Paper Talk: Liverpool line up Jamal Lewis alternative; Leeds hunt winger

Date published: Friday 7th August 2020 8:30

Kostas Tsimikas TEAMtalk

Liverpool could move for a Greek defender after seeing a £10m bid for Jamal Lewis fail, while Leeds want a Liverpool midfielder and Spurs are chasing Callum Wilson, all in the papers.

LIVERPOOL’S PLAN B

Liverpool have a definitive Plan B if they fail to agree a move for Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis.

Jurgen Klopp has seen a £10m bid for Lewis turned down, according to several reliable sources, including The Athletic.

Liverpool’s offer is believed to have included a “substantial sell-on clause” for the Northern Ireland international.

However, Norwich want £20m for the 22-year-old and are believed to be keen on a straight cash offer.

That could leave Michael Edwards and Klopp looking elsewhere and, according to Greek outlet Sportime, Liverpool have already got their eye on Kostas Tsimikas.

The Olympiacos full-back played in Thursday’s Europa League defeat at Wolves and starred in the win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool’s recruitment team have been tracking the 24-year-old for some time and they could make a move for the player if they cannot agree a deal for Lewis.

AND THE REST

PSG striker Edinson Cavani could be heading to Brazilian side Atletico MG (Globo Esporte)

Arsenal have put their academy graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles up for sale (The Sun)

AC Milan are looking to bring in a centre-back, with Nikola Milenkovic topping technical director Paolo Maldini’s target list (Calciomercato)

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Tottenham Hotspur are making a move to sign AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace are poised to battle Fulham for the services of Southampton star Harrison Reed in the Premier League (Football Insider)

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Manchester United will listen to offers for Jesse Lingard this summer (The Guardian)

Lazio have made an offer of €18m for Fenerbache striker Vedat Muriqi (Gianluca DiMarzio)

Barcelona have placed a €300m release clause on new signing Gustavo Maia, despite the arrival from Sao Paulo having never played a game in senior football (Marca)

Everton are hoping to sign Manchester United defender Diego Dalot for just £10m (Daily Mirror)

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£15m Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has emerged as a target for Leeds United (The Sun)

Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to join Tottenham as soon as next week (The Athletic)

Watford have decided against handing young midfielder Callum Whelan a new contract (Watford Observer)

Sheffield United’s £12million offer for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been rejected by Bournemouth (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich’s 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to move to Liverpool, but the Reds would have to sell players to generate transfer funds. (Kicker)

 

 

Roma could revive their interest in a permanent deal for 30-year-old Manchester United and England centre-back Chris Smalling, who they had on loan last season, after the Italian club was taken over by new owners. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool could face competition from West Ham United and Fenerbahce for Real Betis and Algeria defender Aissa Mandi, 28. (Mirror)

Lazio are confident of signing Manchester City and former Spain midfielder David Silva. The 34-year-old will become a free agent this summer. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian, 31, has agreed a three-year deal with Arsenal worth £100,000 per week. (ESPN)

Barcelona are set to make a (£35.9m) bid for Leicester City’s 24-year-old Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu. (NTV Spor)

Declan Rice, Anthony Martial

West Ham have not received any bids for 21-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, says manager David Moyes. (Standard)

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing 28-year-old Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson. (Express)

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry is on the shortlist for the vacant manager’s job at Bournemouth. (Metro)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 26, has been offered to AC Milan, but the Italian side are not interested in a deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Premier League newcomers Leeds are planning a £20m move for Stuttgart’s 22-year-old Argentina striker Nicolas Gonzalez. (Mirror)

Leeds are also prepared to make an offer for 24-year-old Brentford and Algeria winger Said Benrahma. (Telegraph)

West Brom are interested in signing 23-year-old English full-back Rico Henry from Brentford. (Birmingham Mail)

Brighton will pay the £1.8m asking price for 20-year-old Dutch defender Jan Paul van Hecke from NAC Breda. (BN DeStem)

Bournemouth’s Romanian winger Alex Dobre is set to sign for French club Dijon. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

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Real Madrid have admitted they made a mistake blocking Gareth Bale’s £1m-a-week move to China last summer when personal terms had been agreed for him to leave the Bernabeu. (Telegraph)

Jorginho’s agent has left the door open for the midfielder to join Juventus this summer in a move that could help fund a Chelsea bid for Declan Rice. (Telegraph)

Brentford forward Ollie Watkins is wanted by a host to top-flight clubs, including Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Leeds and Sheffield United. (The Sun)

Ryan Fraser’s decision to walk out on Bournemouth looks like it could backfire, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool’s interest in the winger drying up. (The Sun)

Norwich value Jamal Lewis closer to £20m as Liverpool saw their £10m bid rejected, but they could include full back Yasser Larouci in negotiations with the Canaries going forward. (Daily Mail)

Fulham are preparing to offer Scott Parker a lucrative new contract to keep their promotion-winning manager at Craven Cottage. (Daily Express)

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