Euro Paper Talk: Klopp unleashes €120m bid on Coutinho replacement

Date published: Thursday 7th February 2019 11:52

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - JANUARY 16: Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrates with team mates Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Rodrigo Bentancur after winning the Italian Supercup match between Juventus and AC Milan at King Abdullah Sports City on January 16, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

Man Utd and Liverpool are among the clubs tempted by a €120m Juventus star, while Chelsea and Man City are monitoring a PSV midfielder, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, MAN UTD MONITOR DYBALA

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs who have been alerted by the lower asking price of Juventus star Paulo Dybala, a report claims.

A sensational report from Don Balon states that Juve are aware of Dybala’s will to leave the club, with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo having relegated him to a background role.

At 25 years old, the Argentine does not want to slow down his progression, and is unhappy with being benched by coach Max Allegri.

As a result, the Serie A champions have apparently lowered the asking price from €160million (first reported in the Italian press) to €120million, which has attracted four clubs.

The report states that Florentino Perez is considering making Dybala his new ‘Galactico’ and No.9 to help fill the void left by Ronaldo’s departure – with Karim Benzema also possibly leaving in the summer.

They are not along though, as Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United have all taken notice of the price tag for the ex-Palermo man, roughly equal to £105million.

It is possible though, Don Balon claim, that Los Blancos could have an edge by including one of Isco or Marcelo (or both) in a swap deal for Dybala.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United are reportedly ready to pay as much as €100million for the transfer of Real Madrid winger and Chelsea target Gareth Bale (Don Balon)

Juventus and Inter are leading the way in the chase for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele after Manchester United and Manchester City saw €50 million (£44m) bids turned down in the summer (Le10 Sport)

Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter are all tracking PSV midfielder Mohammed Ihattaren (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Real Madrid are both monitoring Benfica star Joao Felix (ESPN FC)

Hirving Lozano’s agent, Mina Raiola, already has given Napoli the thumbs up for a move for the winger amid links with a number of Premier League sides (il Mattino)

Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with Fiorentina’s Italy international forward Federico Chiesa, 21, who has also attracted interest from Inter and Juventus, in addition to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid (Calciomercato)

Former Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino, who now owns Brescia, is likely to demand a large fee for 18-year-old midfielder Sandro Tonali – a target for Liverpool and Chelsea – if the Italian club earn promotion to Serie A this season (Inside Futbol)

Frenkie de Jong has said that if his move to Barcelona is a success he might never leave the club, just like Lionel Messi

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 14: Frenkie de Jong of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match between Ajax and Royal Standard de Liege at Johan Cruyff Arena on August 14, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to sign Jann-Fiete Arp from Hamburg (Bild)

AC Milan owners Elliott Management have decided to stick with Gennaro Gattuso as manager until at least the end of the season (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus will meet with Mino Raiola to discuss a possible swap deal for Matthijs de Ligt involving the loan of Moise Kean (Tuttosport)

Matthijs de Ligt remains a target for Barcelona but is not considered to be a top priority (Mundo Deportivo)

Saint-Etienne midfielder Ole Selnaes was permitted to travel to China on Wednesday as the Norwegian prepares for a move to Shenzhen FC (L’Equipe)

 

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