Paper Talk: Klopp refuses to let Liverpool star join Roma

Date published: Tuesday 14th January 2020 8:15

Liverpool have flatly refused to let a fringe attacker join Roma, while Arsenal are eyeing a shock move for a Man City star, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Liverpool have reportedly rejected an approach from Roma to buy Xherdan Shaqiri in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old has only been a bit-part player for the Reds this season, but Jurgen Klopp does not want to weaken his squad as they continue to battle on three fronts in what has been a remarkable season so far.

Shaqiri, who spent time on the sidelines through injury in 2019, has only made 10 appearances in all competitions this campaign and has scored just one goal.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, via the Daily Express, Roma want Shaqiri on a loan deal for the remainder of the season.

However, Liverpool dismissed the approach out of hand.

“AS Roma today asked for Xherdan Shaqiri on loan as Zaniolo replacement,” Romano said on Twitter.

“Liverpool refused to loan him out in January. No chance.”



Manchester City defender John Stones is a shock target for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (The Sun)

Chelsea have taken 18-year-old former Wolves starlet Kaden May on trial until the end of January (The Sun)

Hull City have emerged as the leading contenders in the race to sign Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe (The Sun)

Manchester United and Chelsea have got their eyes on 19-year-old Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla (The Sun)


Chris Wilder is planning a £10m double raid for defenders Elias Cobbaut of Anderlecht and Ipswich’s Luke Woolfenden (The Sun)

Chelsea have been backed to spend £50m on Brighton defender Lewis Dunk (Daily Express)

Atletico Madrid could use Arsenal’s interest in Thomas Lemar to land Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mirror)

Steve Bruce is set for face-to-face talks with Mike Ashley this week as the club holds a transfer window summit (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are demanding a £6.5m fee for Olivier Giroud after the striker agreed a transfer to Inter Milan transfer (Daily Mirror)

Thomas Muller has admitted that he could leave Bayern Munich this summer amid links with Manchester United (Daily Mirror)


Arsenal are happy to see Shkodran Mustafi leave this month with Galatasaray looking like the favourites to sign him (Daily Star)

Everton, Juventus, Atalanta and AS Roma are all interested in signing Elche midfielder Gonzalo Villar (Daily Star)

Leeds United’s attempts to sign Che Adams appear to be stalling, with Southampton reportedly unwilling to let the forward leave (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho wants two strikers this January to cover for the injury to Harry Kane, with Krzysztof Piatek and Edinson Cavani on his shortlist (The Independent)

Newcastle are offering Dwight Gayle to Championship clubs on a “free” loan but will demand a huge £20m fee on promotion (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout to report on West Ham’s Declan Rice at the weekend ahead of a summer move for the England midfielder (Daily Mail)


Blackburn’s former Sweden forward Martin Olsson, 31, is set to spend a week training with Championship side West Brom (Lancashire Telegraph)

Celtic hope to complete a double January swoop with deals for Ivory Coast midfielder Ismaila Soro and Polish striker Patryk Klimala on Tuesday (Daily Record)


Celtic’s Lewis Morgan has agreed a three-year deal with David Beckham’s new club Inter Miami (Daily Record)

Ross County are trying to sign Oli Shaw from Hibernian (Daily Record)

Hearts have offered captain Christophe Berra to St Johnstone as a sweetener as they try to land winger Matty Kennedy (Scottish Sun)


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