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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Apr 00:07

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho going up in transfer value

Liverpool were willing to sell the France international in January for £20million. But that has risen, with Sakho having impressed in Crystal Palace’s fight against Premier League relegation.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 23:55

Klopp vows to take strong Liverpool squad to Australia

Jurgen Klopp has vowed to take his strongest possible squad to Australia for an end-of-season friendly regardless of which Liverpool players have internationals in June.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 25 Apr 21:32

Liverpool prepared to make 50m bid for centre-back ? report

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to break the club’s transfer record to buy Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo claim Liverpool will not be put off the £50million price tag that Saints are believed to want if they have to relinquish the services of the 25-year-old.

Saints have no plans to sell the central defender, who only signed a new six-year deal in May 2016, and he is contracted to the south-coast club until 2022.

Klopp though is determined to strengthen his defence this summer and knows he will have part with a significant amount of money to better what he already has at Anfield.

The club’s record signing is the £35million they paid for Andy Carroll in 2011, but they did spend big on £34million Sadio Mane last summer and are willing to do the same again this summer.

Van Dijk is believed to be Klopp’s number one target, but  Man City, Chelsea, Everton and now Arsenal are in the hunt for the former Celtic man, who signed for Saints for £13milllion in September 2015.

The club “are prepared to make the 25-year-old defender one of the club’s highest wage earners” claims the report, with Southampton “resigned to losing” the player.

That is in stark contrast to a recent report, which quoted a source close to the player and claimed he was “settled at the club”.

A club source, attributed by the Daily Star, is claimed to have said: “When Virgil took the captaincy it was on the understanding he would lead the team until the end of next season as a minimum.

“He has a long-term contract and is settled at the club.”

And in January Southampton executive director Les Reed stated: “Virgil is not for the sale.”

However, that stance may have changed, especially if Van Dijk has made his desire to play Champions League football clear.

Van Dijk, who has been sidelined since January with a foot injury, is expected to assess his options in the summer and if the indications are that he wants to leave then Klopp will be ready with a huge offer.

 

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 25 Apr 19:54

Liverpool's Kevin Stewart has hernia surgery - source

Kevin Stewart last played for Liverpool's first team in January. Liverpool's Kevin Stewart has had surgery on a hernia, a source has told ESPN FC. The midfielder could well miss the Reds' remaining four matches of the season while he recovers. Stewart, 23, has not featured for the Liverpool first team since January and had been appearing for the club's under-23s side to maintain fitness. His future at Anfield is uncertain ahead of the summer, having failed to force his way into Jurgen Klopp's plans recently. Sources said in January that Liverpool had rejected...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 25 Apr 19:41

Matthaus gives Liverpool, Spurs hope over Douglas Costa

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus says Liverpool and Tottenham target Douglas Costa could move on this summer.

Costa, 26, is interesting Klopp, according to reports from Tuttosport, but Juventus and Spurs are also believed to be keen on the former Shakhtar Donetsk man.

Costa arrived in the Bundesliga from Russia for £25million in July 2015, but he has failed to realise his huge potential and he has started only 13 Bundesliga games this season.

The Brazilian, who has seven goals in all competitions this season, is though under contract until June 2020 and Bayern are still looking for a fee believed to be around £35million.

 

And former Germany captain, who won 19 trophies at Bayern Munich, Matthaus clais the German giants are unlikely to stand in the way of Costa moving on at the end of the season.

“Costa is no longer the player he was when he just started at Bayern,” Matthaus told AZ.

“Plus I do not like it that he has been hinting at a transfer in a number of interviews. That is not good for him, nor for Bayern.

“I think the club would not stop him from leaving if they bring in another attacker.”

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 17:55

Daniel Sturridge is no longer part of the Liverpool plan

DOMINIC KING: Sturridge is unlikely to play for Liverpool again before the end of the campaign, with a hip issue having flared up, but now the fitness bulletins are met with indifference.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 25 Apr 17:45

Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal scout Turkish ace; Donnarumma interest

Liverpool are chasing a Bayern Munich winger, while AC Milan are offering one of their prized assets a new incentive to keep him away from Manchester United, according to the European media.

