Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool to battle Juventus for £30m LaLiga goalscoring midfielder

Carlos Soler, Hugo Guillamon Valencia

Liverpool are ready to do battle with Juventus to sign a bargain Valencia midfielder this summer, while Friday’s Euro transfer gossip also claims that another Brazilian right-back could be bound for Tottenham.


Liverpool and Juventus are reportedly looking to take advantage of Carlos Soler’s contract impasse at Valencia by making a summer move for the midfielder.

The 25-year-old current deal runs out in 2023 and talks over an extension have so far stalled.

The Spain international has had an outstanding campaign for the LaLiga giants, scoring 10 goals and adding five assists in 28 games for the club.

His versatility also makes him an attractive option for suitors. Indeed, Soler has featured in his normal central midfield role, on the right and as a No.10 for the LaLiga giants this term.

That form has prompted Valencia to put an offer of £48,500-a-week after tax on the table.

However, Soler is fully aware that he can earn more money in Italy and particularly England by moving.

Contract impasse leads to Soler doubts

That has led to a breakdown in talks and Spanish outlet GolsMedia claims that Liverpool and Juve are ready to strike.

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Soler is described as the perfect replacement for Gini Wijnaldum at Anfield. However, he would provide even more of a goal threat from midfield, something Jurgen Klopp is seeking from that department.

Whatsmore, Soler’s contract situation means he could cost around £30million. That would be an absolute bargain for a 25-year-old international who has been plying his trade in Spain’s top division for six years.


Dodo, Ivan Perisic Shakhtar Donetsk v Inter Milan

Brazilian right-back Dodo, who is a reported target for Tottenham and Bayern Munich, says he is waiting for the transfer window to re-open to return to play in Europe. (Globo Esporte)

Romelu Lukaku has asked Inter directors to return to the club and is ready to cut his wages to do so. (Tuttosport)

AC Milan are interested in signing Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in the summer, with Tottenham also still in the running. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal have ‘entered the bidding’ for Philippe Coutinho following his impressive performances on loan at Aston Villa. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona are said to have met with the representatives of Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger ahead of a free transfer swoop. (Diario AS)

Chelsea ‘have not triggered’ the clause in Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract to keep him at the club beyond the end of this season. (Sport)


Barcelona are considering the option of reuniting Alexandre Lacazette with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Camp Nou this summer. (Sport)

Real Madrid are keen on a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham as a potential replacement to Luka Modric. (AS)

RB Leipzig are set for contract talks with midfielder Christopher Nkunku this summer in the hope of keeping him. However, they will listen to offers in excess of €75m. (ESPN Football)

Edinson Cavani is closing in on a move to Boca Juniors when his Manchester United contract expires. (Todofichajes)

Juventus have asked about the possibility of a transfer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly due to his contract situation. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are ready to join the race for Rubin Kazan winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. (Area Napoli)


Barcelona will not offer Ousmane Dembele more than €8million-a-year (£7m) as contract talks continue. (El Chiringuito)

Leicester are ready to make a move for PSV winger Noni Madueke in the summer. (ESPN Football)

Fiorentina are in talks with Arsenal over Lucas Torreira’s permanent move. They are also ready to tie Gaetano Castrovilli down to a new contract. (Calciomercato)

AC Milan are said to be cooling their interest in Real Madrid star Marco Asensio. (Rudy Galetti)

Bryan Cristante will leave Roma this summer, with AC Milan, Juventus and Sevilla all interested. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Roma hope to use Valencia interest in Carles Perez to put them front of the queue for Goncalo Guedes. (Tuttomercatoweb)