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Paper Talk: Klopp plans double raid on Chelsea to shake up Liverpool XI

Timo Werner Chelsea

Liverpool are casting eyes towards Chelsea with a double swoop in mind, Tottenham are in talks about signing a Manchester United defender, while Thursday’s transfer gossip has revealed the Red Devils’ five-name interim shortlist.


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continues to keep an eye on Mason Mount amid reports linking him with the Reds.

The England midfielder’s contract at Stamford Bridge is up for debate. At present, Mount earns just £75,000 per week, meaning he remains one of their lowest paid players.

“Mason is a top lad and thought of well within Chelsea, and is popular with the team,” a source close to the player told the Daily Star. “But he isn’t feeling appreciated anymore.”

As such, reports claim Bayern Munich and Manchester City are keeping a close eye on his situation.

However, the Daily Express also indicates that Liverpool are also very keen on signing Mount.

His current deal expires in summer 2024 and will soon expect to earn a sizeable pay-rise.

And while the Daily Telegraph claims he remains happy at Stamford Bridge, he’s less than impressed by the fact talks over a payrise are likely to wait until the summer.

As such, it’s claimed Liverpool are waiting in the wings and will look to sign Mount if given any indication he wants to leave.

Liverpool also looking at Pulisic

The Reds also remain strongly linked with Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic fantastic option for Liverpool despite injury issues

Despite his injury woes, Pulisic should be high up on Liverpool's list.

The 23-year-old is currently in his third season for the Blues after joining in the summer of 2019 for an estimated £58m.

He has endured a difficult time under Thomas Tuchel, though often due to injury. AS such, reports are gathering pace that he may look to leave.

And with Chelsea seemingly casting their eye towards Federico Chiesa, they will reportedly accept £42m for the USA winger.

Our video explains why the USA winger remains a fantastic option for Liverpool.


Eric Bailly, Man Utd defender

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is holding talks with the club over the prospect of signing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. (Daily Express)

Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard still wants to leave despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Old Trafford exit. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are readying a ‘monster’ £84m bid to sign Juventus forward Federico Chiesa. (Daily Mail)

Eddie Howe is refusing to give up hope of leading Newcastle for the first time at Arsenal on Saturday following his positive Covid test. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich – one of five unvaccinated players at the club whose wages have been docked – has tested positive for Covid-19. (Daily Mail)

Emmanuel Petit believes Kylian Mbappe ‘could easily’ sign for Newcastle following their Saudi-led takeover last month. (Daily Mail)


Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, 2021

Erling Haaland is still most likely to end up at Manchester City, though would be devasting in Liverpool’s attack, according to Rio Ferdinand. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will name an interim manager as quickly as possible from a five-man shortlist. Ralf Rangnick, Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia are the names under consideration. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell looks likely to miss the rest of this year as he waits to find out if he’s suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament damage. (Daily Telegraph)

Steven Gerrard plans to utilise the power of social media to build team spirit at Aston Villa by setting up an Instagram account for his players. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United’s initial approach for Mauricio Pochettino has been knocked back by PSG. (The Sun)

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel wants to see Steve Bruce as the interim manager of the club. (The Sun)


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly earned a whopping £26m during his trophyless reign as Manchester United manager. (The Sun)

Jack Grealish kindly offered free tickets to Manchester City fans ahead of the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at loggerheads with his own coaches, including Michael Carrick, over Manchester United’s formation during the latter weeks of his reign. (Daily Mirror)

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett is unhappy with the way Real Madrid fans have treated his client after more than eight years of service. (Daily Mirror)

Cameron Carter-Vickers insists he’s willing to told talks over making a permanent move to Celtic. (The Scottish Sun)