MILAN OFFER STAR CAPTAINCY TO KEEP MAN UTD AT BAY

AC Milan want to make goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma their new captain next season in an effort to ward off interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old is regarded as the best young keeper in the world and United and Real are ready to offer the player a huge salary hike in a bid to lure him away from the San Siro.

Calciomercato, via La Gazzetta dello Sport, claims that Milan have offered the youngster a contract extension until 2022 with a new 3.2million-a-year euros salary. However, the Premier League and La Liga giants will offer Donnarumma more than twice that figure and are also ready to pay Milan 50m euros to land the player.

United are still in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, with David De Gea expected to be the subject of yet more interest from Real this summer, and it would seem that whichever club has De Gea on their books next season will have a knock-on affect on where Donnarumma’s future will ultimately lie.

ARSENAL HANDED BOOST IN HUNT FOR TURKISH STAR

Arsenal have reportedly been given a transfer boost in pursuit of Turkish wonder-kid Yusuf Yazici.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been in brilliant form for Trabzonspor this season and has been directly involved in an incredible 15 goals in 16 games for the Turkish ouftit.

Arsenal scout Jurgen Kost was in Turkey recently and is believed to have watched Yazici in action, and Turkish-Football claims that Trabzonspor are already looking at alternatives as they expect the player to leave this summer.

The Gunners are not the only club to have been linked with a move for Yazici, with Manchester United also rumoured to have shown an interest.

AND THE REST

Liverpool are interested in signing winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich (Sport Bild)

PSG trio Jean-Kevin Augustin, Lorenzo Callagari and Alec Georgen all want moves away from the French capital this summer (L’Equipe)

Iker Casillas has rejected a return home to Spain with Malaga to stay at Porto (Record)

Chelsea and Manchester United targets Antonio Rudiger and Kostas Manolas are reportedly being shortlisted by Inter Milan as possible defence reinforcement for next season (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona have seen off rivals Real Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti (Don Balon)

Juventus are tracking Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick and could hold the upper-hand in a potential transfer (Tuttosport)

AC Milan do not want to sell Juventus target Mattia De Sciglio (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Max Allegri could sign a contract extension with Juventus at the end of the season (Tuttosport)

Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has revealed that Paul Pogba has recently Skyped his former team-mates telling them to be happy for their results and that he’d like to be there with them (Tuttosport)

Frank de Boer has urged Barcelona to sign former Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen from Tottenham (Football Oranje)

AC Milan star winger Suso could sign a contract extension until 2022 (Gazzetta dello Sport)

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea and Bayern Munich target Ghoulam, who will be leaving Napoli at the end of the campaign (Tuttosport)

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 25 Apr 15:21

Paper Talk: Man Utd favourites for Morata; Walker to quit Spurs

Manchester United want to pair up Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid stars in their attack next season, while Kyle Walker could be ready to quit Tottenham, according to Tuesday’s papers.

 

MOURINHO HOPES TO WIN RACE TO SIGN ALVARO MORATA

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly called former club Real Madrid to discuss a move for Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, this summer.

Mourinho hopes his past relationship with the Bernabeu club will put United at the ‘front of the queue’ should Madrid decide to cash in on the striker this summer.

Morata has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but it is thought the Blues prefer a move for the former striker Romelu Lukaku, who is destined to quit Everton this summer.

That would, according to The Sun and via Don Balon, likely leave Morata a straight choice between Manchester United and AC Milan should he quit Real.

Morata has cut a frustrated figure this season, where he has scored 19 goals for club and country, despite being reduced to a role on the bench for most of the campaign.

It’s believed a bid of around £60million would tempt Real to do business with United hoping to pair the striker in attack with Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial and alongside Antoine Griezmann, with a £84m deal for the latter reportedly already agreed.

WALKER ‘MAY QUIT TOTTENHAM’ AS HUGE CLUBS LURK

Kyle Walker will reassess his Tottenham future at the end of the season after holding talks with manager Mauricio Pochettino

The Daily Telegraph claims the England star has held a meeting with Pochettino to discuss his future, with Bayern Munich reportedly joining Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign the £45million-rated star.

