Euro Paper Talk: Klopp to use close friendship to poach classy Schalke star

Date published: Tuesday 19th November 2019 11:57

Liverpool will make one signing in January with a €20m Moroccan in their sights, while Man Utd have lined up a swoop for a €40m-rated Swedish sensation, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

 

LIVERPOOL LINE UP SWOOP FOR MOROCCO STAR HARIT

Liverpool are reported to have lined up a deal for Schalke’s impressive midfield star Amine Harit.

Il Corriere dello Sport claims Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has sent his top scout to check on the progress of the 22-year-old star, who has impressed in the Bundesliga with five goals and two assists to his name from 12 games.

And the Italian newspaper believes Klopp will use his close friendship with Schalke boss David Wagner to secure the signing of the France-born star, with Harit expected to be allowed to move on for a fee of around €20m (£17m).

Liverpool are not expected to be heavy spenders in the January transfer window, given the club are riding high at the top of the Premier League, but it’s claimed Klopp will make an exception to sign Harit, whose progress has been impressive since his move from Nantes in summer 2017.

Harit will have 18 months left on his deal by the time January rolls around and it’s suggested Schalke will consider offers for him before seeing his value dwindle – and it seems that a move to Liverpool could be on.

 

 

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United have emerged as favourites ahead of Arsenal to sign Swedish teenager Dejan Kulusevski in 2020 in a €40m deal from Atalanta, with the midfielder currently catching the eye on loan at Parma (various)

Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Brazilian sensation Reinier Jesus, who is rated at €60m by his club Flamengo (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool have no interest in pursuing a deal for Kylian Mbappe with the PSG forward deemed too costly and not within budget (El Desmarque)

Napoli have set a €60m asking price for Fabian Ruiz amid claims he is wanted by Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid (Mundo Deportivo)

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Juventus at the end of the season and will sign for either PSG or Manchester United (Don Balon)

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed he is a fan of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, who is also being linked with Man Utd (Mundo Deportivo)

Gerard Deulofeu has told Watford he wants to return to AC Milan in January – but the Hornets will demand €40m for his services (Calciomercato)

Wolves target Franck Kessie expects to leave AC Milan in the winter window after being told by the club they’re willing to sell him (Tuttosport)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would prefer a return to Juventus than a move to Real Madrid if he leaves Old Trafford in January (Tuttosport)

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has given the club the green light to sign Moise Kean from Everton in January amid claims the youngster is unsettled on Merseyside (Corriere dello Sport)

 

Manchester United have put a deal for Mario Mandzukic on hold amid reports they are growing in confidence of a double deal for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho (various)

Patrick Kluivert has claimed that Matthijs de Ligt slightly “regrets” joining Juventus over Barcelona this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Borussia Dortmund have emerged as the most likely option for Mandzukic amid claims a deal to move to Manchester United is off (Calciomercato)

The agent for Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone’s says rumours the 21-year-old Italian could be about to quit Molineux are false (Samp News)

Manchester United could sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January, with Sporting Lisbon needing to raise funds to clear debts of about £57m (O Jogo)

Lucas Torreira’s agent has confirmed that the Arsenal midfielder is unhappy with his role at the club but revealed that he has not yet entertained any offers for his client (Calciomercato)

Victor Camarasa is set to cut short his loan spell at Crystal Palace and join Norwich City on loan in January (Mucho Deporte)

Chelsea winger Willian is set to reject a two-year contract extension and run down his deal in order to secure a move to Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)

Reported Manchester United and Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek believes he will be worth in the region of €60m – €70m when the day comes for him to leave current club AC Milan (Calciomercato)

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, has turned down the chance to renew his Paris Saint-Germain contract, which expires in 2022 (Sport)

 

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