Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool join West Ham in hunt for top LaLiga striker

Date published: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 8:26

Youssef En-Nesyr Sevilla striker

Liverpool and Manchester United will rival West Ham to sign an in-form Sevilla striker, Tottenham know who they want to replace Jose Mourinho, while Newcastle have a seven-man shortlist to replace Steve Bruce, according to Tuesday’s transfer gossip.

EN-NESYRI WANTED BY LIVERPOOL AND MAN UTD

Manchester United and Liverpool have both reportedly asked Sevilla to be kept informed on the future of Youssef En-Nesyri.

The Moroccan striker was the subject of an approach from West Ham during January. However, the Hammers’ bid of around £27m was rejected by the LaLiga outfit.

It’s understood that while Sevilla don’t want to sell, their stance could change amid financial concerns. They, like all football clubs around the world, have seen their finances impacted by the global pandemic. As such, it’s likely one of their prized assets will have to be sold. Jules Kounde, their prized defender, is wanted by a host of clubs.

Liverpool are also being linked with winger Lucas Ocampo – that in a swap deal for one of their unwanted stars.

However, it seems there is also a demand for En-Nesyri, with Liverpool and United both keeping tabs on the 23-year-old. He has scored 13 times in LaLiga this season and added another four in the Champions League.

Now, according to the Daily Express, via 90min, United and Liverpool have asked Sevilla to keep them in the loop over En-Nesyri. And if there’s any prospect of a sale, the duo will look to go head to head with West Ham in making a move.

He only joined Sevilla in January 2020, having arrived from Leganes for just £17m. But his immediate impact proves he’s a star on the rise.

En-Nesyri agent insists striker is happy

En-Nesyri’s agent Anass Ouzifi recently stated the striker was settled at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

“A few days ago another Premier League club called me again, an important team. They asked me what Youssef’s situation was,” Ouzifi told ABC.

“I told them straight away that it didn’t matter, that Youssef didn’t want to leave Sevilla, that he wouldn’t.

“They insisted and told me if they could offer something. I explained the situation well.

“Youssef is very happy in Sevilla, very grateful to the club and his teammates. He feels the affection of the fans. Youssef is happy.

“He is 23 years old, why would he want to leave? Not everything is money in life.”

SEVEN-MAN SHORTLIST TO REPLACE STEVE BRUCE

Newcastle have a seven-man shortlist of potential successors to Steve Bruce, with Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez among them. Graeme Jones, Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, Steve Cooper and Alan Pardew are also linked. (Daily Mirror)

Sergio Aguero is a Bosman target for Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter Milan this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has hailed the return to form of Jadon Sancho following his notable dip amid ongoing transfer speculation last summer. (Daily Mirror)

Pablo Mari triggered a payment worth nearly £1m during Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester City in the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea will fall “a fraction short of top four” this season, despite Thomas Tuchel immediate impact. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham will place Julian Nagelsmann as their top target to replace head coach Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese cannot arrest the club’s dismal run of results and save his job. (Daily Telegraph)

NEUHAUS COMMENTS ON LIVERPOOL LINK

Florian Neuhaus Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus has responded to speculation linking him with Liverpool in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are bracing themselves for a transfer battle with Hector Bellerin with the defender keen to leave at the end of the season. (Daily Express)

Senior Manchester United officials are concerned they are suffering the consequences of David de Gea’s status as the club’s highest earner with Dean Henderson’s frustrations growing at the club. (Daily Express)

Tottenham could put defender Matt Doherty up for sale this summer. (Daily Mail)

Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Liverpool have taken liberties and fallen into the trap of expecting to win games. The Reds defender has also reflected on their Premier League title defence being up in smoke following four defeats on the trot. (Daily Mail)

Vinicius Junior has expressed a desire to ‘stay at Real Madrid forever’ amid reported interest from Premier League clubs. (Daily Mail)


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AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is wanted by Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Radu Dragusin’s contract stand-off with Juventus ahead of a possible free summer transfer. (The Sun)

Brighton have opened talks to extend Alexis Mac Allister’s contract. (The Sun)

Manchester United are planning to release four goalkeepers at the end of the season – and sell current No.1 David de Gea. (Daily Star)

Aston Villa have banned their players from taking part in fantasy football competitions following the leaking of Jack Grealish’s injury. (The Times)

Manchester United have refused to sanction a clause that would permit West Ham United to automatically sign Jesse Lingard for a set price at the end of the season. (The Times)

 

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