European transfer talk: Featuring Kaka, Mangala and Thiago Silva

Past and present transfer targets for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City and West Ham all feature.

Real Madrid are set to make Thiago Silva their number one transfer target this summer. With PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti set to join the club in the coming months it is believed he wants to bring the Brazilian with him to the Bernabeu.

Barcelona are to join the race for FC Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala. The 21-year-old, who made his French international debut last night against Uruguay is valued at €30 million and is also being courted by Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea.

It is believed he will be after first-team football assurances.

More from Barcelona now. It is believed the club will still press ahead with a deal to sign Marc Andre Ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. The German international was originally earmarked to take over from Victor Valdes for next season but with Valdes making a U-turn he will instead join up in 2014.

The Catalans are also said to be pursuing the possible signing of Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu. The French international has been in excellent form this season and Barca have added him to their list of defensive targets.

AC Milan insist they will not be making any bid for Kaka this summer. The Brazilian could be allowed to leave Real Madrid at a relatively low price as he seeks regular first team football ahead of next summer’s World Cup. But Milan insist that his wages are too high and the Brazilian is too old to be a viable signing.

Atletico Madrid are willing to let Emiliano Insua sign for Benfica. The former Liverpool player has failed to settle in Spain and a move back to Portugal where he previously played with Sporting Lisbon could be on the cards.

Meanwhile Benfica are also after one of the Premier League’s most sought after targets - Wilfried Bony. It is reported they may be willing to tempt him with a move to Portugal from Vitesse Arnhem despite massive amounts of interest from elsewhere.

Bayer Leverkusen are expected to tie up a deal for Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son this week. A fee of €10 million has apparently been agreed and the South Korean, who was a major Premier League target, is now set to stay in the Bundesliga.

Lucas Biglia’s move to Lazio appears to be coming along slowly but surely. It was reported in Italy today that the deal was done while the Argentine admitted he was in advanced talks with a team from Italy.

Turkish outfit Kasimpasa have agreed deals to sign Dutch internationals Ryan Babel and Ryan Donk. The former Liverpool and West Brom players respectively are expected to sign three-year deals from Ajax and Club Brugge for the Super Lig outfit.


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