Euro Paper Talk: John Henry wants to win back Liverpool favour with £86m swoop

Date published: Thursday 22nd April 2021 12:22 - James Marshment

John Henry, Linda Pizzuti FSG Liverpool FC owners

John Henry wants to buy back the affection of Liverpool fans by making a club-record summer signing, Arsenal are looking to lure three players from Real Madrid, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Everton are poised to make an exciting raid on Barcelona.

JADON SANCHO SWOOP ON HENRY’S MIND

John Henry wants to win back the respect and appreciation of Liverpool fans by launching a huge swoop to sign Jadon Sancho.

The Reds owner is facing a backlash from supporters and pundits alike. That’s after Liverpool’s involvement – and subsequent withdrawal – from the European Super League. The American has already issued a grovelling apology to fans over the farce.

However, Henry knows the entire episode has proved a huge PR disaster for Liverpool. As such, he knows he needs to do something pretty special to win back favour from supporters and Jurgen Klopp. Indeed a report on Wednesday claimed Klopp was considering his future over the whole unsavoury saga.

To that end, Fijaches claims Henry and FSG are willing to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The outlet says Henry will slap down a club-record £86.1m (€100m) offer to Dortmund to tempt them to sell the winger.

Whether that tempts Dortmund to sell, or indeed goes some way to appeasing Klopp and their fans remains to be seen. The outlet claims Dortmund still hope to achieve €120m for Sancho. However, it states the Bundesliga side accepts that’s unlikely in the current climate.

Sancho has long been tracked by Manchester United, but would not pay BVB’s asking price last summer.

His potential arrival at Anfield would give Klopp strong competition in the forward line were Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both to stay.

ARSENAL ADD KUBO TO WANTED LIST

Takefusa Kubo, Getafe on loan from Real Madrid

Arsenal are making ambitious plans to sign Takefusa Kubo from Real Madrid in a triple deal with Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos. (Fijaches)

Everton are ready to rescue Philippe Coutinho from his Barcelona nightmare and will bring him back to the Premier League. (Fijaches)

Erik Lamela has decided to leave Tottenham this summer with a move to Napoli looking increasingly likely. (Area Napoli)

Real Madrid are emerging as favourites ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu. (Fijaches)

Granada are hoping to persuade Man City to keep Yangel Herrera on loan for another season, despite interest from Leeds. (AS)

CHELSEA PUSH HARD FOR GABRIEL MENINO

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Chelsea will go all out to sign Palmeiras starlet Gabriel Menino in a €20m deal this summer. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona are closing on the free transfer signing of Memphis Depay, with the player an ‘express wish’ of Ronald Koeman. (Mundo Deportivo)

Thomas Tuchel wants Tammy Abraham out of Chelsea with Leicester already making progress on his signing. (Fijaches)

Cengiz Under is likely to join Trabzonspor this summer after Leicester City deciding against a permanent deal. (Karadeniz’de Sonnokta)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has agreed a five-year contract with Real Madrid and will sign as a free agent. (Sky Deutsche)


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NEYMAR TO BARCELONA TALK RESURFACES

Inter Milan and AC Milan will join Atletico Madrid in withdrawing from the European Super League. (various)

Neymar is willing to accept a huge wage cut to rejoin Barcelona from PSG this summer. (Marca)

Real Madrid are on the verge of agreeing a new deal with Sergio Ramos after the defender dropped his wage demands. (Marca)

Sergio Aguero has told close friends and family that he will be joining Spanish giants Barcelona on a two-year deal. (La Porteria)

Jose Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes has contacted Valencia over the Portuguese coach taking charge at the LaLiga club. (Fijaches)

Roma’s Pedro Rodriguez will be out of action for 10 days and will miss the Europa League semi-final first leg against Manchester United. (Sky Italia)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Newcastle United are interested in Benfica’s Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares, who is rated at around €10m. (Record)

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly started searching for a house in Madrid as speculation grows that he could quit PSG for LaLiga. (Goal)

Borussia Dortmund will fight Man Utd for Andre Silva, who they see as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland. (BILD)

Liverpool will seek just £8.63m (€10m) from Porto for the permanent signing of Serbian midfielder Marko Gruji. (A Bola)

Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car is hoping Liverpool rekindle their interest in him, amid claims he can leave for the right price. (Le 10 Sport)

 

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