European transfer talk: Featuring Alderweireld, Puyol and Montoya

Carles Puyol

Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal targets all feature.

There is bad news for the Premier League clubs that were trailing superb Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld; as it is being reported in Italy that he has in fact agreed a move to AS Roma. The 24-year-old defender has been in superb form for the Dutch champions this seasons and Tottenham were expected to go after him in the summer along with Liverpool; who saw him as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher. An announcement is expected in the coming days.

AC Milan have played down recent reports linking them with a bid for Barcelona veteran Carlos Puyol. The Catalan legend was recently linked with a move to the Rossoneri but the Serie A sides vice-president Adriano Galliani has suggested the club are now in the market for younger players.

Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya may be on his way to Inter Milan this summer - but only on loan. The Spanish youngster has impressed in his fleeting appearances for the first team at the Nou Camp but is not a regular first team player. However Blaugrana remain certain about retaining him but could be open to a loan deal should the arrangements be in their favour.

Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu is emerging as a target for Barcelona. The Frenchman has been converted into an exquisite centre-back this season; a position where Barca need significant improvement.

Real Madrid could poach Brazilian youngster Mattheus from Juventus. The teenager has agreed a pre-contract agreement with the Turin side who are stalling over a price for the player. His father, Brazilian football legend Bebeto, has warned the Old Lady they risk losing him with their stalling.

Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata looks set to be on his way to Sevilla. There is reportedly an 80% chance he will make the move as a potential replacement for want-away Spanish international Alvaro Negredo.

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