European transfer talk: Featuring Aubameyang, Belhanda and Marquinhos

Belhanda Morocco

Transfer targets for Aston Villa, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcaslte United, Liverpool and a former Spurs flop all feature.

Real Madrid look set to challenge rivals Barcelona for the signing of AS Roma defender Marquinhos. The 19-year-old Brazilian has been a revelation at the capital club this season and they see him as the perfect replacement should Pepe be moved on as expected. A bid of €20 million has been initially rejected but talks are expected to continue.

Real Madrid are set to let Raul Albiol, Fabio Coentrao and Jose Callejon follow Gonzalo Higuain out the exit door. The hope is to create funds at the club in order to sign transfer targets such as Isco of Malaga.

Valencia have sold Argentine midfielder Tino Costa. The former Montpellier player has agreed to join Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow on a deal believed to be worth in the region of €7 million.

Sevilla are set to make a bid for former Tottenham striker Helder Postiga. The Portuguese international is set to leave Real Zaragoza after their relegation to La Liga and Sevilla see him as a cost effective recruit.

Montpellier have confirmed there has been multiple interest in the services of their Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda. The 23-year-old attacker has been told he can leave the club this summer and the always entertaining club chairman Louis Nicollin has been talking of his possible destinations.

He states they have received official approaches from AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray; as well as a surprising bid from Aston Villa.

Veteran Argentine Walter Samuel has signed a contract extension at Inter Milan. Walter Mazzarri is said to be keen to utilise the 35-year-old in a three man defence and has therefore offered him a one-year extension to his current deal; which was due to expire in three weeks.

Much sought after Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken of his admiration of the Bundesliga. The Gabonese forward has been linked with a number of big clubs recently including Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala. However he said that Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund had been in touch and he wants to play in Germany or England.


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