Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool v Barcelona for teenage French wonderkid

Date published: Sunday 31st March 2019 2:46 - Oli Fisher

Liverpool are battling Barcelona for the signing of a French starlet, while a Manchester United target has made a U-turn over his future, according to Sunday’s European papers.



Liverpool are considering making a summer move for Silas Wamangituka from Ligue 2 side Paris FC, according to a report.

French paper Le Parisien claims that Jurgen Klopp’s side are ready to battle Barcelona for the 19-year-old forward, who is attracting interest from ‘half of Ligue 1’ as well.

Wamangituka has been hugely impressive in Ligue 2 so far this term, netting seven goals in 23 appearances prompting what could well be a summer bidding war.

The belief is that Paris FC will struggle to keep hold of their prized asset given the levels of interest from elite clubs, and his price tag is set to soar above €5million.

The player’s agent has apparently made it clear that he will wait until the end of the season to discuss his client’s future, with no decision having been made yet.

Back in January, another French source in Téléfoot reported that both Newcastle and Nottingham Forest were taking an active interest in the striker.



Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has held two phone conversations with Real Madrid over a move to Spain for the 26-year-old. (Marca)

Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have all had offers for Wales international Gareth Bale rejected by Real Madrid ahead of this summer’s transfer window. (Don Balon)

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Antoine Griezmann has reportedly made yet another U-turn on his next career move by deciding that he wants to stay put at Atletico Madrid. (AS)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic insists the Bundesliga club have had no offers for star striker Luka Jovic.

Philippe Coutinho has admitted he is considering leaving Barcelona, with Manchester United and Chelsea circling. (Sport)

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has his mind set on a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season, as his wife has spent time in the Spanish capital scouting properties. (Don Balon)

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Arsenal are expected to wrap up the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli by the end of April. (SportWitness)

Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella has admitted he wants to return to Spain. (AS)

Lille president Gerard Lopez insists the club will not talk to any side about the signing of Nicolas Pepe until the end of the season.

West Ham’s England midfielder Declan Rice, 20, has played down the chances of leaving the club this summer, having been linked with Manchester City. (BT Sport)

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Pre-Season Friendly between Preston North End and West Ham United at Deepdale on July 21, 2018 in Preston, England. (Photo b Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers of over £40m for Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, with Manchester United understood to be interested. (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has little interest in discussing Gennaro Gattuso’s future, although he insists the club have never considered sacking the former midfielder.


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