Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool to negotiate deal for Barcelona star

Date published: Tuesday 22nd May 2018 8:40

Liverpool are ready to open negotiations to sign a Barcelona attacker, while Roma look set to beat the Reds and Man Utd to a €40million striker, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO OPEN DEMBELE NEGOTIATIONS

Liverpool are ‘willing to negotiate’ a deal with Barcelona for winger Ousmane Dembele whom manager Jurgen Klopp ‘is in love with’, according to Don Balon.

Dembele has struggled to make a big impact at the Nou Camp since replacing Neymar last summer, scoring just three goals in 17 La Liga appearnances for Barca.

That has led to strong rumours of a summer exit for the Frenchman and Liverpool are known admirers of the talented 21-year-old.

The report goes on to state that the Reds are eyeing Dembele as a potential replacement for Mo Salah, who continues to be linked with a switch to Real Madrid despite Liverpool’s best intentions to keep the prolific Egyptian.

Even though Real lead the chase for Salah, the report also suggests that Barca will offer Dembele as part of a swap deal to try and land the former Roma and Chelsea star themselves.

 

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LIVERPOOL TO BATTLE WITH ATLETI FOR DYBALA

Liverpool and Atletico Madrid could be about to battle it out to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

Tuttosport report that the Argentinian’s future in Serie A is in doubt and both Liverpool and Atleti could be looking for replacements if Mohamed Salah and Antoine Griezman leave their respective clubs.

The 24-year-old is under contract until 2022 but there has been talk of the forward chancing his arm elsewhere in Europe.

Dybala scored 26 goals and hit the seven-assist mark this season.

 

JUVE TO SELL £70M ACE TO FUND MOVE FOR £87.8M MAN UTD STAR

The Italian papers have gone all out on reports that Massimiliano Allegri’s decision to stay at Juventus this summer is set to spark a huge summer transfer merry-go-round – with the Serie A champions at the heart of it.

Tuttosport claims Allegri plans to bring in seven or eight players this summer – and has a shock plan to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin.

The France star has cut an unhappy figure at Manchester United in recent months and admitted on Monday his future at the club is far from certain.

While a move to PSG looks Pogba’s first choice, there are some doubts over whether the Ligue 1 giants actually want him, with Shakhtar star Fred also on their radar.

And Tuttosport reckons it is Juventus who will cash in by launching a €100m (£87.8m) move to bring the midfielder back to his former club.

However, the Italian outlet acknowledges Juve will have to sell before they can fund a move for Pogba. They claim Allegri plans to finance the swoop for Pogba by selling striker Gonzalo Higuain, most likely to Chelsea. A fee of €80m (£70.2m) should persuade them to sell the Argentine forward, who lost his way in the closing weeks of the season.

What this all means is that Manchester United could be given a free run to move for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who has been linked with a €100m move to Old Trafford and Juventus.

The Serbian star – wanted by Jose Mourinho as a successor for Michael Carrick – insisted nothing would be decided on his future until the end of the season.

But Lazio’s final-day capitulation at home to Inter Milan, which cost them a Champions League place, appears to have swung the pendulum firmly in United’s favour.

 

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AND THE REST

The agent of Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool target Jorginho has announced that the player is set for showdown talks with Napoli (Calciomercato)

Super agent Mino Raiola is to help Roma sign €40million Man Utd and Liverpool target Justin Kluivert (Calciomercato)

Man Utd target Elseid Hysaj has no intention to leave Napoli and could soon sign a contract extension with the Serie A outfit, according to his agent (Radio CRC)

Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach have ended their pursuit of Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster (Bild)

Arsenal are nearing a deal for 15-year-old Barcelona youngster Joel Lopez (Goal)

Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move to sign Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic (FC Inter News)

Hamburg want to keep out-of-contract Lewis Holtby and Aaron Hunt at the club despite their relegation (Bild)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Hoffenheim defender Kevin Vogt (Bild)

Gianluigi Buffon says he needs a week to consider his options and decide what his next move will be (Sky Sports Italia)

Liverpool are considering a move for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. They will however not meet the Rossoneri’s €70m asking price for the 19-year-old. (SportMediaset)

Alvaro Morata and Diego Godin are on Max Allegri’s Juventus wishlist (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bring Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Juventus (Tuttosport)

Lazio have upped their asking price for Milinkovic-Savic to about €150million euros with Manchester United and now Arsenal also interested (Il Messegaro)

Aurelio De Laurentiis still doesn’t know whether Maurizio Sarri will remain in charge of Napoli next season (Tuttosport)

Barcelona are set to raid Manchester United for fringe defender Daley Blind this summer (Don Balon)

Tottenham and Everton are both interested in signing Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer (Le 10 Sport)

Napoli are growing increasingly concerned that Kalidou Koulibaly will move to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal now leading Chelsea and Man Utd for the £65m-rated Senegalese defender after Unai Emery named him as his No 1 target. However, any deal for Koulibaly will likely spell the end of the Emery’s summer spending, with the Spaniard ready to blow his entire budget on the player (Tuttosport)

Dani Ceballos has told Jurgen Klopp he no longer wants to move to Liverpool and would instead prefer to return to previous club Real Betis (Don Balon)

Mauro Icardi’s new contract with Inter Milan is set to see the Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool target’s release clause raised to €160m (Calciomercato)

Zinedine Zidane insists he would not swap Cristiano Ronaldo with any player in the world, including Mohamed Salah, for whom Real Madrid have been strongly linked (UEFA)

Real Madrid have registered an interest in highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey (ESPN)

Real Madrid are eyeing up a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar after a personal recommendation from captain Sergio Ramos (Diario Gol)

Tottenham lead Napoli in the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes after he dropped his biggest hint yet that he will leave the Nou Camp this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Antoine Griezmann has informed his Atletico Madrid team-mates that he plans to stay at the club this summer (Marca)

The rough reception Antoine Griezmann endured at the hands of Atletico Madrid fans have pushed him closer to leaving (Marca)

Marseille duo Bouna Sarr and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa are being lined up for summer moves to Wolves (Telefoot)

Massimiliano Allegri will remain at Juventus for one more season and the Italian tactician has reportedly demanded the club to sign at least 7-8 new players this summer (Tuttosport)

Edinson Cavani has underlined his commitment to PSG amid claims he is being targeted by Chelsea and AC Milan (L’Equipe)

Norwich have failed in a bid to sign St Pauli striker Marvin Ducksch. This season’s top scorer in Bundesliga.2 was linked with Leeds earlier this year (Kicker)

AC Milan want to sign one of Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti or Alvaro Morata this summer – and will sell Carlos Bacca, Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic to fund the move (Tuttosport)

Gareth Bale looks set to snub a move to Manchester United and will instead look to complete a ‘bargain’ return to Tottenham

Gianluigi Buffon is on the brink of signing for PSG on an initial one-year deal (L’Equipe)

Robert Lewandowski has informed Bayern Munich he wants to leave this summer after Chelsea and Manchester City both submitted offers to sign him (Przeglad Sportowy)

Antonio Mohamed has signed a contract to be appointed Celta Vigo coach (TyC Sports)

Man Utd look set to end their interest in a £53m deal for Shakhtar midfielder Fred, amid claims the player prefers a move to PSG

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