Paper Talk: Van Dijk set to pen mega new Liverpool contract

Date published: Friday 12th June 2020 8:30

Virgil van Dijk TEAMtalk

Liverpool kingpin Virgil van Dijk is set to sign a mega new deal at Anfield, while Inter Milan are hoping to lure Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin with a £27million bid, all in the papers.

 

VAN DIJK SET FOR NEW DEAL

Virgil van Dijk is set to sign a new lucrative contract at Anfield which will make him the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s history, claims a report.

The Sun say the Dutch centre-back will sign a five-year contract on £220,000 a week “once Jurgen Klopp’s side have the Premier League title in the bag”.

That’s a deal which will be worth £57million and it will represent a £40,000 a week increase on his current £180,000 a week wages.

The report claims Liverpool have moved to offer the former Saints man new terms after PSG had “made it known” they were interested in his service.

The Sun do state though that Van Dijk’s head “has not been turned” despite the fact that he could most probably double his money in the French capital.

The 28-year-old defender will sign the deal next month after the club rubber-stamped the new proposal.

AND THE REST

Arsenal are hoping to secure a new contract for young promise Bukayo Saka (Football London)

Bellerin TEAMtalk

Inter Milan are targeting a £27m move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin this summer as boss Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his defence (Mirror, Express)

Barcelona are interested in Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, who is wanted by Arsenal (Rijnmond)

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller said he would welcome linking up at club level with Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz (Metro)

Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Rennes defensive midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, but have a plan B in the form of Espanyol’s Marc Roja (Sport)

Highly-rated Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham seems set to turn down a move to Manchester United and join Borussia Dortmund instead. (Sport Bild)

PSG sporting director Leonardo appears to be keen on Theo Hernandez (Sport Mediaset)

Ferran Torres

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have joined the clubs interested in signing Ferran Torres (Le10Sport)

Velez Sarsfield manager Pablo Cavallero has revealed Barcelona have enquired about the club’s teenage star Thiago Almada (Goal)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has revealed that he turned down a new contract to stay at Parkhead (Daily Record)

Liverpool have been assured Marko Grujic will return to Anfield as a more complete player following two years on loan at Hertha Berlin (Goal)

Lautaro Martinez has heaped the pressure on Inter in order to push through a move to Barcelona (Sport)

Loris Karius is determined to show what he can do after returning to Anfield following a loan at Besiktas (Transfermarkt)

The Premier League will introduce mandatory one-minute drinks breaks in every half when the season resumes next week to ensure players are able to rehydrate from personalised water bottles. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are among the Premier League clubs having to make alternate plans for their dressing rooms amid the Premier League restart restrictions.(Daily Mail)

Liverpool could celebrate winning the Premier League title in Goodison Park’s car park.(Daily Mail)

Premier League clubs are striving to produce programmes to avoid disappointing collectors.(Daily Mail)

Corentin Tolisso

The agent of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has denied reports he has held talks with Manchester United over a transfer for the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Sky Germany)

Talks are continuing between Juventus and Barcelona over a potential swap deal featuring midfielders Miralem Pjanic, 30, and 23-year-old Arthur Melo. (Independent)

Midfielder N’Golo Kante, 29, could be sold to Real Madrid by Chelsea this summer in order to raise transfer funds. (Express)

Chelsea’s planned summer transfer spending is set to be boosted by £13.5m thanks to the sale of 25-year-old midfielder Mario Pasalic to Atalanta where he has been on loan for the last two years. (Football London)

Wolves have become the latest Premier League club to show an interest in 22-year-old Rennes defender Axel Disasi and have put in a £13.5m bid for the Frenchman. (L’Equipe)

Tottenham are increasingly confident of agreeing a new contract with midfielder Eric Dier this summer, before the 26-year-old enters the final year of his deal. (Football Insider)

 

 

 

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo but despite being keen to get rid of some of their high earners, the Serie A club are not keen to sell the 20-year-old. (Tuttosport)

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal insists he is just focusing on his football and not thinking about a possible move away from the Nou Camp as the 33-year-old Chilean enters the final year of his contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Thomas Partey TEAMtalk

Arsenal target Thomas Partey wants to remain at Atletico Madrid on increased wages amid speculation over his future. The Ghanian midfielder has a £45m release clause in his contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson were notable absentees in Liverpool’s 6-0 friendly win over Blackburn Rovers, but the club says there are no injury concerns surrounding the pair (Telegraph)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes there will be a “big question mark” over the fitness of players when the Premier League gets back underway next week (Daily Star)

READ MORE: Thursday’s Euro Papers – Man Utd to return with huge Barca bid

 

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