Euro Paper Talk: Edwards chases tasty €50m strike duo to revolutionise Liverpool attack

Date published: Monday 12th April 2021 12:26 - James Marshment

Marcos Acuna points at Luis Suarez

Michael Edwards wants to give Liverpool’s attack some extra added bite with two players eyed, a goal-hungry Villarreal striker could join West Ham for €25m, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk has details of a shock new suitor for Georginio Wijnaldum.

SUAREZ, VLAHOVIC ON LIVERPOOL RADAR

Liverpool are looking into the possibility of signing Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina this summer, according to a report.

The champions have fallen off their perch in quite sensational style this season. While they can still claim a top-four finish, it will take a big swing for them to win a trophy. Indeed, their hopes of Champions League glory rest on the prospect of another Anfield miracle. Real Madrid will this week bring a 3-1 lead to Merseyside for their quarter-final second leg.

Part of their downturn has been the loss of form of two of their attackers in Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp even expressed his concerns about Mane and why he needs a break.

As such, reports claim sporting director Michael Edwards is making plans to pep up their attack this summer. As per Todofijaches, Edwards and Klopp are considering a swoop for Fiorentina marksman Vlahovic.

The 6ft 3in Serb has been in brilliant form this season, scoring 15 goals in 32 appearances. He’s being linked with Arsenal and Manchester United – but now Liverpool are also emerging as genuine suitors.

Vlahovic is rated at €40m by Fiorentina, who may reluctantly sell in order to balance the books.

The same source claims Luis Suarez is also looking increasingly likely to return to Liverpool this summer.

Suarez was hugely popular at Liverpool before moving on to Barcelona in 2014. Now at Atletico Madrid, Suarez has 19 goals in 32 appearances this season.

However, it’s claimed the 34-year-old could depart after just one year due to a ‘difficult relationship’ with Diego Simeone. It’s reported Atleti would look for just €10m for Suarez. The Uruguayan scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool during his time at Anfield.

WEST HAM ON TRAIL OF PACO ALCACER

Paco Alcacer and Pau Torres

West Ham could seal a €25m deal for Villarreal striker Paco Alcacer, much to Unai Emery’s frustration. (Todofijaches)

Inter Milan, Real Madrid and PSG have all joined the race to sign West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard this summer. (ESPN)

Wolves are considering an approach for Valencia winger Goncalo Guedes this summer with Patrick Cutrone as the bait. (various)

Marcel Sabitzer will depart by RB Leipzig this summer with the Tottenham target hinting he wants to make the ‘next step’. (Laola1)


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BAYERN ENTER RACE TO SIGN WIJNALDUM

Georginio Wijnaldum, referee Stephanie Frappart

Bayern Munich are considering a surprise swoop for Georginio Wijnaldum amid claims the Dutchman has held talks with the Bundesliga giants. (Abendzeitung Muenchen)

Manchester City are eyeing up a €90m move for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix this summer. (Todofijaches)

Liverpool have learned it would take a fee of €75m were they to prise Pedri away from Barcelona this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Ousmane Dembele admits talks over a new deal are yet to start, with his Barcelona deal due to expire in June 2022. Liverpool, Man Utd and Juventus are all assessing his situation. (Mundo Deportivo)

MILAN HOLD TALKS OVER TOMORI

AC Milan have entered talks with Chelsea over a permanent deal for centre-back Fikayo Tomori. (Tuttosport)

Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde are all doubts to face Liverpool this week. Eden Hazard and Raphael Varane could return for Real Madrid, however. (Marca)

Everton have been warned that AC Milan forward Rafael Leao is not for sale, unless €50m is put on the table. (Calciomercato)

Paulo Dybala’s future remains up in the air because of financial pressures at Juventus, according to sporting director Fabio Paratici. (Sky Italia)

Inter Milan do not want to sell Nicolo Barella, amid interest from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. (ESPN)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Claudio Ranieri has raised doubts over his future at Sampdoria quotes with a cryptic response over claims he could leave. (Sky Italia)

PSG have touched base with the entourage of Mohamed Salah, while they explore a possible deal. (Telefoot)

Mauricio Pochettino has also approached former club Tottenham about a deal for talismanic striker Harry Kane. (Telefoot)

Gerard Deulofeu has torn his meniscus and needs knee surgery, bringing the Udinese star’s season to an end. (various)

Manchester United are “obsessed” with signing Pau Torres this summer after making contact for the defender. (AS)

 

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