Paper Talk: Liverpool plot £90m raid for midfield dynamo, classy full-back

Date published: Sunday 7th July 2019 9:09

Liverpool look in a strong position to make two impressive signings from LaLiga, while Man Utd are readying a huge new contract for a major star, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Liverpool are ready to make a move to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports on Sunday.

The midfielder recently helped Spain to glory at the Under-21 Championships and is keen to leave the Bernabeu for more first-team football this coming season.

The player has been mentioned as a target for Tottenham, but the Independent on Sunday, via reports in the Spanish media, claims it is Liverpool, who are leading the chase.

The report claims Liverpool are expected to secure the player in a £45m deal, but that Real will only sanction the deal if the European champions include a buy-back option as part of the transfer.

While the Reds were reluctant, it’s now suggested they are willing to accept Real’s terms as Jurgen Klopp is such a huge fan of the midfielder’s dynamism.

Mundo Deportivo, meanwhile, also claim Liverpool are in the market to sign his Spain Under-21 teammate Junior Firpo.

The pacy defender has attracted interest from Liverpool and Barcelona, but it’s claimed the Merseysiders are very much in the hunt to sign the Real Betis man in a £45m deal, with the player capable of covering at both left-back and right-back.


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David De Gea is ready to agree a new £350,000-a-week deal with Manchester United, which would make him the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal have suffered a setback in the pursuit of Barcelona winger Malcom with Paris Saint-Germain also interested in bringing the Brazilian back to Ligue 1 (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City continue to be interested in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake as a possible £40m alternative to Harry Maguire and the Netherlands international would qualify as a homegrown player because of his time at Chelsea (Sunday Mirror)

Manuel Neuer is considering leaving Bayern Munich because of the club’s lack of ambition, according to his agent (Sunday Mirror)

Sheffield United are set to make offers totalling £30m for Brentford striker Neal Maupay and Swansea hitman Oliver McBurnie (Sunday Mirror)

Ashley Cole could soon be back at Chelsea as part of Frank Lampard’s new-look coaching staff (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United have been handed a boost by the news that Atletico Madrid may have to sell Saul Niguez over an agreement made with his management agency (The Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool fear Jurgen Klopp’s burnout concerns will stop him signing a new long-term contract beyond 2022, which is when his current deal expires (The Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their bid to sign defender William Saliba with a £30m offer (The Sun on Sunday)

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Man City midfielder Fabian Delph is a target for Everton and would consider a move to keep his hopes of continuing his England career (The Sun on Sunday)

Leeds decided to sell Pontus Jansson on a cut-price deal because of concerns over his attitude (The Sun on Sunday)

Nemanja Matic is seeking talks with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid interest from Inter Milan (The Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool have made signing Lille’s Nicolas Pepe their No 1 priority in the summer transfer window (The Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are considering offering a new deal to Fernandinho despite signing Rodri, the player expected to be his direct replacement, earlier in the week (The Sun on Sunday)

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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has emerged as a possible financial saviour for Bolton, although a possible £12.5m deal would only involve him taking control of their stadium and hotel and not contradict English football’s ownership rules (The Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa have been frustrated by Bournemouth putting a £25m price tag on defender Tyrone Mings, such a success on loan during Villa’s Championship promotion campaign (The Sun on Sunday)

Huddersfield want £4m for Celtic and Stoke target Tommy Smith (The Sun on Sunday)

Burnley are bracing themselves for offers after putting a £40m price tag on defender James Tarkowski (The Sun on Sunday)

Leeds could make a move for Stoke midfielder Ryan Woods if they are forced to cash in on Kalvin Phillips during the summer window (The Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa are considering moves for two high-profile free agents – former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge (The Sun on Sunday)

Blackburn have been put off by Crystal Palace’s valuation over their interest in a reunion with former Rovers defender Scott Dann (The Sun on Sunday)

Wigan have made a £5m offer for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher in a bid to snatch him from under the noses of Championship rivals Blackburn and Brentford (The Sun on Sunday)

Frank Lampard is trying to persuade Callum Hudson-Odoi that his long-term future lies with Chelsea (Sunday Telegraph)

Juventus are preparing a £120m bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba as part of their plan to become Europe’s No 1 commercial club (Sunday Times)

Manchester United are prepared to offer £30m to Newcastle for midfielder Sean Longstaff (Sunday Times)

Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier could all leave Tottenham this summer as they look to help finance their new stadium and record signing Tanguy Ndombele (Sunday Times)

Real Madrid are prepared to pay £72m and offer one of Gareth Bale or Isco in exchange for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are sweating over whether Paul Pogba shows up for their pre-season flight to Australia on Sunday (Mail on Sunday)

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has ordered the club to look into the feasibility of signing Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa (Mail on Sunday)

Rafa Benitez informed Newcastle he would be walking away this summer in a meeting which took place in May (Mail on Sunday)

Paris Saint-Germain have twice offered Neymar to Real Madrid but the Spanish side have rejected proposals due to heavy spending (Mail on Sunday)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s new Chelsea contract is worth £150,000-a-week (Mail on Sunday)

Rafa Benitez wants Salomon Rondon to follow him from Newcastle, where he was on loan from West Brom last season, to Chinese side Dalian Yifang (Mail on Sunday)

Bury are in danger of failing to fulfil their opening Sky Bet League One fixture against MK Dons on August 3 with the club failing to meet financial obligations under current ownership (Mail on Sunday)

Romelu Lukaku has stalled in his talks with Inter Milan, putting a spanner in the rest of Manchester United’s transfer window plans, but Napoli could shortly join the list of Serie A clubs in talks over a deal for the Belgium striker (Sunday Express)

Manchester United are prepared to make Harry Maguire their third-highest paid player if they clinch a £90m deal to sign him (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is ready to turn his attention back to a £20m deal for Ryan Fraser after failing to secure funds to sign Wilfried Zaha (Daily Star Sunday)

Burnley are hoping to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori in a £15m deal (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal are facing a battle against Wolves for the signing of St Etienne defender William Saliba (Daily Star Sunday)

Newcastle are weighing up replacing Rafa Benitez with former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores (Daily Star Sunday)

Bournemouth have seen a £12m bid for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland rejected as they value their No 1 at around £20m (Daily Star Sunday)

Rangers will make a £5m move for Leeds striker Kemar Roofe if they lose Alfredo Morelas during the summer window (The Scottish Sun)





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