Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool in talks to beat Barcelona to £36m star

Date published: Sunday 9th December 2018 1:56

Liverpool are still firmly in the race to sign a PSG man, while Manchester United have beaten fierce competition to land a French starlet, according to the weekend’s European papers.



Liverpool and Barcelona are two of the clubs that have initiated discussions over a potential swoop for Adrien Rabiot, according to a report.

PSG are keen to keep Rabiot, who is out of contract in the summer and available on a free transfer, but it was recently reported that he has made his mind up to leave.

Spanish paper Sport have claimed his future will be resolved in the coming days and they say Rabiot “is more likely to join FC Barcelona”.

Rabiot is looking for a significant increase on his current £55k-a-week, and L’Equipe’s latest report says that Liverpool are firmly in the race and could table an offer.

Meanwhile, le10sport state thatParis Saint-Germain have set a price tag of €40million (£36m) for Rabiot and could sell him in January.




Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could break an 16-year-long truce and make a move for an Everton man, according to a report.

The Wistle claims that the German has cast his eyes upon midfielder Andre Gomes, who is currently on a season-long loan at the Toffees from Barcelona.

Gomes followed Yerry Mina to Merseyside in the summer, becoming the third player to swap the Catalan giants for Goodison Park this summer.

during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton will pay £2.02million to borrow the Portugal international for the season, with the Toffees covering the entire cost of his salary.

Gomes would be the first player since Abel Xavier in 2002 to trade blue for red on Merseyside should a deal be completed.

The midfielder has apparently impressed Klopp with a string of impressive displays, one of which he saw first hand during Sunday’s Merseyside Derby.

It is believed that Gomes is valued at £25m by the Catalan giants and has been told he has no future at the Nou Camp.

While a permanent switch to Everton remains an option, it is believed that the player is looking to test himself more with a move to one of the Premier League’s top six clubs.



Lucas Paqueta is closing in on a €35 million move to Milan from Flamengo

Tottenham have joined Roma in the race to sign Tonny Vilhena in January (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal and Manchester City target Junior Firpo has a release clause of £45 million (AS)

Chelsea are interested in Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid will look to send Vinicius Junior out on loan as Santiago Solari does not feel he is ready to be a regular first-teamer (Don Balon)

Simone Inzaghi will remain Lazio manager for next season, according to club president Claudio Lotito, despite recent struggles in form

PSG youngster Timothy Weah may be set for a temporary spell away from the Ligue 1 champions, with Thomas Tuchel willing to hear loan offers for the United States international (Foot Mercato)

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Guangzhou Evergrande are targeting an ambitious move for Barcelona attacker Malcom (Directv Sports)

Barcelona and Manchester City could miss out on the signing of Frenkie de Jong as it’s claimed Paris Saint-Germain are now considered favourites to land his signature (Sport)

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has emerged as January target for Arsenal, as club boss Unai Emery looks to reinforce his current squad (Don Balon)

Man Utd and Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow as Juventus ace Alex Sandro is reportedly set to sign a new contract with the Turin giants (Various)

Chelsea are reportedly eager to snap up Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj in January, and his agent has suggested that it’s certainly possible

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has identified Edinson Cavani as a major January target after growing frustrated with Karim Benzema (Don Balon)

More from Planet Sport: EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Haas makes bold prediction over Roger Federer’s future (Tennis365)

Marseille target Alberto Moreno is in no hurry to resolve his future and make a switch from Liverpool to the Ligue 1 outfit (Le10 Sport)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has identified Maxi Gomez as the solution to his striker problems with Diego Costa set for a spell on the sidelines (Marca)

Roma are ready to swoop in for Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena in January (Goal)

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Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes has confirmed he will not join Real Madrid from Santos until next summer (AS)

Inter Milan are ready to make a firm approach for Liverpool and Tottenham target Nicolo Barella (Corriere dello Sport)

Real Madrid are plotting a double transfer raid on Italy in January after watching Kostas Manolas and Mauro Icardi on multiple occasions in recent weeks (Tuttomercatoweb)

Tiemoue Bakayoko could be staying in Italy rather than returning to Chelsea with AC Milan keen to make his loan move permanent (Calciomercato)


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