Liverpool are planning two huge transfers, including a £50m deal for Aurelin Tchouameni, which will see one big name depart, Everton are looking to finance a deal for a Swedenm star, while Saturday’s Euro Paper Talk finally reveals Paul Pogba’s next club.
TCHOUAMENI IN, NABY KEITA OUT FOR LIVERPOOL
Liverpool are looking to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelian Tchouameni this month in a deal that will reportedly cost £50m.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been earning rave reviews for Monaco this season and is regarded as one of French football’s best prospects. However, Monaco are powerless to prevent him leaving if a big bid comes their way.
Tchouameni has been strongly linked with Chelsea this summer, but The Athletic claims it is Liverpool who are leading the hunt.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly an enormous fan of the youngster and is doing all in his power to bring him to Anfield. Indeed, the Reds are reportedly seeking to strike a deal now that will allow him to complete the season with Monaco.
And the arrival of Tchouameni appears to spell bad news for Naby Keita.
The Guinean signing in a £52.75m deal in summer 2018, but has rarely shown his true qualities at Anfield.
As such, El Nacional claims Keita ‘will’ be among Liverpool’s departures this summer. Klopp is apparently behind the decision, with the German ‘ordering’ Keita to ‘begin to look for a new team’. Their headline also reads Klopp ‘doesn’t want him in Liverpool’ any more.
Keita’s contract expires in the summer of 2023. If the Reds have no desire to offer an extension, selling this summer looks increasingly likely.
Both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly keen.
Liverpool want Luis Diaz and Tchouameni
The Reds also are planning to bring in Luis Diaz this year, but any talk of a January deal appears wide of the mark.
Indeed, despite needing players to cover Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the Reds will likely have to wait until the summer.
A clause will allow him to leave for around £67m this month. That drops to £45m this summer and, despite wanting him early, they are likely to wait.
He would, of course, be useful right now but a saving of £22m, merely by waiting a few months, looks the only feasible option for the Reds.
PAUL POGBA AGREES MAMMOTH PSG MOVE
Paul Pogba will sign for PSG this summer on a five-year deal worth £550,000 a week and on wages that make him the second highest earner at the club behind Neymar. (Todofijachés)
Julian Alvarez’s agent is due in Italy this weekend for transfer talks with Inter Milan and AC Milan. Manchester United are also chasing a deal for the River Plate striker. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Everton are looking at how to finance the deal after stepping up their interest in €35m-rated Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Arsenal are reportedly plotting a €20m bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo – seen as an upgrade on Thomas Partey. (R7 in Brazil)
Erling Haaland is awaiting an approach from Manchester City this summer, with the Blues one of only a few clubs who can finance a deal. (Marca)
Amad Diallo will be told he must stay at Manchester United this month if Anthony Martial, as expected, leaves. Martial is attracting attention from Sevilla, Barcelona and Newcastle. (various)
DEMBELE WAGE DEMANDS SCARE OFF BARCELONA
Ousmane Dembele’s wage demands – reportedly of £700,000 per week – have left Xavi flabberghasted and the winger seemingly destined to leave this month. (Sky Deutschland)
AC Milan reportedly face a €25m cost if they wish to secure the signing of Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga. (Tuttosport)
Isco will sign for either Sevilla or Fiorentina amid claims he will leave Real Madrid this month. (Todofijachés)
Aaron Ramsey remains unconvinced by reported offers from Aston Villa and Brighton and is willing to bide his time. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sevilla are pushing hard to sign Bologna winger Riccardo Orsolini before the end of the January window. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
KYLIAN MBAPPE EXIT CONFIRMED
Nasser Al-Attiyah, the cousin of PSG’s owner, claims Kylian Mbappe will leave PSG as a free agent this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United are reportedly once again considering the signature of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Calciomercato)
Alvaro Morata feels disappointment after seeing a potential move to Barcelona fail, with the striker pushing to leave Juventus on loan. (AS)
Antonio Rudiger is not in a hurry to decide his future as his Chelsea contract nears its end. Juventus and Real Madrid remain the favourites to sign the Germany defender. (Sky Deutchsland)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Former Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin will reportedly sign for Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro next week, with his Cagliari deal likely to be terminated. (Fabrizio Romano)
Inter Milan owner Steven Zhang is planning to reward boss Simone Inzaghi with a new deal at the San Siro. (Calciomercato)
Liverpool and Manchester City are exploring a potential deal for Gavi, with the teenager still on a tiny deal at Barcelona. (El Nacional)
Lionel Messi will reportedly look to leave PSG after just a season if they fail to win the Champions League. (El Chiringuito TV)
Toronto FC have officially announced the signing of Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne on a four-year deal from July 1. (various)