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Euro Paper Talk: Uruguay star Klopp ‘adores’ set for huge Liverpool move as second deal nears

Federico Valverde, Uruguay midfielder during the International Friendly match between Hungary and Uruguay at Puskas Arena in Budapest

Liverpool are readying an approach for Federico Valverde and also want a free-agent winger, Tottenham are hoping to re-sign a former midfielder, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk has a fascinating update on Manchester United’s next manager.

FEDERICO VALVERDE DEAL IS KLOPP’S NO 1 PRIORITY

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly “obsessed” with the idea of signing Federico Valverde, with Liverpool ‘ready to pay’ big to land the midfielder.

The Uruguay midfielder is regarded as one of the best all-round midfielders in the world. However, his game-time at Real Madrid has dwindled since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival and after the signing of Eduardo Camavinga.

As such, Los Blancos are understood to be considering offers for the 23-year-old.

And as per El Nacional, Klopp is ready to do all in his power to bring a player he ‘adores’ to Anfield.

They state the Reds are willing to pay as much as £66.6m (€80m) to bring Valverde to Anfield.

He is seen as an ideal upgrade on Naby Keita, whose time at Anfield looks to be drawing to a close. Indeed, a surprise £25m departure for the Guinean looks to be on the cards.

And the report suggests Real are likely to cash in on the Uruguayan. They have a wealth of midfield options but do want the cash to upgrade their attack.

Dembele to join Federico Valverde at Anfield 

Liverpool, meanwhile, are firmly positioning themselves at the front of the queue to sign Ousmane Dembele this summer.

The winger’s time at Barcelona appears to be drawing to a close with his contract expiring in the summer.

Liverpool's 'golden opportunity' to land Ousmane Dembele

Liverpool have been alerted to what could be a golden opportunity after Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele reportedly rejected the clubs latest contract offer, with more news on Adama Traore and Christian Pulisic.

Indeed, his wage demands are so high that they reportedly left Barca coach Xavi Hernandez ‘stunned’.

Signing the World Cup winner as a free agent makes him of huge appeal to Premier League sides. The likes of Chelsea and Manchester United are being linked.

However, Mundo Deportivo claims it is Liverpool who are right at the front of the queue.

Klopp wants to strengthen his attack this summer and landing a player of Dembele’s qualities on a free would be seen as a major win.

SPURS CHASING LUKA MODRIC RETURN

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric 2021

Tottenham are offering Luka Modric an emotional free transfer if he fails to agree a Real Madrid extension. (Fijachés)

PSG are preparing for talks with Zinedine Zidane amid claims Mauricio Pochettino’s move to Manchester United closing in. (Le Parisien)

Manchester City are ready to offer a ‘truckload of money’ to sign Flamengo midfielder Matheus Franca. (Bolavip)

Antonio Rudiger insists the media are spicing up his exit claims and insists his focus remains on Chelsea. (SportsBild)

Chelsea are pushing hard to recall Emerson Palmieri from his Lyon loan and are ‘forcing the issue’ with the wing-back. (L’Equipe)

Barcelona are plotting a free-transfer swoop for Alexandre Lacazette, ruining Mikel Arteta’s plans to tie him down to a new Arsenal deal. (Fichajés)

Wolves boss Bruno Lage is planning a move for Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo, who Tigres value at £7.3m. (W Deportes)

VLAHOVIC READY TO SIGN HUGE ARSENAL CONTRACT

Dusan Vlahovic and Nikola Milenkovic celebrate for Fiorentina, September 2021

Dusan Vlahovic is ready to sign a six-year deal at Arsenal to become one of the best-paid players in the Premier League. (Todofijchajés)

Maurizio Sarri is planning a double Premier League raid, with Everton’s Allan and Kepa of Chelsea both in his sights. (Il Messaggero)

Brentford are readying an approach for Braga left-back Francisco Moura, while his €18m exit clause is active. (Record)

Liverpool are willing to offer Real Madrid £25million to sign midfielder Toni Kroos, who is reportedly facing doubt over his future. (El Nacional)

Atletico Madrid are targeting a move for Valencia’s Daniel Wass as Kieran Trippier’s replacement, while ending their interest in Cesar Azpilicueta. (Mundo Deportivo)

PSG reportedly favoured the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly ahead of Sergio Ramos, while the news puts his future in more doubt. (Mundo Deportivo)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Teenage winger Yusuf Demir has no future at Barcelona, while boss Xavi Hernandez plans to send the youngster back to Rapid Vienna. (Sport)

Borussia Dortmund are planning to meet Erling Haaland’s representatives next week to find out what the striker’s summer intentions are. (Marca)

Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants Luka Modric to end his career with Real Madrid following a series of impressive displays from the Croatian. (Mundo Deportivo)

Brentford and Brighton are readying bids for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, though Newcastle remain favourites to sign the French teenager. (90 min)

Sevilla’s interest in Anthony Martial has cooled after Manchester United’s demands over a deal caused the LaLiga side to back away. (Marca)

Leeds United are pushing forward with plans to bring midfielder Ronaldo Vieira back to the club. (Club Doria)

Inter captain Samir Handanovic insists he has no concerns by the signing of Andre Onana and welcomes the challenge. (Gazzetta dello Sport)