Paper Talk: Real Madrid centre-back to make Klopp demand if Liverpool act on interest

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2021 8:54

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A Liverpool defensive target is ready to make a big demand if he arrives at Anfield this month, while Wolves are keen on signing a Serie A attacker, according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.

REAL STAR TO MAKE LIVERPOOL DEMAND

Real Madrid star Eder Militao would reportedly demand first-team football at Liverpool if he was to sign for the Reds.

The Brazilian centre-back has been strongly linked with an Anfield switch, after failing to earn regular first-team football under Zinedine Zidane.

The Premier League champions have been linked with several names, after seeing their defensive ranks decimated this season.

And The Athletic have reported that Militao, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Bayern Munich, could be a solution.

The 23-year-old has failed to make an impression at Real and was part of the side that were humiliated by third-tier side Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

However, despite his struggles, Militao is still highly regarded and has been tipped to leave on loan.

To that end, LaLiga pundit Kevin Campbell believes Liverpool would be wise to make a move.

 

“Militao is a very good player,” he told Football Insider (as cited by the Express).

“I have seen him play quite a bit and I really rate him. A Brazil international who is strong, quick, and still of a very good age as well.”

Campbell, however, believes the player would demand to play if he does make the switch – which could prove an issue for Jurgen Klopp.

He added: “Can I see it happening? Probably not. If he was to leave Real Madrid to go to Liverpool, he would want to start. He would not want to go there to be a back-up.

“I cannot see it but it all depends on what he has been told by the club because wherever he goes, he would want to be playing.”


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WOLVES TURN TO JUVE FORWARD

Juventus forward Douglas Costa, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has emerged as a January option for Wolves to bolster their attack. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Aston Villa winger Jordan Amavi has put Premier League clubs on alert after rejecting contract offers to stay at Marseille. (Daily Telegraph)

England will be a frontrunner to take on more Euro 2020 matches this summer amid mounting doubt over host cities due to Covid-19. (Daily Telegraph)

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Diogo Jota is still a number of weeks away from returning to the Liverpool line-up. (Daily Star)

West Ham are preparing a new offer worth around £32m for Youssef En-Nesyri after failing with their opening bid. (Daily Star)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could hand Amad Diallo his Manchester United debut early next month after the 18-year-old winger impressed during training. (The Times)

NEW DEAL FOR IMPRESSIVE ARSENAL STAR

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Arsenal are ready to hand Emile Smith Rowe a new contract to secure his long-term future at the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)

Juan Mata’s time at Manchester United appears to be drawing to a natural close. (Daily Mirror)

The Chelsea hierarchy want to give under-pressure Frank Lampard time to turn the club’s fortunes around and do not want to make a panic decision mid-season. (Daily Mirror)

Bayern Munich are determined not to lose out in the race for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham remain keen on contract rebel Danny Ings, who wants to play in the Champions League. (The Sun)

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure will take his first steps into management by joining the coaching staff of Ukrainian side Olympic Donetsk. (The Sun)

AND MORE GOSSIP

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Arsenal will have to wait until the summer for the chance to land Norwich City star Emiliano Buendia. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose is wanted by Turkish side Trabzonspor. The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed UEFA wants to hold this summer’s European Championship in just one country. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace hope to confirm the loan signing of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta after he arrived in London ahead of a medical. (Daily Mail)

West Bromwich Albion feared their swoop for West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass would collapse if they did not agree to drop him for the subsequent match against David Moyes’s side. (Daily Mail)

Fulham will listen to offers for Stefan Johansen, Maxime Le Marchand and Jean Michael Seri this month. (Sky Sports)

Rangers have appointed Three Bears investor George Letham to the board in a top table shake-up at Ibrox. (Daily Record)

 

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