Paper Talk: Liverpool, Man Utd & Man City eye youngsters

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2015 7:51

Ben Chilwell: Leicester City left-back linked with Liverpool

Liverpool are planning a move for a Leicester City youngster but could lose one of their own starlets to Manchester City, while Manchester United are eyeing an emerging Everton talent.

LIVERPOOL EYE YOUNG LEICESTER LEFT-BACK

Liverpool are planning a £4million bid for young Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in January, according to the Daily Telegraph, as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add competition for Alberto Moreno at Anfield.

Chilwell is yet to make a Premier League appearance and is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town, but the 19-year-old was apparently the subject of a failed £3.5million offer from Arsenal over the summer and is also interesting Tottenham.

Leicester want to keep Chilwell, who is set to return to the King Power Stadium in January following an injury to Jeffrey Schlupp, but Huddersfield manager David Wagner is a close friend of Klopp and has given glowing reports on Chilwell’s progress.

Klopp has been told the England Under-20 captain would be ready for the first team if a deal can be struck.

TOWNSEND SET TO SIGN FOR SUNDERLAND

Sunderland look to have beaten Newcastle United in the race to sign Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, according to The Independent.

There was also interest in Townsend from Watford, West Brom and Aston Villa, with the Daily Mail claiming Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had rejected a loan proposal from the Hornets and put a £14million price tag on the 24-year-old’s head.

However, Sunderland are said to have now struck a deal with Levy and ‘look to have convinced the player to move to the North East’ having promised him a ‘significant increase’ on his current £40,000-a-week salary.

The Daily Mail suggests Spurs could use the cash generated from the sale to fund moves for West Brom striker Saido Berahino or Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Townsend wants to leave White Hart Lane, fearing he could miss out on a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad having made only eight appearances for Spurs this season and none since October 22.

AND THE REST

Manchester City are keeping tabs on the contract situation of young Liverpool forward Jerome Sinclair, who could be available as a free agent in the summer (Daily Mirror/The Sun)

Manchester United are monitoring Everton’s emerging midfielder Joe Williams (Daily Mail)

Cesc Fabregas may have to battle for the No.10 spot at Chelsea, but Guus Hiddink still sees the midfielder as central to his plans. The Dutchman may also consider keeping Patrick Bamford and wait for a loan move for Atletico Madrid’s Jackson Martinez (Daily Mirror)

Swansea City will consider offloading Bafetimbi Gomis to Qatari club Lekhwiya next month as the club prepare to overhaul their squad, with a loan move for Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford expected to be considered (Daily Mail)

Patrick Bamford is ready to disappoint Middlesbrough by seeking to stay in the Premier League (The Times)

Manchester City are ready to give up in their long-term pursuit of Real Madrid forward Isco (Fichajes)

Newcastle United are considering a £10million swoop for CSKA Moscow and Russia playmaker Alan Dzagoev (Daily Mirror)

Saido Berahino has been warned over his timekeeping by Tony Pulis, but the clock could be ticking on the forward’s career at West Bromwich Albion (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom are set to hold talks with Arsenal over the possibility of scrapping Serge Gnabry’s season-long loan move (Daily Telegraph)

Norwich City are closing on a £2.2million deal to sign Dinamo Zagreb defender Ivo Pinto and have offered £8million for Everton striker Steven Naismith (Daily Mail)

Norwich City have agreed a deal in principle with Everton for the £8m purchase of Steven Naismith, but they may face competition from Sunderland, Swansea City, Aston Villa and Newcastle United (The Guardian)

Leicester City’s £9million striker Andrej Kramaric is wanted by Torino (Daily Mail)

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