Paper Talk: Liverpool, Arsenal battling Barcelona for teenage sensation

Date published: Thursday 21st November 2019 9:00

Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to battle three other clubs for a teenage attacker, while Jose Mourinho has been given assurances over the future of a key Tottenham star, according to Thursday’s newspapers.



Liverpool and Arsenal are among the clubs keen on signing teenage sensation Karim Adeyemi.

According to reports on Thursday, the race for Adeyemi is hotting up, with Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona Red Bull Salzburg also keen on landing the 17-year-old.

Adeyemi currently plays for FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football, but has caught the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs with his performances this season.

Operating as a striker or on the wing, Adeyemi has already netted 11 goals in 31 senior games for Liefering and has added eight assists. He also represents RB Salzburg in the UEFA Youth League and has scored twice in three games for them.

Adeyemi scored and impressed against Liverpool’s Under-19 team in the UEFA Youth League, but the Gunners have also been keeping a close eye on the Germany U18 striker.

The report adds that FC Liefering are expecting offers for the youngster in January but are hoping to keep hold of the player until the summer.



Jose Mourinho decided to take the Tottenham job after being given assurances that Harry Kane would not be sold at least until the end of the 2020-21 season (Daily Star)

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Brendan Rodgers was Tottenham’s first choice to replace Mauricio Pochettino before they turned to Jose Mourinho (Daily Mail)

Tottenham saw a £1.75m offer for Peterborough teenager Ricky-Jade Jones turned down while they were preparing for Mauricio Pochettino’s exit (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are ready to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in signing Norwegian starlet Erling Braut Haaland (Daily Mail)

Michael Bridges is set to talk with Carlisle United about becoming their new manager (Daily Mail)

Wolves are planning a January move for Reading youngster Danny Loader (Daily Mail)

James Maddison is considering turning down Manchester United by signing a new contract with Leicester (Daily Mail)

Southampton have told Celtic they will have to find £10m to make Mohamed Elyounoussi’s move permanent after an impressive start to his loan spell in Scotland (Daily Express)

Wolves could be forced to pull out of a bitcoin lottery sponsorship deal amid growing concern over the business background of Crypto Millions Lotto owner Sulim Malook (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho could resurrect Tottenham’s previous interest in Paulo Dybala and Bruno Fernandes in January if given the green light to make early additions to his squad (Daily Express)


Newcastle are tracking Le Mans winger Stephane Diarra but will face competition for his signature from Leicester and Celtic (Daily Star)

Bournemouth hope to have David Brooks back from his ankle ligament injury within a month (Daily Star)

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are ready to pounce for Mauricio Pochettino after he was sacked by Tottenham (The Sun)

Mauricio Pochettino was forced to leave a note to say goodbye and thank you to his Spurs squad after being axed so suddenly (The Sun)

Tottenham’s contract rebels Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld could yet agree new deals after Jose Mourinho’s arrival as manager (Daily Mirror)

In-demand striker Erling Braut Haaland has reportedly visited Arsenal’s training ground as speculation mounts over his future (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City, Everton and Bayern Munich are trying to sign 21-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder Dennis Geiger (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle, Leicester and Celtic have been scouting 20-year-old winger Stephane Diarra, who plays for French Ligue 2 side Le Mans (Newcastle Chronicle)

Aston Villa want to sign a forward in January, are monitoring targets in Italy, Spain and France, and have been linked with Rangers and Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos (Birmingham Mail)

Fraser Forster has revealed he’s had no contact with anyone at Southampton since returning to Celtic on loan (Daily Record)

Rangers are taking a second look at Paul Gascoigne’s 17-year-old nephew Cameron, who was released by Newcastle in the summer (Daily Record)



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