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Euro Paper Talk: Talks underway as Liverpool close in on Barcelona attacker; Newcastle chasing Atletico outcast

Liverpool are trying to convince Barcelona into a loan deal for an attacker, while Newcastle are in a three-way battle for an Atletico Madrid outcast – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Liverpool are reportedly in discussions to sign winger Ousmane Dembele on loan from Barcelona.

The France attacker has struggled to make his mark in LaLiga, mainly due to a series of injury issues, and has been strongly tipped to move on before the window shuts next month.

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A report in Sport claims that the Anfield outfit and trying to convince Barca to allow Dembele, who is also a target for Manchester United, to join them on a temporary basis.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to add proven back-up for wide men Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, and views Dembele as the perfect signing in that regard.

The report adds that the Reds have already been in touch with the Catalan side regarding the move, and it now remains to be seen how Barcelona respond to the enquiry.

Dembele is not considered a key player for Ronald Koeman and a loan move is thought to be ideal for all parties.


Indeed, with Philippe Coutinho back from his loan spell at Bayern and impressing in pre-season, it would appear that Dembele’s game time will be even more limited this season.

Liverpool have so far brought in left-back Kostas Tsimikas this summer, while midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to complete his move from Bayern Munich over the weekend.

The Reds are back in action when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.



Newcastle United are in a three-way battle to sign Atletico Madrid outcast Santiago Arias. (Caracol, via Bolavip)

Lyon could offer Barcelona target Memphis Depay to AC Milan in a swap deal which would see the French club sign Lucas Paqueta from the Italians. (Sky Italy)

Cengiz Under will begin a new chapter of his career, with a move to Leicester City. (Gianluca Di

AC Milan have rekindled their interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. (Sky Italia)

Quique Setien has confirmed he will be taking legal action against Barcelona after only being legally informed about his sacking on Wednesday. (Football Espana)



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Man Utd target Federico Chiesa has rejected the chance to move abroad. He wants any future transfer to be to an Italian club. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bayern Munich have discussed the idea of bringing Mario Gotze back to the club as a free agent. (Bild)

Luis Suarez’s move from Barcelona to Juventus could still happen. (Gazetta dello Sport)

Chelsea are hoping to free up funds to sign Declan Rice by offloading Tiemoue Bakayoko and Davide Zappacosta. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma have confirmed the signing of Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla on a two-year loan. The deal is with an obligation to buy for €13.5m. (ESPN)



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Edin Dzeko is set to join Juventus from Roma on a two-year deal. (BBC Gossip)

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is tracking Ajax defender Sergino Dest as his first signing. (Mundo Deportivo)

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has not talked to Nikola Milenkovic about a potential move to Milan, claiming: ‘I want to keep him’. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Cristiano Biraghi has agreed a new contract with Fiorentina to June 2024 after returning from his Inter loan spell. (Football Italia)

Borussia Dortmund have sent 19-year-old midfielder Immanuel Pherai out on a one-year loan to Dutch side PEC Zwolle. (ESPN)

Monterrey midfielder Carlos Rodriguez is of interest to Lazio, and after months of talks a deal could be reached relatively soon. (ESPN)

Juventus and Genoa are working to reach an agreement for Marko Pjaca, who seems set for a move to the Marassi. (Tuttosport)


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