Paper Talk: Leeds transfer go-ahead after increasing bid for Liverpool star
Leeds have been given the green light to sign a Liverpool star, but not until next week, while Newcastle have asked Arsenal to be kept in the loop over their plans for a striker, according to Monday’s paper gossip.
HARRY WILSON MOVE FOR LEEDS
Leeds are reported to have made their move after Liverpool decided to cash in on Harry Wilson.
The Wales winger is back at Anfield this summer after spending the season on loan at Bournemouth.
Wilson was hoping for a chance to impress Jurgen Klopp this season, but instead has been made available.
It was expected that Wilson would be allowed to leave on loan again. However, as per the Liverpool Echo, he will be made available on a permanent deal only.
That’s because Liverpool are looking to generate extra cash to boost their own transfer expenditure this summer.
Newcastle, Southampton and Leeds have all submitted bids, with a fee of £12.5m being bandied about.
However, as per The Sun, Leeds have submitted an increased bid of £15m for Wilson in order to secure his signature.
That is a fee likely to secure his move to Elland Road, though there does appear a minor catch.
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool have told Leeds the deal can only go through AFTER Saturday’s Premier League opener between the sides.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is seeking another winger and has also made a move for Rangers’ Ryan Kent.
However, Wilson is his first choice and it seems a deal to take him to Leeds could go through next week.
Liverpool, meanwhile, also look set to wave farewell to another young product. As per the Echo, winger Sheyi Ojo, 23, looks set to join Cardiff City on loan, despite interest from Nottingham Forest.
NEWCASTLE CHASE BREWSTER, NKETIAH
Newcastle have been asked to be kept informed of Liverpool’s plans for Rhian Brewster and are interested in Eddie Nketiah if Arsenal decide to loan him out. (Daily Telegraph)
Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury and is a target for AC Milan, Napoli and Sevilla. (Daily Telegraph)
Bournemouth full-back Adam Smith is being considered by West Ham manager David Moyes. (Daily Telegraph)
Bayer Leverkusen are surprise contenders for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City and West Ham have sent scouts to Whyteleafe FC in Croydon to watch non-league teenager Courtney Clarke. (Daily Telegraph)
Gini Wijnaldum looks set to leave Liverpool for Barcelona in a cut-price £15m transfer. (Daily Star)
CHELSEA SCRAP KEPA SALE
Chelsea could scrap their plans to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer as they favour keeping him on the books. (Daily Star)
Mesut Ozil has been thrown an unlikely Arsenal lifeline and may be in contention to play in the Premier League opener against Fulham. (The Sun)
West Ham will have to almost double their £27m bid to stand any chance of landing James Tarkowski from Burnley. (The Sun)
Manchester United refused to match the asking price for Kai Havertz and focused on Jadon Sancho instead. (The Sun)
Lionel Messi is returning to Barcelona training on Monday after his transfer request U-turn. Howver, he will not decide his long-term future until their next president is announced. (The Sun)
Wesley Sneijder has tipped new Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek to be a success in England. (The Sun)
SIR ALEX FERGUSON DOCUMENTARY
Sir Alex Ferguson’s fightback from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage is to be shown in a new documentary – directed by his son. (Daily Mirror)
Gareth Southgate is considering seven changes to his starting line-up when England face Denmark. Jack Grealish is in contention to play on Tuesday night. (Daily Mirror)
Kylian Mbappe has warned PSG chiefs the club must spend money on new recruits if they are to bounce back from their Champions League heartbreak. (Daily Mirror)
Olivier Giroud says he’s not concerned about the arrival of Timo Werner at Chelsea and feels he’ll get enough game-time. (Daily Mirror)
Christian Eriksen will show solidarity with England in taking a knee on Tuesday night, despite an escalating political row in Denmark. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Lyon manager Rudi Garcia has said he won’t stand in Memphis Depay’s way if Barcelona come calling for the Dutch forward. (Daily Mail)
Premier League clubs have been told they will be forced to fulfil fixtures in the event of Covid-19 outbreaks among their squads this season. (Daily Mail)
Barcelona are planning to make a final offer for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. (Daily Mail)
Leicester City want St Etienne’s teenage defender Wesley Fofana but are reluctant to meet the French club’s £27m valuation. (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace have asked about Fluminense forward Evanilson, 20, and are monitoring developments with Jeremie Boga. (Daily Mail)