Euro Paper Talk: Klopp turns to £35m Bundesliga midfielder to fill pivotal role; Chelsea, Tottenham sent packing in £44m keeper chase
Liverpool have renewed their interest in a Bundesliga midfielder who could be available for £35million this summer, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea and Tottenham have both been shown the door in their chase for a top Serie A goalkeeper.
LIVERPOOL RENEW INTEREST IN GERMANY MIDFIELDER
Liverpool are once again being tipped to make a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus this summer.
The Reds are well known top be in the market for new midfielders as they prepare for the exits of James Milner, Arthur Melo and potential free agents Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.
Indeed, there is a feeling that Jurgen Klopp has never really replaced the box-to-box qualities of Gini Wijnaldum in his engine room.
And now a fresh report has indicated that Neuhaus, who is a similar player to the Dutchman, could become the first German to move to Anfield since Loris Karius.
The 26-year-old Monchengladbach regular has scored twice in 22 games in all competitions this season, but with his contract running out next summer, Neuhaus could be available for a reasonable fee.
The report adds that Neuhaus has the adaptability to play any midfield role for Klopp, as Wijnaldum did at times under the Anfield chief.
The player’s injury record is a slight cause for concern, although it’s not thought that will factor in Liverpool’s thinking.
Neuhaus primed for Premier League move
Neuhaus has played almost 200 league games in Germany and is considered the right age to try his luck in a different league.
A fee of around £35million is being mooted for the Germany international, although a transfer could depend on the Reds finishing in the Champions League spots.
Liverpool have, at least, found their form at the perfect time of the season and only sit a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table.
Adding a player of Neuhaus’ quality would certainly give them a more balanced midfield, it just remains for Anfield transfer chiefs to try and get a deal over the line.
INTER STANDING FIRM OVER ANDRE ONANA
Inter Milan have warned potential suitors, which include Chelsea and Tottenham, that they are not willing to transfer goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer. (ESPN)
Manchester United are ‘ready to pay’ the transfer fee required, thought to be between €50-60m, to sign Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae. The player’s contract will be €6m-a-year after tax. (La Repubblica)
Newcastle United have been told they will need to pay €40m to complete the signing of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Calciomercato)
LaLiga president Javier Tebas believes the departure of captain Sergio Busquets from Barcelona will pave the way for Lionel Messi’s return. (ESPN)
United States international Christian Pulisic is being tipped to leave Chelsea this summer as he “needs to feel like an important player” again. (CBS Sports)
Barcelona have made a new contract proposal to Premier League target Ousmane Dembele with a new round of talks set to follow. (Fabrizio Romano)
MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP
Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Bournemouth are all in the picture to sign Torino’s Alessandro Buongiorno in the summer. (Toro News)
Napoli are considering an approach to sign Mallorca winger Lee Kang-in. (Calciomercato)
Thiago Motta’s work at Bologna has seen him attract the attention of PSG, and now Nice have entered the race for the Italian-Brazilian boss. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona are interested in signing Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco. (Sport)
Veteran winger Angel Di Maria says he is open to continue playing at Juventus next season. (ESPN)
Edin Dzeko has reached an agreement to continue at Inter Milan beyond this summer. (Tuttomercatoweb)
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