It’s believed Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke was at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, with Walker his main target.

However, he’d have been disappointed to see Walker left out of the starting line-up with Kieran Trippier selected ahead of him – and it’s claimed the player’s exclusion has further pushed talk he could leave.

Spurs would no doubt fight to keep their right-back, who only signed a new deal worth £70,000 late last year.

But with the player able to double his wages with a move elsewhere, Tottenham may need to up his pay again to keep him happy.

Kyle Walker: New deal

Speaking about interest in his players last week, manager Maurcio Pochettino said: “If some clubs are interested in some players it is very clear you need to knock on the door of Daniel Levy.

“If any player is going to leave the club it is always the club’s decision. All the players today have contracts for the next two or three years, minimum, and we’re not worried.

“I invite all the clubs that want players from Tottenham to come to the training ground and visit our chairman Daniel Levy.”

AND THE REST

Manchester United are looking to snap up Valencia starlet Carlos Soler in a £25m deal this summer (Daily Star)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic accepts his Manchester United career is over and is targeting a return to action in Major League Soccer (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and their top target Antoine Griezmann have already come to an agreement, claims an agent (Daily Mirror)

Bayern Munich chiefs were in attendance at the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend, with Alexis Sanchez now the club’s No 1 summer transfer target (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are willing to pay Chelsea a combined £25m this summer for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Nathan Ake (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool will not be signing 23-year-old Bosnia defender Sead Kolasinac and Germany midfielders Max Meyer, 21, and Leon Goretzka, 22, from Schalke – according to the Bundesliga club’s sporting director Christian Heidel, who worked with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp at Mainz.

Norwich City are ready to pounce for Garry Monk if Leeds United fail to gain promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

Pep Guardiola is plotting a world-record swoop for Tottenham’s Dele Alli, according to Barcelona legend Xavi (The Sun)

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Burnley defender Michael Keane, who is valued at £30m (The Sun)

Chelsea are ready to beat Manchester United in a bidding war for £50m-rated Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic (The Sun)

Premier League new boys Brighton are hoping to snap up Arsenal’s forgotten winger Joel Campbell (The Sun)

Newcastle United are showing interest in Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez. The 27-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, is a target for West Brom with Tony Pulis a confirmed admirer (Daily Mail)

Roma have named Ramon Rodriguez ‘Monchi’, who is widely regarded as the architect of Sevilla’s recent success, as their sporting director (Daily Mail)

Jack Wilshere could be open to a mega-money move to China this summer (Daily Star)

Lucas Perez: 'Too reliant' on left peg

Lucas Perez’s agent has revealed he could be set for talks with Arsenal this summer over the future of his client (Daily Star)

Tony Pulis is ramping up his summer transfer plans at West Brom after making a scouting mission to check on Sporting Lisbon’s £25m-rated William Carvalho (Daily Telegraph)

The Premier League is scrutinising Manchester City’s signing of an academy footballer as young as 11 years old (Daily Telegraph)

Virgil van Dijk: Chairman rules out move

Arsenal have made a move to sign Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk but Chelsea remain favourites to recruit the player (Daily Telegraph)

Daniel Sturridge may have played his last game for Liverpool because of injury (The Guardian)

Manchester United’s hopes of luring one of Europe’s brightest talents, Kylian Mbappe, away from Monaco took a setback after the club’s vice-president insisted the player has no desire to leave the Principality (The Independent)

Manchester City are losing interest in Mbappe after the French club valued him at £110m (The Times)

Crystal Palace have placed a £40m valuation on winger Wilfried Zaha (The Times)

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 25 Apr 14:57

Lyon will ?go a bit mad? to keep Liverpool and Dortmund target

Lyon insist that star striker Alexandre Lacazette will not be allowed to leave the club without a fight this summer.

Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have all been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, who is rated at around 60million euros.

However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told Telefoot: “We’re ready to go a bit mad and do things we’ve never done to keep Alexandre Lacazette.

“The club is good, the club has invested in all the structures that will allow it to get back among Europe’s top 10 clubs.

