Five-time European champions Liverpool have been handed a big transfer boost following the news that Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona are yet to agree on a move for one of their transfer targets ahead of this summer.
Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is on the radar of Liverpool dating back to last year due to his form for the German Bundesliga club.
Earlier this week, widespread reports including German newspaper Bild claimed that former European champions Barcelona have agreed on a deal for Luka Jovic to join the Catalans in the summer as they see him as the direct replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.
Uruguayan international Luis Suarez is entering the twilight of his career at the age of 32 and Barcelona are keen to sign a potential replacement for him.
Bosnian-born Serbian international Luka Jovic is on a season-long deal from Portuguese giants Benfica.
He has scored 14 goals in 15 appearances in the German Bundesliga this term and his goals have propelled the club to the top five on the league table.
In total, Luka Jovic has scored 19 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt in all competitions since the start of the season.
Apart from Liverpool and Barcelona, European champions Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the player.
£13.5m Liverpool Winger Talks Up Bayern Munich Return
Liverpool winger Xerdan Shaqiri has hinted a possible return to German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich later in his football career.
Shaqiri, 27, played for the Bavarian giants between 2012 and 2015 before joining Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
The Swiss international star signed for Bayern Munich after he enjoyed a sensational breakthrough at FC Basel.
Shaqiri talked about a Bayern Munich return in his latest interview monitored by the Daily Express.
According to him, he enjoyed the best spell of his career at Bayern Munich and that he would love to go back to the German club.
Xerdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool at the start of the season after he was unable to prevent Stoke City from suffering relegation at the end of the last campaign.
The Potters were one of the three teams relegated from the English top flight last season.
Liverpool activated the £13.5m release clause in his then Stoke City contract to sign him last summer and he has proved his worth at the Merseyside club.
The petite playmaker has scored six goals in 20 league appearances and he has contributed immensely to the Reds’ ascent to the top two spots on the Premier League table.
He has scored 22 goals in 78 appearances for the Swiss national team.
Chelsea Join Bayern, Barcelona In De Ligt Race
Premier League giants Chelsea have joined the keenly contested race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to widespread reports coming out of the media in Spain.
Mundo Deportivo claim that the Blues are the latest team to show strong interest in Matthijs De Ligt.
It was revealed that German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are at the forefront of the queue to sign the Ajax skipper.
Matthijs De Ligt became the youngest skipper in the rich history of Ajax Amsterdam at the age of 18 when he was named the club’s skipper last year.
The young Dutch international centre back has been turning heads with his performances in the colours of Ajax Amsterdam this season.
Other clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Juventus have all been strongly linked with De Ligt.
The player is expected to command a transfer fee of around £75m in the summer.
Apart from establishing himself as a key player for Ajax Amsterdam, Matthijs De Ligt is also an important player for the Dutch national team after forming a potent centre back partnership with Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
He was a part of the team that qualified for the UEFA Nations League semifinals.
Journalist Confirms Liverpool Interest In £50m Bundesliga Attacker
Five-time European champions Liverpool have been strongly linked with a summer move for in-form Bundesliga attacker Timo Werner and those transfer rumours have now been confirmed by an experienced journalist.
James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo has revealed that German international Timo Werner is on the radar of the Premier League challengers but it’s not certain that the petite striker will end up at the club.
This is coming on the back of the open support for the Werner transfer to Liverpool from two Reds stars namely Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.
Both Mane and Keita have thrown their weight behind the transfer with Guinean international Naby Keita saying that he will tell his former teammate to come to Liverpool if he decides to leave German Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig.
Naby Keita and Timo Werner were teammates at RB Leipzig before the former joined Liverpool last summer in a £53m deal.
£50m-rated Werner has less than 18 months left on his current deal at his German club having turned down several opportunities to sign a contract extension.
He has been in very good form for RB Leipzig in the German top flight after netting 11 goals to propel his team to the top four positions on the league table.
Bayern Drop Out Of Race To Sign 23-Year-Old Liverpool Target
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have pulled out of the keenly contested race to sign highly rated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Adrien Rabiot.
This is according to the report from German newspaper Kicker which claimed that the Bavarian giants are dropping out of the race for financial reasons.
It was revealed that the five-time European champions have already held talks over the possibility of signing the player before reaching the decision that it does not make any financial sense.
Bayern Munich were one of several European clubs on the trail of the wantaway PSG midfielder but the Germans have now dropped out of the race leaving the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona.
Recent reports also claimed that the duo of Real Madrid and Manchester United have shown late interest in the 23-year-old French international player.
Real Madrid are him as a cheaper alternative to other midfield targets like Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur and Paul Pogba of Manchester United.
Liverpool will do well to fend off the interest of other clubs as they bid to boost their midfield options this summer.
The Liverpool midfield has come under a lot of criticisms in their run to the top of the Premier League table this season.
£34m Liverpool Attacker Reveals Guardiola Interest At Bayern
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has narrated how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wanted to sign him while he was at German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
He talked about the interest of Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola in a chat with German newspaper Sport Bild ahead of the Reds’ Champions League first-leg clash with the Bavarian giants next week.
The Senegalese international star revealed that Bayern Munich were interested in him after a friendly with his former club Red Bull Salzburg of Austria in January 2014.
Sadio Mane revealed that his adviser Bjorn Bezemer told him about the Bayern interest before adding that they didn’t really want to sign him.
