Liverpool are the subject of shock interest from Real Madrid in one of Jurgen Klopp’s major summer signings, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Tottenham have been told how much they will have to pay to sign a creative midfielder.
REAL EYEING SURPRISE LIVERPOOL RAID
Real Madrid have reportedly placed Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez on their list of attacking targets and could make a move for the Uruguayan after the World Cup.
Nunez only joined the Reds over the summer after excelling at Portuguese outfit Benfica, where he impressed playing against Liverpool twice in the Champions League.
After his Anfield career got off to a slow start, including a three-match ban for a red card at Crystal Palace, Nunez has started to show flashes of why the club forked out an initial £64million for his services.
Indeed, the striker notched seven goals in 10 Liverpool games before the break for the World Cup.
And now Defensa Central reports that form has led Real to consider making a move for the 23-year-old.
Real Madrid hunting Benzema successor
The Spanish giants are on the hunt for a new No.9 to replace Karim Benzema long-term.
While the France frontman remains a quality operator, injuries have struck late in his career. Indeed, he was forced to miss the World Cup for that very reason.
The chances of Liverpool being willing to give up on Nunez so early in his Anfield career remain slim though.
Jurgen Klopp was hugely impressed with what he saw from Nunez against the Reds last term and believes he can still maximise his potential on Merseyside.
So while Real’s interest does seem a little fanciful, they are probably better off chasing other targets in the January window.
TOTTENHAM TOLD PRICE FOR ATALANTA TARGET
Tottenham have been told they can sign Atalanta attacking midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi for £15.4m. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United ‘willing to pay’ €60m (£51.4m) for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi. (Mundo Deportivo)
AC Milan want to sign winger Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea with the option to make the deal permanent. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona want Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to move to Catalonia and replace veteran star Sergio Busquets. (Sport)
Real Madrid might be the next destination for highly-rated Palmeiras forward Endrick. (Mundo Deportivo)
MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP
West Ham are chasing Sevilla forward Youssef En Nesyri after being impressed by his displays with Morocco at the World Cup. (Marca)
The future of Leandro Paredes at Juventus is uncertain as the club are not satisfied with the on-loan PSG star’s performances. (Nicolo Schira)
Inter Milan are considering a move for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie. (Tuttosport)
Benfica are in advanced talks to extend the contract of centre-back Nicolas Otamendi. (Ekrem Konur)
Celtic have set their sights on Stal Mielec striker Said Hamulic. ( TuttoMercatoWeb)
Vincent Kompany, Philippe Clement and Thierry Henry are the frontrunners to become the new Belgium manager. (RTBF)