Euro Paper Talk: Klopp turns Liverpool focus to €30m Lazio keeper

Date published: Wednesday 13th June 2018 12:25

Liverpool have a new goalkeeping target in mind and are hopeful of a €30m deal, while Man Utd and Barcelona could miss out to Real Madrid for a €35m defender, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Liverpool have a new target in mind for a new goalkeeper after reports in Italy strongly linked with the Reds with a move for Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha.

Jurgen Klopp is on the hunt for a new No 1 this summer, but efforts to prise Alisson Becker from Roma and Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona look to have drawn a blank.

Instead, the German now has a new target in mind and, according to Il Messaggero, Liverpool are ready to open talks with Lazio over a potential deal for the 23-year-old.

The Albanian joined Lazio in 2012 in a bargain €75k deal from Greek side Panionios and has this season established himself as the club’s No 1, making 52 appearances in all competitions.

Currently contracted until 2022, Lazio are thought to value Strakosha at €30million (£26.4million) – a fee unlikely to deter the Reds.

The keeper has four senior international caps for his country.


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Real Madrid have entered the running to sign Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and are ready to beat Barcelona and Manchester United to his €35m signature (Don Balon)

Arsenal have agreed to sign Bernd Leno from Bayern Leverkusen for a fee believed to be between €20 – €25m (various)

Real Madrid have opened negotiations for in-demand Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker (Marca)

Real Madrid are weighing up whether to sign Thibaut Courtois or Jan Oblak this summer (AS)

Man Utd, Liverpool and Man City target Federico Chiesa is “happy” at Fiorentina and does not need to advance his career elsewhere, according to the club’s joint-owner Diego Della Valle (FirenzeViola)

Mousa Dembele’s agent will arrive in Italy on Wednesday for talks over a €30m move to Juventus for the Tottenham midfielder (Calciomercato)

Bruno Fernandes’ agent has revealed that the former Sporting CP midfielder ‘is leaving for Italy’ and Roma are ‘after him’ (laRoma24)

Torino are interested in signing AC Milan winger Fabio Borini and will move for the former Sunderland and Liverpool man if Iago Falque leaves (Tuttosport)

Liverpool made an offer to sign Santos sensation Rodrygo Goes, according to the Brazilian’s agent (Esport Interactivo)

Juventus are closing in on Manchester United target Aleksandr Golovin, with the Serie A champions in advanced talks with CSKA Moscow (Corriere dello Sport)

Goalkeeper Antonio Adan has said his ‘final goodbyes’ to his Real Betis teammates ahead of a €3m move to Portuguese club Sporting CP (Estadio Deportivo)

Inter Milan are weighing up a move for £30m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Mohamed Salah has told Real Madrid he has no interest in leaving Liverpool for the Bernabeu this summer (Diario Gol)

Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo is expected to join Huesca on a season-long loan (Marca)

Chelsea and Juventus are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic (Sky Italia)

Real Sociedad are willing to go all out to sign Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino this summer (AS)


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