Euro Paper Talk: Klopp has ‘next Mane’ visions as Liverpool hunt €25m star

Date published: Wednesday 14th April 2021 12:26 - Jonny Whitfield

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Liverpool look towards an exciting African to deliver more goals for Jurgen Klopp, while Edinson Cavani is given fresh transfer advice – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

KLOPP TARGETS PATSON DAKA

Liverpool will make their move to sign RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka as manager Jurgen Klopp hunts more goals, according to a report.

The Reds have largely enjoyed finding the back of the net after partnering Roberto Firmino with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The trio have scored over 250 goals between them since their Anfield arrivals. However, Liverpool have faced new struggles up front this season, especially at Anfield.

Klopp’s men have lost without scoring at home to Chelsea, Fulham, Burnley, Brighton and Everton this year. Indeed, Diogo Jota’s absence with a knee injury has not helped.

But despite welcoming the Portuguese back into his ranks, Klopp wants more attacking options.

According to Don Balon, Liverpool will make a move for Daka. The 22-year-old impressed when scoring twice against Liverpool in pre-season and has enjoyed a remarkable campaign since, netting 23 goals in 20 league games.

Previous reports have outlined how Liverpool could target the Zambia international to help out the off-colour Firmino.

Don Balon, which reports Daka’s value at €25million (£21.7million) says, though, that Klopp feels that the forward can be the ‘next Mane’. Like Daka, Mane progressed at Salzburg before moving to Southampton.

Meanwhile, Daka‘s agent has admitted that he could look to find his client a new challenge after his standout season, despite his contract running until 2024.

Freddie Kanoute told Sky Sport Austria: “I think it’s time for a new challenge at the end of the season.

“He really got started this season. He is developing almost daily.”


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez has told Edinson Cavani to stay in Europe next season. Manchester United have offered the 34-year-old another one-year deal, amid links with Boca Juniors. (Depo)

Boca president Juan Roman Riquelme has contacted Lucas Torreira’s representatives about signing the Arsenal midfielder, but remains far from an agreement. (TyC Sports)

Atletico Madrid will listen to offers for centre-back Jose Gimenez this summer. As such, Chelsea could renew their interest. (Todofichajes)

SPURS COULD SCUPPER MILAN PLANS

Mike Maignan Lille and France goalkeeper

Tottenham could scupper AC Milan’s transfer plans to sign Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Spurs and Manchester United are ‘constantly monitoring’ Torino striker Andrea Belotti. (Tuttosport)

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will battle to sign Wolves striker Rafa Mir. (Marca)

Wolves, meanwhile, would offer Goncalo Guedes a Premier League move if Valencia decided to sell up. (Fichajes.com)

EVERTON COULD GET SWEET KEAN DEAL

Moise Kean Paris Saint-Germain on loan from Everton

Juventus bosses feel convinced that they can lure Everton striker Moise Kean back to the club. However, centre-back Merih Demiral could become a new makeweight to convince Carlo Ancelotti. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Kean has admitted that he is not thinking about his future after Paris Saint-Germain sealed a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. (Sky Italy)

Neymar has also insisted that he feels “very happy” after further questions over his potential departure this summer. (RMC Sport)

Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign €12million-rated (£10.4million) Toffees winger Bernard. (Fichajes.net)

PUNDITS CLASH ON HAALAND FUTURE

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Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann does not think that Erling Haaland suits Manchester City. In contrast, though, Jan Age Fjortoft says that he can see the striker at the Etihad Stadium. (Bild)

Barcelona believe that offering Haaland a role as Lionel Messi’s eventual successor will tempt him to turn down other clubs. (Mundo Deportivo)

Meanwhile, Barca have triggered a clause in Oscar Mingueza’s contract which extends the centre-back’s stay until 2023. (Sport)

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani says that he admires Man City boss Pep Guardiola for his leadership. (Calciomercato)

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