Euro Paper Talk: Triple Liverpool transfer ‘revolution’ in place as Klopp settles on dream new €130m midfield duo; Man Utd move for €70m striker as Osimhen dream dies

Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan during Stadium of Dragoa, Porto, Portugal: Champions League football, FC Porto versus Inter Milan

Liverpool are to spend heavily with a double midfielder deal and a defensive addition lined up, Man Utd have a new top striker target after hopes for Victor Osimhen faded, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk reveals Arsenal have been urged to sign an upgrade for Granit Xhaka.


Liverpool are reported to have decided on the two names they want to sign to revolutionise their midfield this summer.

The Reds served a timely reminder as to what they are capable of with a thumping 6-1 win over Leeds on Monday evening. However, performances like that have been few and far between this season with Jurgen Klopp’s side still adrift in the race for the Champions League places.

Regardless of where they finish, Klopp knows he has a big challenge on his hands to rebuild their engine room this summer. Both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will depart as free agents.

And with Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho both suffering dips in form this season, Klopp is ready to spend big.

For a long time Jude Bellingham was the name of the top of their wishlist. However, the costs involved – likely to be around €150m – means Liverpool are no longer in the running.

Indeed, Klopp has now come around to the idea that two additions are better than one in Bellingham.

Now according to Inter Live, a dream new pairing is in their sights to ‘revolutionse’ the midfield.

And the two men in question are Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister and Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan.

The two players are both enjoying excellent seasons with their respective clubs. And with 17 goals between them this season (10 for Mac Allister and seven for Barella), they are seen as the dream new midfield combination for the Reds.

Liverpool want to sign Per Schuurs after double midfielder coup

The report claims Liverpool believe they can sign the pair for a combined €130m (£114.8m). Around €60m (£53m) of that will be needed to sign Barella from Inter. A further €70m (£61.8m) is required to prise World Cup winner Mac Allister from the Amex.

Klopp, though, will seemingly not just settle on bolstering his midfield options.

And according to Gianluca Di Marzio, a move will also be made for Torino defender Perr Schuurs.

The Dutchman is a long-term target of the Merseysiders with the 23-year-old on their radar while at Ajax. Now starring for Torino, he is reportedly also on Newcastle’s trail.

However, the Reds plan to match any offer for the Dutchman from Newcastle in a bid to bring him to Merseyside.

Klopp wants another centre-half brought in to challenge first-choice Ibrahima Konate and Virgil van Dijk.

A deal for Schuurs will likely result in the sale of Joel Matip.

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Manchester United are considering meeting Atalanta’s €70m (£62m) valuation for Rasmus Hojlund with top target Victor Osimhen looking more likely to join Chelsea. (Corriere Della Sera)

PSG are plotting a sensational offer to poach Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle with the Ligue 1 giants regretting not making their move when he was at Lyon. (IG Esporte)

Aston Villa are looking to stun Manchester United and Chelsea by launching a firm offer to sign Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Manchester City are making firm €40m plans to sign Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga as their No 1 target to replace Ilkay Gundogan. Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle are also chasing the 20-year-old midfielder. (various)

Sassuolo will demand the same €40m (£35m) fee for midfielder Davide Frattesi as they achieved for Gianluca Scamacca. Roma, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Arsenal are all in the race to sign the Italy international. (Rai GR Parlamento Radio)

Vitor Roque wants to finalise his future soon with a switch to Barcelona still his No 1 option. However, Arsenal continue to lurk in the background for the Athletico Paranaense striker. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan are preparing a surprise offer to sign Roberto Firmino after turning their back on a permanent move for Romelu Lukaku. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Dutch pundit Jan Boskamp has told Mikel Arteta that Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu is the ideal long-term replacement for Granit Xhaka. (Soccernews)

Eintracht Frankfurt still hope to persuade coach Oliver Glasner to sign a new deal with Tottenham yet to trigger a clause in his deal to make him their new manager. (Florian Plettenberg)

Barcelona are beginning to ‘tire’ of Raphinha’s attitude with Xavi now considering the sale of the Brazilian this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Antonio Conte is reportedly top of Roma’s wanted list amid claims current coach Jose Mourinho is to quit for PSG. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea are reportedly set to finalise the £17.6m signing of Columbian midfielder Kendry Paez. However, the deal for the 15-year-old will not go through until he reaches the age of 18. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are open to the sale of Folarin Balogun this summer but are warning suitors their minimum price is €30m. (Calciomercato)

Inter Milan are in talks with Barcelona over possible deals for Samuel Umtiti and Eric Garcia. However, a third target in Clement Lenglet is likely to join Tottenham in a permanent deal. (Sport)


Sevilla are in talks over a permanent deal for Alex Telles, with the Brazilian willing to leave Manchester United. (Torcederos)

Besiktas are lining up the return of Wout Weghorst on a permanent deal this summer with Man Utd deciding against signing him permanently from Burnley. (Goal)

Wout Weghorst signs for Manchester United - pic via @ManUtd - Twitter

Arsenal are one of three clubs who hover for the signing Marcos Asensio with AC Milan and Barcelona aso weighing up moves. (various)

Barcelona boss Xavi claims Chelsea target Gavi would not be happy at any club other than the Blaugrana right now. (Mundo Deportivo)

Reiss Nelson is likely to quit Arsenal this summer with four Premier League clubs and four European sides, including Roma and Atalanta, all making moves to sign him. (various)

Barcelona are ready to make a summer swoop for Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan their No 1 objective this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are plotting a raid on Bayern Munich this summer for pacy left-back Alphonso Davies. (Sky Deutschland)