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13-Goal Liverpool Target On Real Madrid Radar

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Luka Jovic

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic has emerged as a transfer target for European champions Real Madrid.

Spanish newspaper AS claim that the Champions League holders see Luka Jovic as a long-term replacement for French striker Karim Benzema.

The former Lyon attacker is entering the twilight of his football career and the Los Merengues have targeted Luka Jovic as the man to replace him at the club.

Karim Benzema was a key member of the Real Madrid team that won three successive Champions League titles under the guidance of French football legend Zinedine Zidane between 2016 and 2018.

Zidane resigned from his post as the Real Madrid head coach last summer some weeks after he led the Spanish giants to the last of those Champions League titles.

The Frenchman was replaced by Julen Lopetegui who last just three months in the job due to the team’s underwhelming start to the season.

Former player and Academy coach Santiago Solari replaced Lopetegui in October.

Luka Jovic is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Portuguese club Benfica and he has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool for the better part of the last three months.

The Serbian attacker has been in devastating form for Frankfurt and he’s the leading goalscorer in the German Bundesliga with 13 goals.

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Tottenham To Revive Interest In Ex-Liverpool Player With £35m Release Clause

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Suso

Tottenham Hotspur are set to revive their interest in AC Milan winger Suso according to various media reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.

The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of the Spanish winger who was previously on the payroll of Merseyside giants Liverpool.

Suso made his debut for five-time European champions Liverpool in 2012 but failed to make the grade at Anfield and was farmed out on loan to Spanish side Almeria as a result.

The 25-year-old signed for AC Milan in 2015 and he has grown to become an important player for the Italian Serie A club.

His form has attracted the interest of the North London clubs namely Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery knows a lot about the quality possessed by Suso during his Almeria days.

Suso has three years left on his current deal at AC Milan who are determined to remove the £35m release clause in the contract.

Interested clubs can get the Spaniard for a moderate transfer fee before the Rossoneri succeed in their quest to tie him down to a new contract.

Suso has scored six goals and provided eight assists in 26 appearances this season.

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Two Clubs Out Of Free Transfer Race For 23-Year-Old Liverpool Target

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Adrien Rabiot

Premier League giants Liverpool have reportedly been handed a major transfer boost following the update on their chase for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

It has been revealed that two major European clubs namely Barcelona and Bayern Munich have dropped out of the race to sign the French international player.

Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool have all been touted as a potential transfer destination for the 23-year-old who has some few months to go before his PSG contract expires.

According to the report from Anfieldhq, both clubs’ decision to pull out of the race could be linked to financial reasons.

Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona were thought to have agreed on a free transfer move for him last month but the player’s demands blew the Catalans out of the waters and that prompted them to focus attention on Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

Barcelona have since signed De Jong with the Dutch international expected to join the Catalan giants this summer.

For Bayern Munich, German newspaper Kicker revealed that the Bavarian giants held talks in a bid to sign him only for them to realise that the financial demands from the player do not justify the output they’ll be GEtting from him.

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How Blues Legend Influenced Chelsea Target To Switch International Allegiance

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Declan Rice

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has pledged his international allegiance to the Three Lions of England despite the fact that he has already been capped by the Republic of Ireland.

The 19-year-old has been in very good form for the Hammers since he made his debut in the Premier League clash at Manchester City last season and his form has attracted a lot of interests at both club and international level.

Declan Rice is currently courting the interest of major Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

He recently signed a five-year contract at West Ham United to take him to the end of the 2023/24 season but the contract extension has not stopped the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club.

He penned an extension after a lengthy contract standoff with West Ham.

Declan Rice has now pledged his international future to England over the Republic of Ireland influenced by advice from Chelsea legend John Terry.

He has featured in three friendly matches for the Republic of Ireland means that he’s still eligible for England.

Ex-Blues defender John Terry has struck an unlikely friendship with Declan Rice since he was released at Chelsea at the age of 14.

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Why Barcelona Won’t Sign £75m Liverpool Target Revealed

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Matthijs de Ligt

Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona have all but been ruled out of the race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt.

De Ligt has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool and Reds centre back Virgil Van Dijk has already talked up the possibility of linking up with the 19-year-old at club level.

Both players feature together for the Dutch national team.

According to the publication from popular English media outlet Daily Mail, Barcelona won’t be able to follow up the signing of Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Frenkie De Jong with the transfer of his club and international teammate De Ligt.

Barcelona secured the transfer of De Jong last month in a deal worth £75m though the 21-year-old is not expected to join his new teammates until this summer.

Dutch international centre back De Ligt will likely command the same £75m transfer fee with several major European clubs keen to sign him.

Barcelona collected a £123m loan fee from two US investment firms and are said to be short of funds to sign a new centre back in the summer.

Barcelona have already signed young French defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Toulouse with the quartet of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Christian Lenglet and Todibo seen as the four centre backs for next season.

The Catalan giants’ top priority in the summer is the signing of a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

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Liverpool Attacker Demands More From £53m Signing

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Naby Keita

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has asked for more output from summer signing Naby Keita who has been largely disappointing since his transfer to the Reds at the start of the season.

