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Paper Talk: Liverpool offered Argentine solution; Man Utd chase new defender and linked with ‘new Messi’

Liverpool have been offered an experienced centre-back to solve their defensive shortage, while Man Utd want a new right-back and have been linked with an Argentine sensation, all in the papers.

 

LIVERPOOL OFFERED DEFENDER

Veteran centre-back Ezequiel Garay has been offered to Liverpool and Barcelona, claims a report in Spain.

The 34-year-old defender is a free agent, who hasn’t played since suffering a cruciate injury with Valencia in February.

Garay agreed to terminate his contract in February to allow Valencia to bring in cover. He is yet to find a new club but he would represent a decent short-term option for the Reds.

Liverpool and Barca are desperate for new recruits and Sport reports that both are tempted to sign Garay.

The experienced Argentine defender has played for the likes of Real Madrid and Benfica and could fit the bill for both clubs.

Jurgen Klopp will haveVirgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez missing for the season, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is also missing.

Barcelona meanwhile are missing Gerard Pique for a number of months, with Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo also on the sidelines.

 

ALMADA FOR UNITED

Manchester United are being linked with another “new Lionel Messi,” this time in the shape of Velez Sarsfield’s Thiago Almada (Tuttomercatoweb)

David Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is preparing to hold talks with Chelsea in January over a potential move to West London (Bild)

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc says he can see Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland at the club “for a long time (Bild)

Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City, has agreed a contract extension with Ajax which is expected to see the 28-year-old stay at the Dutch club until the end of the season at least. (De Telegraaf)

Liverpool’s England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, 22, says the scheduling of games this season “defies common sense”. (Evening Standard)

 

 

BELGIAN WANTS DREAM ANFFIELD MOVE

Anderlecht’s Belgian centre-back Marco Kana, 18, says Liverpool would be his dream transfer move. (Walfoot)

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 28, is attracting interest from several Premier League clubs. (Mail)

Burnley’s Czech Republic forward Matej Vydra, 28, wants to leave Turf Moor to secure regular first-team football. (Accrington Observer)

English winger Angel Gomes, 20, says he left Manchester United ‘for a fresh start’ after rejecting their offer to instead join Lille in the summer.(Independent)

AC Milan’s technical director Paolo Maldini admits interest in France winger Florian Thauvin, 27, who is out of contract at Marseille in the summer of 2021. (Telefoot)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson pledges to help double donations to a food charity and called on more footballers to support England and United forward Marcus Rashford, 23, in his campaign against child hunger. (Times)

MARADONA’S STAFF RESIGN

The backroom staff at Gimnasia y Esgrima – the club Diego Maradona managed when he died – have resigned from their positions. (Mail)

Maradona’s friend and lawyer Angelo Pisani feels it would have been better for the 60-year-old to have been in Naples, close to Napoli fans, rather than his native Argentina when he died. (Mail)

Southampton’s Polish defender Jan Bednarek, 24, says a gluten-free diet, using a psychologist and boxing lessons have helped him improve. (Mirror)

English striker Joe Garner, 32, is quitting Wigan Athletic mid-season after agreeing a move to the Indian Super League. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are ‘in the equation’ for a shock Lionel Messi transfer, according to stunning reports. (The Sun)

Manchester United could reportedly reward Fred with a new deal following his impressive spell of form. (The Sun)

Liverpool have been dealt a major blow after it was claimed AC Milan have made contact with transfer target Ozan Kabak. (The Sun)

Inter Milan will sell Christian Eriksen just a year after signing him – but only if they can make a £10million profit on the former Tottenham star in January. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are reportedly planning to provide Aaron Wan-Bissaka with some fierce competition at full-back due to concerns over his attacking prowess. (Daily Mirror)

ISCO FOR ARSENAL

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly interested in bringing Real Madrid’s Isco to the Emirates in January. (Daily Star)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed the club will not be making any signings in the January transfer window despite their indifferent start to the Premier League season. (G0al)

Arsenal will need multiple transfer windows “at least” before they can mount a credible challenge for the Premier League title, according to boss Mikel Arteta. (Goal)

Gini Wijnaldum agreed to join Barcelona as long ago as September (TodoFichajes)

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READ MORE: Friday’s Papers: Juventus line up loan-to-buy deal for Van de Beek

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