Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards is ready to bankroll a £110m double deal for two Lille stars, while Man City are back in for an Inter Milan defender, according to Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL CLOSING IN ON OUTSTANDING LILLE DUO
Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a double deal for Lille duo Boubakary Soumare and Victor Osimhen, with both players worth a combined estimate of £110million.
The talented duo have been watched by several Premier League scouts this season with Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea all taking an interest.
Osimhen has been linked with a £60m switch to Anfield since the turn of the year and his power gives them a central striking option that Jurgen Klopp does not currently have.
The 21-year-old is having a stunning debut season for the French outfit, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, and is seemingly being lined-up as an alternative to Timo Werner, who now looks more likely to head to Italy this summer.
Soumare, also 21, came close to joining Steve Bruce’s Newcastle in January only for a deal to fall through, but the Toon are expected to be very active in the transfer market once their Saudi takeover goes through, and they could return with another bid.
However, the report adds that Reds sporting director Michael Edwards is ready to give the nod for the club to sign the duo and further strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s already impressive squad.
AND MORE FROM THE EURO PAPERS
Manchester City have not given up their pursuit of Milan Skriniar, but Italian sources claim Inter would only listen to offers over €70m (Calciomercato)
Inter have made a fresh demand of Barcelona if they are to sign striker Lautaro Martinez: the permanent transfer of Arturo Vidal and loan deal of Antoine Griezmann (Sport Mediaset)
Roma have reportedly joined Everton in the chase for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo (Mundo Deportivo)
West Ham will try to land Atletico de Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera this summer after having a bid rejected in January (Diario AS)
Quique Setien has expressed his belief that Lionel Messi and Barcelona “will always be united”, while dismissing rumours of a potential move to Inter for the Argentine superstar (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Dayot Upamecano is to frustrate Manchester United and his many other suitors by signing a new contract at RB Leipzig
Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic open to AC Milan move, despite links to Arsenal (todofichajes)
Juventus have turned down another offer from Manchester City for defender Leonardo Bonucci (Goal Italia)
West Ham would be keen on doing a deal for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi (HLN)
Ousmane Dembele is set to be like a new signing for Barcelona Coach Quique Setien, who has ruled out the forward’s exit from the Camp Nou (El Mundo Deportivo)
Aston Villa have reportedly identified Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama as a potential signing during the next transfer window (Turkiye)
Atletico Madrid face competition from the Premier League to sign Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu (ESPN)
Inter Milan are willing to turn the loan spell of Victor Moses from Chelsea into a permanent deal (Calciomercato)
Bayern Munich are the latest top club who are considering a move for Hearts’ 17-year-old starlet Aaron Hickey (Sky Sports)
The Ligue 1 season finishing early has a knock-on effect for Roma, as it means Steven Nzonzi will automatically extend his loan at Rennes (Football Italia)
The agent of young Ajax duo Leo Thethani and Dean Solomons has confirmed that AC Milan are interested in both of his clients, as well as Swiss side Grasshoppers (SempreMilan)