Mane demanded an improvement in a Liverpool shirt from fellow African star Naby Keita in his latest interview with the club’s official website.

The Senegalese international star revealed that he told Naby Keita that much more is expected from him before adding that he has the quality to produce better performances for the Reds.

Sadio Mane was speaking from the Reds’ Marbella training camp base ahead of the upcoming Champions League last 16 first leg clash with German champions Bayern Munich next week.

Both Naby Keita and Sadio Mane were in the 31-man Liverpool squad that jetted out to Marbella for a training camp immediately after they defeated Bournemouth 3-0 to boost their Premier League title hopes on Saturday evening.

Sadio Mane scored the opening goal before Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah added further goals to make it a comprehensive victory for Liverpool.

Naby Keita played his best game for Liverpool since his £53m transfer from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig last summer in that Premier League clash with the Cherries at Anfield.

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£57m Signing Backs Chelsea To Return To Form

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Christian Pulisic

New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic has backed the Blues to return to form after the latest set of disappointing results from manager Maurizio Sarri and his players.

Pulisic, 20, became the third most expensive player in the history of Chelsea after the West London giants paid £57.1m to secure his transfer from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund during the just concluded winter transfer window.

The United States of America international will spent the rest of the season at Borussia Dortmund before joining Chelsea in the summer.

He spoke about his new club in a recent interview with popular English media outlet Sky Sports.

According to him, Chelsea have quality players and a good manager before adding that they will bounce back from recent results.

Chelsea and manager Maurizio Sarri are under the microscope after the Blues were thrashed 6-0 in their last league game.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was the star of the show as he netted a treble to give the Citizens a comprehensive victory.

Raheem Sterling also scored two goals while German international player Ilkay Gundogan was responsible for the other goal.

With the Manchester City result, Chelsea have now fired blank in their last three away games in the league conceding 12 goals in the process.

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Courtois Unsure Of Real Madrid Interest In 28-Year-Old Chelsea Star

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Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has questioned the interest of the European champions in one of his former teammates at Chelsea.

The Belgian international shot stopper spoke about Eden Hazard and his potential move to Real Madrid in his post-match thoughts after his side took a major step towards the last eight in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

According to him, Courtois said he’s not sure whether Real Madrid want to sign ex-Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard.

He was reacting to questions from reporters about Eden Hazard and Real Madrid.

Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are teammates with the Belgian national team.

Both players were at Chelsea until last summer when Courtois left Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid in a deal worth £35m plus Mateo Kovacic who sealed a season-long loan move to the Blues.

Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur revealed earlier this year that Eden Hazard is waiting for a move from Real Madrid and that the Belgian international captain has already rejected two contract offers from Chelsea.

Eden Hazard has less than 18 months left on his current deal with the Blues and Chelsea might be forced to sell him in the summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension at the club.

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£39m Chelsea Target Honoured By Transfer Links To Major European Clubs

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Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is one of the most sought-after talents on the European stage and the player says he’s honoured with the transfer links involving the best teams on the continent.

Luka Jovic is enjoying a breakthrough season for German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt having joined them on loan from Portuguese club Benfica.

In his recent interview with Sportsbuzzer, Luka Jovic expressed his delight at the mention of his name with the major European clubs before adding that he’s honoured to enjoy that privilege.

Bosnian-born Serbian international star Luka Jovic has been touted as possible transfer addition for clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Latest reports claim that London club Chelsea have made a £39m (€45m) bid for the player to match an earlier bid of the same figure from European champions Real Madrid.

Five-time European champions Liverpool retain an interest in the 21-year-old, while Barcelona have been in contact with his agent Fali Ramadani about a possible move in the summer.

As a matter of fact, some reports are claiming that Barcelona have already agreed on a deal to sign him this summer as a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

Luka Jovic has scored 14 goals in 15 league games in the German top flight this season.

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Chelsea Must Pay €100m For Sporting Lisbon Star

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Bruno Fernandes

Former European champions Chelsea have been told that they must pay a club-record transfer fee of €100m if they want to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

This is according to the publication from Portuguese media outlet Correio da Manha which claimed that the Blues will have to pay the €100m release clause in the player’s contract at Sporting Lisbon.

Chelsea are not the only club interested in the 24-year-old.

Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, as well as the Merseyside duo of Liverpool and Everton, have all been linked with the Portuguese national team player.

Bruno Fernandes is one of the highest goalscoring midfielders in the major European leagues after netting 10 goals in 20 matches in the Primeira Liga.

In addition, he has weighed in with six assists in those league games.

Chelsea want to bolster their midfield in the summer after they failed to sign a replacement for experienced Spanish international Cesc Fabregas when he left to join French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco during the January transfer window.

The Blues have been linked with several midfielders but they were unable to sign anyone.

Bruno Fernandes represents a quality option for Chelsea to boost their midfield options.

Cagliari star Nicolo Barella and newly signed PSG player Leandro Paredes were heavily linked with Chelsea last month.

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Bayern Drop Out Of Race To Sign 23-Year-Old Liverpool Target

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Adrien Rabiot

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.

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