Liverpool are lining up a bid for a striker whose asking price could drop, while Everton’s plan to complete a double deal is revealed – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL CONSIDER MILOT RASHICA BID
Liverpool are considering a move for Werder Bremen striker Milot Rashica in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports.
Previous reports have suggested that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp ordered club scouts to watch the 23-year-old in action, while the player’s agent has revealed the £35million fee for his services.
According to German publication Bild, Liverpool are weighing up a summer move for Rashica and there is a chance his asking price could fall.
Bremen sit in the relegation zone in the Bundesliga table and, depending on whether the season will be allowed to carry on after its postponement, the club could lower that fee if they are relegated.
Rashica, a Kosovo international with 25 caps for his country, moved to the German top flight from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in January 2018 and scored one goal in his first half-season with Bremen.
The winger, who can also play up front, netted 12 goals last term and has 10 – along with four assists – this campaign.
AND THE REST
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is confident of convincing Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to move to Goodison Park, with Toffees chairman Farhad Moshiri prepared to offer the pair long contracts (Marca)
The representatives of on-loan Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos met with Valencia officials during the January transfer window about a deal to sign him permanently from parent club Real Madrid (Marca)
Ceballos has also shown serious interest in moving back to Real Betis, where the Spaniard began his career (Marca)
Betis are keen to bring Chelsea winger Pedro and Manchester City’s David Silva to the club in the summer, with both out of contract at the end of the season (Estadio Deportivo)
Manchester City will struggle to match Barcelona’s offer of a contract worth €10million a year for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez (FC Inter News)
Martinez turned down the opportunity of joining Real Madrid before he turned professional (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United and Arsenal have both made initial contact with Barcelona about a deal to sign defender Samuel Umititi (Sport)
Everton winger Bernard has been offered to Serie A side Roma, who are set to lose Henrikh Mkhitaryan when he returns to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell (LaRoma24)
Influential agent Mino Raiola has offered Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt to Real Madrid after his tough debut season in Turin (Diario Sport)
Los Blancos have maintained that Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is their top summer target, with talks between the Frenchman and the Ligue 1 champions over a new contract on hold (Marca)
Paris Saint-Germain have ended their interest in making Mauro Icardi’s loan move permanent, with the striker keen to return to parent club Inter Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has revealed that there is no release clause in his contract, with Manchester United credited with interest in the Mexican in recent weeks (Marca)