Liverpool have been given an incredible boost amid claims a world-class star could soon be put up for sale, Tottenham have made a bid as they look to improve their defensive ranks with a new signing, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a Chelsea forward is ‘close’ to going to Ligue 1.
KLOPP ON ALERT AFTER BAYERN DECISION
Liverpool could complete their midfield revolution this summer with the stunning capture of Joshua Kimmich after Bayern changed their minds about the 28-year-old, as per a report.
The Reds have been in need of a midfield overhaul for some time now and have finally got it underway by signing both Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai. Mac Allister cost an initial £35million from Brighton, though the deal could rise to £55m through bonuses, while Liverpool paid Szoboszlai’s full £60m release clause to snare him from RB Leipzig.
But with Fabinho agreeing personal terms ahead of a shock move to Saudi Arabia, Liverpool may also need to bring in a new defensive midfielder ahead of next season.
They are known to be interested in Southampton star Romeo Lavia, 19. However, Jurgen Klopp may have just been given a fantastic opportunity to bring in a world-class star instead, in the form of Kimmich.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Liverpool are hoping to raid Bayern for Kimmich. But when their interest in him first surfaced in May, Fabrizio Romano stated that Bayern have no intention of selling the Germany international.
As per an update from German source Kicker (via Get German Football News), that stance has now changed. Bayern ‘no longer consider Kimmich to be unsellable’. If a club submits a reasonable bid for him then Thomas Tuchel’s side will consider it.
The report does not reveal how much Kimmich might cost Liverpool, although transfermarkt put his value at €75m (£64.3m). It is likely Liverpool would have to bid more than this to strike an agreement.
Fabinho, Henderson deals could fund Kimmich pursuit
Previously, Kimmich would have been way too expensive for Liverpool, given the fact the Merseyside club have already spent around £95m on two new midfielders. But if they receive good money for both Fabinho and Jordan Henderson from Saudi Pro League teams, then this may allow them to launch a major bid for Kimmich.
The former RB Leipzig man would quite simply be a brilliant signing for Liverpool. He is widely viewed as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, having helped Bayern to win one Champions League, eight Bundesliga titles and three DFB-Pokals. He also has plenty of international experience, with 79 Germany caps to his name.
Bayern’s U-turn on Kimmich comes as Tuchel looks to make big changes to his first team. Sky Germany state that Kimmich’s midfield partner Leon Goretzka could also leave the Allianz Arena, with West Ham battling Manchester United for him.
Bayern allowing Kimmich to go would definitely be a mistake. He would take Liverpool up a level and could help to make them serious challengers for Premier League and Champions League glory again, which is something Bayern don’t want to happen.
OFFER SENT AS TOTTENHAM CHASE DENMARK STAR
Tottenham have offered Galatasaray €15m (£12.8m) plus Davinson Sanchez in exchange for centre-half Victor Nelsson. (En Son Haber)
Romelu Lukaku has failed to turn up to Chelsea training as he aims to force through a permanent exit from Stamford Bridge. (Corriere dello Sport)
Paris Saint-Germain have offered Manchester City one of Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma or Presnel Kimpembe to try and lower the cost of signing Bernardo Silva. (Foot Mercato)
PSG are no longer in the race for Eintracht Frankfurt centre-forward Randal Kolo Muani, which could represent a boost for Man Utd. (Sky Germany)
Nikola Vlasic will soon hold face-to-face talks with West Ham chiefs as he wants to go back to loan club Torino on a permanent basis. (Tuttosport)
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG ON VERGE OF CHELSEA EXIT
Chelsea outcast Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ‘close’ to joining Marseille. The French club had originally set their sights on Iliman Ndiaye, but he will be staying at Sheffield United. (L’Equipe)
Aston Villa are heading into a ‘decisive’ few days as they battle Al Nassr for the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby. (L’Equipe)
Burnley have agreed personal terms with Nathan Redmond to bring the winger back to the Premier League from Besiktas. He will soon undergo his medical with the Clarets. (Fabrizio Romano)
Atalanta chief executive Luca Percassi has hinted he might sell Rasmus Hojlund to Man Utd to fund squad improvements. (Sky Sport Italia)
Wolves have not yet agreed a deal with Borussia Monchengladbach for Nico Elvedi, despite reports to the contrary, and remain in discussions over his possible move. (Dominik Schneider)
EVERTON STRIKER DEAL UNDER THREAT
Everton could miss out on attacking target El Bilal Toure as Almeria are refusing to drop their demands and the 21-year-old is emerging on the radar of several other clubs. (Ideal)
Barcelona will struggle to afford wantaway Man City star Joao Cancelo even if they sign him on loan with an option to buy. (Sport)
Real Madrid will not sell Aurelien Tchouameni under any circumstances amid reported interest from Liverpool. (AS)
Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes has rejected an offer from a Saudi club to quadruple his wages in order to stay at Old Trafford. (Fabrizio Romano)