Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool target Wijnaldum replacement with ‘summer transfer on the way’

Date published: Wednesday 10th February 2021 12:20 - Matthew Briggs

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Liverpool have a Bundesliga replacement lined up for Georginio Wijnaldum, while a move for Erling Haaland this summer looks more and more likely, all in the Euro papers.

ZAKARIA THE MAN FOR KLOPP

Liverpool are coming to terms with the prospect of losing Gini Wijnaldum for free this summer.

Three years after seeing Emre Can leave for nothing to Juventus, the same could happen to one of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool stalwarts.

Wijnaldum has yet to agree a new deal with the champions and is said to be unconvinced by the current offer on the table.

Wijnaldum is into the final six months of his contract and can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs. Barcelona are keen and Liverpool are looking for replacements.

And, according to Sport Bild via Sport Witness they are “interested” in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria.

Jurgen Klopp and Co are apparently very keen on the Switzerland holding midfielder. There is though rival interest from Man City, while Atlético Madrid remain “hot” for the 24-year-old.

Time is ticking down on the player’s contract; he will have 12 months remaining on his deal in the summer.

Mönchengladbach and their sporting director Max Eberl want the player to renew his contract. However, an extension has so far not been forthcoming and “signs are now pointing to separation” in the summer.

 

 

Indeed the German side already have a replacement after signing Kouadio Koné, 19, from Toulouse last month.

Liverpool are believed to be heading the race for the player, who suffered a serious knee injury last March.

The source suggest “a transfer is on the way this summer” and the “probability that he will stay is 10 percent”.

HAALAND HOPE

Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly increasingly resigned to losing star player Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window, especially as they face missing out on a Champions League spot (Don Balon)

Chelsea and Manchester City could be set to take part in one of this summer’s big transfer battles for Haaland (Eurosport)

Roma will soon open talks to extend the contract of Lorenzo Pellegrini with the Giallorossi aiming to remove his €30m release clause (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bayern Munich are looking at Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa and Marco Friedl of Werder Bremen as possible replacements for David Alaba (Sport Bild)


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RAMOS ON HIS WAY?

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Sergio Ramos’ decision to undergo knee surgery on a damaged meniscus in his left knee is proof the defender’s head is elsewhere at Real Madrid (Don Balon)

Sergio Ramos has rejected a two-year contract offer from Real Madrid, whilst also informing the club that his future is at another European club (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid have accepted captain Sergio Ramos will leave the club at the end of the season (Cadena Cope)

Borussia Dortmund are understood to have an ‘eight-man sell list’ in the summer, which included Jadon Sancho (WAZ)

Mino Raiola is trying to broker a deal for AZ star Myron Boadu to sign for Barcelona in the summer (Don Balon)

Juventus are closing in on the signing of Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun (Don Balon)

Lucien Favre and Peter Bosz are both on Nice’s short list for their next head coach (Le10Sport)

Celtic right-back Hatem Elhamed has arrived in Israel as he closes in on a return to Hapoel Be’er Sheva (Sky Sports)

LIVERPOOL IN RACE FOR DAYOT

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The race to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is between Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Chelsea (Bild)

Inter have defended their coach Antonio Conte saying he had been insulted by Juventus players and directors before the coach showed them the middle finger (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bayern Munich are watching Callum Hudson-Odoi’s progress under new Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel (Sport Bild)

Stade Rennes wonderkind Eduardo Camavinga is included on a long lis of potential Bayern Munich targets this summer (Sport Bild)

Real Madrid are interested in going after the signing of RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo (OK Diario)

Both Barcelona and Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva (Don Balon)

Valencia left-back Jose Gaya, who has been linked with Arsenal, continues to attract interest (Tribina Deportiva)

West Ham are looking towards Brentford forward Ivan Toney as a potential new signing for the summer window (Eurosport)

AC Milan want to sign Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot on a permanent deal (Calciomercato)

TIELEMANS FUTURE

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Leicester City are pushing for Youri Tielemans to sign a contract extension with the club (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester are not interested in making Cengiz Under’s loan deal a permanent transfer and could be interested in making a move to sign Marseille’s Florian Thauvin (Eurosport)

Son Heung-min is being tipped for a new deal at Tottenham, with Jose Mourinho saying it is a case of waiting for the “right moment” (Eurosport)

Arsenal could be handed the chance to sign Martin Odegaard permanently in the summer transfer window, with Real Madrid open to a sale (Sport)

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