Jurgen Klopp is ready to make a surprise move for a West Ham playmaker, while Barcelona have offered Tottenham two swap options for Tanguy Ndombele, according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.
KLOPP TURNS TO WEST HAM PLAYMAKER
West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini has emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool, if the Hammers are relegated.
A report in Thursday’s media claims that Jurgen Klopp is considering bringing the Argentine to Anfield. The Reds boss is said to be a long-term admirer of the former River Plate ace.
The Daily Mirror stated that the German wanted to bring the 27-year-old to Anfield in 2017 for around £30million.
Liverpool have been in stunning form this campaign and are just two points away from claiming their first title in 30 years.
However, Klopp is refusing to rest on his laurels and wants to add a more creative edge to his midfield for next season.
A creative force in Klopp’s midfield three has been absent since the sale of Philippe Coutinho. Klopp instead prefers to rotate the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and James Milner.
But this latest report suggests that the Anfield chief is ready to make a move for a cut-price Lanzini, if the struggling Hammers do go down.
The talented attacker has had his fair share of injury issues at the London Stadium over the past couple of years. However, there is no doubting his ability when fully fit and he could be a another great option for the Reds, if they can strike deal.
CHELSEA JOIN ARSENAL IN UPAMECANO CHASE
Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, according to reports (The Sun)
Manchester United have emerged as Jadon Sancho’s only option this summer after Borussia Dortmund set their asking fee at a staggering £117m (The Sun)
Fred is open for talks over a new long-term Manchester United deal after a stunning turnaround in form (The Sun)
Chelsea have outbid rivals Real Madrid after they made an £80m offer for Kai Havertz, according to reports (The Sun)
Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel has claimed the French club are in talks with Arsenal about extending William Saliba’s loan spell for a further month (The Sun)
ARTETA FACING THIAGO SILVA TRANSFER BLOW
Arsenal could miss on the signing of free agent Thiago Silva after Fiorentina’s general director Joe Barone confirmed he wants to bring the defender back to Serie A (The Sun)
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is set to sign a new one-year contract extension at St James’ Park with his current deal due to expire at the end of the month (The Sun)
Wolves are to set to fend off the likes of Manchester United and Juventus by placing a mammoth £90m transfer valuation on Mexican hitman Raul Jimenez (Daily Star)
Manchester United have registered an interest in Vitoria de Guimaraes ace Marcus Edwards (Daily Star)
Arsenal are ramping up their interest in signing Sporting youngster Joelson Fernandes, according to reports (Daily Star)
Juventus have enquired about Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer transfer window (Daily Express)
BARCA TEMPT TOTTENHAM WITH NDOMBELE SWAP PROPOSAL
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offer Philippe Coutinho or Nelson Semedo as part of a swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele (Daily Express)
Hugo Lloris has warned that everyone at Tottenham will be “guilty” if the club does not make the Champions League next season (Daily Mirror)
Mikel Arteta is confident of securing Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka to a new contract (Daily Mirror)
Leeds have turned down the chance to sign former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala on a free (Daily Mirror)
Shrewsbury have made an ambitious bid to bring free agent Joe Hart back to the club (Daily Mirror)
Sean Dyche is considering leaving Burnley at the end of the season due to the deterioration in his relationship with chairman Mike Garlick (Daily Mail)
Premier League clubs have discussed using their plush corporate boxes to phase in the return of spectators to matches – in a move that could antagonise thousands of loyal supporters (Daily Mail)
ONE BIG DYSFUNCTIONAL ARSENAL MESS!
Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s former head of recruitment, has branded the club ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘an absolute mess’ (Daily Mail)
Celtic are drawing plans to accommodate crowds of 30,000 at Parkhead by the end of August (Daily Mail)
Rangers are set to reignite their interest in Kemar Roofe if star striker Alfredo Morelos leaves Ibrox this summer (Scottish Sun)
Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo has admitted he’s flattered to be linked with a move to Celtic and he’s refused to close the door on any club (Scottish Sun)
Derby have joined the hunt for Scotland keeper Craig Gordon (Scottish Sun)
Motherwell are willing to offer Stephen Robinson a new deal in a bid to stop him from taking the Northern Ireland job (Daily Record)
Rangers have signed Ross County youngster James Graham in a £45,000 deal (Daily Record)