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Real Madrid and Barcelona keen to sign Man City's Laporte

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is reportedly wanted by Real Madrid and Barcelona after debuting for Spain against Portugal on Friday.

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Real Madrid and Barcelona keen to sign Man City's Laporte
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Is Aymeric Laporte's future away from Manchester City? Laporte hit the ground running in Manchester, but Pep Guardiola has since preferred John Stones and Rubén Dias.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly willing to pounce.

Laporte to return to LaLiga?

LaLiga pair Real Madrid and Barcelona are tracking Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte , according to Caught Offside.

Laporte left Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao for City in 2018 but the newly capped Spain international slipped down the pecking order during the 2020-21 campaign.

As City reportedly prepare a new long-term contract for John Stones, who has been preferred alongside Ruben Dias, Madrid and Barca are waiting in the wings.

Tottenham cool on Conte

-  Tottenham have abandoned their plans to appoint former Inter boss Antonio Cont , reports Sky Italy. Spurs and Conte were in negotiations and while ex-Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is poised to join the Premier League side, Conte will not reunite with his Italian compatriot. Tottenham were initially linked with former manager Mauricio Pochettino , who is currently in charge of Paris Saint-Germain. Amid ongoing speculation, Le10 Sport claims a sensational deal to bring Pochettino back to London could go ahead.

- PSG  are trying to hijack Barcelona 's move for Georginio Wijnaldum , says ESPN. Wijnaldum is available on a free transfer following the expiration of his Liverpool contract and he has been tipped to make the switch to Camp Nou.

- Mundo Deportivo reports Valencia captain Jose Luis Gaya is the on the radar for Barca , who are eyeing a new left-back.

- Gazzetto dello Sport reports  Juventus  are interested in Fiorentina defender  Nikola Milenkovic . Fiorentina could be willing to sell the Serbia international, who is out of contract in 2022. Milenkovic has previously been linked with  TottenhamManchester United  and  West HamMilan  could also make a move if they fail to tie up a permanent deal for Chelsea's  Fikayo Tomori .

Dusan Vlahovic  of Fiorentina, Marseille's  Arkadiusz Milik and Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca  are among the possible new forward signings for  Milan , says Gazzetta dello Sport. Chelsea veteran Olivier Giroud has been strongly linked with Milan.

- Marca claims  Gareth Bale  is leaning towards retirement after Euro 2020. Bale is set to return to Real Madrid following his loan spell at Tottenham.

- New Inter boss  Simone Inzaghi  wants to keep  Alexis Sanchez , per Calciomercato. As Inter look to cut costs, Sanchez has been linked with  RomaRomelu LukakuLautaro Martinez  and  Alessandro Bastoni  and their futures have also been questioned due to the club's financial issues.