Liverpool are close to a deal to sign Adama Traore from Wolves, while Leeds United are interested in a €5m-rated Senegal star – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL CLOSE IN ON ADAMA TRAORE
Talks between Liverpool and Wolves about a move to bring Adama Traore to Anfield are “well advanced”, according to a report.
Traore, who moved to Wolves from Middlesbrough two summers ago, had a stop-start season last time round but has become one of the club’s best players this term.
Indeed, he has scored three goals against Manchester City in the Premier League this term to help Liverpool stride towards their first league title.
The Spaniard’s agent hinted recently that despite the financial impact of the global health crisis, there could still be a market for his client in the upcoming transfer window.
According to Todofichajes, Liverpool are exploiting that market and an agreement with Wolves to sign Traore will be signed “in the coming weeks”.
The source says that while there are several clubs across Europe interested in the 24-year-old, it is Liverpool who are ahead of the rest, with boss Jurgen Klopp speaking to Traore on the phone.
Traore and fellow Wolves attacker Raul Jimenez have scored 46 goals and assisted 31 others between them since the start of last term.
AND THE REST
Leeds United are interested in Galatasaray’s Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne, who is on loan at Club Brugge and could be sold for around €5million (Fotomac)
Napoli are close to an agreement to sign Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga (Todofichajes)
Chelsea are well-placed to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer, when his loan deal with Bayern Munich expires (Mundo Deportivo)
The agent of Blues midfielder Jorginho has indeed been in contact with Juventus, despite claims from Jose Santos that no such discussions had taken place (Spazio Napoli)
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says his confidence is knocked when he hears whistles from the club’s fans (Marca)
Chelsea could look to devise a swap deal with Juventus to sign Alex Sandro, with Emerson Palmieri going the other way (Tuttosport)
Paris Saint-Germain have reached a deal with Porto to sign left-back Alex Telles (Todofichajes)
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has insisted that clubs interested in striker Lautaro Martinez must be prepared to pay his €111m release clause (Sky Italy)
Monaco are willing to lower the option-to-buy fee in the loan deal that took Djibril Sidibe to Everton in a bid to persuade the Toffees to sign him permanently (L’Equipe)
Everton have cooled their interest in Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino (Calciomcercato)
Barcelona have ruled out the possibility of allowing youngster Ansu Fati to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window (Sport)
Talks between AC Milan and Ralf Rangnick to make the German their new head coach are at a standstill (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Tottenham are interested in signing Atletico Madrid centre-back Stefan Savic, with defence a priority for Spurs boss Jose Mourinho (Todofichajes)
Arsenal are still interested in pursuing a deal for Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes and have been so for ‘several weeks’ (Le10 Sport)