Liverpool are to hold talks about cutting a loan player’s spell short, while Inter Milan have their eyes on a Tottenham first-team star – all in the latest European papers.
LIVERPOOL TO HOLD TALKS OVER KARIUS LOAN
Liverpool are to entertain talks with Besiktas over terminating goalkeeper Loris Karius’ loan spell at the club, according to reports.
Karius, who was partly at fault for Liverpool‘s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in 2018, was ditched by Jurgen Klopp shortly after, with him being sent out on a two-year temporary stay at the Turkish side.
However, the German has endured a tough time at Besiktas having been unable to recover his form and according to Turkish outlet Takvim [via Sport Witness], the club want to cut short his loan.
It is said that president Ahmet Nur Cebi wants to rebuild his side and is looking to offload players – including Karius – who would be replaced by the re-signing of Fabri from Fulham.
Fabri was sold to the Cottagers by Besiktas last summer before being loaned out to Mallorca in September this year, but he is yet to play a single game for the Spanish side.
However, Takvim say that Besiktas must first convince Liverpool to cut short Karius’ loan, which would likely incur a fee.
Karius has two years left on his current Anfield contract having been brought in from Mainz in 2016.
AND THE REST
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is keen on the signing of Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, whose contract expires next summer (Sky Italia)
Real Madrid have followed up an initial €20m bid for Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz by offering midfielder Isco as part of the deal (Don Balon)
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is prepared to sanction the sale of Ivan Rakitic, with Manchester United and Inter Milan both previously linked (AS)
Watford have made an unsuccessful offer for 17-year-old striker Haissem Hassan, who plays for French Ligue 2 side Chateauroux (L’Equipe)
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has declared that Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world (Football Espana)
Barcelona are considering a summer move for Inter Milan’s on-loan midfielder Stefano Sensi (Diario Sport)
The Catalan giants have decided to allow Carlos Alena to leave the club on loan in January (Diario Sport)
Sevilla are weighing up a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, who has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks (Marca)
Real Madrid are looking to sell right-back Alvaro Odriozola, who coach Zinedine Zidane believes doesn’t fit into his plans (Mundo Deportivo)
Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, has revealed that her husband – now on loan at Paris Saint-Germain – was close to moving to AC Milan before switching to the French capital from Inter (Football Italia)
Juventus goalkeeper Ginaluigi Buffon has said that he still feels important at the club, despite a lack of game time this season (Football Italia)