Liverpool are looking at Arsenal pair Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka as they plot their long-term transfer strategy, while they had scouts in Romania over the weekend, all in Euro Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL CHASE ARSENAL STARLETS
Liverpool are monitoring two Arsenal starlets – Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, according to a report.
Football Insider claims the Premier League leaders are assessing the “long-term potential transfer options and the Arsenal duo are both on their radar”.
The 18-year-old duo have both had a significant impact on the first team this season and Klopp and Co. are apparently keen.
“A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club are on the trail of the teenage duo following their almost instant impact in the Arsenal first team,” reads the report.
Martinelli, who was a £6million summer recruit from Ituano Futebol Clube, has been a revelation for the Gunners scoring 10 goals from 23 appearances, including a goal against Liverpool in the 5-5 Carabao Cup game earlier this season.
Saka meanwhile, has made 11 Premier League starts this season on the left for the Gunners, and he was mightily impressive in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle.
Liverpool have also been linked with a shock double move for Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte, according to Don Balon.
AND THE REST
Liverpool and West Ham had scouts in Romania on Sunday watching the Bucharest derby between Dinamo and Steaua (Digisport)
Chelsea had a scout in Portugal on Saturday watching loanee Lucas Piazon in action Rio Ave’s match against Sporting (O’Jogo)
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva says he would like to return to Benfica one day (A Bola)
RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has opened the door to a summer transfer (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter forward Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s preferred option to replace Luis Suarez (Calciomercato)
Leroy Sane’s decision to change agents hasn’t gone down well with Bayern Munich (Kicker)
Roma are looking at signing RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann (Calciomercato)
Celtic are not happy that Leicester City are trying to sign 16-year-old rising star Tsoanelo Letsosa (Football Insider)
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – a target for Juve and Inter – has a market value of over €100million (Calciomercato)
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot has decided to stay with the club (Calciomercato)
Barcelona will trigger the €20m release clause of Leganes striker Martin Braithwaite this week (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United target Donny van de Beek is set to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks (The Athletic)
RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has insisted that Timo Werner is happy at the club (Transfermarkt)
Brazilian side Botafogo are closing on the signing of former Barcelona and Man City midfielder Yaya Toure (Globoesporte)
Chelsea teenager Samuel Iling-Junior is attracting interest from across Europe (Football Insider)
Thomas Partey has confirmed that his agent is in talks with Atletico Madrid over a new contract (Marca)
Inter Milan are ready to re-sign Gabriele Zappa from Pescara by activating the buy back clause in his contract (Calciomercato)
Brighton are ‘very interested’ in 21-year-old Saint-Etienne midfielder Arnaud Nordin (Le10 Sport)