Mo Salah’s contract talks with Liverpool are not going as planned as the Reds plot the perfect replacement, while Everton have missed out on an attacking target – both in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
SALAH CONCERN COUNTERED BY MBAPPE TALK
Canal +, as cited by Mundo Deportivo, reports that the Reds have been working on a deal for Mbappe for some time and remain in ‘first place’ to land the player.
However, they would have to let one of their prolific front leave to land the attacker – and that man could be Salah.
The report states that the Egyptian, who has previously stated that he would be willing quit Merseyside, is ready to turn down a new contract offer.
The 28-year-old currently has a deal that runs until 2023, but renewal talks are ‘not going as planned’.
That has left the door open to a potential exit and boosted Liverpool’s hopes of signing Mbappe in the process.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted his admiration for the France international, who would occupy one of the wide spots in the German’s favoured 4-3-3 formation.
Mbappe is currently in his own negotiations over a new contract in Paris, but may yet to decide to move on.
New PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino did admit recently that the player is “very happy” at the Parc des Princes.
But money talks, and if PSG do not offer Mbappe the lucractive deal he covets then Canal + claims that the Reds are ready to make their move. Although sacrificing Salah would arguably need to come first.
PARMA WIN RACE FOR EVERTON TARGET
Serie A side Parma have beaten Everton to the signing of Bayern Munich forward Joshua Zirkzee. (Fabrizio Romano)
Renato Sanches is in Liverpool’s sights as they mull over options to replace Georginio Wijnaldum. (Fabrizio Romano)
Real Madrid are resigned to losing Man Utd target Sergio Ramos at the end of the season. (El Chiringuito)
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is a loan target for Nice. (Nice-Matin)
AC Milan are considering signing Douglas Costa in January as Bayern Munich are not going to make his move from Juventus permanent. (Tuttosport)
Bordeaux are close to signing Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri on loan. The deal is expected to be completed in the next 24 hours.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Premier League target Jan Oblak has insisted he’s happy at Atletico Madrid. (El Larguero)
Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso is once again in the sights of Inter Milan for next season. (TodoFichajes)
Juventus have confirmed an agreement is in place to sign Nicolo Rovella from Genoa on a permanent transfer.
Atletico Madrid have struck a deal to sign Fluminense forward Marcos Paulo. (Calciomercato)
Atalanta are close to signing Ukraine midfielder Viktor Kovalenko from Shahtar Donetsk. (DiMarzio)
Simon Kjaer admits he wants to end his career at Milan and insists the Rossoneri can win the Scudetto. (Football Italia)
AC Milan have made make offers to Marseille’s Florian Thauvin and and Porto star Otavio. (Marca)
Gremio forward Pepe is close to joining FC Porto. (Radio Guaiba)
Roma star Carles Perez is set to swap Italy for Spain, with Cadiz and Valladolid both keen. (TodoFichajes)
Saint-Etienne are interested in signing Besiktas forward Cyle Larin. (Foot Mercato)
Marco Livaja will not continue at AEK in Athens beyond next summer. The Croatian has signed a pre-agreement with Trabzonspor. (TodoFichajes)
Atalanta defender Bosko Sutalo is being courted by Spezia. (Gianluca Di Marzio)