Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool up stakes for €57m former Man Utd forward

Date published: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 11:48

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Spurs are chasing a Real Madrid outcast with a huge release clause, while Liverpool are in the market for Sadio Mane’s replacement, according to Wednesday’s European papers.

 

LIVERPOOL STILL CHASING FORMER MAN UTD FLOP

Liverpool are considering making a move for star Lyon winger Memphis Depay this summer, according to a report.

The 25-year-old Dutch winger struggled to nail down a regular starting spot during his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, but that hasn’t put him off the idea of coming back to England to prove himself again.

Memphis has had no difficulties in adapting to life in France’s Ligue 1, scoring 35 goals in 106 games for Lyon, who he joined from United in 2017.

He is under contract there until 2021, but has admitted he would like to make the step up to a bigger club, and and he has previously been linked with a move to Anfield.

The most recent report states that Depay is now valued at £50million and is eager to leave Ligue 1 in order to play in one of Europe’s elite leagues again

Liverpool’s interest comes off the back of Real Madrid’s pursuit of Sadio Mane, and while Jurgen Klopp has no intention of selling his star winger, there is a fear that he may choose to force the issue.

As a result, Anfield chiefs have been tasked with finding a replacement should Mane depart for the Bernabeu, despite speculation suggesting Florentino Perez has baulked at his €200m asking price.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United and Manchester City are set to do battle over Real Madrid midfielder Isco. (Sport)

An intermediary for Tottenham met with Juventus over Mauricio Pochettino’s availability. (Calciomercato)

Mauricio Pochettino TEAMtalk

Tottenham have shown an interest in signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who has a €500m release clause. (AS)

United are ready to meet Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix’s £105m release clause, although they could face competition from Real Madrid for the 19-year-old Portuguese. (Record)

Juventus will have to pay Liverpool £32m if they are to make Jurgen Klopp their next manager. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal have emerged as the most likely destination for River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios. (Radio Continental)

PSG, Bayern and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Espanyol centre-back Mario Hermoso. (Sport)

Bayern Munich are looking to bring in Max Kruse as a security blanket for star forward Robert Lewandowski. (Sport1)

Juventus have held talks with the agents of Roma forward Nicolo Zaniolo. (Tuttosport)

Juventus have agreed personal terms with Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Di Marzio)

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio v Roma

Inter will complete the signing of Edin Dzeko from Roma even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea have refused to comment on reports that former manager Antonio Conte has been paid the full £9million compensation claim that he has been fighting for.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of reported Liverpool and Chelsea target Thorgan Hazard.

Manchester United have had a £95m bid for Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly rejected. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Manchester United have contacted Fluminense over a possible deal for striker Pedro. (Globo Esporte)

Benfica have agreed terms with Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, but the Catalan giants are holding out for €25m. (Goal)

Real Sociedad will sign goalkeeper Alex Remiro on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao. (Mundo Deportivo)

 

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