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Paper Talk: Liverpool enter bidding for Brazilian with £50m release clause; Man Utd make young centre-back enquiry

Liverpool have entered the bidding for young Brazilian star Talles Magno, while Manchester United have made an enquiry for Mohammed Salisu, all in Saturday’s papers.



Liverpool have joined the bidding “aggressively” for Brazilian star Talles Magno, claims a report.

The 17-year-old, who won the U17 World Cup with Brazil in 2019, has taken the eye of numerous scouts from Europe whilst playing for Vasco da Gama this year.

Spanish paper AS via Sport Witness report that Liverpool and Benfica have locked on to the young forward.

Lyon and Sevilla were apparently hoping to get ahead in the race for Magno, but Liverpool and and Benfica now lead the way for Magno, who was linked with the Reds by Brazilian news outlet Bolavip at the start of the week.

Benfica have already made an offer of €3m to try and secure a move for the player and Liverpool are now “aggressively” involved, whatever that means?

It seems as though it is a straight fight between the two clubs for the youngster, who has has a €50m release clause in his contract at Vasco da Gama. AS though state that  “around €25m” will be enough to land the player.

Magno first made the Vasco de Gama first team earlier this season and has netted twice and added an assist in his 17 appearances in the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro which finished in December.

In addition, Magno has bagged three goals in six appearances for the Brazil Under-17s.


Manchester United have made enquiries about Real Valladolid’s Ghanaian 21-year-old centre-back Mohammed Salisu, with the club wanting to sign a defender for next season to give Victor Lindelof extra competition. (ESPN)

Odion Ighalo is interested in staying at Manchester United beyond his loan period (Manchester Evening News)

League One and League Two will be called off next week when the 47 clubs vote to end the season with immediate effect. (The Sun)

Premier League clubs fear up to 50 players could revolt against plans to resume the season. (Daily Mirror) (The Sun)

Salomon Rondon has revealed he came desperately close to joining Manchester United in January. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have opened talks with Leicester over Ben Chilwell, 23, with the England left-back keen on a move to London. (Express)

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Sevilla sporting director Monchi insists there is ‘absolutely nothing’ to the rumours that the club are close to signing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic (Diario Sport)

Brighton are keen on Clermont Foot striker Adrian Grbic (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are also interested in French left-back Fode Ballo-Toure, 23, from Monaco as a cheaper alternative to Chilwell. (Foot Mercato)


Roma are considering a move for Dejan Lovren or Jean-Clair Todibo to replace Chris Smalling (Corriere dello Sport)

PSG are hoping that Marco Verratti can successfully recruit Brescia star ​Sandro Tonali (Le10Sport)

Mikel Arteta has been urged by former manager Arsene Wenger to bring back his style of football to Arsenal. (Daily Star)

Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga insists he is “not thinking too much” about reports linking him with a big-money move to Liverpool or Real Madrid this summer. (Daily Star)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus have shown an interest in Fiorentina and Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 22, who is valued at around £60m. (Star)

Inter are eyeing a move for Gent forward Jonathan David (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are planning a move for Leicester City right-back Dennis Gyamfi this summer (Football Insider

Manchester United will allow 23-year-old goalkeeper Dean Henderson to remain at Sheffield United this season, even if the campaign runs beyond the end of the Englishman’s original loan deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus’ Bosnia international midfielder Miralem  30, has agreed to join Barcelona next season. (Gazetta dello Sport)

Barca are pushing ahead with their attempts to sign Inter Milan’s Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, and have offered a choice of six players, including 26-year-old French centre-back Samuel Umtiti, as part of a swap deal. (Sport)




Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen, 28, has had to live at the club’s training complex during lockdown, with the Denmark midfielder having yet to find a home since his January switch from Tottenham. (Sun)

West Ham will allow English midfielder Nathan Holland, 21, to leave for £1m this summer, with Sheffield Wednesday interested. (Football Insider)

Arsenal want to sign Leicester’s Netherlands Under-19 international full-back Dennis Gyamfi, 18. (Football Insider)

The Gunners are in talks to sign 19-year-old Norwegian winger George Lewis, currently a free agent, after he impressed on trial at the club. (Football London)

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