Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal gem torn as Liverpool proposal forces rethink

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:25

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Emile Smith-Rowe, Folarin Balogun

A prized Arsenal academy graduate is pondering his future after a proposal from Liverpool, while Tottenham eye a striker bid – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun feels torn over his future amid a new proposal from Liverpool, according to a report.

The 19-year-old’s contract in north London runs out in June but he has yet to agree an extension.

Indeed, recent reports have suggested that talks between player and club have failed to result in a breakthrough. As such, his Gunners exit looks likely.

What’s more, previous speculation from The Athletic added that the USA-born forward is likely to move abroad as opposed to sealing a Premier League switch.

According to Todofichajes, though, Liverpool have ‘contacted’ Balogun’s representatives and offered them their proposal.

The source states that while Balogun is ‘happy’ in north London, the offer is making him ‘rethink’ his future. However, the report does not offer details of Liverpool’s interest.



In addition, Todofichajes adds that Arsenal have not made their final effort at convincing Balogun, which could prove crucial in deciding the player’s fate.

In any case, Liverpool reportedly hope to seal Balogun’s arrival at Anfield in the coming weeks. Indeed, the teenager is free to speak to other clubs in January due to his contractual situation.

Balogun, who has risen through Arsenal’s youth ranks, has made his first-team debut this season. He has made five senior appearances, scoring two goals and assisting another in four Europa League games.


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Spurs will rival Napoli by making a bid for free-agent striker Diego Costa next month (La Razon)

Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst says that a January transfer would not be ideal, amid links with Tottenham (Eindhoven Dagblad)

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has arranged a trip to England to explore a Premier League move. The German is supposedly on Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s radar (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche says that he will not open contract talks with Marcel Sabitzer until the Spring. The midfielder is a target for Tottenham (Bild)

Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon admits that he has a fractious relationship with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane (AS)

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says that he is proud to be closing in on 150 Premier League appearances (Sky Sport Italia)

Manchester City and Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Shaktar Donetsk winger Tete (MSN)

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has arranged a trip to England to explore a Premier League move. The German is supposedly on Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s radar (La Gazzetta dello Sport)



City are also eyeing a swoop for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. Indeed, Pep Guardiola’s relationship with the Austrian could prove crucial in securing a deal (Fussball Transfers)

Barcelona midfelder Carles Alena is keen to leave Camp Nou in the January transfer window (rac1)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is training in Argentina as he ponders his future (Pasta de Campeon)

Inter Milan and Arsenal are not yet in serious negotiations about a potential move for Granit Xhaka (Inter Dipendenza)


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Meanwhile, Switzerland head coach Vladimir Petkovic has defended Xhaka following his recent red card (Blick)

But Petkovic has taken issue with Liverpool over Xherdan Shaqiri‘s muscle injury (Blick)

Inter winger Alexis Sanchez will soon return to training and hopes to be fit in early January (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Torino have returned as candidates to sign Wolves’ loaned-out forward Patrick Cutrone on a permanent deal (La Nazione)

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