Paper Talk: Edwards green lights £26m Liverpool bid for Serie A sensation; Abramovich to sanction record Chelsea signing

Paper Talk: Edwards green lights £26m Liverpool bid for Serie A sensation; Abramovich to sanction record Chelsea signing

Liverpool have made a Serie A star their No 1 priority this summer, Roman Abramovich will break the bank to bring a star to Chelsea this summer, while Saturday’s transfer gossip has big claims on Harry Kane’s future.


Liverpool chief Michael Edwards is preparing to launch a £26m summer bid for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have suffered a miserable run of form and the deposed champions face a tough battle to finish in the top four.

Klopp, however, has dismissed speculation that his side need a wholesale squad rebuild.

Instead they are likely to focus on deals for one or two key additions – and the Daily Express now claims De Paul is at the top of their wanted list.

The Argentine playmaker was strongly linked with Leeds last summer. Despite plenty of speculation, Leeds never actually made a bid.

It’s since emerged though that Liverpool are also keen.

Now the Express, via Tutto Udinese, claims sporting director Michael Edwards has green-lighted a £26m offer for De Paul. That will match the £26m offer apparently also on the table from Inter Milan.

The report claims that while Udinese are willing to sell, they could try and hold out for their £34m valuation.

But they claim the Reds are favourites for his signature with Klopp a huge fan and the player keen to move to the Premier League.

Lille’s Renato Sanches and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Pedro Goncalves have also been linked with the Merseysiders in recent weeks.


Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has approved the signing of Erling Haaland, according to reports. (Daily Express)

Rafa Benitez emerged as a surprise candidate for the Bournemouth job before they appointed Jonathan Woodgate as their new manager. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Willian has revealed he wanted to stay at Chelsea, but was forced to leave due to a disagreement over his contract. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City face competition from Bayern Munich and Juventus to sign teenage Toronto sensation Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty. (Daily Mail)

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Kylian Mbappe PSG v Nice February 2021

Kylian Mbappe’s potential arrival at Real Madrid later this year would spell the end of Eden Hazard’s time at the LaLiga giants, according to reports. (Daily Mail)

Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal in the summer as he will have Mikel Arteta’s blessing to do so. (The Sun)

Chelsea players are using a microwave oven to warm their boots before matches. (The Sun)

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a summer target for Monaco. (Daily Mirror)

Harry Kane is likely to stay at Tottenham for at least another year due to a growing sense the Covid pandemic will mean Europe’s top clubs will have little money to spend. (Daily Telegraph)

Alex Telles is facing uncertainty over his Manchester United future as the club are eyeing a “swap deal” with Inter Milan for midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. (Daily Star)


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