Paper Talk: Liverpool considering last-gasp bid for Serie A midfielder

Date published: Tuesday 31st July 2018 8:52

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Liverpool are considering making an offer for a highly-rated Serie A midfielder, while West Ham have joined the chase for an unwanted Chelsea star, according to Tuesday’s papers.

 

KLOPP WEIGHS UP MOVE FOR CAGLIARI YOUNGSTER

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that his summer business is done, after completing deals for Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri.

But reports in Italy are suggesting that Klopp is seriously weighing up a move for 21-year-old Barella, as mentioned in the Daily Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

The midfielder, who has also been linked with Inter Milan, Roma, Atletico Madrid and Lyon, enjoyed an impressive campaign last term as Cagliari managed to avoid relegation from Serie A.

The highly-rated star has been capped at every youth level for Italy and was called up to the senior squad for World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Albania last year.

 

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Jose Mourinho has his players running scared thanks to his erratic behaviour on Manchester United’s US tour (Daily Express)

Leicester City are poised to offer Harry Maguire a new deal worth £95,000-per-week to stave off interest from Manchester United (Daily Express)

AC Milan are ready to offer Antonio Conte £5.5m-per-year to become their new manager (Daily Express)

Chelsea look set to be thwarted in their attempt to land Shakhtar Donetsk star Bernard (Daily Express)

Cardiff City are eyeing a £15m bid for Watford captain Troy Deeney as they prepare for their return to the Premier League (The Sun)

Newcastle United and Fulham are chasing Ajax’s £8m left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who played in all of Argentina’s games at this summer’s World Cup (The Sun)

Burnley have made an enquiry to Southampton about goalkeeper Fraser Forster after number one Nick Pope was ruled out for up to six months (The Sun)

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Tottenham wonderkid Reo Griffiths has left the club after failing to sign a professional contract – and European giants Real Madrid and PSG are keen to snap him up (The Sun)

Liverpool are confident of tying Sadio Mane down to a new long-term contract in the next few weeks (Daily Mirror)

Everton are leading the race for £30m defender Marcos Rojo, who has been told he can leave Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

West Ham United have joined the race for Danny Drinkwater, and Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is willing to allow him to leave (Daily Mirror)

N’Golo Kante will become Chelsea’s top earner on a new £290k-a-week deal (The Times)

Olivier Giroud could be leaving Chelsea after just six months at the club, with Atletico Madrid and Marseille interested (The Times)

Tottenham’s transfer budget has not been affected by spending on their new stadium, says a club director, amid concern at their lack of signings in the summer window (Daily Mail)

Red Bull Leipzig are making an improved £18m bid for Everton winger Ademola Lookman (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has identified Yerry Mina as his new top target with Barcelona looking to sell the defender (Daily Star)

Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow as Gareth Bale is set to sign a new deal with Real Madrid (Daily Star)

Maurizio Sarri has made Robert Lewandowski, who wants to leave Bayern Munich, his top summer transfer target (Daily Star)

Rangers are preparing a second bid of £300k for Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, with Craig Levein admitting his player has been affected by the speculation (Daily Record)

 

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