Barca eyeing Mateo Kovacic
Spanish champions Barcelona are hot on the trail of Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
It is no secret the Catalans aim to sign a long-term successor to Xavi Hernandez and it would appear as though the Croatia starlet is one of their primary targets.
Il Corriere dello Sport has suggested that Barcelona are prepared to offload both Pedro Rodriguez and Alex Song in an attempt to wrap up the deal for Kovacic.
And with Inter Milan showing interest in both players, a swap deal involving Kovacic, Pedro and Song could be on the cards.
Mateo Kovacic, 20, has shown plenty of potential since joining the club from Dinamo Zagreb, scoring 5 goals in 73 Serie A appearances.
His suitors Barcelona host PSG in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tomorrow evening and they have been made 2/5 favourites to emerge victorious.
Bruno Alves on Sporting radar
Turkish daily newspaper Miliyet understands that Sporting Lisbon are hot on the trail of Fenerbahce defender Bruno Alves.
The youthful Sporting side have all but secured a place in the Champions League qualifying stages, but the club chiefs now aim to add a couple of experienced footballers to their ranks.
According to Miliyet, the Lions have made former FC Porto stopper Bruno Alves their primary target.
The Portugal international defender is widely tipped to leave Turkey at the end of the season and no doubt he would be interested in a return to Primeira Liga.
Bruno Alves spent last two years with Fenerbahce, making 43 Super Lig appearances and scoring 2 goals.
The 33-year-old has been a member of the Portugal national team since 2007 and has so far earned 78 caps for the Seleccao.
Bundesliga defender nears MLS move
German magazine Kicker has learned that Eintracht Frankfurt defender Alexander Madlung could be moving to Major League Soccer at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old is still considered an important member of the squad at Commerzbank Arena, but his current contract is due to expire in June.
According to the latest reports, Eintracht have no plans to offer him a contract extension, meaning that the experienced centre-back will be leaving the club on a free transfer.
Madlung is currently considering his options and with several MLS sides expressing interest in his services, the United States could be his next destination.
The former Germany international has spent his entire career up to date in Germany, representing Hertha, Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Madlung joined his current employers some two years ago and has since scored 5 goals in 35 Bundesliga appearances.
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