United in new assault on Marchisio
Italian newspaper Tuttosport understands that Manchester United are not giving up on Juventus star Claudio Marchisio.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been keeping close tabs on the Italy international since 2010 and has already attempted to lure him to Old Trafford on several occasions.
Tuttosport now reports that the Scottish manager has once again made an effort to sign Marchisio, this time through an intermediary.
United are believed to be ready to offer between €25m and €30m for the talented footballer, but they have been told Marchisio is not for sale.
Juventus chiefs see the player as an integral member of the squad and are not interested in negotiating his sale.
The 27-year-old came through the youth ranks at Juventus and went on to make 167 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri, scoring 24 goals in the process.
Barca make Hummels their number one target
German newspaper Sport Bild has learned that Barcelona are readying summer bid for Borussia Dortmund stopper Mats Hummels.
It is no secret the Catalans are looking to sign a high-profile centre defender in the summer transfer window who would be a long-term replacement for captain Carles Puyol.
The La Liga giants have been keeping tabs on a number of talented defenders, but they appear to have made a decision to pursue their interest in Dortmund star Mats Hummels.
According to Sport Bild, club chiefs have instructed sporting director Raul Sanllehi to launch an assault on the Germany international.
The Catalans have yet to open talks for the highly rated defender, but they will step up their efforts to sign Hummels in the coming weeks.
The 24-year-old has largely impressed playing for club and country over the last two seasons, but it remains to be seen whether he would be interested in a move to Camp Nou.
Hummels has a contract until June 2017 at Signal-Iduna Park, and is unlikely to come on the cheap.
PSV keeper on the move
PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Boy Waterman is set to leave the Dutch giants at the end of the season, according to the player’s representative.
Waterman, 29, arrived at PSV from Alemania Aachen last summer and quickly established himself as a first team regular.
His solid displays have not gone unnoticed, with a number of foreign clubs expressing their interest in his services.
“Last winter there was a club with a concrete proposal, but PSV refused to negotiate,” agent Jeroen Zoet said to Voetbal International.
“That club and few others are still interested in signing Boy.”
Waterman only signed a one-year contract when he arrived on a free transfer in the summer, meaning he is now free to negotiate a Bosman deal with interested sides.
He has made a total of 22 Eredivisie appearances for PSV Eindhoven after winning the race with Przemyslaw Tyton for the number one spot.