Paper Talk: Liverpool hopes fade as giants enter Wijnaldum race

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2020 8:27 - Matthew Briggs

Georgino Wijnaldum TEAMtalk

Liverpool’s chances of keeping Georginio Wijnaldum are diminishing by the week, while Manchester United are ready to pounce if Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid, according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.



Liverpool’s hopes of keeping Georginio Wijnaldum have hit the buffers after Real Madrid entered the race to sign, claims a report.

Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, as cited by Sport claim that Zinedine Zidane’s Real are interested in the Dutch midfielder.

Wijnaldum is a target for Barcelona and Ronald Koeman has confirmed his interest in the 30-year-old. But now it seems Liverpool will have to fend of both the LaLiga giants.

Barca will go for Wijnaldum again in January, but Madrid are going to fight them for his signature.

Wijnaldum is in the final year of his contract at Anfield. He will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.

Despite Barcelona’s interest, Jurgen Klopp remains determined to keep Wijnaldum at Liverpool.

As such, Calciomercato claims Liverpool have offered Wijnaldum a 40% increase on his current £75,000 a week deal.


Miguel Almiron TEAMtalk

Newcastle United star Miguel Almiron is being monitored by Inter, his agent revealed. (Europa Calcio)

Former Argentina star Diego Milito is considering leaving his role as technical secretary at Racing Club. (Ole)

Lionel Messi’s furious airport outburst has given Manchester City new hope of signing the Barcelona star (Express)

Wayne Rooney wants assurances Derby County are willing to spend in January before taking over as manager. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen hopes Lionel Messi can be persuaded to sign a new deal to keep him at Camp Nou (BarcaTV)


Dayot Upamecano

Manchester United are likely to try and sign Dayot Upamecano, who has a release clause of €45m at RB Leipzig. (Bild)

Man Utd will try and sign Raphael Varane, who is entering the last 18 months of his contract at Real Madrid (Daily Star)

Inter Milan want to offload Christian Eriksen and Matias Vecino, with Leandro Paredes and Arkadiusz Milik on the way in. (Gazette dello Sport)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, is Real Madrid’s top target if Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos leaves the club in the summer. (AS)

Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite wants to fight for his place at the Nou Camp – despite Premier League interest in a January transfer. (Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp wants to work with PSG star Kylian Mbappe having previously made an attempt to sign him, according to reports in Spain.(Mirror)

West Ham’s Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson, 27, could return early from his loan with Porto if the Portuguese side are able to re-sign Brazil striker Hulk, 34, from Shanghai SIPG in January. (Record)

Barcelona look unlikely to sign Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, in January as Manchester City are not willing to back down from their valuation of 20m euros (£17.8m). (Marca)

Mohamed Salah will miss Liverpool’s next three games after testing positive for coronavirus for a second time. (The Sun)

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is struggling with a recurring back injury and asked to go off in Sweden’s 4-2 loss in France on Tuesday night. (The Sun)



Omar Rekik TEAMtalk

Arsenal have agreed to sign Tunisia Under-21 defender Omar Rekik, 18, from Hertha Berlin in January – and loan him back to the German club. (Football London)

Sevilla and Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Paris St-Germain’s German midfielder Julian Draxler, 27. (Calciomercato)

Brighton, Newcastle and Sheffield United are keen on signing Burnley’s English midfielder Jack Cork, 31. (Mirror)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given eight academy prospects the chance to impress during training this week amid the club’s ongoing injury crisis. (Mirror)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi can become the club’s Sir Alex Ferguson if he returns as manager, says Barca presidential candidate Victor Font. (Reuters)

Cesc Fabregas, 33, says he is “disappointed” with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. (CCMA, via Goal)

France teenager Eduardo Camavinga says he dreams of joining a “great club” but the 18-year-old midfielder has not ruled out renewing his contract at Rennes. (AS)

Premier League managers have come together to get the five-substitute rule back on the agenda. (Mirror)

Ex-Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez disagrees with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola and believes the Premier League was right to drop the five-substitute rule. (Express)





Sean Dyche stands to make millions of pounds if Dwight McNeil or any of Burnley’s other academy products are sold while he is at the club. (Daily Mail)

The PFA are looking to beef up their dementia taskforce with England captain Steph Houghton and ex-Scotland defender David Weir among those approached. (Daily Mail)

UEFA are considering moving Liverpool’s final Champions League group game in Denmark due to more complications around coronavirus restrictions. (Daily Mail)

Clubs in the EFL have generated more than £11m from streaming live league and cup matches this season, but the service is attracting 1,000 ‘complaints’ every weekend. (Daily Mail)

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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: Gonzalo Higuain (R) of AC Milan speaks with Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF after the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy between Real Madrid CF and AC Milan at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Manchester United have been named by Spanish media as one of three clubs interested in signing Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos (Daily Express)

Arsenal have “opened talks” with RB Salzburg over a deal for Dominik Szoboszlai, it’s been claimed.  (Daily Star)

Arsenal could be handed the chance to sign former Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen.  (Daily Star)

Rangers legend Ally McCoist has urged free agent Jack Wilshere to join Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution and put the sparkle back in his career. (Scottish Sun)

Leeds continue to eye Steven Gerrard as a potential replacement for Marcelo Bielsa should the Argentine move on as manager, it has been claimed. (Scottish Sun)

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