Paper Talk: Liverpool eye Germany striker; United want OM man

Date published: Saturday 19th March 2016 10:11

Liverpool are keeping a watchful eye on striker Kevin Volland, while the Reds and Manchester United will do battle for a Marseille forward in the summer. 


Liverpool are keeping tabs on Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland, according to reports in Germany.

Transfermarketweb claim sources in Germany have reported that Jurgen Klopp tried to sign the German during his Borussia Dortmund tenure and is prepared to try his luck again at Anfield.

Volland, 23, has netted six goals in 26 appearances this season and could be available for around £11million.

Volland, who has five Germany caps, has been with Hoffenheim since 2012/13 and is currently on a deal with Bundesliga side until June 2019,



Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Anderlecht’s teenage prospect Youri Tielemans, according to the Mirror.

The 18-year-old is also interesting West Brom and their interest has sent alarm bells ringing at White Hart Lane as they look to close a deal for the midfielder in the summer.

Liverpool have also watched the Belgium Under-21 prospect, who became the youngest Belgian to play in the Champions League after making his debut at the age of 16 years and 148 days in October 2013.

Tottenham are believed to be ready to pay around £12m plus extras for box-to-box midfielder Tielemans.

The youngster has also attracted interest from Atletico Madrid and hasd ready played 118 times for Anderlecht, scoring 14 times.



Manchester United will battle it out with Liverpool for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, according to Le 10 Sport.

A host of scouts from across Europe have been watching the 21-year-old with West Ham also understood to be interesting in bringing the youngster to the Premier League.

Nkoudou, who is predominantly a left winger has made 72 Ligue 1 apperances, scoring 13 goals, including five goals in his 24 appearances this season.

He only signed from from Nantes last summer but he is one of three Marseille players, Michy Batshuayi and Benjamin Mendy who could be sold by the French club in the summer.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou


Arsenal and Tottenham have sent scouts to watch Marseille’s £25m-rated Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, who has 13 goals in 29 appearances in Ligue 1. (L’Equipe)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has revealed he argues with manager Arsene Wenger over the amount of playing time he gets. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle with Real Madrid over the transfer of Belgium international Eden Hazard, 25. (AS via Daily Express)

Leicester are set to make a summer move for West Ham’s 19-year-old defender Reece Burke, currently on loan at Bradford. (Sun)

West Ham have sounded out Lyon over a potential £20m summer switch for striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24. (Daily Mirror)

The Hammers are also interested in England and Arsenal international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, plotting a £15m bid for the midfielder. (Brentwood Gazette)

Chelsea physio Jon Fearn is set to be back on the bench for Saturday’s game against West Ham, having been banished from frontline duty following the fallout from the Blues’ row with former club doctor Eva Carneiro. (Sun)

Manchester City are trying to do a £20m summer deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Germany Under-21 international midfielder Julian Weigl, 20. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United head of youth policy Nicky Butt says the Old Trafford club’s academy system is not “in a mess”. (Daily Telegraph)

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson’s proposed move to Manchester United has again been thrown into doubt, with his agent saying no offers have been received for the £47m-rated 22-year-old. (LaLazioSiamoNoi via Daily Express)

Ex-Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin, 34, has moved to Kazakhstan, signing a one-year contract with Kairat Almaty. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa chairman Steve Hollis says he is not owner Randy Lerner’s “poodle” as he looks to revive the club. (Daily Telegraph)

Barcelona forward Neymar, 24, has been found guilty of tax evasion by a Brazilian court and ordered to pay £36m in taxes, interest and fines. (Daily Telegraph)

Derby want German strike Simon Terodde, but Sheff Weds and Brighton are also chasing the Bochum star. (Sun)

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