Liverpool chase two clubs for the signing of a star African forward, while a Man Utd academy gem has agreed a five-year exit deal – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
REDS CHASE ONUACHU TRANSFER
Liverpool will tussle Sevilla and RB Leizpig to sign Genk striker Paul Onuachu this summer, according to a report.
The Reds have been blessed in recent seasons with the form of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Diogo Jota has added another exciting dimension this season, but fears remain about their squad depth. While Xherdan Shaqiri continues to play a sporadic role, the Swiss and Divock Origi have not played much this season.
They have even struggled for game time amid drop-offs in form for their regular trio, leading some pundits to call for more additions before next season.
On Monday, reports linked Liverpool with a swoop for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
According to Fichajes, though, the Reds are also keeping an eye on Genk’s Nigerian international Onuachu. The 26-year-old moved to Belgium from Midtjylland in the summer of 2019 and scored 10 goals in 29 games in his debut season.
However, he has taken off this term, netting 29 goals in 31 Jupiler Pro League games. Overall, meanwhile, he has netted 35 strikes in 41 games.
Onuachu played against Liverpool in last season’s Champions League group stages, but failed to affect those games.
Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp’s men are not alone in the transfer hunt, Fichajes adds. Sevilla and Leipzig are looking at signing the talent.
Onuachu is also progressing on the international stage; he has 10 Nigeria caps to his name and three goals.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Manchester United youngster Arnau Puigmal has agreed a five-year deal to move to Almeria after failing to break through to the first team. (Grada3)
United are ready to sell recent signing Alex Telles. The Red Devils will accept a ‘good offer’, but their price demands remain unclear. (Record)
Real Betis chiefs met on Monday to discuss squad plans for next summer. As a result, they picked out Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin as an ideal target to replace Emerson Royal. (Fichajes)
Bruno Lage is not the only managerial options being interviewed by Wolves. Indeed, the Molineux club interviewed two potential candidates on Monday. (Record)
TOTTENHAM TRIED FOR FLICK
Tottenham put in serious effort to try to convince Hansi Flick to move to north London. However, the German will take charge of his national team after Euro 2020. (Bild)
Antonio Conte has emerged as a potential target for Spurs, but Real Madrid could nip in if Zinedine Zidane leaves. (La Repubblica)
Club Brugge winger Noa Lang admits that a summer transfer is possible, with Leeds linked. (Voetbal Nieuws)
Lille defender Sven Botman is also aware of the interest in his services, including from Liverpool in January. However, he insists that he is not focusing on the rumours. (De Telegraaf)
Rangers star Ianis Hagi admits that playing for Galatasaray is a dream of his after a stellar season. What’s more, he revealed that he could leave Ibrox before his contract runs out. (DigiSpor)
KEAN GOES PARIS PROPERTY HUNTING
Everton’s on-loan Paris Saint-Germain striker Moise Kean has begun house-hunting in the French capital as hopes over a permanent stay grow. (L’Equipe)
Sporting have opened talks about signing Vitoria Guimaraes’ ex-Tottenham starlet Marcus Edwards. Spurs could get a tidy windfall because of a sell-on clause in his latest contract. (Record)
Influential agent Pini Zahavi could use his ties with Chelsea to orchestrate a move for Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman to Stamford Bridge. (Bild)
RUDIGER PUTS CHELSEA TALKS OFF
Meanwhile, Blues defender Antonio Rudiger says that he will talk about his future after Euro 2020. (Kicker)
Southampton have asked about a potential deal for Barcelona’s Junior Firpo. (ESPN)
Man Utd could be the beneficiaries as Gianluigi Donnarumma looks set to leave AC Milan. Indeed, the Serie A club are close to bringing in Lille’s Mike Maignan. (Tuttomercaatoweb)