Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool tie up huge deal for striker with 46 goal involvements this season; Arsenal eye £51m Sevilla star
Liverpool have wrapped up a £25m deal to sign a new striker, with the deal to be announced this week, Everton are closing on a new full-back, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Arsenal are readying a move for classy Sevilla midfielder.
PATSON DAKA TO SIGN FOR LIVERPOOL THIS WEEK
Liverpool have ‘agreed a deal’ and ‘will announce’ Patson Daka as their latest signing this week, according to a bold report.
Both West Ham and the Reds have been linked with the 22-year-old who has been scoring goals for fun with RB Salzburg. The Zambia international has smashed in 68 goals and assisted a further 27 during his four years in Austria.
However, this season he has reached a whole new level and has netted 34 times and also has 12 assists to name, taking his tally to 46-goal involvements.
That has, predictably, led to strong interest in the player.
And now the Zambian Observer claims that Daka is to sign for Liverpool and will this week be unveiled as their latest signing.
They write that the 22-year-old will join the Reds on a four-year deal and for a fee of around £25m.
He will be seen as Divock Origi’s replacement in the squad and someone who can keep their forwards on their toes. Furthermore, Daka is also seen as a solid option to bring off the bench for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Lightening fast and with an obvious eye for goal, Daka has been compared to Thierry Henry in the past.
And the article claims the move for Daka will see Liverpool end their interest in Leeds United’s Raphinha.
ARSENAL TARGET JOAN JORDAN DEAL
Arsenal are strongly in the running to sign Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan, who has a €60m (£51.6m) exit clause in his contract. (AS)
Manchester United have gone all out to sign Raphael Varane after offering him giant wages to convince him to move to Old Trafford. (Defensa Central)
Everton are poised to move for Denzel Dumfries and want a deal done for the PSV right-back before Euro 2020 to avoid increased competition for him. (De Telegraaf)
Atletico Madrid have seen a €25m offer for Rodrigo De Paul rejected by Udinese. The Serie A side want near to €40m for the Leeds and Liverpool linked playmaker. (Sport Italia)
Juventus want Man City striker Gabriel Jesus this summer as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and Mauro Icardi of PSG are also options. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
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JUVENTUS PLAN MEMPHIS DEPAY APPROACH
Juventus could also rival Barcelona for Holland forward Memphis Depay, who is available on a free this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Wolves will target Olympiacos keeper Jose Sa as a replacement for Roma-linked Rui Patricio. (Correio De Manha)
Fabian Balbuena looks poised to sign for Real Betis following his release at West Ham this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
PSG must pay an eye-watering €80m if they’re to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter this summer. (Sky Italia)
AC Milan could launch a triple raid on Chelsea with Hakim Ziyech, Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud all on their wanted list. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sevilla want to bring Getafe star Mauro Arambarri to the club in place of Munir El Haddadi and will try and organise a swap deal. (AS)
PSG are closing in on the signing of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, on a free transfer. (Sky Italia)
Cristiano Ronaldo is exploring his options elsewhere despite being in talks with Juventus over his future at the club. (ESPN)
Roma will try to sign Iran international Sardar Azmoun from Zenit St Petersburg this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)
Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer Real Madrid playmaker Isco a three-year contract to join them this summer. (various)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Rodrigo Moreno, Pablo Fornals, Carlos Soler, Raul Albiol and Brais Mendez have linked up with the Spain squad amid their Covid-19 scare. (various)
Lazio will announce Maurizio Sarri as their new coach later on Tuesday or possibly by Wednesday. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Juventus want to make Alvaro Morata’s loan deal from Atletico Madrid permanent this summer. (Calciomercato)
Liverpool have reportedly made a £25.8m bid for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as they look for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum. (Corriere dello Sport)
Bayer Leverkusen are in talks to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer, with Newcastle also reportedly keen. (various)
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