Paper Talk: Liverpool to offload attacking pair in January window

Date published: Thursday 8th October 2020 8:49

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool will look to offload two attacking stars in the January window, while Man Utd target Ousmane Dembele is only interested in joining one club – according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO CASH IN ON DUO

Jurgen Klopp managed to offload some of his fringe stars over the summer window, but two major ones are now set to be moved on in January.

Rhian Brewster was the highest-profile departure when he joined Sheffield United in a £23.5m deal, while Marko Grujic sealed a late loan switch to Porto.

However, despite being tipped to move on both Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson remained at the club.

The duo could not secure moves away, despite facing the prospect of a lack of game time this season. But interest is expected to be renewed in the talented attackers come the new year.

Indeed, a report on the Daily Star claims that the Reds will listen to offers for both Wilson and Shaqiri when the next window opens.

Burnley and Celtic were reportedly keen on Wilson, while Shaqiri’s absence from Liverpool’s Carabao Cup squad against Arsenal came amid talks over a potential exit.

Shaqiri has played just once for the Reds this season, starting and scoring in the Carabao Cup win at Lincoln, but he has since contracted coronavirus.

Wilson’s only first-team action came in the same competition against Arsenal.

 

ONE CLUB ON DEMBELE’S MIND

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele reportedly rejected a loan move to Manchester United as he wants to join Juventus. (The Sun)

Jack Wilshere is in advanced talks to join Rangers in a shock free transfer, reports say. (The Sun)

West Brom have opened talks with Bournemouth over a £10m move for Josh King after Slaven Bilic pleaded with his board to solve his striker crisis. (The Sun)

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to increase their minority stake in Leeds. (The Sun)

Mesut Ozil’s exile from the Arsenal first team will continue after he was left out of the club’s Europa League squad. (Daily Telegraph)

 

RANGERS OFFER INCENTIVE TO LEEDS TARGET

Ryan Kent Rangers

Rangers are planning to offer Ryan Kent an improved contract to fend off interest from Leeds United, according to reports. (Daily Star)

Jurgen Klopp may have inadvertently derailed Liverpool’s chances of signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. (Daily Star)

Manchester United offloaded Chris Smalling to Roma in a deal worth £13million plus £5m in add-on. However, they are highly unlikely to ever receive the latter. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are reportedly keen to beat Manchester United to the signing of Dayot Upamecano in a year’s time. (Daily Express)

Lionel Messi held a long private phone call with Jose Mourinho over a move to Chelsea in 2004. (Daily Mirror)

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Sergio Romero TEAMtalk

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero wants a move to Major League Soccer after his hopes of joining Everton on deadline day were dashed. (Daily Mail)

West Brom are confident of completing the signing of Huddersfield forward Karlan Grant before the EFL deadline. They are also considering a move for Josh King of Bournemouth. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are reportedly concerned about Bruno Fernandes’ ‘mental and physical wear’ following his breathtaking start at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have reportedly decided against making a move for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr – despite the Senegal international still being available. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United failed to bring in any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top targets in the transfer window, according to reports. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are exploring whether Kieran Tierney can avoid having to isolate for a fortnight – and miss their Manchester City trip – after Scotland team-mate Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19. (Daily Mail)

Bukayo Saka and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will win their first senior starts in an experimental England line-up at Wembley. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic top brass are set to challenge the government’s strict Covid-19 guidelines after being told Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie could be forced to sit out the first Old Firm game of the season. (Daily Record)

 

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