Paper Talk: Liverpool eye €100m Atleti star; Juve close on PL pair

Date published: Monday 23rd April 2018 8:27 - Robert McCarthy

Jan Oblak: Linked with Arsenal switch

Liverpool have stepped up their search for a new goalkeeper this summer, while a top Bundesliga boss has played down talk of a move to Arsenal or Chelsea, according to Monday’s papers. 



Liverpool have joined the race to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to reports in Spain.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp remains on the lookout for a new number one, with Simon Mignolet seemingly on his way out of the club, while there remain serious doubts over Loris Karius’ position as the club’s top stopper.

The Daily Mirror, via Spanish publication AS, are reporting that Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in acquiring the 25-year-old Slovenian star.

Oblak, who is tied down to Atletico until 2021, has a €100m buyout clause and joins Roma star Alisson and Stoke’s Jack Butland in being linked with a summer switch to Merseyside.


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Juventus are looking to oversee a summer revolution in the transfer window and are primed to launch bids for Matteo Darmian and Emre Can (Daily Mail)

Mauricio Pochettino will consider disregarding next season’s FA Cup by fielding Tottenham’s kids in the competition (Daily Mail)

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has played down reports linking him with Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a £123m-plus-player deal for Mohamed Salah (Daily Express)

Alexandre Lacazette invited an Arsenal fan to watch the game against West Ham on Sunday because of his bizarre tattoo (Daily Mirror)

Mohamed Salah has become embroiled in a “very serious issue” with the Egyptian Football Association over his image rights (Daily Mirror)

England U17 ‘keeper Arthur Okonkwo, 16, is being targeted by RB Leipzig and Celtic because he has yet to sign a deal at Arsenal (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is set to sign a new contract (Daily Mirror)

Brentford are bracing themselves for interest in midfielder Ryan Woods if they are unable to secure promotion through the play-offs (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not splash the cash to catch Man City (The Sun)

Andres Iniesta will reveal his future plans this week as he continues to be linked with a switch to China in the summer (The Sun)

Jonjo Shelvey will not be part of England’s World Cup squad despite his fine form for Newcastle (The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are keen on signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal in the summer (The Sun)

Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor could retire from football – aged 31 (The Sun)

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco warned he does not need his team to tell him about Mohamed Salah’s qualities (The Guardian)

Jose Mourinho did not celebrate Alexis Sanchez’s FA Cup semi-final goal because he had an urgent tactical message to relay to Ashley Young and Ander Herrera (Daily Star)

Defender Luke Garbutt’s Everton career appears to be over after the 24-year-old was told by Sam Allardyce to find another club (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City fear being punished by the Football Association after a mass pitch invasion following their 5-0 win over Swansea on Sunday (Daily Star)


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