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Tottenham reportedly sent scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen

Last Updated: 15/04/19 10:35am

Tottenham reportedly sent scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen

Tottenham reportedly sent scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen

We asked our friends at Football Whispers to round up all the latest news, views and gossip from across the continent.

Italy

Tottenham sent scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen against Genoa at the weekend. The Danish international has previously been linked with a switch to north London and is also wanted by Inter. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is a Juventus transfer target. The World Cup winner has a contract with the La Liga leaders until 2023 but, partly due to injuries, has fallen behind Clement Lenglet this term. (Rai Sport)

Germany

RB Leipzig will demand at least £40m for Timo Werner this summer. However, the Germany international is a Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and reported Liverpool transfer target and the Bundesliga side hope that sparks a bidding war. (Bild)

Timo Werner looks set to leave RB Leipzig

Timo Werner looks set to leave RB Leipzig

Qatari side Al-Sadd Sport Club will make a move for Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery this summer when his contract comes to an end. The winger would join Spanish legend Xavi if he signed with the club. (Kicker)

RB Leipzig chief scout Paul Mitchell, who has been linked with sporting director roles at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, says a decision on his future will be made in the summer. “I like my job here and I’m treated very well. There will be a decision in the summer.” (Bild)

Spain

Barcelona continue to pursue Luka Jovic and are prepared to wait until the summer of 2020 to land the striker if he opts to remain at Eintracht Frankfurt for another season. The Serbian is wanted by several of Europe’s leading clubs, including Real Madrid. (Sport)

Luka Jovic is reportedly being pursued by Barcelona

Luka Jovic is reportedly being pursued by Barcelona

Real could sell several players this summer in order to finance big-money moves. “There are a lot of players here who can be sold,” Zinedine Zidane has admitted. “They are all very good and many clubs want Real Madrid players, that is not new.” (Marca)

One player who won’t depart the Bernabeu is Karim Benzema. The striker is a favourite of Zidane, who reiterated that the Frenchman’s versatility is vital for his side. “Benzema is compatible with everyone, he brings all the good players together.” (Marca)

France

Patrick Vieira is Lyon’s first-choice to replace the outgoing Bruno Genesio. Lille coach Christophe Galtier and River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo are also under consideration. (Le Parisien)

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