Liverpool are planning two huge transfers, including a £50m deal for Aurelin Tchouameni, which will see one big name depart, Everton are looking to finance a deal for a Swedenm star, while Saturday’s Euro Paper Talk finally reveals Paul Pogba’s next club.
TCHOUAMENI IN, NABY KEITA OUT FOR LIVERPOOL
Liverpool are looking to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelian Tchouameni this month in a deal that will reportedly cost £50m.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been earning rave reviews for Monaco this season and is regarded as one of French football’s best prospects. However, Monaco are powerless to prevent him leaving if a big bid comes their way.
Tchouameni has been strongly linked with Chelsea this summer, but The Athletic claims it is Liverpool who are leading the hunt.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly an enormous fan of the youngster and is doing all in his power to bring him to Anfield. Indeed, the Reds are reportedly seeking to strike a deal now that will allow him to complete the season with Monaco.
And the arrival of Tchouameni appears to spell bad news for Naby Keita.
The Guinean signing in a £52.75m deal in summer 2018, but has rarely shown his true qualities at Anfield.
As such, El Nacional claims Keita ‘will’ be among Liverpool’s departures this summer. Klopp is apparently behind the decision, with the German ‘ordering’ Keita to ‘begin to look for a new team’. Their headline also reads Klopp ‘doesn’t want him in Liverpool’ any more.
Keita’s contract expires in the summer of 2023. If the Reds have no desire to offer an extension, selling this summer looks increasingly likely.
Both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly keen.
Liverpool want Luis Diaz and Tchouameni
The Reds also are planning to bring in Luis Diaz this year, but any talk of a January deal appears wide of the mark.
Indeed, despite needing players to cover Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the Reds will likely have to wait until the summer.
A clause will allow him to leave for around £67m this month. That drops to £45m this summer and, despite wanting him early, they are likely to wait.
He would, of course, be useful right now but a saving of £22m, merely by…