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Paper Talk: Klopp to sell Liverpool star in January; Arsenal make move for ‘new Thierry Henry’

Liverpool will look to offload Divock Origi in January, while Arsenal are closing in on a defender and an exciting attacking talent and Man Utd have a young defender in their sights, all in the papers.

 

ORIGI TO BE SOLD

Jurgen Klopp will listen to offers for Divock Origi in the January transfer window, claim reports.

The Athletic suggest that Liverpool are open to the sale of the 25-year-old striker, who has played just seven minutes of Premier League football this season.

The arrivals of Takumi Minamino and Diogo Jota have shunted the Belgium international down the pecking order. The striker has lost his place in Roberto Martinez’s national squad and he is keen to regain his place ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

Wolves have a long-standing interest in Origi after almost landing the player for £22m in 2018.

Now though with Mexico international Raul Jimenez recovering from a fractured skull, they are ready to make another move.

The Daily Mail also claims Wolves “are among the clubs monitoring developments”.

They are however understood to have a long list of targets ahead of the January window, but a move for Origi next month would not be a shock.

UTD IN FOR RICE

Manchester United could make a summer bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice, although the 21-year-old England midfielder is thought to prefer Chelsea should he leave the Hammers. (Express)

Manchester United are reportedly plotting a late bid to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich, but will face competition from four European giants in January (Express)

Manchester United are working on a January exit for Marcos Rojo, with Newcastle keen on a loan move for the Argentina defender, 30. (The Athletic)

New West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has prioritised bolstering the side’s defensive options and has identified Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins, 31, as a potential signing. (Mail)

Liverpool have added Roma centre-back Roger Ibanez to their list of defensive targets to cover injured Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk, 29, and could bid £30m for the 22-year-old Brazilian. (AS Roma Live)

Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font says he will not be repeating the mistakes of previous candidates by making bold transfer promises, amid links with Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Haaland, 20, but hopes to persuade Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to sign a new contract. (Goal)

 

 

 

TOMORI SNUBS LEEDS

Fikayo Tomori is set to snub Leeds United to join Stade Rennes on loan for the rest of the season (talkSPORT).

Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, a target for Arsenal, has completed his move to RB Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, and will join in January after signing a four-and-a-half year deal. (Various)

Arsenal appear to be on the verge of finally wrapping up a deal for Hertha Berlin centre-back Omar Rekik after the 18-year-old defender arrived in London on Thursday. (Metro)

Napoli will demand at least £14m if they are to sell Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik in January amid interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid. The 26-year-old has also been linked with Everton. (Goal)

Manchester United have reportedly revived their interest in Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez. (The Sun)

Kylian Mbappe reportedly remains keen on a Real Madrid switch, despite opening contract talks with Paris Saint-Germain.  (The Sun)

Joao Felix could leave Atletico Madrid this summer – with both Juventus and Inter Milan interested. (The Sun)

Arsenal great Emmanuel Petit has stuck the boot into the misfiring Gunners – insisting he simply does not care about them anymore. (The Sun)

ARSENAL CHASE WINGER

Arsenal are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old Senegalese winger Abdallah Sima, who plays for Czech club Slavia Prague. Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested in the player, who has been dubbed the ‘new Thierry Henry’. (Calciomercato via Daily Express)

Arsenal could be handed the chance to bring Marc Overmars to the Emirates, with their former player on the way out from Ajax where he is director of football (Mirror)

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Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger was a ‘sore loser’ that would not invite opposition managers in for a glass of wine, says Alan Curbishley. (The Sun)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes he can see out the full length of his contract and deliver “trophies and something special” over the course of his stay which will take him until the end of the 2023-24 season. (Liverpool Echo)

Celtic are in talks with Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Hazard, 22, over a new long-term deal. (Football Insider)

UTD CLOSE ON DEFENDER

Manchester United are in negotiations with Celta Vigo’s 16-year-old defender Stefan Bajcetic over a move to Old Trafford. (La Voz de Galicia, via Sport Witness)

Arsenal’s Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 28, has accused his club’s squad of lacking “discipline” and having “no self-confidence” during a poor run of results in the Premier League, and insists Mikel Arteta is not to blame. (Sky Sports)

AFC Wimbledon are considering the possibility of sharing their new home at Plough Lane with rugby league side London Broncos. (London Evening Standard)

Anderlecht manager and former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says his on-loan City striker Lukas Nmecha has no noticeable weaknesses, as the Germany Under-21 international, 22, continues to impress in Belgium. (Manchester Evening News)

Anderlecht are keen for discussions with Manchester City about extending Nmecha’s loan for another season. (Sports Illustrated)

Government minister Guy Opperman has written to the Premier League again “to seek the answers” that Newcastle supporters “deserve” after the club’s proposed takeover fell through last summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Reports in Italy claim Roma are keen to take Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong to Serie A. (Scottish Sun)

Brighton have told Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan that he is free to find a new club in January (Football Insider)

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Arsenal have joined the list of clubs considering a January move for Isco (Sport)

Liverpool and PSG have both shown an interest in Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio (Todofichajes)

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