Liverpool want to boost their attack with a club-record swoop for a Borussia Dortmund star, while Edinson Cavani’s agent insists no amount of money can tempt his client to move to Man Utd, according to Monday’s Paper Talk.
LIVERPOOL MAKE JADON SANCHO PRIORITY SIGNING THIS SUMMER
Liverpool are keen on signing Borussia Dortmund’s England forward Jadon Sancho in the summer, according to reports.
With Takumi Minamino arriving for £7.25m in January, the Reds have not invested over £10m in any single player since the summer of 2018, when Alisson Becker arrived from Roma in a £65million deal.
Since then, and while others around them have invested heavily, Liverpool will have gone the best part of two years without any major outlays by the time the summer 2020 transfer window rolls around.
And with the club’s coffers boosted by a lucrative new kit deal worth around £80m a season, as well as the money they hope to bank from becoming Premier League champions and from another run deep in the Champions League, reports suggest there is something of a hole burning in Jurgen Klopp’s pocket.
As such, the Daily Express claims Liverpool are consider a huge club record summer approach for the player, despite the 19-year-old apparently coming with a massive £126million (€150m) asking price on his head.
The 19-year-old has scored 15 goals while providing 16 assists in all competitions this season and is now a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England side.
That has led to significant interest in his services from the likes of Manchester United, but it’s reported Liverpool are also keen and are strongly considering shattering their transfer record in a bid to bring the teenager in.
One man who has regularly claimed Liverpool are the leading suitors for his signature is former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft; the Norwegian stating back in December that the Reds are favourites for his signature.
And Fjortoft has escalated those claims over the weekend when he tweeted: “Some Liverpool news from my source I met today. It’s very likely Jadon Sancho will leave Dortmund this summer.
“Liverpool still very keen, but have started wondering if they can afford him. Dortmund want £126m.”
Some Liverpool-news from my source that I met today.
It’s very likely that Jadon Sancho will leave Dortmund this summer.
Liverpool still very keen, but have started wondering if they can afford him.
Dortmund want 126 million pounds !!!
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) February 1, 2020
AND THE REST
Edinson Cavani’s agent insists the money on offer at Chelsea and Manchester United would still not have been enough to tempt the Uruguayan as he is keen to join Atletico Madrid from PSG in the summer (Daily Mirror)
Burnley misfit Matej Vydra is interesting Russian club CSKA Moscow (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham admits he was disappointed by his club’s failure to sign Edinson Cavani (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola has conceded the title to Liverpool after Manchester City lost 2-0 at Spurs on Sunday (Daily Telegraph)
Roy Hodgson wants Crystal Palace to think about “what the best way forward is” after it fell short in the January transfer window (Daily Telegraph)
Frank Lampard wants a new goalkeeper in the summer after omitting Kepa Arrizabalaga against Leicester on Saturday (Daily Express)
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he does not know when forward Christian Pulisic will be able to return to action after a thigh injury (Daily Star)
Mikel Arteta has slammed Arsenal’s “sloppiness” and the state of the Turf Moor pitch as the manager called on his players to cut out their cheap errors after they were held 0-0 by Burnley (Daily Telegraph)
Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat has given him a huge cash windfall – documents show the England manager banked £200,000 through image rights in the year of the World Cup where he donned the trademark look (The Sun)
Pep Guardiola locked his players in the dressing room for nearly an hour after their defeat at Spurs (The Sun)
Manchester City should learn the result of UEFA’s investigation into claims they breached Financial Fair Play rules by the middle of the month (Daily Mail)
Roberto Martinez isn’t leaving Belgium any time soon after confirming he wants to stay on as manager of the national team after Euro 2020 (Daily Mail)
Daniel Maldini became the third generation of his family to play for AC Milan as he made his debut in their 1-1 draw with Verona on Sunday (Daily Mail)