Paper Talk: Giroud makes call on Chelsea future; four to leave Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 30th August 2018 8:25

Liverpool have lined up moves for two of their unwanted strikers, while a Chelsea frontman has vowed to stay and fight for his place in the side, according to Thursday’s newspapers.



Belgium striker Divock Origi is expected to leave Liverpool before Friday’s European transfer deadline – with a move to link-up with Loris Karius looking most likely.

Besiktas have already rescued German keeper Karius from his Anfield nightmare this summer and they could be ride in to save Origi too, who has been told by Jurgen Klopp he will be allowed to move on

The former Lille striker was close to joining Borussia Dortmund last weekend before they opted instead to sign Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer – but a move away from Anfield still looks on the cards for Origi.

According to the Daily Mirror, Besiktas are among a number of clubs keen on the player, with sides in LaLiga and the Bundesliga also credited with an interest.

With Daniel Sturridge now staying and seemingly back in the first-team picture, Klopp is willing to let either Origi or Dominic Solanke move on.

The latter has agreed a loan move to Rangers, where he would link up with former Reds star Steven Gerrard. However, Solanke will only be allowed to leave Anfield if Origi cannot finalise a switch, as one will be needed to stay on to provide cover in attack.

Three other players tipped to leave Anfield this week are Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic and Pedro Chirivella.

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Olivier Giroud is determined to battle it out with Alvaro Morata for a starting berth in the Chelsea side and will not leave before the European deadline on Friday (Daily Mirror)

UEFA is not optimistic Tottenham will play any of their Champions League group games at their new stadium this season (Daily Mirror)

Fruit juice is the latest product to come off the menu at Arsenal as Unai Emery continues his clampdown on player diets (Daily Mirror)

Fenerbahce have ruled out a move to sign Tottenham’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko (The Independent)

Anthony Martial has been offered a new five-year deal at Manchester United and believes he can outlast Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford (The Times)

Former Manchester City captain Yaya Toure has agreed to move to Olympiakos (The Times)

Southampton manager Mark Hughes says that Manolo Gabbiadini will not go out on loan despite his struggles in front of goal (The Times)

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Ashley Young is set to be the surprise omission from the England squad that Gareth Southgate will name on Thursday (The Times)

Manchester United ambassadors including Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Bryan Robson, Denis Irwin and Park Ji-sung have received an email from the club asking them to take care when talking to the media about manager Jose Mourinho’s position (Daily Mail)

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose expects to still be at the club after the closure of the transfer window in Europe on Friday (Daily Mail)

Luke Shaw could get a surprise England recall when Gareth Southgate names his England squad on Thursday, while there could also be a place for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (The Guardian)

Stoke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is in line for a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain, while midfielder Giannelli Imbula is set to join Rayo Vallecano on loan for the season (Daily Telegraph)

Belgium winger Nacer Chadli wants a move from West Brom before Friday (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic are set to miss out on in-demand Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz, who is expected to complete a loan move to Fenerbahce (Daily Star)

Paul Pogba is ready to follow in Philippe Coutinho’s footsteps by trying to force through a January move to Barcelona (Daily Express)

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Celtic have opened contract talks with Olivier Ntcham in a bid to fend off interest from Porto (The Sun)

Manchester City are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Adrien Rabiot, who was on the club’s books in his early teenage years (The Sun)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is losing patience with Chelsea after being told he could not join Schalke or Monaco on loan (The Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is set to complete a loan move to Real Betis (The Sun)

Egypt FA officials have expressed their “absolute dismay and disgust” at Mo Salah’s demands (The Sun)


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