Liverpool are being tipped to make a mega January transfer window signing, while Chelsea are in talks over a move for an attacker after their transfer ban was lifted – all in Friday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL TO MAKE JANUARY SPLASH
Liverpool are being tipped to make a huge transfer splash in January to boost their Premier League title push.
However, Mirror journalist David Maddock states that a move for the former is more likely to happen at the end of the season, as PSG will not sell one of their star men mid-season.
However, Maddock ruled out the possibility of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Mbappe moving to Anfield due to the striker’s price tag and the fact that no major team will agree to sell their best player mid-season.
He told LFC4Arab: “I doubt it could happen…
“His price tag would be around £200m, maybe more, and there’s just no way Liverpool would pay that.
“So for there to be any chance, the price would have to come down significantly, and with Real Madrid interested, I can’t see that happening.”
That leaves Sancho as a viable option in the New Year, although the England star would be viewed more as a back-up option to Jurgen Klopp’s current strike trio.
The 19-year-old, who is also wanted by Man Utd and Chelsea, is expected to be available for the right price in January, which is likely to be more than £100m, after falling out with Dortmund boss Lucien Favre.
Although deemed to be a back-up, Sancho’s potential arrival would certainly give the Merseyside club a huge lift as they chase a first top-flight title success in 30 years.
AND THE REST
Paul Pogba has reportedly decided to leave Manchester United, but it is claimed he would prefer a move to Real Madrid over a return to Juventus (L’Equipe)
The agent of France and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has met with executives from both Chelsea and Manchester City (El Desmarque)
Tottenham and Manchester United target Nicolo Zaniolo admits he is not interested in a move to the Premier League, just yet (Gazzetta dello Sport)
RB Salzburg sensation Erling Haaland has a £17m release clause in his contract, amid talk of a move to Manchester United (Bild)
Bayern Munich will not appoint former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager (Bild)
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek favours a move to Real Madrid next summer over a switch to Tottenham as he is not keen to work under Jose Mourinho (De Telegraaf)
Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Paris Saint Germain’s veteran striker Edinson Cavani (Colchoneros)
Federico Chiesa and Fiorentina are reportedly close to ending their gridlock over a new contract (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Getafe and Barcelona have confirmed a loan arrangement for midfielder Carles Alena (Diario AS)
Tottenham are keen on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico (El Intransigente)
Cagliari, Sampdoria and Fiorentina will compete for the signing of AS Roma’s veteran midfielder Alessandro Florenzi in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)
Holland boss Ronald Koeman has hinted he could soon take the helm at Barcelona, admitting “never say never” (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona are still tracking Flamengo midfielder Reinier ahead of the January transfer window, but are not yet certain of launching a bid for his services (Mundo Deportivo)
Sevilla and Leicester City want to sign Brest midfielder Ibrahima Diallo in the January transfer window (Diario AS)
Udinese are unwilling to let their star winger Rodrigo De Paul leave in the January transfer window (Corriere dello Sport)
Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has appeared to confirm he is joining Atletico Madrid from Atletico Paranaense in a €30m deal (Marca)
Jose Callejon could leave Napoli in the January transfer window (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella is considering raiding his former club AC Milan for Fabio Borini, Davide Calabria and Giacomo Bonaventura (Calciomercato)