Euro Paper Talk: Klopp desperate to beat rivals to Fabinho replacement

Rob McCarthy
Aurelien Tchouameni and Idrissa Gueye in Monaco v PSG

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to beat Chelsea in the race to sign a highly-rated Monaco midfielder, while Arsenal are being forced to rethink their plan to sign Youssef En Nesyri – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly desperate to beat Premier League rivals to the signing of midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Monaco star has become one of Europe’s most sought-after players, with Chelsea chasing his signature. Serie A giants Juventus have also recently joined the chase, as they plot exits for Premier League targets Aaron Ramsey and Weston McKennie.

But Tuttosport claims that the Reds are expected to bid for the player, with Klopp a huge admirer.

The France international is being labelled as the long-term successor to Fabinho in the holding midfield role at Anfield.

In fact, the 21-year-old is considered to be a better player now than when Fabinho was at the same age.

Fabinho has been a mainstay of Klopp’s side since moving to Merseyside in 2018, making 130 appearances for the club.

Mohamed Salah would be foolish to sign for Barcelona

Barcelona have been linked with Mo Salah and Divock Origi.

However, Tchouameni is considered a prospect who could help Liverpool dominate Europe over the next six to eight years.

The youngster’s stats are off the charts, but the Reds will have a battle on the hands to sign him.

Chelsea have been the firm favourites to snap up Tchouameni, but that could all change if Klopp gets his way.

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Youssef En-Nesyri of Sevilla laments during the UEFA Champions League, Group G, football match played between Sevilla FC and RB Salzburg at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium

Arsenal will have to change their strategy if they wish to sign Sevilla striker Youssef En Nesyri, with the Spanish side uninterested in a swap deal. (La Colina de Nervion)

Kylian Mbappe’s mother, Fayza Lamari, said her son is in talks to sign a new deal with PSG following a summer of intense interest from Real Madrid. (Le Parisien)

Borussia Dortmund are ready to make their move to try and keep Erling Haaland at the club by doubling his current salary. (AS)

Manchester City will ask Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele in any deal involving Raheem Sterling. (El Nacional)

Juventus have set a valuation of €30m on West Ham and Tottenham midfield target Weston McKennie. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham have entered into talks with representatives of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, who is also a major Liverpool target. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Juventus are planning on making moves for Vlahovic and Aurelien Tchouameni at the end of the season. (Tuttosport)

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Lorenzo Insigne, Nicolo Barella, Italy TEAMtalk

Napoli have made the decision to extend the contract of captain Lorenzo Insigne after reported indecision over offering a new deal. (Calciomercato)

FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi has revealed he would love to join Chelsea, with a move to Europe very much now in his plans. (Voetbal Primeur)

Two of Inter Milan’s highest earners, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez, will leave the Nerazzurri soon. (La Gazzetta dello Sport).

Inter and AC Milan are going head-to-head over River Plate starlet Julian Alvarez. (Calciomercato)

Inter have also opened talks over a new contract for midfielder Nicolo Barella. (Fabrizio Romano)


Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana smiling during a league match 2021

Barcelona want to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, despite talk of a move to Inter Milan already being agreed. (Mundo Deportivo)

Former Man Utd keeper Sergio Romero is close to completing a move to Serie B side Venezia FC. (Sky Italia)

Leeds United are eyeing a move for Espanyol wonderkid Mateo Joseph. (LaGrada)

Quique Sanchez Flores is the new Getafe manager for the third time. (Football Espana)