Euro Paper Talk: Newcastle makes shock offer for Liverpool star

Date published: Thursday 12th July 2018 7:45

Newcastle have made an offer for a key Liverpool player, while AC Milan have offered Suso to Chelsea, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

WIJNALDUM OFFER

Newcastle have made an offer to Liverpool to take Georginio Wijnaldum back to St James’ Park, according to a report.

The Geordies have targeted their former midfielder in a shock move, according to Turkish outlet Takvim.

The report claims Rafa Benitez wants the 27-year-old Dutch international back on Tyneside, two years after he made the move to Anfield for £25million.

Wijnaldum, who started the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, is under contract until 2021, but Klopp has completed two big-money signings with Fabinho and Naby Keita both arriving this summer.

Whether Wijnaldum, who played 50 times for the Reds last season, has been told he is surplus to requirements is, as yet unclear.

 

JUVENTUS STAR ALLOWED CHELSEA MOVE

Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus and join Chelsea this summer, as long as two conditions are met.

The Juventus striker has been heavily linked with a €60m move to Stamford Bridge – potentially as part of a swap deal with Alvaro Morata.

Higuain recently gave the Blues a boost by admitting to TNT Sport of his admiration for the English top flight.

“Would I like to play in the Premier League one day? Of course, yes, it is the best league in the world and it fascinates me a lot,” he said.

Now, an exclusive from Calciomercato.com claims that Juve have given the deal their blessing – so long as Chelsea pay €55million to land the Argentine.

In addition, it is believed that Higuain is open to the move as long as Maurizio Sarri is named new boss at Stamford Bridge and that the players himself earns €7million a year in wages.

 

MOURINHO MAKES FIRM DECISION OVER POGBA

Jose Mourinho has decided to cash in on Paul Pogba this summer on the back of the midfielder’s impressive World Cup performances.

That’s according to Don Balon, who claims the Manchester United boss has resigned himself to being able to get the best out of the midfielder and will look to move him on to the highest bidder this summer.

Pogba has impressed for France during their run to the World Cup final and Mourinho knows the midfielder’s stock is unlikely to be higher after a disappointing season at Old Trafford. Barcelona have been touted as potential destinations, but it is PSG who look most likely to step in and bring the player to Ligue 1.

In his place, the Spanish outlet reckons a deal for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos has been struck, with United set to pay €80m (£70.6m) to finally bring the Germany midfielder to the Premier League.

It’s suggested Real will then use the money generated by Kroos’ sale to fund a move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with the European champions on Thursday submitting an initial €100m bid, plus €20m in bonuses.

 

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AND THE REST

Sporting Lisbon right-back Cristiano Piccini is interesting Besiktas, Man Utd, West Ham and Inter Milan (Turkish-Football)

Everton face competition for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina after Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim confirmed interest in the Colombian (Turkish-Football)

Yerry Mina has not joined Everton, his agent has confirmed (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have made a second bid for Chelsea’s Willian (Sky Sports)

Unai Emery denies that Arsenal have made a move for Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi: “I know him but I have not made a move for him.” (Various)

Fenerbahce have made an offer to take Liverpool striker Divock Origi on loan (Fotomac)

Chelsea have been linked with a move for AC Milan’s £35m winger Suso (CalcioMercato)

Vinicius Junior admits he is ‘a bit nervous, anxious about this new chapter’ after leaving Flamengo to join Real Madrid this summer (ESPN)

Alessandro Florenzi has agreed a new five-year deal at Roma after rejecting interest from Chelsea, Inter Milan and Juventus (Il Tempo)

Clement Lenget’s €35m move from Sevilla to Barcelona will be confirmed in the next 24hrs (various)

Juventus will move to sign Real Madrid left-back Marcelo in an astonishing €40m deal if they allow Alex Sandro to move on to either PSG or Manchester United this summer (Il Bianconero)

Liverpool have raised their offer for Domogoj Vida to €20m – but five other Premier League sides are keen on the Besiktas defender (A Spor)

Real Madrid have tabled a huge bid of €100million, with a further €15million to €20million in bonuses to Lazio for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)

Liverpool have contacted Paulo Dybala’s agent after making the Juventus star their preferred target to succeed Philippe Coutinho (Don Balon)

Andrea Favilli has rejected a move to Wolves and will now sign for Udinese after agreeing a €10m move from Juventus this summer (Sky Italia)

Jorginho has confirmed a €65m move to Chelsea is imminent and has admitted he will miss life at Napoli (CalcioNapoli24)

Barcelona have made Chelsea star Eden Hazard their No.1 transfer priority this summer after they missed out on Antoine Griezmann (Sport)

West Ham have made an official approach for €20m-rated Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez (Marca)

Liverpool have tabled a bid of £53m plus £5m in add ons to Roma for goalkeeper Alisson (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Adrien Rabiot has made it clear to PSG that he wants to join Barcelona this summer after the two clubs held talks over a €40m deal (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus are closing on the capture of no-nonsense Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin after agreeing to meet his €20m exit fee (Tuttosport)

Claudio Marchisio is on the brink of confirming his departure from Juventus this summer – and will decide between a move to China or the USA (Calciomercato)

Nani has returned to Sporting Lisbon for a third time after signing a a two-year deal with his former club after leaving Lazio.

Nabil Fekir has pleaded with Lyon to reconsider his proposed transfer to Liverpool amid strong claims the £53m deal could be resurrected  

 

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