Euro Paper Talk: Barcelona target £42m Mexico star wanted by Man Utd, Liverpool

Date published: Friday 22nd June 2018 5:06 - Rob McCarthy

Barcelona have jumped to the front of the queue for a top Premier League target, while Liverpool have switched goalkeeper targets to Sweden’s No.1, all in Friday’s European press.

 

BARCA JUMP TOP FRONT OF QUEUE FOR TOP PREM TARGET

Barcelona have reportedly made an approach to sign Mexico forward Hirving Lozano this summer.

The 22-year-old’s dad confirmed that the La Liga champions had made contact over a potential transfer for the winger, who is currently starring for his country at the World Cup, while both Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Everton have also shown an interest in the player.

Lozano, who plays for PSV, hit the winner in Mexico’s shock 1-0 Group F win against Germany last week.

Asked about interest from Barca, his dad Jesus told ESPN: “There have been contacts, but right now there’s nothing concrete.

“I think after the World Cup it will be clear if he stays at PSV or leaves for another team”

Lozano, who joined PSV from Pachuca last summer, scored 17 goals in 29 league matches in his first season as the Dutch giants won the Eredivisie title and is rated at £42million.

News of Barca’s interest will come as a blow to all four Premier League clubs, given Lozano’s more likely move to a Spanish-speaking club.

 

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LIVERPOOL TURN TO SWEDEN STOPPER

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen as an alternative to Real Madrid bound Alisson.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has priortised the signing of a new number one at Anfield this summer and had been hoping to bring Roma star Alisson to Anfield.

However, it looks increasingly likely that the Brazilian will move to The Bernabeu – leaving Klopp to look elsewhere for a replacement for Loris Karius.

Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha is also believed to be on the club’s radar but TMW claims that Olsen has now emerged as a new arrival on Merseyside.

The 28-year-old has been in fine form for Copenhagen and kept a clean sheet in his first match at the World Cup as Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 in their World Cup opener.

 

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AND THE REST

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gatusso is trying to convince winger Suso to snub any advances from Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter

Maurizio Sarri’s contractual situation with Napoli is expected to be sorted out by the end of June (Sky Italia)

Manchester United are turning their attentions to Jordi Alba, with left-back Luke Shaw set to leave Old Trafford this summer (AS)

Napoli star Jorginho’s €55million move to Manchester City is a done deal (Il Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea are ready to pay the €38m clause for Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas (SportItalia)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also being monitored by Man Utd and Juventus (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has received an offer from Galatasaray (Fotomac)

Arsenal transfer target Caglar Soyuncu admits his future is in Freiburg’s hands despite his desire to head to the Emirates (Gunes)

Barcelona have struck an agreement to bring the signing of Gremio midfielder Arthur forward to this summer (Diario Sport)

Real Madrid are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven forward and Mexico international Hirving Lozano this summer (Diario AS

Villarreal have completed the signing of defender Ramiro Funes Mori from Everton for an undisclosed fee

Napoli are reportedly in talks with Paris-Saint Germain to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (Il Mattino)

Sevilla are the latest team to join the race for out-of-favour Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino (El Diario Vasco)

Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli and the club’s president Ali Y. Koc are still in London, as they look to hold further talks to sign Georges Kevin N’Koudou from Tottenham (Fanatik)

Former Inter Milan star Walter Samuel believes a swap deal involving Mauro Icardi and Juventus frontman Gonzalo Higuain could be on (Premium Sport)

Bayern Munich midfielder and Spain international Thiago Alcantara has emerged as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid (Marca)

Fresh from leading them to the Eredivisie title, Philip Cocu has left PSV – and looks set to be announced as the new Fenerbahce boss, with Mark Van Bommel named the successor at the Dutch champions

Juanfran has signed a new one-year extension to his contract at Atletico Madrid

Udinese and Czech Republic midfielder Jakub Jankto is close to joining Atalanta for €13m (Sportitalia)

Luis Nani confirms he is ‘meeting’ Turkish side Goztepe as the Lazio winger ‘would love’ a return to the Super Lig (Football Italia)

Valencia are closing in on a €15m deal to sign Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby (Onda Cero and Cadena Cope)

Galatasaray are closing in on the out-of-favour Arsenal forward Joel Campbell (Takvim)

Joel Campbell: Forward sent out on loan this summer

Alessandro Florenzi is ready to sign a new contract with Roma (Calciomercato)

Las Palmas have reached an agreement to sign Real Betis striker Ruben Castro, 14 years after leaving the club (Cadena Ser)

 

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