Liverpool remain interested in Thiago Alcantara, according to Sport with the midfielder’s price tag now dropped, while a new deadline for Man Utd to sign Jadon Sancho has emerged, all in the Euro papers.
THIAGO PRICE TAG
Spanish outlet Sport remain convinced that Thiago Alcantara will sign for Liverpool.
Last week they claimed the midfielder had already agreed personal terms and the transfer was down to the two clubs agreeing a fee.
Sources in England and Germany are not convinced with the Liverpool Echo claiming the club “have no plans of making a move for the player at this present time”.
Sport via Sport Witness though are banging the drum once again and apparently the paths between Thiago and the Premier League champions are “doomed to intertwine”.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted the 29-year-old, whose contract runs out in 2021, wants to leave.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not as forthright, he said: “Thiago Alcantara is a really good player. Like a lot of other players out there, I like him a lot. But that’s all I have to say about that.”
However, France Football do agree with Sport in that Klopp would like to attract the Bayern Munich midfielder to Anfield. And they suggest Bayern would probably take an offer above the £27m mark.
Bayern’s asking price in full is believed to be €35million.
AND THE REST
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are both looking to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi this summer (Varsky Sports)
If Manchester United want to bid for Jadon Sancho, the deal must be done by August 10 (Sport Bild)
Manuel Pellegrini is to be appointed as the Real Betis coach in the coming days (La Tercera)
Ander Herrera has said he doesn’t see Paris Saint-Germain teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe leaving for Barcelona or Real Madrid any time soon (Onda Cero)
Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick will become AC Milan’s new coach for the 2020-21 season (Sky Italia)
BARCA DON’T FANCY €111m DEAL
Barcelona have no intention of activating the €111million release clause in Lautaro Martinez’s contract at Inter Milan (Goal)
Chelsea are yet to table an offer for Kai Havertz (Bild)
Barcelona are planning to include Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in a bid to prise Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain (AS)
Hungary head coach Marco Rossi believes Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai is the “ideal player” for Serie A side Napoli (Goal)
Inter are continuing their pursuit for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie despite their derby rivals’ reluctance to sell to a team in the same city (Gianluca di Marzio)
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is wanted by Juventus, Inter and Atletico and Arsenal could offer him as a makeweight in any deal for Thomas Partey (L’Equipe)
Barcelona spokesperson Josep Vives has said that VAR has benefitted one team in Spain more than any other in a thinly-veiled swipe at Real Madrid (Marca)
Juventus are plotting to land Jorginho from Chelsea this summer in a loan deal that would include an obligatory permanent purchase option (Tuttosport)
Arsenal and Saint-Etienne have resumed talks over an extension to William Saliba’s loan after a sour breakdown in discussions earlier this month (L’Equipe)
Arsenal and West Ham United are the two contenders for Athletic Club Bilbao’s Unai Nunez (AS)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent Mateja Kezman is establishing contacts with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard (La Lazio Siamo Noi)