Euro Paper Talk: Prem rivals set out shock deal for Liverpool lynchpin

Date published: Monday 21st December 2020 12:19 - Jonny Whitfield

Georginio Wijnaldum; Roberto Firmino TEAMtalk

Liverpool face the prospect of seeing an exit-bound lynchpin switch Premier League clubs, while Tottenham advance towards the return of a former star – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

 

WOLVES EYE WIJNALDUM DEAL

Wolves have offered Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum a bumper three-year contract, according to a report.

The Dutchman looks likely to leave Anfield at the end of the season when his contract expires. Indeed, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp recently failed to offer much encouragement about his player’s situation.

Klopp referenced former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who left on a free transfer in 2018 after rejecting an extension.

As for his next destination, several reports have claimed that Barcelona are keen on signing the 29-year-old. Barca boss Ronald Koeman is a firm admirer of his fellow countryman, with the pair working together at the Netherlands.

According to Todofichajes, though, a move to Barca has become ‘impossible’.

As such, Wolves have swooped in and offered the midfielder a three-year deal. The source claims that Wijnaldum, who is close to agreeing the transfer, will match his current salary with the move to Molineux.

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The report adds that Wijnaldum ‘does not want to wait any longer’ to seal his next career switch.

The 2016 signing from Newcastle has proved one of Klopp‘s most reliable players. Indeed, he played more Premier League minutes than any other teammate last season.

This term, meanwhile, he has already racked up 21 appearances and stayed injury free amid Liverpool’s crisis.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Luka Modric Real Madrid

Tottenham are ‘determined’ to re-sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid on a two-year contract (Todofichajes)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has allowed Mohamed Salah to leave at the end of the season (Don Balon)

Former Egypt star Mohamed Aboutrika says that Salah feels unhappy at Anfield (beIN Sports)

Meanwhile, the Reds had a sizeable bid for left-back Nuno Mendes rejected in the recent transfer window (O Jogo)

MADRID KEEN ON WOLVES STAR

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Madrid have reportedly opened talks about a deal to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves (Don Balon)

Los Blancos are also keen on Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma (Defensa Central)

Inter Milan and AC Milan are close to ending their interest in a January move for Olivier Giroud. Although, Marseille still retain an interest in the Chelsea striker (Le10 Sport)

But Blues defender Antonio Rudiger says that he “can’t be happy” with his current situation (ZDF)

Antonio Rudiger Chelsea

Milan are considering a January swoop for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Calciomercato)

Atalanta want €10million for talisman Papu Gomes, with both Milan clubs keen on his signature (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says that Radja Nainggolan can only leave with the right offer (Corrierre dello Sport)

LaLiga chief Javier Tebas is in the midst of a war of words with Madrid president Florentino Perez. The pair have disagreed over VAR and a potential European Super League (Marca)

MESSI VOWS TO FIGHT ON

Lionel Messi TEAMtalk

Lionel Messi says that he is “fine” and willing to fight for silverware following his troublesome summer at Barcelona (AS)

Lyon are willing to lower Memphis Depay’s fee to €5million to sell him to Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus are willing to pay €15million to sign ousted Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik (Todofichajes)

Valencia are keen on a loan move for Ajax’s Edson Alvarez but the Dutch club’s position remains unclear (Todofichajes)

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