Euro Paper Talk: Bullish Liverpool not put off as Klopp joins PSG hunt for Man City star

Date published: Wednesday 20th October 2021 12:29 - Jonny Whitfield

Jurgen Klopp smiling before a Liverpool game

Liverpool have eyes on a Manchester City transfer raid alongside Paris Saint-Germain, while Juventus fear a bid from Chelsea – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

LIVERPOOL HOLD STERLING TRANSFER INTEREST

Raheem Sterling is of transfer interest to Liverpool as the Reds have joined Paris Saint-Germain in eyeing the Manchester City star up, a report claims.

The 26-year-old has faced a tough spell without a regular starting role under Pep Guardiola for some time now. However, he went public with his frustrations last week, insisting that he is thinking about leaving.

Guardiola responded by saying that the England international has to knuckle down and wait for his chance, like John Stones has done in the past.

Still, the focus has now turned to where Sterling could go if he did decide to move on in the January transfer window.

Barcelona have had mentions, but their financial troubles make a move for him – or any other top player – difficult.

Liverpool enjoyed Sterling’s rise at Anfield before he moved to City for a big-money fee in 2015, but they have so far shown reluctance to spend such sums unless they can make the money back in sales.

Previous reports have claimed that City want €80million (£67million) for a player who is about to enter his prime years. According to Bild (via Sport Witness), Liverpool in fact have strong interest in a reunion with the player.

Paris Saint-Germain are also in the hunt, the newspaper says, amid doubt over Kylian Mbappe’s future.

Jurgen Klopp is still going strong at Liverpool with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino up top. However, the pair will all be 30 by next June.

Sterling came off the bench in City’s 5-1 Champions League win over Club Brugge, notching an assist.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Aurelien Tchouameni Adnan Januzaj September 2021

Juventus hope that Chelsea do not come forward with an offer for Aurelien Tchouameni, amid their own interest in the Monaco midfielder. (Tuttosport)

Tottenham full-back Sergio Reguilon is open to a move back to Real Madrid. As such, it is only a matter of time before Los Blancos exercise their buy-back option. (El Nacional)

Manchester City are edging towards a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, but Real Madrid prefer Kylian Mbappe. (Bild)

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed discussions took place at Stamford Bridge over signing Haaland. (Bild)

Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has transfer interest from Serie A strugglers Cagliari. (Sportal)

TUESDAY’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REACTION

Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool's win at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo de Paul slammed VAR for overturning his side’s penalty against Liverpool. (Movistar)

He added, though, that if both sides progress from Group B in the Champions League, they will prove “very difficult” opponents in the knockout stages. (Movistar)

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior also had a busy night on Tuesday and he dedicated his two goals and assist against Shakhtar Donetsk to boss Carlo Ancelotti. (AS)

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao insisted that his side deserved a far bigger margin of victory than 1-0 against AC Milan. (Football Italia)

KARIM ADEYEMI FOCUSED AT SALZBURG

Karim Adeyemi trying to get away from Diego Carlos

RB Salzburg manager Matthias Jaissle has insisted that Liverpool transfer target Karim Adeyemi is “completely focused” on his current club. (Kicker)

While Liverpool have eyes on the Germany international, Bayern Munich have already held talks about a deal. (Kurier)

Boca Juniors have confirmed attempts to try to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United, but they could not get a deal done. (TyC Sports)

ZIDANE BACKED FOR MAN UTD JOB

Cristiano Ronaldo with Zinedine Zidane during Real Madrid days

Former France manager Raymond Domenech has backed Zinedine Zidane to take over successfully if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets sacked at Man Utd. (L’Equipe)

But former United goalkeeper Massimo Taibi has urged Solskjaer to keep making progress and stay in his job. (Tuttosport)

Antonio Conte is also in the running to replace Solskjaer if he does get the sack. He would like to sign Nicolo Barella if he took the role. (Fichajes)

Dynamo Kiev president Ihor Surkis has opened the door for West Ham attacker Andriy Yarmolenko to return to his former club. (NV Sport)

 

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