Paper Talk: Klopp to pair Keita with Brazilian star; Real cool Kane focus

Date published: Wednesday 28th February 2018 8:11

Liverpool have joined the race to sign a star Serie A midfielder, while Real Madrid have switched their attentions away from Harry Kane according to Wednesday’s papers.

 

LIVERPOOL BATTLE MAN UTD FOR NAPOLI STAR

Liverpool and Juventus are now reportedly leading Manchester United in the race to sign Napoli star Jorginho.

According to the Daily Star, the Anfield club have stolen a march on United and are now competing with the Italian champions to sign the 26-year-old.

Jorginho has been a huge part of Napoli’s success this season as they sit four points clear of Juventus atop the Serie A table.

Manchester City have also been tipped to move for the Italy international, while Jurgen Klopp wants to add more than just RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita to his midfield.

Reports last month suggested Manchester United had reportedly held talks with the agent of Jorginho over a potential move.

Jose Mourinho is said to be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements before the winter transfer window closes on Wednesday night, despite admitting that United are unlikely to add to the signing of Alexis Sanchez this month.

The Red Devils will need to strengthen in central midfield, with Michael Carrick set to hang up his boost at the end of the season, while the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Andre Herrera also remain in doubt.

And Rai Sport claimed that United have met members of Jorginho’s entourage to discuss a summer switch to Old Trafford.

 

AND THE REST

Manchester United are bracing themselves for defeat in their attempts to keep Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at the end of the season (Mirror)

Real Madrid have switched their attention to Chelsea and Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski after Spurs rejected them flat out over Harry Kane (Sun)

Juventus have given Liverpool midfielder Emre Can a seven-day window to agree terms with the Serie A club (Star)

Liverpool are reportedly ready to reward Mohamed Salah with a new contract and the Egypt international will happily sign (Express)

Jose Mourinho is unhappy at how long Manchester United are taking to offer new contracts to his players (Mail)

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim wants to take over from Arsene Wenger should Arsenal decide to make a managerial change this summer (Independent)

Leonardo Jardim: Welcomes Premier League interest

Real Madrid are ready to offload midfielder Dani Ceballos to Liverpool in the summer (Express)

Antonio Conte will be offered the chance to return to his role as Italy manager before the end of the Premier League season (Sun)

Luis Enrique’s hopes of succeeding Antonio Conte at Chelsea could rest on whether or not he is prepared to accept a significantly lower wage than he was paid by Barcelona (Telegraph)

Stoke City will face a fight to keep hold of Wales midfielder Joe Allen if they are relegated from the Premier League (Mirror)

Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy with Barcelona’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann (Express)

Phil Foden will be presented with a lucrative new contract at Manchester City when he turns 18 on May 28 (Sun)

Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri must decide whether to stick or twist with Sam Allardyce going into next season (Telegraph)

Everton are drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Sam Allardyce in the summer (Star)

Bournemouth are taking a look at Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Anton Miranchuk as a possible replacement for Harry Arter, who looks set to leave in the summer (Mirror)

England’s senior coaching staff have watched Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon on more than one occasion this season but he remains only an outside bet to claim a World Cup place (Independent)

West Brom will be without January loan signing Daniel Sturridge for up to another month because of his troublesome hamstring (Mirror)

 

 

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