Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool go head to head for £40m Morocco forward

Youssef En Nesyri, Morocco

Liverpool and Manchester United are keen to sign a prolific Moroccan striker, a key figure is set for talks over a new Chelsea deal, while Monday’s transfer gossip has the latest on Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal.


Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri is a man in demand with reports claiming Liverpool and Manchester United are both plotting huge moves.

The striker has earned a reputation as one of LaLiga’s most exciting frontmen this season. The Moroccan has netted 24 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions.

En-Nesyri was the subject of a failed £27m approach from West Ham in January as they sought to replace Sebastien Haller.

However, Estadio Deportivo, via several English newspapers, now claims they are willing to sell the 23-year-old this summer. And according to the report, both United and Liverpool have both made En-Nesyri a top target.

The paper claims Sevilla are willing to sell too if the price is right. They believe they can make their forward the most expensive transfer exit in their history with a sum of €46m (£40m) being touted. 

That would represent a decent profit from the €25m spent to sign him from Leganes in January 2020. However, financial pressures means they now need to cash in. His sale would also mean Sevilla can retain the services of another of their top stars, Jules Kounde.

Kounde has been linked with several sides too this summer. But he is considered more vital to their long-term plans amid reports of a €65m approach.

However, the chase for En-Nesyri does not stop with the Premier League duo. Reports last month suggested Borussia Dortmund had targeted him as a replacement for Erling Haaland.


Thomas Tuchel Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has opened the door to extending his Chelsea contract as he approaches the final 12 months of his deal. (Daily Mail)

Kevin De Bruyne fears he has suffered ankle ligament damage after hobbling out of Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final defeat. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield United are plotting a ‘Norwich approach’ to promotion next season after their relegation was confirmed. (Daily Mail)

Eyebrows have been raised ahead of UEFA’s 45th Ordinary Congress over the decision to hold it in person, in Montreux, Switzerland. That decision meant there was cross-border travel during the pandemic. (Daily Mail)



Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he still doesn’t know when skipper Jordan Henderson will be back in training. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette is an injury doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury during Sunday’s 1-1- draw with Fulham. (Daily Mirror)

Eden Hazard is “ready” to take on Chelsea in the Champions League, according to Zinedine Zidane. (Daily Mirror)

Steve Bruce wants to sign Arsenal loanee and match winner Joe Willock for Newcastle permanently. (Daily Mirror)

Willock’s form during his loan spell on Tyneside has caught the eye of Mikel Arteta, who could hand him a chance. (Daily Express)

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Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that his immediate future is in Arsenal’s hands as speculation grows over a summer move away from the Emirates Stadium. (Daily Express)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ‘very close’ with Erling Haaland during their time at Molde, it has been claimed. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are looking increasingly likely to go after West Ham star Declan Rice this summer. (Daily Express)

Tottenham don’t have Maurizio Sarri in mind to replace Jose Mourinho, reports say. (Daily Express)

Manchester United could meet the release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez to help bolster their midfield. (Daily Star)

Barcelona face crunch talks over Lionel Messi’s contract situation after the player’s father arrived in the city. (The Sun)

Roy Keane fears he’ll miss out on the Celtic job – despite talks with the Scottish giants. (The Scottish Sun)