Paper Talk: Rudiger row brewing at Blues; Klopp eyes €65m Napoli ace

Date published: Monday 16th April 2018 8:12

Liverpool are back in for a Polish international star, while Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to the Premier League, according to Monday’s papers.



Liverpool have re-ignited their interest in Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror (via TuttoMercatoWeb) claims that Jurgen Klopp is targeting a summer swoop for the 23-year-old having previously targeted a move while the player was still at Empoli.

The Poland international has been in fine form for Napoli this season during their Scudetto charge, scoring seven times.

Zielinski has a contract until 2021, and with no suggestion that he will pen fresh terms, Liverpool are ready to swoop.

Corriere dello Sport stated in February that the Naples club have slapped the huge price on the player in a bid to ward off suitors, with the Italian newspaper suggesting they have put a €65million fee on Zielinski.



Manchester City are keen on a £50m summer swoop for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha (Sun)

Manchester City will go for Paris St Germain’s 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe if the French giants are found to have broken Financial Fair Play rules (Mirror)

Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev has warned Liverpool and Arsenal that Thomas Lemar will “cost a lot” this summer (Mirror)

Manchester City star Patrick Roberts admits he does not know where he will be playing next season (Sun)

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger insists he was fit to face Southampton and has “no idea” why he was axed by boss Antonio Conte (Mirror)

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is at the top of Jose Mourinho’s summer transfer list (Mirror)

Leyton Orient star Macauley Bonne is attracting the attention of EFL trio Shrewsbury, Portsmouth and Bury (Sun)

Ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ‘under investigation for unpaid tax’, according to reports in Spain (Mirror)

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has sent his personal congratulations to Pep Guardiola for winning the Premier League title (Star)

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players they don’t have to play for him, but the club, the fans and the badge (Mirror)

Joe Hart’s performances on and off the pitch this season will have impressed Gareth Southgate, according to David Moyes (Mirror)


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