Paper Talk: Liverpool ready to rival Spurs for £40m midfielder

Date published: Sunday 8th July 2018 10:31

Liverpool are set to move for an Aston Villa star, while Manchester United are ‘confident’ of signing a Chelsea winger, according to Sunday’s papers.



Liverpool have reportedly made contact with Championship side Aston Villa about a potential deal for Jack Grealish.

Villa are reportedly under financial pressures and may be forced to sell some of their star players to raise funds this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on a move for Grealish as he looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the new season.

The Anfield are yet to make a bid for the Birmingham-born forward,

Villa are reportedly demanding £40million for the England U21 midfielder, though their financial difficulties means they will have a hard time getting anywhere near their asking price for their talented youngster.

But according to previous reports, Chelsea are ready to spend up to £30million on Grealish and are willing loan him back to Villa for the 2018/19 season.



West Ham have made a £17.5m bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko, 28, who joined the German club last year for £23m. (Sky Sports)

The Hammers are also set to finalise their move for former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, who is now a free agent, on Monday. (Mirror)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas still believes French midfielder Nabil Fekir will line up for the club next season after the 24-year-old’s move to Liverpool fell through. (Goal)

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea forward Willan, 29, now Brazil are out of the World Cup. (Sun)

But Barcelona star Lionel Messi could put a stop to Chelsea winger Willian coming to Manchester United, with the Argentine ace keen to link up with the 29-year-old Brazilian at the Nou Camp. (Manchester Evening News)

United States international Erik Palmer-Brown, 21, has been loaned by Manchester City to Eredivisie side NAC Breda for the new season. (ESPN)

Emil Forsberg’s performances for Sweden at the World Cup have caught the attention of Everton, who are set to move for the 26-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder.

Defender Kieran Tierney, 21, is set to remain at Celtic with Everton deciding against meeting Celtic’s £25m price tag. (Scottish Sun)

The Old Trafford club are still continuing to monitor 17-year-old Moldestriker Erling Haaland, the son of Norway’s former Manchester City and Leeds United midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland. (Mail)

Several high-profile Chelsea stars returned to pre-season training on Saturday, against the reported wishes of manager Antonio Conte. (Metro)

Eden Hazard’s younger brother Kylian has moved a step closer to leaving Stamford Bridge after the 22-year-old Belgian midfielder joined Dutch side VVV Venlo on trial. (Goal)

Lyon have told Chelsea that midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 21, will not be sold this summer as the Blues seek a potential replacement for N’Golo Kante, who has been lined up as Paris St-Germain’s prime target this summer. (Express)

Rangers will have first refusal on any youngsters that are being sent out on loan by Liverpool after a deal put together by the respective managers Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp. (Sun)


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