Liverpool are planning a double attack in the Bundesliga for two new center-backs, while AC Milan is keen on getting Tottenham’s former record signing, according to Sunday transfer rumors.
LEIPZIG DUO CLOPP TARGET
Liverpool reportedly targeting a January double transfer for pair RB Leipzig Dayot upamecano and Ibrahima Konate.
The Reds are desperate for a new center-back after first-choice pair Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the season through injury.
Jurgen Klopp has so far used Joel Matip, Fabinho, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams at the heart of the Reds defense in their absence.
But according to picture, as quoted by Sunday on Sunday, Klopp is looking to his German homeland for a potential solution to his problem.
Upamecano is widely regarded as one of the hottest young properties in Europe after its emergence last season.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the 22-year-old, but he has opted to stay on for the summer, signing new contracts until 2023.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also considered interested, but Liverpool’s desperation has seen them emerge as favorites.
But picture also claims that Konate is on their wish list too.
The French colleague is also part of Julian Nagelsmann’s three defenders at Leipzig, with the 21-year-old lasso still under contract until 2023.
Indeed, Bundesliga expert Christian Falk is convinced Liverpool will see Konate as a more affordable option.
Transfermarkt shows the pair’s combined value of around £ 90 million – with a reported £ 54 million release clause for Upamecano.
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MILAN TARGET TOTTENHAM DEFENDER
Davinson Sanchez is being tracked by AC Milan after falling out of favor with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. (Sunday on Sunday)
Diogo Jota was overtaken by Portuguese club Pacos De Ferreira for just £ 2,000 seven years before his dream of a £ 45 million move to Liverpool. (Sunday on Sunday)
Aston Villa stars Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley broke the strict rules of the coronavirus yesterday with a day of partying. (Sunday on Sunday)
Manchester United will extend Jesse Lingard’s contract for another year – although he continues to miss the first team. (Sunday Daily Star)
Leeds United fan favorite Brian Deane believes his old club may have missed the trick not to sign AC Milan star Jens Petter Hauge after a stunning display against Celtic in the Europa League. (Daily Star Sunday)
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has asked former club Manchester City to keep him informed about the availability of England defender John Stones. (BBC Sport)
FERNANDES BUMPER CARD
Manchester United will reward Bruno Fernandes with a new contract to double your cash worth £ 200,000 a week. (Sunday Mirror)
Juan Mata is horrified by the prospect of Lionel Messi joining Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)
Premier League clubs could have 10,000 fans returning next month if coronavirus cases continue to decline. (Letters on Sundays)
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman slammed his players following a shock 2-1 defeat to Cadiz. (Letters on Sundays)
Chelsea are reportedly open to selling center-backs Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori in January. (Letters on Sundays)
Jesse Lingard has spoken with the Manchester United hierarchy about a possible move away from Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens in January. (Sunday Express)
Manchester United are still trying to get a work permit from Amad Diallo in the summer to join the club in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will sign with Serie B club AC Monza on a deal until the end of the season. (Sky Sports)
Joe Hart could make his first Premier League appearance in nearly two years at a North London Derby. That was after doubts arose over the fitness of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. (Sunday Times)
Attendees at Tottenham’s non-league FA Cup third round match at Marine FC could be the first football spectators to try out digital health passports to help increase the number of Covid-19 viewers. (Sunday Telegraph)
Leicester City are looking to recruit Ecuadorian winger from Sporting Lisbon, Gonzalo Plata. (Leicester Mercury)
The Celtic Trust fan group has slammed Parkhead’s power middlemen for ‘insulting’ supporters in recent weeks, amid speculation surrounding Neil Lennon’s future at the club. (Sunday Letter)
Leigh Griffiths believes Celtic still has a better squad than Rangers and has said he will not swap any Hoops for star Ibrox. (Sunday Letter)
Celtic faced a Covid reaction after breaking the distance rule for team photos. (Scottish sun on Sundays)
Newcastle are targeting Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove to move to the Premier League. (Scottish sun on Sundays)