Paper Talk: Klopp plea to Liverpool board over rare opportunity for Bayern star

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Jurgen Klopp has urged his Liverpool bosses not to let a Bayern Munich star slip through their fingers, while the Reds look set to sign a teenager from Derby, and West Ham’s No 1 striker target has emerged, according to Monday’s transfer gossip.


Jurgen Klopp has pleaded with the Liverpool board to not miss the ‘rare opportunity’ to sign David Alaba this summer.

The Austrian defender will leave Bayern Munich as a free agent this summer after a trophy-laden stint in Bavaria.

Real Madrid were reported to have tied up his signing last week; rumours which were quickly denied.

And while Alaba is said to favour a move to the Bernabeu, Klopp has reportedly emplored Liverpool not to miss out.

Klopp last week spoke of his frustration at not being allowed to sign a new defender this month. As such, Don Balon report the Reds boss has challenged his board to fulfil their frugality by poaching Alaba on a free.

It’s reported Klopp has told his owners that the opportunity to sign such a talented defender does not come around often.

It’s claimed he has explained why they should push the boat out to land him – and how the signing could save them millions.

Whether a strong push from Liverpool will be enough to sway the defender remains to be seen.

With any deal on hold until the summer, Alaba still has time on his side before making his next move.


Kaide Gordon

Liverpool are winning the race for Derby County forward Kaide Gordon in a deal worth more than £1m for the teenager. (Daily Telegraph)

Jesse Lingard is waiting to discover if Manchester United will sanction a loan move after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctantly agreed to let the midfielder leave this month. (Daily Telegraph)

West Bromwich Albion face a battle to land Andy Carroll from Newcastle and reunite Sam Allardyce with the striker. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham are carefully considering their striker signing options as they seek a new No 9. Their top target is Jonas Wind of FC Copenhagen, but a deal may wait until the summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Billy Gilmour has Premier League clubs waiting to see if Frank Lampard will consider him for a six-month loan. (Daily Telegraph)


Ahmed Musa: Scores first goal for Leicester

Ahmed Musa will join up with West Brom on Monday as Sam Allardyce considers the surprise signing of the former Leicester forward. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle United are set to confirm the appointment of Graeme Jones as a coach under Steve Bruce this week. (Daily Telegraph)

Jack Wilshere is ‘happy’ former team-mate Mesut Ozil has secured an exit from Arsenal. (The Sun)

Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori has revealed how a conversation with legendary defender Paolo Maldini convinced him to join AC Milan. (The Sun)

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Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman believes new signings are crucial to improve his struggling side in the January transfer window. However, he knows summer deals for Eric Garcia and Gini Wijnaldum are more likely. (Daily Mail)

Glenn Hoddle believes James Maddison will force his way into the England squad for this summer’s European Championships if he keeps up his current form. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is wanted by West Ham as he considers his future. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have agreed to pay Real Madrid a £1.8m loan fee for Martin Odegaard plus his wage of £38,000 a week. That means the total outlay is around £2.5m to sign the Norwegian until the end of May. (The Times)


Burnley remain keen on Nottingham Forest skipper Joe Worrall but may keep their transfer cash until the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Wolves’ new striker Willian Jose has already set his sights on climbing the Premier League despite facing a likely wait for his debut. (Daily Mirror)

Facundo Pellistri is impressing at Old Trafford since his summer switch from Penarol. United though want to loan the winger out to further his progress. (Daily Star)

Jens Lehmann says Germany would welcome back Jurgen Klopp with open arms. (Daily Star)