European transfer talk: Featuring Strootman, Digne and Pjanic

News and gossip from the continent including news regarding Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur targets.

Highly rated French youth international Lucas Digne has agreed a move from Lille to Paris Saint-Germain; with the details ironed out yesterday evening. The deal is PSG’s second big-money move this week after the signing of Edinson Cavani on Tuesday. The 20-year-old was also wanted by Monaco and this represents a coup for the clubs Qatari owners; who are keen to bring in more French talent.

Kevin Strootman has been talking enthusiastically after finalising his move to AS Roma. The Dutch international had recently been linked with moves to the Premier League however the 23-year-old says he took the advice of former international team-mate Mark van Bommel before making his decision. The €20 million deal will see the former PSV Eindhoven player stay in the Italian capital for five years.

Fiorentina have added a talented Croatian to their Balkan ranks after snapping up Marko Dabro. The 16-year-old joins from Ciablia Vincovci in his homeland and was reportedly targeted by Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester City. But he chose La Viola:

"They have shown since the beginning to be a serious side and to be very interested in me.’’

Marseille are on the verge of signing Arsenal target Gianelli ‘Gilbert’ Imbula from Guingamp. The 20-year-old starlet had an excellent campaign last season as he helped guide Guingamp to promotion. It is reported a deal will cost around €7 million and he will sign a five-year deal.

Malaga are said to be at the front of the queue for West Ham target Zdravko Kuzmanovic. The former Stuttgart and Fiorentina player only signed for Inter in January but is not wanted by new coach Walter Mazzarri.

Former Middlesbrough player Didier Digard is wanted by Real Betis. The Frenchman had an excellent season at Nice last year and his contract expires next summer. He is said to be available for €2.5 million this summer.

Finally and Miralem Pjanic has ended speculation over his future by suggesting he wants ti sign a contract renewal at AS Roma this summer.

"I've always wanted to stay here. I want to give everything to start the season well,"


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