Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool chase €42m Tottenham target as Thiago upgrade

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool chase €42m Tottenham target as Thiago upgrade

Tottenham target Marcel Sabitzer is now also wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal, while Chelsea are planning to steal a march on their rivals for their top strike target – all according to Tuesday’s Euro transfer gossip.

LIVERPOOL JOIN RACE FOR SABITZER

Liverpool have joined Tottenham and Arsenal in the race for Marcel Sabitzer, who could replace Georginio Wijnaldum.

That’s according to Todofichajes, who claim that Sabitzer looks increasingly likely to leave RB Leipzig this summer.

The Austrian has been a key player for Leipzig since joining them in 2014 and currently serves as their captain. However, he is out of contract in 2022, and may be looking for a new challenge.

Sabitzer has already been linked with a Premier League move. After he scored against Tottenham in last season’s Champions League, Spurs began to express an interest in him.

Reports earlier this month indicated that Tottenham are still in the hunt for Sabitzer, and could be the favourites to sign him.

But now, Todofichajes present a warning that it may not be so simple for Spurs. After Arsenal joined the race in December, so too have Liverpool now.

The Spanish report does not even mention Tottenham, instead suggesting a two-way battle between Arsenal and Liverpool for the 26-year-old.

Arsenal are looking to the future, aware that loanees Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos may not make their moves from Real Madrid permanent. Therefore, they are considering other midfield reinforcements.

Sabitzer to replace Wijnaldum, Thiago?

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still unsure if Georginio Wijnaldum will extend his contract with them. If he leaves as a free agent this summer, they will need a replacement.

Thiago Alcantara has not lived up to expectations since his move from Bayern Munich. The report even speculates that he could leave Liverpool.

However, even if Thiago does stay, Liverpool may be looking to bring in more competition. Sabitzer’s versatility would make him an interesting option.

The former Rapid Wien star can play as a winger or in a more central, attacking midfield role. He has mainly played centrally this season and has provided five goals and two assists from 18 Bundesliga games.

A player of Champions League experience, he could be a major asset to whichever team – Premier League or not – manages to sign him next.

Despite there being little time left on his contract, it is claimed that Sabitzer is valued at €42m.


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HAALAND A PRIORITY FOR CHELSEA

Erling Haaland

Chelsea have made Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland a priority target for the summer, when it may be easier to beat Manchester United, Man City and Real Madrid to his signature. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Liverpool would be willing to meet the €40m asking price for Real Madrid defender Eder Militao. (Todofichajes)

Real Madrid have switched their focus to RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate after missing out on his centre-back partner Dayot Upamecano to Bayern Munich. (Defensa Central)

Borussia Dortmund have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. (Sky Germany)

Leeds United and Everton are among the contenders to sign Real Madrid wide man Lucas Vazquez. (Deportes Cuatro)

ARSENAL HAVE TOP LEFT-BACK TARGET

Arsenal have made PSG left-back Juan Bernat a top target for the summer, when he will become a free agent. (Todofichajes)

Juventus are planning imminent talks with Paulo Dybala over a new contract. (Sky Sport Italia)

Real Madrid are plotting a bid for Manchester City strike target Romelu Lukaku as he continues to impress for Inter. (Todofichajes)

Leicester and Napoli are showing an interest in Leeds defender Pascal Struijk. (De Telegraaf)

West Brom had an offer rejected for Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho before signing Okay Yokuslu. (La Razon)

MAN CITY IN RUNNING FOR SERIE A STAR

Manuel Locatelli Lazio v Sassuolo January 2021

Man City remain a threat to Juventus in the race for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli. (Tuttosport)

Kylian Mbappe wants to have certain exit clauses included in his contract if he is to extend his stay with PSG. (Foot Mercato)

Liverpool have identified Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata as a potential target, but he would cost upwards of €60m. (Todofichajes)

Barcelona are interested in Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak, who has a €70m release clause. (ESPN)

West Ham are eyeing up Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes. (Fichajes)

Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile insists he made the right choice to turn down an offer from Manchester United last summer. (RMC Sport)

KANE CONSIDERING TOTTENHAM EXIT

Harry Kane TEAMtalk

Harry Kane will ask to leave Tottenham at the end of the season if their current struggles continue. (AS)

Kamil Grosicki faces a race against time to leave West Brom for Legia Warsaw before the Polish transfer deadline at midnight on Tuesday. (Polsat Sports)

Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the race for Lille defender Sven Botman. (France Football)

Barcelona want to sign Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro. (Fichajes)

Tottenham, Leeds and Leicester are battling for €20m-rated Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard. (Todofichajes)

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