Liverpool advance in talks to sign a top left-back on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, while Tottenham agree a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – all in the latest Paper Talk.
REDS WILLING TO PAY £10m FOR LEWIS?
Liverpool are willing to spend £10million to sign Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis, according to reports.
The Reds are short of options in the role, with Andy Robertson the only senior recognised first-team star. James Milner is Jurgen Klopp’s first choice for a deputy, while Joe Gomez can also fill in.
Previous reports claimed Lewis is on Liverpool’s radar, with the club only willing to pay for the right back-up.
Now, The Independent says Liverpool’s negotiations for the Northern Ireland international are more advanced than their rivals’.
The newspaper claims Klopp believes Lewis has a bright future and can “thrive” at the prospect of working alongside Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
What’s more, the PLG player agency represents the 22-year-old, the same agency that works with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold. The source adds that this will give Liverpool a significant advantage.
Lewis was a shining light for the Canaries as they suffered relegation back to the Championship.
AND THE REST FROM PAPER TALK
Tottenham are close to signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, with Kyle Walker-Peters staying on the south coast (The Telegraph)
Meanwhile, the Saints want to sign Groningen defender Deyovaisio Zeefuik (Southern Daily Echo)
Newcastle are keen on signing Josh King and David Brooks as Steve Bruce eyes attacking signings (The Telegraph)
What’s more, Roma owner James Pallotta has refused to shed light on reports of his interest in the Magpies (Northern Echo)
Manchester City will pocket around £15million if Manchester United complete a deal for Jadon Sancho (The Times)
But City have not made – and do not plan to make – an approach for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto (Manchester Evening News)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed a lucrative personal deal with adidas (The Telegraph)
Chelsea are close to signing defender Xavier Mbuyamba, dubbed the next Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, Ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says he is likely to make a move to Everton (The Sun)
Former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is considering a lucrative offer from Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)
Burnley will demand £50million from clubs keen on signing defender James Tarkowski this summer (Daily Mail)
However, Aston Villa are willing to increase Jack Grealish’s salary to ward off interest from the Red Devils (The Sun)
Leicester have asked Barcelona if they can take forward Francisco Trincao on a two-year loan deal (The Guardian)