Liverpool look to have beaten rivals Man Utd to the signing of a £107m Germany attacker, while Tottenham and Arsenal are battling for a LaLiga defender, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL CLOSING IN ON £107M GERMANY STAR
Liverpool have reportedly leapfrogged Manchester United in the race to sign £107million Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz, with talks already taking place over a deal.
The 20-year-old Germany international has gone from strength to strength since making his senior debut for the Bundesliga outfit in 2016.
The Reds now lead Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race to sign Havertz, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, via the Daily Express.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have reportedly been in touch with Leverkusen representatives over a possible summer switch, with a deal highly unlikely to be done this month.
The attacking midfielder has notched three goals and supplied one assist in 21 appearances this season, while he has 31 goals and 23 assists in 126 matches since bursting onto the scene as a 17-year-old.
Havertz has also earned seven senior caps for Germany and scored his first goal for his country in a friendly against Argentina in October.
The young attacker is being viewed as a replacement for veteran midfielder Adam Lallana at Anfield, with the 31-year-old’s contract running out in June.
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Manchester United have reportedly identified Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente as a possible loan option in the January transfer window (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid have agreed a £47m move for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, dealing a blow to Manchester United (Daily Mirror)
Mesut Ozil insists he will stay at Arsenal for the rest of this season and next after surviving “a hard time” under Unai Emery (Daily Mirror)
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has insisted he wants striker Edinson Cavani to remain at the club despite recent links with Arsenal and Manchester United (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are set to miss out on 17-year-old Brazilian starlet Yan Couto as Barcelona close in on his signature (Daily Mirror)
John Bostock could move to Charlton for the rest of the season after struggling to make an impact during his loan spell at Nottingham Forest (Daily Mail)
Tottenham will face stiff competition from Sevilla this month in a bid to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to reports (Daily Mail)
Ashley Young is still hoping to seal a move to Inter Milan this month – even though the Italians are already signing another left-back (The Sun)
Arsenal are lining up a £6m move for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa to help them through their defensive crisis (The Sun)
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are among a host of clubs chasing Togo centre-back Djene Dakonam (The Sun)
AC Milan are reportedly in talks with Manchester United over potentially signing midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)
Chelsea chiefs will pursue Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho this summer if Willian leaves (Daily Star)
Manchester City are reportedly no longer pursuing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with Real Madrid set to make an offer (Daily Star)
Donny van de Beek is set to reject a new long-term contract at Ajax ahead of a summer move away from Holland (Daily Telegraph)
The SPFL face a fixture headache over Rangers’ outstanding game against St Johnstone if the Ibrox side reach the Europa League quarter finals (Daily Record)
Rangers have been dealt a title race injury blow with skipper James Tavernier facing up to three weeks on the sidelines (Daily Record)
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes announced the pre-contract signing of Matty Kennedy and then thrashed out a deal with Ross County to land Mark Gallagher (Daily Record)
Sunderland have won the race to sign Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty on loan (Scottish Sun)
Jamie Murphy looks set to link up with Nigel Clough again at Burton Albion (Scottish Sun)
Axed Hearts striker Aidan Keena has revealed Craig Levein told him his Jambos career was over – not Daniel Stendel (Scottish Sun)