Paper Talk: Liverpool target €50m speedster to replace Moreno

Date published: Friday 21st June 2019 8:23

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Liverpool have set their sights on a Real Betis full-back, Philippe Coutinho could return to Anfield and Arsenal boss Unai Emery could raid his old club for a defender, all in the papers.



Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, according to Sport.

Jurgen Klopp is looking for a replacement for Alberto Moreno, who has been released, and Klopp is understood to be looking at Firpo.

The 22-year-old Betis defender has a €50million release clause in his contract, and it’s understood that Liverpool are ready to trigger that to get some cover in for Andy Robertson.

Firpo, who is under contract until 2023, is also wanted by Barcelona, who are understood to have enquired about the speedy full-back.



Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe (Le10 Sport)

Philippe Coutinho could make a shock Liverpool comeback this summer (Le 10 Sport)

Aidy Boothroyd admits Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had his head turned by Manchester United. (The Sun)

Arsenal are set to make a bid for St Etienne defender William Saliba but will not blow their transfer budget by meeting the £30m asking price. (The Sun)

Douglas Costa says he is open to a Premier League move but insists he’s happy at Juventus – for now. (Express)

Mario Balotelli is in talks with Parma (Calciomercato)

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to the club on Friday as their new sporting director (Mirror)

West Ham will make an ambitious £35m move for England striker Callum Wilson this summer. (The Sun)

Panathinaikos are eyeing up Celtic pair Mikey Johnston and Lewis Morgan (Scotsman)

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Martin Odegaard has been spotted in Germany ahead of a reported transfer to Bayer Leverkusen. (The Sun)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will issue a warning to Jesse Lingard after he posted a crude video on social media. (Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has dropped a hint he could be about to splash the cash this summer. (Mail)

Brazil forward Neymar continues to seek a return to Barcelona and does not intend to play for Paris St-Germain again. (Sport)

Neymar is apparently ‘ready to go on strike’ at PSG to force a transfer back to Barcelona (Mirror)

Real Madrid have made a bid for Neymar, offering PSG £115.5m, plus Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, or Colombian forward James Rodriguez, 27. (Mundo Deportivo)

Atletico Madrid are close to completing the £106.7m signing of Benfica forward Joao Felix, meaning Manchester United will miss out on the 19-year-old Portugal international. (Evening Standard)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efforts to rebuild his squad are being held up because Manchester United are frustrating clubs with a series of low offers for targets. (Evening Standard)

Solskjaer wants Man Utd to sell French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, after being told he has £100m to spend this summer. (Star)

Manchester City are poised to beat Man Utd to the £65m signing of Leicester’s Harry Maguire, with a medical pencilled in for the England centre-half, 26. (Star)

Atletico Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Rodri has chosen to join Man City instead of Bayern Munich, with the 22-year-old to join City for £62m. (Kicker)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has repeated his desire to keep France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, at the Nou Camp, despite interest from Liverpool. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 27, will not join former head coach Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with Miralem Pjanic, 29, a preferred option for the Italian manager. (Mail)

Man City are considering signing Eibar’s Asier Riesgo on a free transfer and making the 35-year-old Spaniard their third-choice goalkeeper. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City’s James Maddison, 22, has asked to meet with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian keen to bring the England midfielder to Old Trafford (Star)

Everton have opened talks with Chelsea about signing Kurt Zouma on a permanent deal after the French defender, 24, spent last season on loan at Goodison Park. (Telegraph)

Tottenham have held talks with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, over a move from Sporting Lisbon. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are prepared to offer 27-year-old wing-back Carl Jenkinson to Celtic in exchange for their Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 22. (Star)

Lyon have had a £16m bid turned down for Arsenal and Tottenham target Joachim Andersen, but the 23-year-old Danish defender is rated at £31m by his club Sampdoria. (Star)

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Juventus hope to secure a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris St-Germain, with the 24-year-old French midfielder out of contract this summer. (Goal)

Granit Xhaka, 26, is set to be handed the Arsenal captaincy after Atletico Madrid ended their interest in the Gunners’ Swiss midfielder. (Star)

Liverpool do not plan to sell Divock Origi this summer, despite the 24-year-old Belgium striker having just a year left on his contract. (Liverpool Echo)

Claude Makelele is being lined up for a role at managerless Chelsea after the former Blues midfielder left his job as head coach of Belgian side Eupen. (Evening Standard)

Brighton are set to complete the signing of 22-year-old Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke for £5m. (Sun)

Chief executive Tony Scholes says he will reveal Stoke City’s new signings before the first team return for pre-season next week. (Stoke Sentinel)


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