Paper Talk: Liverpool line up £35m double Prem swoop

Date published: Thursday 21st April 2016 12:15

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Liverpool have been linked with a £35million double swoop on the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp is tracking a youthful USA international.


Liverpool are tracking Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic, according to the Daily Mail.

Jurgen Klopp has “personally instructed his scouts” to monitor the starlet who was recently handed his international debut by USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Just what the Mail is getting at with the ‘personal’ line is questionable, but the report does go on to say that “the Reds are unlikely to move for the teen”.

So basically Klopp is tracking a young player he knows from his time at Dortmund.

Pulisic, from Pennsylvania, does look to be a talent though and he is very highly thought of in the US and in Germany after breaking into the Dortmund first team this season, making 10 appearances in total for the German club.

And Klopp is believed to have put Pulisic on Liverpool’s long-term radar as ‘one to watch’.

The Mail claims “another season of development at Dortmund next year could prompt the Merseysiders into a move”.



Liverpool will launch a £35million bid to sign Callum Wilson and Aaron Cresswell, according to a Sun exclusive.

The piece by Charlie Wyett has a time stamp of “22:30, 21 Apr 2016”, which in itself is pretty impressive and if the tabloid has managed to see into the future, then they might well be on to something big. This is questionable though.

They report Jurgen Klopp is chasing the Premier League pair, but the piece has little other detail other than that Bournemouth striker Wilson would cost £20m and West Ham defender Cresswell would be priced at £15m.

Wilson, 24, scored five goals in six league games before he picked up a serious knee injury at the start of the season, but he is now back in action “alerting a number of top clubs”.

Liverpool “also want a left-back and Cresswell, 26, has played consistently well this term” the Sun goes on to inform us.

It’s hardly an ‘exclusive’ of convincing proportions, rather a Liverpool link to two good Premier League players.



Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, although there are fears over the 25-year-old’s Premier League suitability. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has not opened dialogue with the French champions Paris St-Germain and remains certain he will manage at Old Trafford next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a return to the Premier League, with Liverpool weighing up a summer move for the 27-year-old Nice player. (Sun)

AC Milan want to sign Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, if the Magpies are relegated from the Premier League this season. (

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has made a last-ditch attempt to hijack 39-year-old forward Francesco Totti’s move from Roma to the MLS. (Sun)

Stoke and Leicester scouts have been tracking Paris St-Germain youth midfielder Yakou Meite, 20. (Stoke Sentinel)

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is in line to return to manage Swansea, but he wants assurances about the transfer budget at his disposal before accepting the job.(Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are keen to bring former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle back to the Premier League amid reports the 25-year-old is unsettled at Wolfsburg.(Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are set to offer Inter Milan £16m for Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 23.(Corriere dello Sport)

Newcastle United will plead with Rafa Benitez to remain as manager, even if they are relegated to the Championship at the end of this season.(Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United have completed the signing of full-back and Ireland Under-16 captain Lee O’Connor, 15, from Villa FC. (Irish Independent)

The American investment group looking to buy Swansea City have indicated that they want to be in charge of the club for at least 10 years. (South Wales Evening Post)

Ryan Giggs is a shock target for Celtic after the news Ronny Deila will leave in the summer. (Mail)

A harsh email from Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner led to the sudden resignations of board members David Bernstein and Mervyn King. (Mail)

Victor Wanyama is hoping Spurs come back in for him this summer as he stalls on a Southampton deal. (Mirror)

Celtic have put Roy Keane and David Moyes at the top of their list of potential replacements for Ronny Deila. (Mirror)

Liverpool are plotting a £20m bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and could also make a £15m move for West Ham full-back Aaron Cresswell. (Sun)

Stoke City fear losing star striker Marko Arnautovic this summer after talks over a new deal stalled. (Sun)

Bournemouth hope to make Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood their first signing for next season – the Northern Ireland international could cost them £3m. (Sun)

Bolton have failed in their attempt to lure Northampton manager Chris Wilder to the Macron Stadium. (Sun)

Antonio Conte is planing major changes to Chelsea’s style of play and is considering bringing in five European stars. (Express)

Sean Dyche has cooled his interest in taking over at Aston Villa after the latest boardroom changes. (Star)

Miguel Layun is expected to return to Watford this summer, with Porto not expected to turn his loan move into a permanent one. (Star)

Chris Hughton will make a move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack if he guides Brighton into the Premier League. (Star)

Manchester City still want to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte despite a broken leg ruling him out until August. (Guardian)

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