A Liverpool attacking target has fuelled talk of a potential Anfield switch, while Tottenham could turn to Germany for Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL ATTACKING TARGET FUELS TALK OF MOVE
Liverpool transfer target Ryan Fraser has fuelled reports that he could be on his way to Liverpool in 2020.
Fraser joined the Cherries from Aberdeen in January 2013 and is the fourth longest-serving player at the club.
However, the 25-year-old has stalled on a contract extension this year and is set to leave Bournemouth when his contract expires in June.
Liverpool are known to be one of a number of the clubs monitoring the Scot’s situation, alongside Arsenal.
And both clubs will have been encouraged in their pursuit of the player following a recent interview he gave with the Daily Echo, which suggested he was unsettled on the South Coast.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen a forward line that already includes dynamic trio Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
But with Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana both being tipped to move on in the search for regular first-team football, Liverpool will be in need for new recruits and Fraser’s direct attacking style certainly fits the Merseyside club’s profile.
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Juventus and Inter have joined race for on-loan Manchester United ace Chris Smalling as Roma haggle over his £15m transfer fee (The Sun)
Barcelona have rejected a £13m bid from a Premier League side for playmaker Ivan Rakitic, Spanish reports claim (The Sun)
Arsenal will not look to recruit a centre-back in the January transfer window despite their defensive woes under Unai Emery (Daily Express)
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to pass on Mario Mandzukic in order to pursue a January deal for Erling Braut Haaland (Daily Express)
West Ham will turn to Rafael Benitez if they lose patience with manager Manuel Pellegrini, with the Spaniard reported to be interested in a return to the Premier League from his £12m-a-year job with Dalian Yifang in China (Daily Mirror)
Mo Salah and Andrew Robertson remain doubts for Liverpool’s Premier League return against Crystal Palace on Saturday despite having the international break to recover from injury (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham are considering RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino should he leave the club (The Times)
Manchester United will target the Europa League in earnest this season with the ambition of qualifying for FIFA’s financially lucrative Club World Cup (The Times)
Gareth Southgate will embark on a fact-finding mission to Qatar next month – a move signalling the England manager’s intention to remain in charge beyond Euro 2020 (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are ready to draw level financially with rivals United thanks to a £650m Puma kit deal (Daily Mail)
Denis Zakaria’s agent says his client will not be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach in January after interest from Arsenal and Manchester United (Daily Mail)
Barcelona are planning a double swoop for Chelsea winger Willian and Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz when their contracts expire this summer (Daily Mail)
Alan Irvine is a contender to become Hearts’ new manager or sporting director after being recommended by Steven Naismith (Daily Record)
John Potter could become Jack Ross’ assistant after Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson admitted there had been contact with Hibs (Daily Record)
David McCracken and Lee Miller are set to take over as the interim managerial team at Falkirk in the wake of Ray McKinnon’s dismissal (Daily Record)