Paper Talk: Prem duo to swoop as Klopp waves goodbye to Liverpool defender

Date published: Thursday 21st May 2020 8:34

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Two Premier League clubs want to sign an exit-bound Liverpool defender, while details of Erling Braut Haaland’s release clause are revealed – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Crystal Palace and West Ham will battle for the signing of Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, according to reports.

The 29-year-old was a key part of the side inherited by Jurgen Klopp in 2015 but he has lost his place over the last two-and-a-half seasons.

According to the Daily Mirror, Klopp is willing to let Clyne leave upon the expiry of his contract this summer, rather than hand him a new deal.

The newspaper says that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen, while Palace are also interested in bringing the player back to the club at which his career began.

The emergence of Joe Gomez as an option at right-back initially saw Clyne lose game time, before Trent Alexander-Arnold became the unmistakable number-one choice for the position.

Clyne has been a steady back-up over the years for the Reds but a serious knee injury suffered in pre-season last summer has meant he has not featured at all this season.



Erling Braut Haaland has a €75million release clause in his contract that will only be activated in the summer of 2022 (Evening Standard)

The Championship season could restart before the Premier League, with second-tier clubs pencilling in June 20 as a potential return date (Daily Mirror)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says his side’s return to training has needed “military precision” due to their limited resources (Daily Mirror)


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says his players have voiced no concerns about returning to action (Daily Star)

The Premier League is finalising protocols ahead of a move to phase two of Project Restart (The Telegraph)

The early rounds of next season’s EFL Cup are under threat unless the current campaign can finish before September (The Telegraph)

The government has demanded that 3pm matches on Saturdays – usually under a blackout – are shown when the season resumes (The Telegraph)

Liverpool have reached a financial settlement with new sponsors Nike that will allow them to finish the season and win the Premier League wearing their New Balance kit (Daily Mail)


Anti-Saudi campaigners – including the fiance of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi – are the latest hurdle in the attempts to push through a £300million takeover of Newcastle (Daily Mirror)

The Premier League are thought to have given the takeover the green light and an official announcement could be made in the coming days (Daily Express)

Everton have announced a club-record kit deal with Danish sportswear manufacturer Hummel (The Times)

Victor Moses is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea with the winger set to be dumped by Inter Milan after his flop loan spell (The Sun)

Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante was allowed to miss training because of fears about the top flight’s return (The Telegraph)

Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been told he must be prepared to take a huge pay-cut if he is to join Bayern Munich (Daily Star)

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