Real Madrid told to pay €150 million for superstar target, Barcelona plan €115m move for Premier League superstar, and more: Transfer Roundup, 16th April 2019
Welcome to Sportskeeda's daily transfer roundup.
With the summer transfer window set to swing open a little over a month from now, teams across Europe's top five leagues already seem to be preparing for next season. As usual, there has been plenty of transfer talk and speculation today.
Today's top transfer stories feature giant clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Manchester United, among others. They also feature some high-profile stars who are being linked with moves away from their current clubs.
On that note, here is a look at the top transfer news, rumours, and updates for the day:
Manchester United consider release clause payment for Kostas Manolas
Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are almost certain to make changes in the upcoming summer transfer window, with the Red Devils being linked to a number of transfer targets.
Further, the latest reports from The Sun claim that United have identified Roma's centre-back, Kostas Manolas, as an appropriate transfer target, and are considering paying his release clause of £31 million.
Juventus to meet Joao Felix's representatives over potential move
Benfica's Joao Felix has consistently been making headlines this season as a result of his performances for the Portuguese club. Subsequently, the Portuguese star has begun to attract attention from some giant European clubs.
As per reports from Sky Sports, Felix could soon become a Juventus player, with the Serie A giants set to meet the youngster's representatives to discuss a potential move. Felix, who is understood to be keen on playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, currently has a buyout clause of £100 million.
Barcelona plan €115m move for Marcus Rashford
Despite being one of the most successful sides in Europe's top five divisions this season, Barcelona have already begun preparing for next season, if reports of their transfer interests are to believed.
Barcelona are expected to reinforce the side in the upcoming summer transfer window. Now, according to the latest reports from The Sun, the LaLiga leaders have reportedly identified Manchester United's Marcus Rashford as their top target.
The report further claims that Barcelona are planning a £100million (€115 million) move for the England international, who is yet to sign a new contract at Manchester United. Notably, Rashford's current contract expires in one year, but United hold the option to extend it by another twelve months.
Real Madrid told to pay €150 million for Paul Pogba this summer
In their hunt for reinforcements after what has been a thoroughly disappointing season, Real Madrid have been linked with several high-profile players. Among them, is Manchester United's Paul Pogba.
According to the latest reports from The Sun, amid heavy speculation linking Paul Pogba with a potential move to Real Madrid, the Red Devils have reportedly told the player's agent that they are looking for a fee of €150 million (£130 million).
The report also claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already begun looking for potential replacements for Pogba, should the Frenchman decide in favour of a move to Madrid.