Paper Talk: Liverpool move for French keeper as future Alisson rival

Date published: Wednesday 9th January 2019 8:34

BELGRADE, SERBIA - NOVEMBER 06: Alisson Becker of Liverpool reacts during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to bring in a top young French goalkeeper this month, while Manchester United could finally get their hands on a £36million winger target, according to Wednesday’s papers.



Liverpool are being strongly linked with a move for rising Guingamp goalkeeper Dominique Youfeigane.

The French Under-19 keeper has been earning rave reviews and has already seen his name linked with the likes of AS Monaco and Marseille.

However, Foot Mercato, via the Daily Mirror, claims Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to join the race to sign him amid claims they already see the 18-year-old as being good enough to challenge Simon Mignolet for the role of Liverpool No 2 and, one day, rival Alisson.

As such, the French outlet claims the Reds are on the brink of making an offer for the keeper in an effort to sign him ahead of their rival suitors.

Aside from that, Liverpool unlikely to do much business this month, with interest in £27m-rated Trabzonspor midfielder Abdulkadir Omur dismissed earlier in the week.


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Wolves defender Conor Coady is the next defender Gareth Southgate is considering for an England call-up (The Sun)

Ander Herrera looks set to sign a new deal for Manchester United after new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced him to stay despite interest from Athletic Bilbao (The Sun)

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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is refusing to sell midfielder Isaac Hayden unless he is given the chance to sign a replacement (The Sun)

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Tottenham are set to finally announce the opening date of their new stadium within the next 24 hours (Daily Mail)

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