Paper Talk: Liverpool beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Fulham starlet

Date published: Monday 8th July 2019 8:31

Liverpool have beaten the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid to a Fulham starlet, while Arsenal are set to move on from Wilfried Zaha as they target another Premier League winger – all according to Monday’s newspapers.



Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sign 16-year-old Fulham midfielder Harvey Elliott in what will be regarded as a major transfer coup.

A report in the Daily Mirror claims that the Reds have beaten the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG to the Premier League record-breaking star.

Fulham had offered the teenager a scholarship, but this was rejected by Elliott, according to the Daily Telegraph, with the talented star keen to continue his development on Merseyside.

The England Under-17s midfielder became the Premier League’s youngest ever player in May when he was a late substitute against Wolves at the age of 16 years and 30 days – breaking the previous record held by another Fulham player, Matthew Briggs.

The youngster mainly plays as a right winger but can also play inside and his main strength is said to be running with the ball.

The potential arrival of Elliott at Anfield this summer certainly makes sense, given that Liverpool are not expected to go big in the transfer market this summer – given the big-money arrivals of Virgil van Dijk, Alissson, Fabinho and Naby Keita in 2018.


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Phil Neville has called upon FIFA to review the handball law (Daily Mirror)

Antoine Griezmann is adamant he will not return to Atletico Madrid’s training this week, claiming that he is suffering from ’emotional stress’, according to reports (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal face yet more transfer frustration as St Etienne are the latest club to join the race to sign Barcelona’s Malcom (Daily Mirror)

Mario Lemina has told Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl he wants to quit the club (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have reportedly turned down Inter Milan’s transfer offer of Radja Nainggolan or Mauro Icardi as part of a deal for Romelu Lukaku (The Sun)

Jack Butland could be left stuck in the Championship – with his Premier League options fading fast (The Sun)

Neal Maupay is set to become Sheffield United’s £15m record buy after Brentford slashed the asking price for their French striker (The Sun)

Tanguy Ndombele has revealed Mauricio Pochettino was the defining factor in his club-record move to Tottenham (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp’s agent has admitted his client would like to manage the German national team one day, but insists he is currently more than happy at Liverpool (Daily Mail)

Gary Medel has come out in defence of Lionel Messi after both players were sent off for a confrontation in the Copa America third place play-off (Daily Mail)

Burnley are on the brink of completing a permanent deal for Stoke defender Erik Pieters (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are back on the trail of Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser as their hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha appear to have hit a dead end (Daily Star)

Liverpool have received numerous offers for Nathaniel Clyne as the defender returns to the club for pre-season training (Daily Express)

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juventus to complete a move for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports (Daily Star)

Arsenal will face increased competition from Napoli this week in the race to sign Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney (Daily Telegraph)

Nottingham Forest will complete the signing of Manchester City’s Kosovan goalkeeper Aro Muric, 20, in the next few days (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham are in advanced talks with defender Ben Davies over a new long-term contract (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic are set to slap more than £5m on the table to drive deals with Tommy Smith and Romaine Sawyers over the line (Daily Record)

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