Paper Talk: Liverpool to cash in on Barcelona misery with double deal for star pair; Chelsea fancy Brazil midfielder

Liverpool are plotting a double raid on Barcelona for two of their brightest stars with Gavi first up, Chelsea fancy a Brazil midfielder, while Saturday’s transfer gossip claims West Ham have seen a winger ball fall short.


Liverpool are prepared to activate the £42.6m (€50m) release clause in the contract of Barcelona midfielder Gavi.

The LaLiga giants, already in the financial mire, are facing further problems over their failure to make Champions League progress.

After a disappointing campaign, they now face playing in the Europa League in the new year after only finishing third in their group. It’s the first time since 2000/01 such a failure has occured.

As such, Barcelona are struggling to negotiate fresh terms with some of their stars – one of which is Gavi.

The 17-year-old is seen as one of the best prospects in the Spanish game. However, with his deal expiring in summer 2023, Barcelona were hoping to extend his stay.

Finances though means they are unlikely to be able to give him the terms he craves, leaving them exposed to his sale.

Now The Sun, citing El Nacional, claims Liverpool are poised to pounce.

Gavi a long-term heir for Henderson

They state his £42.6m exit clause is well within their means – and Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer.

They see Gavi as the long-term heir to Jordan Henderson, who is now in the autumn of his career.

Furthermore, the Spanish outlet claims Liverpool are also keeping a close watch on defender Ronald Araujo.

Like Gavi, his deal also expires in 2023 and negotiations have also cooled.

While Liverpool’s need for a new centre-half is not so demanding, he’s a player of interest should their situation change.

Indeed, Liverpool could look to pounce if enters the free-transfer territory this time next year.


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is turning his attentions to Real Madrid’s Casemiro as he looks to bolster his central midfield options. (Daily Mail)

Joao Felix has reportedly been told he can leave Atletico Madrid “if a suitable offer arrives” with four Premier League clubs mulling a bid. (Daily Mail)

Emmanuel Dennis agent says Arsenal and Manchester United were keen on the Watford star prior to his move to Vicarage Road. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are planning to loan out Folarin Balogun in January, according to academy manager Per Mertesacker. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona held “crisis talks” after their embarrassing early exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night. (Daily Mail)

Javier Mascherano is planning his first steps into management by taking over as coach of Argentina’s U20 side. (Daily Mail)


RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi 2021

Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi plans to join Borussia Dortmund, according to a report in Germany. (Daily Express)

Denis Zakaria will choose between Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Roma if he decides to leave Borussia Monchengladbach. (Daily Express)

Manchester City are reportedly in contact with super-agent Jorge Mendes over a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are lining up a move for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana as a possible replacement for Antonio Rudiger. (The Sun)

Manchester City are reportedly looking at Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares as they seek to strengthen that area of the pitch. (The Sun)

A move to Everton for Donny van de Beek no longer looks an option for the unhappy Manchester United man after director of football Marcel Brands’ departure. (The Sun)


Newcastle United, Barcelona, Arsenal and PSG are emerging as frontrunners to sign Anthony Martial, with the player looking to leave Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Brighton are edging closer to securing a £20m deal to sign Blackburn and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz. (Daily Mirror)

Ralf Rangnick broke off talks to become Arsene Wenger’s replacement as Arsenal manager in 2018 when the Gunners made a decision to extend Mesut Ozil’s contract. (Daily Mirror)

Brighton are in talks to sign Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski and hope to complete a deal early in the January window. (Daily Telegraph)

QPR and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Rangers centre-back Jack Simpson. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham’s “offensive” offer for Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has been rejected by the Spanish giants. (Daily Star)

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