Football rumours from the media – 15 June 2017

What the papers say

Liverpool have been warned Roma’s ex-Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah will not come cheap.

Is Mohamed Salah heading to Liverpool? (John Walton/EMPICS)
Is Mohamed Salah heading to Liverpool? (John Walton/EMPICS)

The Italian club’s sporting director Monchi, quoted in the Daily Telegraph, warned: “For Salah there is an offer from an English club but the price will be set by Roma, not the buyers. Roma is not a supermarket.”

Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski is another Serie A star who could be Anfield-bound, with the Daily Express reporting Liverpool and Tottenham are both interested.

Across the city, Everton are also stepping up their summer transfer business with a reported shopping spree in Italy.

Carlos Bacca is attracting interest (John Walton/EMPICS)
Carlos Bacca is attracting interest (John Walton/EMPICS)

Comments from club scout Carlo Jacomuzzi to Italian radio station CRC, in which he admits AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca and Napoli counterpart Duvan Zapata are “interesting options”, are widely quoted in the local and national press.

The pair represent an either/or option, while Jacomuzzi is also quoted as saying there will be no move for Napoli pair Dries Mertens and Faouzi Ghoulam.

Elsewhere in Serie A, new Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti would not be drawn on speculation linking his Croatia winger Ivan Perisic with Manchester United.

Jamie Vardy could be on the move (Martin Rickett/EMPICS)
Jamie Vardy could be on the move (Martin Rickett/EMPICS)

Inter must raise money to comply with financial fair play regulations and Perisic could reportedly bring in up to £50m – and command wages at United of around £100,000 a week – with striker Mauro Icardi another linked with a move away from the club.

But Spalletti, who was unveiled at Inter on Wednesday having been appointed last week, is widely quoted as saying: “I’ll avoid answering on Mauro and Perisic for now.”

Finally, the Sun reports Leicester strikers Jamie Vardy and Ahmed Musa are both targets for a Fenerbahce side possibly needing to replace some or all of Emmanuel Emenike, Moussa Sow and Robin van Persie.

Online/Social round-up

Manchester United are interested in Fabinho (Mike Egerton/EMPICS)
Manchester United are interested in Fabinho (Mike Egerton/EMPICS)

@TheSunFootball: Manchester United have suffered a major setback in their pursuit of Fabinho.

@MARCAinENGLISH: Morata’s @realmadriden exit is edging closer. His agent was at the Bernabeu today.

Players to watch

Where will Kylian Mbappe end up? John Walton/EMPICS)
Where will Kylian Mbappe end up? John Walton/EMPICS)

Kylian Mbappe: The teenage Monaco star, linked with Premier League sides Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City as well as top European sides, will consider his future while on holiday with his family. The English sides could all be left disappointed, though, after he said Real Madrid “have been trying to recruit me since I was 14”.Ruben Neves: The Portugal Under-21 international is a reported target for both Chelsea and Liverpool. The Porto midfielder is under contract until 2019 and would cost upwards of £20m.Adnan Januzaj: The Manchester United winger, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, is not in Jose Mourinho’s plans – talkSPORT lists Monaco and Paris St Germain as potential destinations and Het Nieuwsblad in his native Belgium links him with Roma, while Celtic have also been mentioned.

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