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Euro Paper Talk: Jude Bellingham family choose Liverpool as agreement nears with second dream signing on for Klopp; Arsenal cleared to sign PSG midfielder

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio in action with Valencia's Carlos Soler at the Bernabeu Stadium, LaLiga

Liverpool are closing on an agreement to sign Jude Bellingham, with a second star from Real Madrid also set to arrive, Tottenham are ready to move for a Morocco star, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Arsenal are free to sign a PSG midfielder.


Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of sealing an agreement to sign Jude Bellingham following big developments over his future.

Interest in the England teenager is reaching fever pitch following his sublime displays at the World Cup. And even though Borussia Dortmund are likely to demand a fee of around £130m, clamour for his signing shows no signs of easing.

That race is likely to intensify with the January window opening for business in 25 days time.

And with Manchester United now seemingly out of the race, Bellingham will choose between Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Indeed, City are reportedly willing to sell another devastated England man to help facilitate his transfer to the Etihad.

However, it now appears as though the battle for his signature is coming to an end.

Per trusted Sky Deutschland reporter Christian Falk, he claims the midfielder is set on joining Liverpool.

And with Bellingham’s father, Mark, one of his advisors, they have reportedly chosen the Reds as the star’s next club.

Falk tweeted: ‘Liverpool are favorites to sign Jude Bellingham (19) from @BVB next Summer. talks are more advanced than with Real Madrid. The Family of Bellingham prefers the Transfer to @LFC’.

Liverpool have strong connections with Dortmund due to Klopp. And just last week a high-ranking official at the Bundesliga side admitted he wants Bellingham to move to Merseyside were he to be sold.

Liverpool to follow Jude Bellingham up with Marco Asensio

The capture of Bellingham would be an enormous coup for Liverpool. At 19, Bellingham can marshall their midfield for the next decade at least. It’s easy to see why he’s regarded as one of the most valuable teenagers in world football.

While no timeframe is set on the deal, it’s reported it could be announced in January with regards going through on July 1.

And if reports in Spain are accurate, Liverpool could soon follow up the signing of Bellingham with Marco Asensio.

The versatile Real Madrid man is out of contract at the Bernabeu next summer. Carlo Ancelotti is keen for him to stay, but Asensio – who was part of Spain’s World Cup squad – has been mulling over his options.

Now the attacker is reportedly close to agreeing a Bosman free transfer to Anfield.

He will reportedly sign a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool, handing Jurgen Klopp a second dream signing which will also go through on July 1.

Asensio has been at Real Madrid since 2014, playing 250 times for the club and scoring 52 goals.


Arsenal are in the clear to sign Carlos Soler from PSG in January with the midfielder down the pecking order under Christophe Galtier. (France Bleu Azur)

The Gunners are on the brink of reaching an agreement for Mykhaylo Mudryk with Shakhtar Donetsk targeting Palmeiras forward Kevin as his replacement. (various)

Denzel Dumfries will ‘certainly’ leave Inter Milan with reports in Italy strongly backing Chelsea as his next club. (Corriere dello Sport)

RB Leipzig are waving the €340,000 interest payment on the Jean-Kevin Augustin deal and are also allowing Leeds to pay the €21m fee in favourable instalments. (BILD)

Wolves’ hopes of signing Matheus Cunha are gathering pace with Atletico Madrid targeting Getafe’s Enes Unal as his replacement. (AS)

Aston Villa are the side most likely to sign Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid in January with their interest genuine. (Marca)

Benfica will demand a sky-high fee for Goncalo Ramos after his Portugal heroics, with Man Utd keen and previous interest having come from, Leeds, Newcastle, Wolves and Southampton. (Ben Jacobs)


Barcelona are tracking Gabriel Martinelli with a view to making a summer 2023 bid for the Arsenal star. (Sport)

Luis Enrique is likely to step down from his role with Spain after their World Cup exit with his contract at an end. (Cadena Ser)

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is yet to decide his future amid claims he’s heading to Saudi Arabia in January. (Mais Futebol)

Inter Milan are reportedly considering an offer to sign Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu on a free transfer in January window. (FC Inter News)

Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is back in training following lower back pains and will be fit to return when Serie A resumes. Georgian missed last three games before the break and has not played since November 1. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho hopes to beat Man Utd and Arsenal to the cut-price signing of Memphis Depay in January. (Tuttosport)

Chelsea are preparing a January rescue package for Jadon Sancho amid claims the winger is unhappy at Man Utd. (Calciomercato)


Tottenham remain the running to sign Ruslan Malinovskyi, with Atalanta seeking around £12.95m (€15m) to sell in January. (Il Giorno)

Spurs are ready to make a fresh move for Sofyan Amrabat, with the Morrocan near the top of Antonio Conte’s wishlist. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat fights for the ball against Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Florence, Italy: Florence, Italy, Artemio Franchi Stadium

Antonio Conte is also emerging as favourite to prise Franck Kessie from Barcelona following claims the Blaugrana will sell in a cut-price deal. (Sport)

Nikola Vlasic claims Torino fans are desperate for him to stay following the success he’s enjoying since arriving from West Ham. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus are forwarding plans for their management rebuild and are dreaming of the possible return of Beppe Marotta from Inter. (La Repubblica)

Real Madrid are ready to beat Chelsea to the signing of 16-year-old Brazilian sensation Endrick. (UOL Sport)

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi admits his side would love to sign Jude Bellingham if the chance ever arises. (Sky Sports)

France have been told to target England’s ‘weak-link’ in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-finals, amid claims Kylian Mbappe is an injury doubt. (L’Equipe)