mirror).
FC Porto’s Sergio Oliveira has impressed PAOK since joining the Greek club on loan in January, although they are yet to make a decision as to whether they will take up the option to sign him permanently for a pre-agreed 12 million euros (O Jogo).
Benfica are looking to increase Joao Felix’s 120 million euro release clause even further, with president Luis Filipe Vieira stating that they are “not interest” in selling one of their star players (Tuttosport).