Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool in pole position to sign €50m speed demon

Date published: Thursday 14th October 2021 12:31 - Rob McCarthy

Jonathan Clauss of Lens tussles with Jeremy Doku of Rennes

widely Liverpool are in pole position to sign a pacy attacker shining in Ligue 1 this season, while Newcastle have opened talks to sign a playmaker previously wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

BELGIAN FLYER TIPPED FOR LIVERPOOL MOVE

Liverpool are reportedly ‘best placed’ to sign exciting attacker Jeremy Doku from Rennes.

RTL Sport journalist Alexandre Braeckmanm claims that the Reds are in a strong position to snap up the pacy forward, having also been linked with the player last summer.

Having only signed Ibrahima Konate prior to start of the new campaign, Jurgen Klopp is expected to try and bolster his forward line in January.

With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane heading to the AFCON early next year, the Reds will be short on numbers at an important stage of the season.

Indeed, Doku is widely regarded as a long-term replacement for Mane at Anfield.

The winger, who is renowned for his lightning speed,  is only 19-year-old but has already won 10 caps for Belgium, scoring twice.

During his time at Rennes he has only notched twice in 41 games, but he is still considered a work in progress.

That is something that could be an issue for Klopp, who wants an established attacker on board to cope with the loss of two if his best players in the new year.

The Reds are next in action against Watford in Saturday’s Premier League lunchtime kick-off.


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NEWCASTLE OPEN TALKS FOR BETIS STAR

Nabil Fekir and Casemiro in Real Betis v Real Madrid

Newcastle have opened talks with the representatives of Real Betis forward Nabil Fekir. (Foot Mercato)

Liverpool are looking into a possible deal for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix. 

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has included Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen on his shortlist of targets ahead of next season. (Mundo Deportivo)

Kylian Mbappe will sign a new contract at PSG, according to boss Mauricio Pochettino (COPE)

Robert Lewandowski is frustrated at Bayern Munich amid uncertainty over his future. (Sport BILD)

Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to renew forward Ansu Fati’s contract. (Marca)

COUTINHO RETURN STILL POSSIBLE

Philippe Coutinho prior the Trofeu Joan Gamper match between FC Barcelona and Juventus FC at Estadi Johan Cruyf

Liverpool have not ruled out the possibility of Philippe Coutinho returning to Anfield. (El Chiringuito)

Diego Simeone has admitted that he wanted to bring Lionel Messi to Atletico Madrid this summer. (Diario Ole)

Former Bayern Munich star Bixente Lizarazu has recommended compatriot Kingsley Coman extends his contract with the German champions. (Bild)

Juventus have joined AS Roma in showing interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. (Tuttosport)

AC Milan are ready to move on from winger Samu Castillejo with LaLiga club Getafe interested. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


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MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Genk striker Paul Onuachu 2021

Inter Milan are among the contenders for KRC Genk and Nigeria international striker Paul Onuachu. (Calciomercato)

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla want to sign Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai. (Journalist Ekrem Konur)

Hernan Crespo is back on the market as a coach after leaving Brazilian club Sao Paulo by mutual consent.

Milan want to sign Serie B side Pisa’s youngster Lorenzo Lucca. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Sao Paulo goalkeeping legend Rogerio Ceni will return to the club for a second stint as coach. (Globo)

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