Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool boss Klopp wants to sign Nigeria winger

Date published: Wednesday 4th April 2018 8:28

Liverpool have placed Moses Simon on their summer target list, while they are set to sign a Belgian winger and Arsenal are after a Barcelona starlet, all in the Euro papers.

 

NIGERIAN WINGER WANTED BY KLOPP

Belgian outlet HLN report that Liverpool have placed KAA Gent winger Moses Simon on their wanted list.

The 22-year-old Nigerian is also believed to be interesting Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion, but it’s the first time Moses has been mentioned as a target for Jurgen Klopp.

The diminutive Simon, who is under contract until 2019, has made 25 appearances, scoring five goals and claiming two assists this season.

The former AS Trencin player has made 16 international appearances for Nigeria and has apparently arrived on the radar of Klopp.

Moses is predominantly a left winger – hardly a position Klopp needs to strengthen, unless he is planning on losing Mohamed Salah this summer.

 

ARSENAL TRACK BARCA STARLET

American publication Sports Illustrated claim Robert Navarro is a summer target for Arsenal.

The Barcelona starlet , who will be 16 next week, and he is understood to be one of La Masia’s brightest prospects.

The report claims the 15-year-old will be free to leave the club on his 16th birthday, as long as he does not sign a new deal, and the Gunners are watching his sitiation.

 

MESSI WANTS DEMBELE SOLD

Ousmane Dembele has “emerged as a target for Arsenal and Liverpool” after failing to impress Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to a report.

The £120million man only arrived last summer, but he has failed to click at Barcelona with Messi and Co. and the Argentina star wants him sold.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Messi is growing increasingly frustrated with Dembele – and he has sanctioned the summer sale of the France forward.

Dembele, 20, has failed to justify his huge price tag and the arrival of Phillippe Coutinhon in January has made his life harder.

The players has made just eight La Liga and Champions League starts after his season was disrupted through injury.

Dembele missed 20 games after injuring his thigh in September and he picked up another muscle injury in January which sidelined him for another seven games.

 

AND THE REST

Anderlecht winger Jeremy Doku will complete a transfer to Liverpool on May 27, the day he turns 16 (Sport/Foot)

Arjen Robben has revealed he was ready to sign for Manchester United after having dinner with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2003 – but they never offered him a deal. (FourFourTwo)

Valencia loanee Andreas Pereira will seek talks with manager Jose Mourinho before deciding on his Manchester United future (ESPN)

Porto have confirmed that Arsenal and Man Utd midfield target Danilo has suffered a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon of his left ankle. (Porto)

Real Madrid are concerned they will lose out to Barcelona in their pursuit of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (Diario Gol)

Liverpool’s summer search for a new goalkeeper has seen them linked with a move for Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas (Sport)

Gianluigi Donnarumma will not stay at AC Milan past this season (Tuttosport)

Franck Ribery wants to sign a new deal at Bayern Munich, with his contract running out in the summer (Sport Bild)

Julian Brandt has signed a contract extension at Bayer Leverkusen, seeing him tied to the club until 30 June 2021. 

James Rodriguez’s future is not as cut and dried as Bayern Munich have recently insisted. (Marca)

Xavi will retire at the end of the season and become coach of his current club Al Sadd (Marca)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned down a $100million offer from China in favour of completing a move to the LA Galaxy (Sports Illustrated)

Manchester United are ready to make an opening bid of €30million for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam (RMC Sport)

Valencia are ready to make a new bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore in the summer (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Ernesto Valverde claims that Man Utd target Samuel Umtiti is “very happy” in Barcelona, and hopes that the Frenchman can remain at the Camp Nou “for many years” (CalcioMercato)

Arsenal are tracking 18-year-old Benfica attacking midfielder, Joao Felix, and the player is reportedly available for offers over €40m (various)

 

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