Lukaku wants trio to join him at Inter, Napoli want €50m for Juventus transfer target and more


After moving to the Nerazzurri from Manchester United last summer, Lukaku has managed to score 17 goals in only 25 Serie A appearances for his new side.

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly asked free agents Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Menier and Dries Mertens to join him at Inter Milan in the summer.

Football Italia reports that the Napoli midfielder Mertens, who will be out of contract in the summer, has already agreed terms with Inter. The 33-year-old also had an offer on the table from Chelsea but decided to stay put in Italy for the foreseeable future.

Thomas Meunier, who is set to leave PSG after the suspension of 2019/20 Ligue 1 campaign ended his last year at the club, is also being linked with Tottenham. The full-back has reportedly spoken with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho who wants him to replace Serge Aurier at the North London club.

Jan Vertonghen, meanwhile, has chosen to run down his contract with Spurs after spending eight seasons at the club. The Belgian center-half was previously linked with Manchester United, though rumors linking him to a summer move to the Old Trafford have died down over the past few months.

Lukaku wants trio to join him at Inter,
Lukaku has managed to score 17 goals in only 25 Serie A appearances for his new side. (Image Credit: imago images / Uk Sports Pics Ltd xGiuseppexMaffiax 26290090)

Top News 2: Napoli want €50m for Juventus transfer target

Napoli want €50m for Juventus transfer target
he has managed 9 goals in only 14 Serie A starts for the Stadio Sao Paolo residents this season (Image Credit: imago images / inside photo Cesare Purini / Insidefoto)

Amid rumors that the 26-year-old is attracting interest from the Old Lady, the Naples-based club have slapped a €50m price tag on him.

Juventus will have to pay as much as €50m if they want to sign Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli when the transfer window reopens, reports Football Italia [quoting Tuttosport]

The 24-year-old Poland international has been in fine form for Napoli this season as he has managed 9 goals in only 14 Serie A starts for the Stadio Sao Paolo residents.

However, with his contract with the club set to expire next year, Gil Azzurri are reportedly eager to cash-in on the 6’1’’ striker in the summer.

The report from Tuttosport further claims that in an effort to convince Napoli to lower their valuation of the Polish striker, Juventus are ready to offer 22-year-old centre-back Romero in any offer they are going to make for Milik.

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Top News 3: Chiellini calls Ramos world’s best defender

Chiellini calls Ramos world’s best defender
Chiellini thinks other Los Blancos defenders are schooboys with Ramos in the side (Image credit: imago images / ZUMA Wire xIrinaxR.xHx)

In his recently released autobiography that is making the waves in Italy, Chiellini has labeled the Real Madrid center half as one who is ‘very technical’.

Giorgio Chiellini has called Sergio Ramos the best defender in the world, as per an excerpt from his autobiography, quoted by AS.

The Italian international also singled out the Spaniard for two characteristics that ‘no one else has’. Chiellini is of the opinion that Ramos knows how to be decisive in big games and makes interventions that one cannot describe by logic.

So highly does the 35-year-old former Italy international rates his Spanish counterpart that he went so far as to state that other Los Blancos defenders look schoolboys without Ramos in the squad. He also added that Madrid become a defenseless side without him in their back four.

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