Paper Talk: Klopp makes bargain Serie A centre-back top Liverpool summer target

Date published: Sunday 14th February 2021 9:15 - Robert McCarthy

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Liverpool have made a bargain Serie A centre-back their top summer transfer target, while Barcelona and Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in the chase for a Sevilla defender, all in Sunday’s papers.

KLOPP TURNS TO SERIE A STAR

Liverpool have reportedly made Torino centre-back Bremer their top summer transfer target.

Jurgen Klopp has been plagued by injuries to his defensive spine, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all sidelined.

The defending champions brought in Ben Davies from Preston and Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke in the January window.

The latter made made his Reds debut and was involved in a disastrous mix-up with Alisson for Leicester’s second goal in a 3-1 defeat for Liverpool on Saturday.

To that end, neither are considered as ready-made solutions, unlike Brazilian Bremer who has shone in Serie A.

The 23-year-old likes to play on the left side and is viewed as a perfect partner for Van Dijk, when the Dutchman returns after his long-term knee issue.

The report in the Sunday Mirror claims that Torino are aware of the growing interest in one of their top stars and are expecting several offers.

Bremer began his career with Desportivo Brasil before joining Atletico Mineiro following a loan spell at Sao Paulo.

However, his rapid rise began after moving to Turin in 2018, with the player signing a five-year deal on his arrival.

Bremer fits the profile for Liverpool, given his age and the fact they wouldn’t have to break the bank. He is currently valued at less than £10million.


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LALIGA GIANTS JOIN RACE FOR UNITED TARGET

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Manchester United face a fight to sign Jules Kounde – with Barcelona and Real Madrid joining the hunt for the Sevilla star. (Sun on Sunday)

Marco Silva is the shock name on the list of targets to be Bournemouth’s new boss. (Sun on Sunday)

Frank Lampard would need to be offered a job too good to turn down to tempt him back into management and give up the £1.8m in wages due from Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea will prioritise a centre-back and a striker this summer with Erling Haaland top of their list. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal are refusing to give up hope on Florian Balogun signing a new deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Pablo Zabaleta believes Manchester City are the perfect fit for unhappy Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. (Sunday Mirror)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones will have a part to play for Manchester United during the run-in. (Sunday Mirror)

AND MORE GOSSIP

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Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings is on the radar of Manchester United as they hunt a top-class centre-half. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester City star Aymeric Laporte is a top target for Real Madrid. (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsene Wenger revealed that he offered Jamie Vardy ‘a lot of money’ to join Arsenal from Leicester back in 2016. (Mail on Sunday)

Zinedine Zidane has revealed Eden Hazard could return from injury in time to feature in Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Atalanta.  (Mail on Sunday)

Former Bournemouth head of recruitment David Webb is emerging as an option in Celtic’s search for a sporting director.  (Mail on Sunday)

Hakim Ziyech is reportedly keen to meet with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, with rumours beginning to surface about his immediate future at the club. (Sunday Express)

Celtic are eyeing up a fresh move for Burnley star Robbie Brady. (Scottish Sun)

Neil Lennon has blasted back at ‘out of order’ St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin over his name-and-shame diving claims. (Sunday Mail)

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