The 26-year-old switched to the Premier League a few months later after Southampton paid £11.8m to seal his signing from the aforementioned Salzburg.
He was an important player for the Saints in his two seasons at the club before Liverpool paid £34m for his services in the summer of 2016.
Mane is a member of the famed Liverpool front three alongside Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Brazilian national team player Roberto Firmino.
He has scored 12 goals for Liverpool this season as the Reds continue to fight for the Premier League title alongside holders Manchester City and North London giants Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea In €45m Bid For 14-Goal Bundesliga Star
West London giants Chelsea have made a big-money bid for highly rated Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic according to reports emanating from the media in Germany.
According to German newspaper Sport Bild, Chelsea have made a €45m bid for the young Serbian international star to counter the one made by European champions Real Madrid.
The same publication had reported that Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a €45m bid for him.
Luka Jovic has also been linked with former European champions Liverpool and Barcelona.
It was even revealed that Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed on a deal to sign him but it seems that those reports of an impending move to the Nou Camp are wide off the mark.
Five-time European champions Liverpool were the first major club linked with Luka Jovic who’s on loan at German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt from Portuguese Super League team Benfica.
Luka Jovic has been in sensational form for the German club after netting 14 Bundesliga goals in 15 games since the start of this campaign.
In addition, the Bosnian-born Serbian player has scored five goals in six games in the Europa League.
Luka Jovic has been able to score 19 goals in all competitions this term.
Dortmund Join £40m Race To Sign Chelsea Target
German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign highly rated Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to various media reports emanating from the United Kingdom.
The Sun claim that Borussia Dortmund want Aaron Wan-Bissaka to follow in the footsteps of England youngster Jadon Sancho who has been in sensational form for the Germans since his transfer from Manchester City at the start of last season.
Sancho, 18, joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer after his Manchester City contract came to an end and he has grown to become an important first team member at the Signa Iduna Park.
The young Three Lions of England player has played a big part in his club’s run to the summit in the German Bundesliga.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is enjoying a breakthrough season with Crystal Palace and he could also leave the Premier League for Germany just like what was obtainable with the aforementioned Jadon Sancho.
Major Premier League teams like Chelsea and Manchester City are also keen on the 21-year-old.
Wan-Bissaka is rated at around £40m by the Eagles who are under no pressure to sell the England u-21 international right-back.
He has played all the games in the Premier League this term except one which he missed for disciplinary reasons.
Ex-Chelsea Player Gives Hudson-Odoi Priceless Transfer Advice Amidst Bayern Interest
Former Chelsea star Patrick Van Aanholt has given young Blues winger Callum Hudson-Odoi a priceless transfer advice as he moves a step close to deciding his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
According to Crystal Palace player Van Aanholt, Callum Hudson-Odoi should follow his heart while he makes the decision on his long-term future in the round leather game.
The Dutch international was speaking while he was on Goals on Sunday.
England junior international Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his Chelsea deal at the moment meaning that he’ll have a year remaining on the said contract if he fails to sign a new deal at the club.
In the event that Callum Hudson-Odoi fails to sign a new deal, Chelsea will have to make a major decision over him.
The Blues would have to sell him in the summer or risk losing the player for free at the end of his contract which runs out in the summer of 2020.
German champions Bayern Munich had earlier made several attempts to snap up Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea during the winter transfer window last month.
It was revealed that the Bavarian giants had several bids rejected by Chelsea for the player.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was keen on a transfer to Germany and even handed in a transfer request to force the move that didn’t take place.
Arsenal willing to do the length for Bundesliga star
English Premier League outfit Arsenal had a very quiet winter transfer window before it came to an end but that is not expected to happen in the coming summer window.
This is after it has been established that club is already making efforts to secure more additions so as to strengthen the team to be able to compete for a title.
RB Leipzig central defender Ibrahima Konate has been identified by the North London side as the player that will come in to make the difference in the team ahead of next season.
The Gunners have been short in the defensive department and that has been blamed as the reason for their poor performance as a number of players in that position are out to injury.
Arsenal have one of the worst defence so far this season, having conceded 36 goals in their 25 Premier League games, a development that is unacceptable for a big team like Arsenal.
However, Gunners manager Unai Emery is confident that Ibrahima Konate will join the Stamford Bridge to give the needed defensive steel that will help to carry on the coming season.
As a result of the poor defence, the Gunners are already on the verge of missing out of the Champions League next season by not making the top 4.
Bayern To Renew £35m Interest In Chelsea Winger THIS Summer
Five-time European champions Bayern Munich will renew their interest in talented Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer according to reports emanating from the British media.
The Daily Mail revealed that the Bavarian giants will return with a £35m bid for the England junior international when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Chelsea would be hoping to fend off the interest of the Germans in Callum Hudson-Odoi just like they did in the winter transfer window.
The Blues were said to have rejected at least five separate bids from Bayern Munich from Hudson-Odoi last month with the fifth bid reported to be around £40m.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has less than 18 months on his current Chelsea deal with the player reluctant to commit his long-term future to the club.
The young English winger is disappointed that he has not been given much playing time at the club despite the fact that he had a very good preseason last summer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has made just 13 appearances for Chelsea this season with the last coming in the last Premier League clash against bottom club Huddersfield Town.
Chelsea thrashed the Terriers 5-0 with all the goals scored before Hudson-Odoi replaced star player Eden Hazard as a second-half substitute.
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