Liverpool are eyeing an experienced Serie A defender to bolster their back line, while Chelsea bosses make contact with a manager duo – both in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
REDS EYE SERIE A DEFENDER
Liverpool are showing increased interest in AC Milan defender Mateo Musacchio, according to a report.
The Reds have suffered harshly with injuries at the back this season. Indeed, all three senior centre-halves have encountered problems and are currently on the sidelines.
What’s more, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out for some while longer, reports have claimed that Liverpool are keen to bring in a new addition to ease their concerns.
According to Todofichajes, Musacchio is now among the club’s list of targets. The 30-year-old has a wealth of experience across Europe, having played for Villarreal and Milan.
In fact, he made 249 appearances for the former club before moving to Italy in 2017. The Argentine would offer lots of experience and leadership, which would help youngsters such as Rhys Williams.
Indeed, the report claims that a deal to bring Musacchio in ‘gains strength’ with Liverpool bosses. But despite the player’s contract running out next summer, Milan are supposedly unwilling to sell at the moment.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has continued to insist that a move for a new centre-back this month is unlikely, as the club deals with the financial effects of the pandemic.
In any case, Todofichajes adds that Musacchio is worth less than €5million.
The centre-back struggled for minutes in his first season at Milan, before becoming a crucial part of the team in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns. This term, meanwhile, he has not managed to work his way into manager Stefano Pioli’s plans after ankle surgery.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Chelsea have Brendan Rodgers, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Julian Nagelsmann on their radar as a potential successor to manager Frank Lampard. (Bild)
What’s more, the Blues have already contacted Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel. (Bild)
Meanwhile, Chelsea are willing to outbid Real Madrid in the hunt to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. (Diario Gol)
Inter Milan have rejected the chance to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. (Calciomercato)
MAN UTD HAVE ROMERO SUITORS
But while United are struggling to offload Lingard, Valencia are keen on goalkeeper Sergio Romero. (Estadio Deportivo)
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is working on Paul Pogba‘s transfer from Manchester United. (Todofichajes)
Meanwhile, West Ham remain alive in the race for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik. (Radio Kiss Kiss)
However, Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez has rejected the prospect of joining the Hammers this month. (Calciomercato)
OZIL IN PROCESS OF ARSENAL EXIT
Mesut Ozil’s agent has said that he and his Arsenal client are in the “process” of securing a move to Fenerbahce. (beIN Sports)
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has called on his teammates to show more fight and rediscover better form. (ESPN)
Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe is likely to snub interest from Newcastle and Palace. (France Football)
Tottenham loanee Gareth Bale features on a Real Madrid list of expendable players at the club. But Spurs do not want to extend the 31-year-old’s deal in north London past the end of the season (Sport)
DOUBTS ABOUT BARCA DUO
Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Ronald Araujo sat out training on Wednesday. That is despite manager Ronald Koeman telling a press conference that both players were fit. (Sport)
Koeman wants Barcelona to join the race for Lille defender Sven Botman. Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly keen on the 21-year-old Dutchman. (Don Balon)
AC Milan have increased their contract offer to midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu to €4million per season. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Meanwhile, Roma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said that he will soon discuss a new deal with the Serie A club. (La Repubblica)