Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool kingpin is Messi’s No.1 transfer target

Date published: Thursday 15th November 2018 11:56

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Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Liverpool’s kingpin and Juventus are moving in on Italian wonderkid Sandro Tonaliaccording to Thursday’s European papers.



Liverpool are ready ‘to go to war’ with Barcelona over a deal for Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo, according to reports in Spain.

According to Sport, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp represents the biggest threat to Barca’s hopes of being reunited with their former youth star, having become ‘obssessed’ with signing a player who is tearing up trees in Croatia with Zagreb.

The Catalan paper, via Sport Witness, claims Klopp is such a fan of the 20-year-old Spanish star that he has ‘set off alarms’ for the Reds boss, who will ‘do all he can’ to convince the player to sign for Liverpool when the transfer window opens in January.

Klopp, however, may have his work cut out with it reported that Olmo has set his sights on a return the Nou Camp, having come through their youth set-up between 2004-2014.

Sport claims Dinamo are looking for €25m for the Olmo, but claim both the Reds and Barca will pitch their opening offers far lower in a bid to talk them into a deal.

The player is contracted to his club until 2020.


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Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to make a move for Mohamed Salah after he made the Liverpool man his No 1 target (Don Balon)

Juventus are looking at the Man City-linked Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 18, who has been likened to Andrea Pirlo (Goal Italia)

Lazio defender Martin Caceres is looking to leave the club in January (Corriere dello Sport)

Roma face a tricky January with the club expecting a plethora of offers on some of their stars. Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini – both linked with Man Utd – as well as Tottenham and Arsenal target Cengiz Under are the men thought to be subject to interest (Corriere dello Sport)

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak is so unhappy at Atletico Madrid that he would be open to leaving the club as early as January (Marca)

Arsenal and Manchester United target Medhi Benatia has submitted a transfer request to leave Juventus in January (Corriere dello Sport)

Barcelona forward Malcom has distanced himself from speculation he could look to leave a club he “wanted to play for since I was a small child” (ESPN Brasil)

AC Milan are targeting a January swoop for Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio (Calciomercato)

Diego Simeone is in ‘advanced talks’ to extend his contract at Atletico Madrid beyond his current deal of June 2020 (Radio Marca)

Juventus rejected the chance to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, after making it clear they’re happy with Wojciech Szczesny and Mattia Perin (Corriere di Torino)

Real Madrid are ready to make a move for one of Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar if the French club are forced to sell (AS)

Barcelona rejected the opportunity to sign Mbappe this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Arturo Vidal could be in line for a sensational return to Juventus in January, after the Chilean midfielder was reported to be “extremely unsettled” in his new home at Barcelona (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan are pondering a move for Liverpool midfielder Fabinho in January amid ongoing concerns about the form of Tiemoue Bakayoko (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is wanted by Lazio (Il Messaggero)

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has revealed how Juventus tried to sign him when he was in second tier of French football with Nancy (Goal)

Virgil van Dijk says his Holland team-mate Matthijs de Ligt will undoubtedly be on Liverpool’s list of potential targets (De Telegraaf)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Edinson Cavani has agreed to return to Napoli next summer from PSG (Corriere dello Sport)

Brescia owner Massimo Cellino says he will only sell Sandro Tonali to the team “who show the lad and I most love”. The teenage midfielder has been linked with Chelsea, Man City and Juventus (Tuttosport)

Suso claims he is happy playing in Serie A for AC Milan despite talk of him returning to Liverpool , but it appears Real Madrid could be the Spaniard’s next destination (Marca)

Galatasaray have an interest in signing Juventus starlet Moise Kean in January (Fanatik)

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