Paper Talk: Liverpool target Schalke star, Sissoko in demand

Date published: Saturday 23rd July 2016 10:19

Max Meyer: Insists he is happy at Schalke

Max Meyer: Insists he is happy at Schalke

Liverpool could spend another £28million on their midfield with the addition of Max Meyer, while Moussa Sissoko is wanted by Real Madrid and Juventus.


Liverpool may have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum but it seems Jurgen Klopp still sees room for improvement.

German publication Bild are reporting that Klopp will go shopping again in the Bundesliga with a view to signing Max Meyer from Schalke.

The 20-year-old scored five goals and contributed eight assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances last season. Meyer won’t come cheap, though, with the price of £28million quoted by Bild.

Klopp is set to face disappointment in his pursuit of Ben Chilwell, with The Telegraph reporting that the young left-back will sign a new five-year contract with champions Leicester.


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Moussa Sissoko is desperate to leave Newcastle and it seems likely that the midfielder will get his wish.

The France international starred at Euro 2016, prompting Newcastle to raise their asking price to over £30million, but that does not appear to have put off Europe’s big hitters.

The Sun claims Real Madrid are preparing an offer having missed out on Andre Gomes, who left Valencia to join Barcelona.

Juventus are also in the market for a midfielder, with Paul Pogba seemingly set for Manchester United. The Serie A champions have drawn up a shortlist that, according to the Daily Mail, includes Sissoko as well as Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.



Manchester City are close to resolving the John Stones saga, after resurrecting collapsed talks with Everton. (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte has told Roman Abramovich he needs five more signings to make Chelsea challengers again. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom have made a £7m bid for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.  (Daily Mirror)

West Brom defender Jonny Evans is being targeted by Bournemouth. (Daily Mirror)

Ross McCormack wants out of Fulham with Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa all lining up a £13m bid. (Daily Mirror)

David Moyes is set to take over at Sunderland this weekend – and kick start their summer spending.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is being put off a £60m move for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos – because of his huge wages. (The Sun)

Chelsea have reportedly tabled a £41.5m bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani. (The Sun)

Swansea City are ready to enter a tug-of-war with Stoke for their former midfielder Joe Allen. (The Sun)

Manchester United are preparing a £25m move for Fabinho. (The Sun)

Real Madrid are preparing to launch an offer in a bid to sign European Championship star Moussa Sissoko after missing out on Andre Gomes. (The Sun)

Sunderland hope to have David Moyes installed at the Stadium of Light over the weekend after making good progress in their negotiations with the former Everton and Manchester United manager. (The Telegraph)

Liverpool target Ben Chilwell is close to signing a new five-year deal at Leicester City in another huge boost for Claudio Ranieri. (The Telegraph)

Everton are likely to demand £75m for Romelu Lukaku should Chelsea persist in their interest. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland have approached David Moyes to become their new manager after Sam Allardyce left to take over the England national team. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace have bid £20m plus add-ons for West Brom striker Saido Berahino. (Daily Mail)

Juventus have drawn up a shortlist of players to replace Paul Pogba which includes Nemanja Matic of Chelsea and Moussa Sissoko at Newcastle. (Daily Mail)

Galatasaray are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to club director Levent Nazifoglu. (Daily Mail)

Luis Enrique believes Javier Mascherano could sign a contract extension with Barcelona in the near future after confirming that the Argentine is in talks over a new deal. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are threatening Norwich’s bid for Fulham striker Ross McCormack. (Daily Mail)

Cameroon international Alex Song has joined Russian outfit Rubin Kazan from Spanish giants Barcelona on an expected one-year loan deal. (Daily Mail)

Ryan Giggs is among the front-runners to be the next Hull boss after Steve Bruce sensationally walked out on the Tigers. (Daily Star)

Arsenal have confirmed that they are still in the market for new players. (Daily Star)

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is poised to leave Manchester United on loan. (The Times)

Liverpool are reportedly ready to make a £28.1m bid for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer. (Daily Express)

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