Euro Paper Talk: Top midfielder has Liverpool transfer to ponder as tables turn on future

Date published: Monday 18th October 2021 12:31 - Jonny Whitfield

Marcelo Brozovic, Mile Skoric

A Serie A star is beginning to look around Europe – including Liverpool – at transfer options, while Sergio Aguero is a wanted man in Paris – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

LIVERPOOL TRANSFER OPTION FOR BROZOVIC

Inter and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is increasingly having to look at other options amid struggles to extend his contract, according to a report.

The 28-year-old has proved a fantastic signing for the Nerazzurri following his move from Dinamo Zagreb in 2016. In that time, he has racked up 252 appearances, contributing directly to 59 goals.

What’s more, he has proved crucial to all three managers who have had him in their ranks since he signed. However, he has entered the final year of his contract and his future is becoming increasingly uncertain.

Brozovic wants to renew at Inter and stay in the Italian capital.

But while club chiefs are only willing to offer him up to €4.5million (£3.8million) per season, Calciomercato reports that his father – also his agent – has pointed to the fact that Inter offered Hakan Calhanoglu €6million (£5million).

The report adds that Inter’s ‘delicate’ financial situation has made the negotiations tougher – more so than expected.

As a result, Brozovic and his father are now increasingly beginning to look at some of the other interested parties from across Europe.

Liverpool’s interest initially emerged in August and they have supposedly offered a €6million-per-season contract.

Manchester United, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also reportedly keeping tabs on his situation.

According to Calciomercato, Brozovic has been offered to Barcelona, potentially in a bid to unblock the contract talks with Inter one way or the other.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi in training for PSG

Lionel Messi wants to reunite with Sergio Aguero. As such, he would like Paris Saint-Germain to do a swap deal with Barcelona involving Mauro Icardi. (El Nacional)

Benjamin Pavard has said that “everything is settled” following his spat with France team-mate Paul Pogba in the Nations League final. (L’Equipe)

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has offered his Manchester United client to a host of top European teams. (Sport)

Meanwhile, Man Utd will rival Manchester City for the signature of Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak. (Fichajes)

Southampton have transfer interest in Genk striker Paul Onuachu, but West Ham are also keeping tabs on him. (Sport Mediaset)

LIVERPOOL, MAN CITY EYE VLAHOVIC

Dusan Vlahovic, Olivier Thill Luxembourg v Serbia October 2021

Liverpool and Manchester City are willing to invest heavily in Dusan Vlahovic, but Juventus lead the race for the Fiorentina striker. (Tuttomercatoweb)

In fact, Vlahovic has an agreement in principle over a move to another club. He will subsequently leave on a free transfer, or for half his current value next summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

But Tottenham remain in the hunt for the 21-year-old and could beat Juventus to his signing. (Calciomercatoweb)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that he walked into the “worst accounts” in the club’s history upon taking his role. (Marca)

HAZARD SUFFERS INJURY SETBACK

Eden Hazard running with Karim Benzema behind

Eden Hazard has not made Real Madrid’s Champions League squad for the clash with Shakhtar Donetsk following an injury. (Marca)

Meanwhile, Jose Gimenez and Marcos Llorente took part in full Atletico Madrid training ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Liverpool. (Mundo Deportivo)

Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo suffered a sprained knee in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus. He will therefore undergo tests to determine the damage. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juve striker Moise Kean said that he is happy the ball went in, following his strange winner. (DAZN)

Dani Alves could return to Barcelona to help guide the club through their sticky patch and guide their young stars. Indeed, the 38-year-old does not want to threaten Barca’s wage structure. (Sport)

Flamengo want a cut-price permanent transfer for on-loan Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira. (Globo Esporte)

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