Liverpool are ready to make a move for a Brazilian striker in January, while Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has ordered scouts to check out a Roma star – all in Sunday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL READY TO MOVE FOR BRAZILIAN
Liverpool are reportedly chasing Brazil sensation Evanilson and could get him on a free transfer with the forward out of contract in February.
The 20-year-old Fluminese striker would link up with compatriots Alisson and Roberto Firmino at Anfield, claim Brazilian outlet Netflu, via reports in Sunday’s papers.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp already has Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi in a free-scoring frontline, but the report adds that he sees Evanilson as one for the future and might be tempted to offer cash-strapped Fluminese around £4million to bring him to Anfield in January.
The Merseysiders are said to have been keeping an eye on his form this year for the Brazil Serie A side.
With young striker Rhian Brewster set to move to either Swansea or Aston Villa on loan in January, Klopp needs an extra forward just in case of an injury crisis.
The Reds are currently 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as they target their first top-flight title success in 30 years.
AND THE REST
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their Jadon Sancho pursuit as Manchester City have decided not to exercise their transfer option (Sunday Mirror)
Qatar Sports Investments, who are the owners of PSG, are on the verge of securing a stake in Leeds United (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal are leading a clutch of Premier League clubs who want to bring on loan Roma star Chris Smalling back to English football next summer (Sunday Mirror)
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has ordered scouts to give him the lowdown on Roma’s Edin Dzeko (Sunday Mirror)
Everton managerial target Marcelo Gallardo is refusing to say whether he will stay on as boss of South American giants River Plate after this week’s Argentina Cup final (Sunday Mirror)
Southampton are prepared to listen to loan offers for defender Jannik Vestergaard (Sunday Mirror)
Jose Mourinho wants to make Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral his first signing at Tottenham, and has joined Arsenal and Manchester United in chasing the 21-year-old (Sun on Sunday)
Chelsea are eyeing a £40m move for Nathan Ake after their transfer ban was lifted (Daily Star Sunday)
Tottenham are refusing to give up on the chase for West Brom’s right-back Nathan Ferguson (Sun on Sunday)
Gareth Southgate watched Chris Smalling for Roma against Inter Milan as he considers handing the defender a shock international recall (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal’s executives met for a dinner party last week to decide their next manager after already losing faith in Freddie Ljungberg (Mail on Sunday)
Jadon Sancho will be Chelsea’s principal target now their transfer ban has been lifted and he is increasingly expected to choose Stamford Bridge next summer (Mail on Sunday)
Knocking out Liverpool then joining Manchester United is on Erling Haaland’s Christmas wishlist (Mail on Sunday)
Real Madrid are preparing to offer Colombia forward James Rodriguez and Wales winger Gareth Bale as part of a swap deal for Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba (Sunday Express)
Reece James is set to be rewarded for his breakthrough into the Chelsea first team with a new deal at Stamford Bridge (Sunday Express)
Mikel Arteta is emerging as the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery as the manager of Arsenal (Sunday Telegraph)
Teemu Pukki believes leading Finland to their first major finals has boosted his goalscoring form in the Premier League.
Newcastle United are planning at least one new signing in the January transfer window, despite Steve Bruce claiming it is too hard for the club to bring in the ‘right’ player (Sunday Telegraph)
Patrick Vieira’s candidacy to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal head coach is being championed by his former team-mate Edu (Sunday Times)