Euro Paper Talk: Barcelona bid for Chelsea star; Liverpool to land Real ace with €500m exit fee

Date published: Friday 22nd December 2017 12:25

Liverpool have opened talks over a January deal for a Real Madrid star who reportedly has a €500m exit fee in his contract, while Paulo Dybala’s agent has let slip the future of Neymar at PSG, according to Friday’s European papers.

 

ADVANTAGE LIVERPOOL IN RACE TO SIGN REAL MADRID STAR

Liverpool are reported to have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign unwanted Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, having opened talks with the player.

The Spain U21 midfielder moved to the Bernabeu over the summer in a deal worth £16million from Real Betis, but has struggled to make an impact, having only appeared in six La Liga matches so far.

And according to Diario Gol, Liverpool have opened talks with the player in a bid to bring him to Anfield in January.

It’s believed Ceballos was brought to the club on the recommendation of president Florentino Perez, who, according to Catalan newspaper Sport, stuck a €500million (£443m) exit fee in his contract when signing him.

But Diario Gol reckon with Zinedine Zidane not rating the player, Perez is ready to cut his losses on the star and sell him to the Reds in a deal worth around £21million.

Arsenal have also been mentioned as suitors, but the Spanish outlet claims a move to Anfield looks far more likely with the player keen to make the move in January.

 

AND THE REST

Paulo Dybala’s brother and agent Mariano is  lining up a £150million move to PSG for the Juventus star after recently meeting with representatives of the Ligue 1 club. It’s claimed Mariano told his brother: “Neymar will go to Real Madrid and you are the one to replace him.” (Corriere dello Sport)

Tottenham have made contact with Barcelona over a possible deal for Luis Suarez. Spurs want to sign him if Real Madrid land Harry Kane and Barcelona move for Antoine Griezmann (Don Balon)

Barcelona have contacted Chelsea to make an official approach to sign David Luiz on loan in January with a view to a permanent deal (Telefoot)

Former Manchester United assistant boss Ryan Giggs says he told the club to sign Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus years before they became breakout stars

Inter Milan are preparing a new contract for Mauro Icardi in order to ward off interest in their captain from Real Madrid (AS)

Arsenal are keen on bringing Barcelona starlet Jose Arnaiz to the Emirates with a €3.5million bid being prepared (Marca)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has once again lifted the lid on the situation surrounding star man Antoine Griezmann

Fernando Torres has issued a plea for Griezmann to stay on at Atletico Madrid (Marca)

West Ham are emerging as genuine rivals to Arsenal and Everton in the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Mundo Deportivo)

PSG are reportedly preparing a €170million bid for Lazio midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Corriere dello Sport)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is doubt for Saturday’s Clasico against Barcelona and may have to settle for a place on the bench (Marca)

Leeds United are in talks to sign Spanish free agent Alfredo Ortuno (Diario De Leon)

Marseille have contacted Lille to ask about a January deal for midfielder €9m-rated Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes (L’Equipe)

Javier Pastore’s future at PSG looks to be coming to an end. His agent has been quoted saying the win over Rennes could be his last match at the club, and the way he applauded the club’s fans suggested it was goodbye (Le Parisian)

Wesley Sneijder looks set to leave Nice after his move was branded a failure. The Dutch midfielder’s next stop could be America with Los Angeles Galaxy a possibility (L’Equipe)

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