Liverpool are eyeing an experienced Serie A defender to bolster their back line, while Chelsea bosses come into contact with a managerial duo – both in the latest Euro TBEN.
REDS EYE SERIE A DEFENDER
Liverpool show increased interest in AC Milan defender Mateo Musacchio, according to a report.
The Reds have suffered a lot from back injuries this season. Indeed, the three upper half-central have encountered problems and are currently on the sidelines.
Moreover, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out for a while, reports have claimed Liverpool are keen to make a new addition to allay their concerns.
According to Todofichajes, Musacchio is now on the club’s target list. The 30-year-old has a wealth of experience across Europe, having played for Villarreal and Milan.
In fact, he made 249 appearances for the former club before moving to Italy in 2017. The Argentine would offer a lot of experience and leadership, which would help youngsters like Rhys Williams.
Indeed, the report claims a deal to bring Musacchio ‘gaining strength’ with Liverpool bosses. But despite the player’s contract expiring next summer, Milan are reportedly unwilling to sell just yet.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continued to insist that a move for a new center-back this month is unlikely, because the club is dealing with the financial effects of the pandemic.
In any case, Todofichajes adds that Musacchio is worth less than 5 million euros.
The center-back struggled for a few minutes in his debut season at Milan, before becoming a crucial part of the squad in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns. During that tenure, he failed to find his way into manager Stefano Pioli’s plans after ankle surgery.
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AND THE REST OF EURO TBEN
Chelsea have Brendan Rodgers, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Julian Nagelsmann on their radar as a potential successor to manager Frank Lampard. (Bild)
In addition, the Blues have already contacted Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel. (Bild)
Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to outbid Real Madrid in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. (Diario Gol)
Inter Milan have rejected the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. (Calciomercato)
MAN UTD HAS ROMERO COSTUMES
But while United struggle to offload Lingard, Valencia love goalkeeper Sergio Romero. (Estadio Deportivo)
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is working on Paul pogbaManchester United transfer. (Todofichajes)
Meanwhile, West Ham remains alive in the race for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik. (Radio Kiss Kiss)
However, Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez dismissed the prospect of joining hammers this month. (Calciomercato)
OZIL IN THE ARSENAL RELEASE PROCESS
Mesut’s agent Ozil said he and his Arsenal client were in the process of ‘making’ a move to Fenerbahce. (be in sports)
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho called on his teammates to show more fighting and get back into better form. (ESPN)
Monegasque full-back Djibril Sidibe is likely to snub the interest of Newcastle and Palace. (France Football)
Tottenham Loanee Gareth Bale is on a Real Madrid list of the club’s consumable players. But Spurs don’t want to extend 31-year deal in north London after season ends (Sport)
DOUBTS ABOUT BARCA DUO
Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Ronald Araujo missed training on Wednesday. And this despite manager Ronald Koeman saying at a press conference that both players are in good shape. (Sport)
Koeman wants Barcelona to join Lille defender’s run Sven botman. Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be fond of the 21-year-old Dutchman. (Don Balon)
AC Milan have increased their contract offer for midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu to € 4m per season. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Meanwhile, Roma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said he will discuss a new deal with the Serie A club soon. (La Repubblica)