Paper Talk: Chelsea to seal shock £70m deal for Liverpool target

Date published: Saturday 17th November 2018 9:30

Chelsea are hoping to tie up a surprise £70m swoop for a long-term Liverpool target, while Andrea Radrizzani has made his Leeds players a promotion promise, according to Saturday’s newspapers.

 

PULISIC ON VERGE OF £70M CHELSEA MOVE

Chelsea are set to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic – and will push for the deal to be concluded in January, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

The 20-year-old winger has so far been unable to agree a new deal with the Bundesliga giants and are said to be willing to sell the player at the end of the season should the situation not change.

And according to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea have already been in contact with the Bundesliga leaders over a potential £70m deal for the exciting USA star.

Furthermore, they claim Chelsea will ask Dortmund if they will allow the deal to happen in January, with reports in Germany suggesting he could remain with Lucien Favre’s side for the rest of the season.

News of Pulisic’s impending move to Stamford Bridge will come as a serious blow for Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp saw a £12m bid rejected for the player back in 2016 and has kept a watchful eye on him ever since.

The USA star, who caught the eye during his side’s 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday, has also been linked with Tottenham in the past.

 

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AND THE REST

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has promised to take his players to Las Vegas if they win promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mail)

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia, 33, has revealed he has been dropped by manager Jose Mourinho and is not injured (Daily Mail)

New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri impressed club bosses by detailing where the team was failing and where improvements could be made in his interview for the job (Daily Mail)

Barcelona have warned Liverpool they have no intention of selling France winger Ousmane Dembele, and say they have had no offers for him

Real Madrid’s Colombia winger James Rodriguez could move to the Premier League next summer after Bayern Munich opted against a permanent move for the 27-year-old (Daily Mirror)

Paul Pogba enjoyed dinner with Lionel Messi in Dubai on Thursday night – increasing speculation the Man Utd star will move to Barcelona in the summer (Daily Mirror)

Wolves will battle Galatasaray to the signing of Divok Origi in January and will offer Liverpool a straight £20m cash deal for the unsettled striker (Daily Mirror)

Divock Origi: Gives his thoughts on Premier League title race

Tottenham have been warned that their new stadium may not be ready until March because of issues at the site (The Times)

Napoli’s Albania full-back Elseid Hysaj, 24, could also be a target for Chelsea, according to his agent

 

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