Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool eyeing Monchengladbach star

Oli Fisher
Matthias Ginter Germany

Liverpool could lose one defender but replace him with a German international, while Man Utd are set to meet Sporting CP over a €100m star, according to Friday’s European papers.



Liverpool are eyeing a raid on the Bundesliga this summer to address a key position, according to reports.

The Reds have had somewhat of a defensive injury crisis of late, with Fabinho forced to fill in at centre-back and James Milner appearing at right-back as the lack of depth available to Jurgen Klopp was exposed.

Calciomercato claim that Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter has emerged as a potential summer target, with doubts over the long-term future of Joel Matip at Anfield.

The 25-year-old made the move from Monchengladbach from Borussia Dortmund back in 2017 after struggling for game time.

Sky Sports News recently reported that north London rivals Spurs and Arsenal are both looking at Ginter as a potential option for the summer, with scouts from both clubs having observe him in action.

It was also claimed on Friday that Liverpool could make a return for Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt this summer after missing out on the midfielder in 2017.



Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the only serious contender in the running for the permanent Manchester United job. (ESPN)

Manchester United are set to meet the entourage of Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes, with  Chelsea, Liverpool and AC Milan interested as well. (A Bola)

Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 24, is likely to stay in Italy and move to AC Milan or Inter Milan, despite reported interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid. (Goal)

Lazio have dropped their request for the Serbian to €60million, with Juventus and both Milan side keen – but clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich seem to have stepped away. (Corriere della Sera)

Despite the imminent arrival of Frenkie de Jong, Ivan Rakitic says he has no desire to leave Barcelona.

Arsenal are prepared to offer €5 million (£4m) for 17-year-old Ituano midfielder Gabriel Martinelli. (Goal)

AC Milan will not be chasing AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao during the summer transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid have run out of patience with Gareth Bale and will look to move him on during the summer transfer window. (AS)

Real Madrid defender Marcelo would cost Juventus an upfront fee of €45m plus an additional €12m in bonuses, depending on how the Brazilian performs in Turin. (Don Balon)

Barcelona will reportedly allow back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to leave the Nou Camp if his €60m release clause is met by an interested party. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea have re-opened contract talks with Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, with Real Madrid still interested. (Le10 Sport)

AC Milan are interested in a move for reported Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Dani Olmo (

Roma are willing to sell Turkey winger Cengiz Under in a bid to raise funds. The 21-year-old is a target for Arsenal. (Corriere dello Sport)

Raul is set to take over as coach of Real Madrid’s Juvenil B side. (Marca)