Paper Talk: Liverpool close on £82m triple deal as Italy striker is linked

Date published: Monday 26th April 2021 8:22 - James Marshment

Andrea Belotti, Torino captain and striker

Liverpool are ready to make a triple transfer splash, with a goal-hungry Italy striker linked, Arsenal want an exciting Borussia Dortmund winger, while Monday’s transfer gossip has news of a surprise exit at Chelsea.


Liverpool are considering a cut-price move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to reports.

The Italy frontman is considered one of the best in Serie A and has a €100m exit clause in his deal. But with just a year left on his contract, he looks likely to leave for a cut-price £30m this summer.

That fee appears to have grabbed Chelsea’s attention – but Tuttosport reckons Liverpool are most likely to make their move. They state Jurgen Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards see Belotti as a cheap way to give their attack new zip. It will also further competition for Roberto Firmino in the central role – something John Aldridge now insists they must do.

The Reds’ prospects of a deal for Belotti have also increased with Torino lining up Cagliari’s Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, 29, as a replacement.

Liverpool face competition for Belotti from AC Milan, Inter and Roma.

Belotti has 104 goals in 222 appearances for Torino over six seasons.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express claims Liverpool are closing on a £52m double deal for Ibrahima Konate and Ozan Kabak.

The claim FSG plans to buy both centre-backs to provide cover and competition for Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez next season. Kabak has done enough after impressing on loan and will secure an £18m move.

Konate will cost £34m after the Reds agreed to meet his exit clause at RB Leipzig.

The signing of the pair will likely see Joel Matip and Ben Davies move on. Nat Phillips is expected to stay, though his game-time will reduce significantly.


Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Giovanni Reyna, Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal are lining up a £22m bid for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt, according to reports. (The Sun)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down talk of a bust-up between Fred and Harry Maguire. (The Sun)

Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to take advantage of Chelsea’s interest in Niklas Sule by moving for club captain Cesar Azpilicueta. (The Sun)

Bristol City striker Saikou Janneh is on the radar of Premier League new-boys Norwich this summer. (The Sun)

Alessandro Del Piero has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over as Juventus president amid doubts over Andrea Agnelli’s future. (Daily Mail)


Andrija Radulovic TEAMtalk

Manchester City are reportedly in talks over landing wonderkid Andrija Radulovic from Red Star Belgrade. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign wantaway Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich are making an offer to try and appoint RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann as their new coach for next season. (Daily Mail)

Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kieran Trippier, but the Toffees are keeping a close eye on Norwich’s Max Aarons. (Daily Express)

Subscribe for free to TEAMtalk’s daily newsletter…


Joe Willock TEAMtalk

Arsenal will demand £25m from Newcastle United this summer to secure the permanent signing of Joe Willock. (Daily Express)

Pau Torres is “proud” at claims he’s wanted by Manchester United but is cooling suggestions of a summer switch. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are sceptical about the seriousness of the Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek’s apparent offer to buy the club. (The Times)

Celtic are chasing a £4m summer deal for Hajduk Split defender Mario Vuskovic. (The Scottish Sun)


Related Articles