Euro Paper Talk: Double deal on as Liverpool gazump rivals for midfield gem
Liverpool are nearing the capture of Kacper Kozlowski after a clever Michael Edwards ploy, Chelsea are readying a mammoth approach for an Inter star, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Tottenham are near to signing a Bologna midfielder.
KOZLOWSKI SET FOR LIVERPOOL TRANSFER
Liverpool are emerging as favourites to secure the signing of Poland wonderkid Kacper Kozlowski.
The 18-year-old made headlines over the summer by becoming the youngest ever player to appear at the European Championships.
Compared to Kevin de Bruyne, Kozlowski is seen as the biggest Polish talent since the emergence of Robert Lewandowski.
As such, it’s no surprise to see clubs lining up to to sign the Pogon Szczecin star.
Indeed, reports earlier this week claimed Brighton were leading that chase with an initial £8m deal imminent.
However, the Seagulls appear to have been dashed with Polish outlet Super Express claiming Liverpool are likely to beat them to his signature.
Indeed, they state Reds sporting director has topped Brighton’s offer by a further £1.5m. As such, Liverpool are reportedly willing to spend £9.5m to secure Kozlowski in January.
That fee is likely to include a number of incentives and add-ons. Furthermore, he’s likely to see out the season in his homeland.
Now the report claims Pogon Szczecin are ready to accept Edwards’ offer and the midfield gem will become a Liverpool player in a matter of weeks.
The Reds, meanwhile, look finally likely to offload goalkeeper Loris Karius.
As per Kicker, he’s now on the wanted list of German side Furth as they look to replace injured keeper Marius Funk.
Karius is likely to sign for the Bundesliga side on a loan, though a free transfer also cannot be excluded.
CHELSEA EYEING HUGE LAUTARO MARTINEZ APPROACH
Chelsea are considering a £90m approach for Lautaro Martinez as Thomas Tuchel looks to unlock more goals for Romelu Lukaku. (Fijachés)
Newcastle are plotting an approach for Wout Weghorst amid claims Wolfsburg are considering the sale of the giant striker. (Kicker)
Amadou Haidara admits he is a Manchester United fan and forever in debt to Ralf Rangnick amid claims the Red Devils want the RB Leipzig star. (SportBILD)
Tottenham are moving ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg. (iNews)
Arsenal are looking at two ambitious replacements for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Alexander Isak and Dusan Vlahovic. (Eurosport)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is refuting claims his side could sell Joao Felix, amid links to Arsenal and Manchester United. (AS)
BARCELONA STRUGGLING TO FINALISE CAVANI DEAL
Barcelona are struggling to agree contract terms with Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguyan seeking an 18-month deal. Barca reportedly prefer an initial six-month loan deal. (Transfer Exchange Show)
Juventus are plotting a January swoop for Mauro Icardi with the striker having fallen out with Lionel Messi at PSG. (Tuttosport)
Brazilian side Palmeiras are in talks over the signing of Wesley Moraes, with the striker out of favour at Aston Villa. (Globo Esporte)
EXCLUSIVE: Everton are planning a raid on Spartak Moscow for young Dutch playmaker Guus Til.
Barcelona have reportedly told Mino Raiola they have no wish to sign Paul Pogba, even on a free, when his Manchester United contract expires. (Sport)
Gremio say they are considering an approach for full-back Vanderson, amid claims Brentford are bidding around £9m. (Gremistas)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Atletico Madrid are emerging as suitors for Cesar Azpilicueta and want to sign the Chelsea man if Kieran Trippier departs. (various)
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Lorenzo Insigne as his contract with Napoli approaches its conclusion. (Il Processo)
Chelsea are ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Torino defender Gleison Bremer as they look to secure a January deal. (Eurosport)
AS Roma are reportedly planning to make a move for Atletico Madrid attacker Angel Correa when the January window opens. (Mundo Deportivo)
Luis Suarez is warning Manchester United they will face a fired-up Atletico Madrid in their Champions League meeting next year. (AS)
Arsenal are considering swapping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Ousmane Dembele with Barcelona reportedly looking at the former Gunners captain. (various)