Liverpool are planning to switch up their attack with a Jurgen Klopp favourite set to be replaced by a prolific frontman, while Man Utd are keen on a Norway playmaker, according to Monday’s Euro Paper Talk.
ERLING HAALAND IN LIVERPOOL SIGHTS
Liverpool are planning an audacious bid to sign Erling Haaland, according to reports.
The Norway goal-machine was strongly linked with Manchester United prior to his move to Borussia Dortmund. However, a damning report explained why Ed Woodward overlooked the bargain €20m deal.
Nonetheless, a move to the Premier League could one day come about with Haaland having a €75m exit clause in his deal with BVB.
While it remains unclear whether that kicks in in 2021 or 2022, it’s now reported Liverpool are considering an approach.
They state Klopp is ready to turn to Haaland as an alternative to Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian remains a vital cog in the Liverpool side, but his alarming drop-off in terms of goals is starting to concern the Reds boss.
Firmino is without a goal this season and managed just 12 in all competitions last time. In the 28 matches Liverpool have played in 2020, the Brazilian has just four to his name.
While Klopp has moved to defend the role Firmino plays for Liverpool, the report does state his dry patch is causing some alarm.
As such, Don Balon claims Klopp is now considering a change of tactic. They claim the more direct running and physical presence of Haaland would offer a fresh approach to the Liverpool attack. His presence could also further benefit the prolific Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
Haaland has 21 goals in 23 games since signing for Dortmund. He also has six in six for Norway.
MAN UTD KEEN ON DEAL FOR MARTIN ODEGAARD
Man Utd failed with an offer for Martin Odegaard recently and continue to monitor his situation at Real Madrid. (Marca)
Torino defender Armando Izzo is on Inter Milan’s wish-list and could swap clubs with Matias Vecino. The three-times capped Italy defender could replace Tottenham target Milan Skriniar. (Tuttosport)
Manchester United will have to pay £90m if they are to tempt Real Madrid into selling Raphael Varane. (Don Balon)
Wolves and Bayern Munich will go back in for Thomas Lemar in January after both narrowly failed to convince Atletico Madrid to sell him before the October 5 deadline. (AS)
Andrea Radrizzani has a ‘fluid relationship’ with Valencia owner Peter Lim after holding advanced talks over a deal to buy the troubled LaLiga club. (Marca)
JUVENTUS BACK IN FOR PALMEIRI
Juventus will make a fresh attempt to sign Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato)
Palmieri says he is happy to feel important for Italy, despite being on the fringes with Chelsea. (various)
Brescia president Massimo Cellino says Inter were desperate to sign Sandro Tonali this summer with Antonio Conte a big admirer of the new Milan signing. (Il Messaggero)
Sevilla are hopeful of convincing defender Jules Kounde to sign a new long-term contract after summer interest from Manchester City. (Mundo Deportivo)
KOEMAN CONFIRMS WIJNALDUM INTEREST
Ronald Koeman has confirmed he wanted to bring Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum to Barcelona ahead of the 2020-21 season. (Marca)
Kwadwo Asamoah could sign a deal worth €1m a season with Sampdoria after his release by Inter. (Corriere dello Sport)
Lyon winger Memphis Depay has not ruled out a move to Barcelona in January after almost signing this summer. (Marca)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Brahim Diaz has revealed he ‘didn’t have to think twice’ after choosing to join AC Milan over ‘other offers’ this summer. (Efe)
Roberto Pereyra says Udinese ‘feel like family’ and reveals he rejected offers from other clubs to return to the Dacia Arena. (Sky Italia)
The President of the Polish FA, Zbigniew Boniek, has warned Napoli forward Arek Milik he ‘must play’ regularly to get into Poland’s Euro 2020 squad. (Radio Anch’io)