Euro Paper Talk: Edwards gets a yes from BVB star with Van Dijk pal also set for Liverpool
Liverpool have been given the green light to sign a £78m attacker – and could follow that up with an uncompromising Dutch defender, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Leeds want a Turkish midfielder and West Ham lead the chase for a prolific Serie A striker.
SANCHO SAYS YES TO LIVERPOOL
Jadon Sancho is reported to have given Michael Edwards his word that he wants to join Liverpool this summer.
The England winger looks poised to finally leave Borussia Dortmund this summer after they dropped his asking price.
The Bundesliga side stood firm following an approach from Manchester United last summer, demanding £107m for his services. But now, with just two years left on his deal, Sancho can leave for £78m.
It’s reported they’d opt to sell the England man ahead of star man Erling Haaland. And with the club possibly missing out on the Champions League, Sancho’s sale looks increasingly likely.
As per reports, United will be back in once again for Sancho. They will be rivalled by Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel apparently a huge fan.
However, according to Don Balon, Sancho has given his word to Liverpool.
May 5 Transfer Chatter: Manchester United owners have a summer plan, Spurs star linked with managerial reunion and Liverpool linked with another defender.
Wednesday's transfer chatter, with Jordan Simpson.
They report he has informed sporting director Edwards his word that the Merseysiders are the club he most sees himself at.
The article speculates that he could replace the misfiring Sadio Mane in the Reds line-up next season, with the sale of Mohamed Salah also a possibility.
Liverpool also get De Vrij green light
Liverpool have also been informed that a deal for Stefan De Vrij is on this summer, claims a report.
As per FCInterNews, the Reds have made a fresh approach to sign the Dutchman this summer.
The 29-year-old was on their radar prior to the signing of Virgil van Dijk. But now they’re back in for him and have been told that Inter are open to his sale.
The defender enjoys a solid relationship with Van Dijk at international level. It’s suggested he’s been contacted over an Anfield move by the crocked Liverpool lynchpin.
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ANDREA BELOTTI HEADING FOR WEST HAM
West Ham are now ‘favourites’ to sign 104-goal Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who could leave for just €25m this summer. (Torino Granata)
Pep Guardiola will make the signing of Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips a priority for Man City this summer. (Todofijchaes)
Leeds are leading the chase for Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan, who has a €20m release clause in his deal. (Fotomac)
Atletico Madrid are plotting a €40m approach to sign Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid this summer. (Todofijaches)
Lazio have offered Juan Mata a two-year deal this summer and plan to sign the Spaniard as a free agent when his Man Utd deal expires. (La Repubblica)
MARQUINHOS, RAPHAEL VARANE SWAP DEAL
PSG and Real Madrid are in talks about a swap deal for Marquinhos and Raphael Varane. (Todofijaches)
Jose Mourinho plans to make a double raid on Tottenham for Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela this summer. (various)
Man Utd and Man City have learned it will cost €50m to sign Kalidou Koulibaly if they make a move this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s family want him to move back to Sporting Lisbon when he leaves Juventus. (Record)
Lyon forward Memphis Depay is signing for Barcelona this summer and has already been house-hunting in the area. (Mundo Deportivo)
NEYMAR NEARS BARCELONA RETURN
Speculation about Neymar’s return to Barcelona in 2022 are gathering pace after PSG’s latest Champions League failure. (AS)
Liverpool have decided against taking up an offer from Samuel Umtiti’s agent to sign the Barcelona defender this summer. (various)
Inter, Lazio and Fiorentina have targeted a free transfer deal for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic. (Corriere dello Sport)
Roma and Inter Milan are in competition for the signature of Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez. (Calciomercato)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona have made initial contact with Gerson’s agents as they explore the possibility of signing the Flamengo midfielder. (ESPN)
Tottenham are being linked with a move to sign RB Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi this summer as they ponder life after Hugo Lloris. (BILD)
Leeds, West Ham and Aston Villa will all compete to sign Norwich’s gifted midfielder Emi Buendia this summer. (Foot Mercato)
Gareth Bale has emerged as a shock transfer target for Everton as doubts about his future continue. (El Chiringuito)
Malaga defender Dean Huijsen, 16, has joined Juventus after rejecting offers from Sevilla and Real Madrid. (VoetbalZone)