“Of course we’ll have to listen to Alexandre, because he’s a man and a great player.”

Lacazette, who has won 10 caps for France, has scored 31 goals in 40 games for Lyon this season but the club are struggling down in fifth place in the Ligue 1 table and their only hope of securing Champions League football next season will be to win the Europa League, where they face Ajax in the last four.​

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 14:01

Liverpool stars attend Lucas Leiva's dinner

The Liverpool stars of the present and legends of the past were out in force to pay tribute to one of the club's most popular players, with Lucas Leiva celebrating ten years with the Reds. 

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 13:13

Real Madrid midfielder Isco 'to sign new deal until 2022'

The midfielder had been the subject of speculation, with Liverpool, Man City and Juventus all reportedly interested. However he is said to have instead agreed a new deal at the Bernabeu.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 25 Apr 12:54

Hope not lost for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp fights for Champions League

The ESPN FC crew discuss Liverpool's top four hopes and whether Jurgen Klopp needs to up his spending. The ESPN FC crew discuss Liverpool's top four hopes and whether Jurgen Klopp needs to up his spending. The ESPN FC crew discuss Liverpool's top four hopes and whether Jurgen Klopp needs to up his spending. The devastating nature of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last Sunday can be measured by the reaction of the fans. There were so many things which went wrong that it not only eroded a feelgood factor built up by the five wins and two draws but immediately cast a pall over the remaining four fixtures. One game shouldn't overshadow another 11. In fact, it's still possible to regard Liverpool as slight favourites to achieve fourth place and Champions League qualification. It is simply...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 25 Apr 12:14

Transfer Rater: Dele Alli to Manchester City, Michael Keane to Liverpool

Steve Nicol feels Tottenham must do all they can to fend off clubs like Manchester City from their crown jewel Dele Alli. The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 25 Apr 12:09

Brendan Rodgers hopes to meet Liverpool in Champions League

Kolo Toure believes Celtic would be good enough to win the Premier League. With an injury ravaged squad, Craig Burley debates if Liverpool can challenge for a title next season without more transfers. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the sides defensive mistakes proved costly in their defeat to Crystal Palace. Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default. Brendan Rodgers has told talkSPORT that he has hopes his Celtic side can meet Liverpool in the Champions League next season. Rodgers, who is on course to guide Celtic to a domestic treble in his first season at the club, was in charge of Liverpool during their 2014-15 Champions League campaign. He is looking forward to competing in Europe next term with Celtic, and hopes Jurgen Klopp's side will be among his competitors. "It'd be amazing," Rodgers said when asked whether he would like to draw Liverpool....

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 25 Apr 11:43

Lucas Leiva's 10 years at Liverpool: 10 reasons he's still so important to squad

With an injury ravaged squad, Craig Burley debates if Liverpool can challenge for a title next season without more transfers. Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default. Palace continue to fight strongly against relegation as a Christian Benteke brace led to victory over third-place Liverpool. Palace continue to fight strongly against relegation as a Christian Benteke brace led to victory over third-place Liverpool. In May, Lucas Leiva will celebrate 10 years at Liverpool since joining from Brazilian side Gremio. After a testing start to his Reds career, Lucas has gone on to prove people wrong and made over 340 appearances during his 10 seasons at Anfield. On Monday, Liverpool players of past and present gathered at a dinner to honour the Brazilian's service for the club. ESPN FC lists 10 reasons why Lucas is still a valuable asset to the Merseyside outfit. 10 years a red . Congratulations @leivalucas...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 23 Apr 20:53

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke returns to haunt his former club as Crystal Palace beat Liverpool to take a giant stride towards survival.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 23 Apr 19:30

Lawro's predictions v Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson in this week's Premier League predictions.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 21 Apr 13:01

Uefa criticises Wada over Sakho case

Uefa says Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho was suspended last season for taking a substance not on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 20 Apr 12:32

Klopp rules out Liverpool move for Hart

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rules out a £20m move for Manchester City's England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 16 Apr 17:23

West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino scores a winner for the second weekend running as Liverpool beat West Brom to go third in the Premier League.

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