Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a Bayern Munich defender in his sights in January, while a team-mate of Kylian Mbappe’s thinks he is on his way out of PSG, all today’s Euro paper talk.
LIVERPOOL CHASE ALABA
Liverpool have Bayern Munich defender David Alaba on their target list, claims a report.
The left or right wing-back might not be the centre-back that Jurgen Klopp desperately needs, but he is in Klopp’s thinking.
Football Insider reports that Alaba is “on the target list of Liverpool”, just as his former team-mate Thiago Alcantara was.
The report claims he can play anywhere in defence and midfield, but the 28-year-old is primarily a wing-back.
The door has apparently opened for Liverpool to make a January swoop for the Bayern Munich man due to his contract situation.
The Austria international is out of contract next summer and can leave on a free transfer at that point or sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January.
Respected Bundesliga journalist Christian Falk says that the latest round of talks over a new deal failed to secure an agreement.
Alaba almost left Bavaria in the summer, but now he looks set on ending his 10-year spell with the Bundesliga champions.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) October 28, 2020
EURO SUPER LEAGUE PLAN
The European Super League plans will include either 16 or 18 teams with plans to get underway in 2022 and will be funded by JP Morgan bank (Diario AS)
Jurgen Klopp could be set to launch an imminent swoop for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak (Don Balon)
Barca boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a plan B to Memphis Depay, namely PSV Eindhoven’s Donyell Malen (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned along with the rest of the board of directors on Tuesday, raising the prospect that Lionel Messi could stay at the club beyond the end of the season (ESPN)
Barcelona and Juventus could do more business in January 2020, with the Old Lady willing to swap Federico Bernardeschi for Ousmane Dembele (Tuttosport)
GRIEZMANN SWAP DEAL
Lyon could offer Antoine Griezmann an escape route out of Barcelona and sign the French striker in a swap that would see the Memphis Depay move the other way (El Chiringuito)
AC Milan will reportedly meet with Hakan Calhanoglu’s representatives by November, as the Turkey international wants to renew with the Diavolo (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are in talks with Gianluigi Donnarumma over a new contract (Corriere della Sera)
Sergio Romero has held talks about his future with Manchester United as he looks to leave the Red Devils this week (Manchester Evening News)
Ex-Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is the subject of interest from Birmingham City (Calcio Mercato)
MBAPPE ON HIS WAY
Adil Rami is convinced Kylian Mbappe’s future now lies away from Paris Saint-Germain (RMC via PSG talk)
Marcelo Brozovic is one of the players called to leave Inter Milan during the next winter market and Atletico Madrid are keen (TodoFichajes)
Erling Haaland is a prime target for Man Utd next summer (TodoFichajes)
Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has suggested that the speculation surrounding Jadon Sancho over the summer could have played a role in the attacker’s slow start to the 2020-21 campaign (various)
Juventus reportedly asked Barcelona about Ansu Fati, 17, during the summer transfer window. (Tuttosport)