Date published: Sunday 19th April 2020 8:54
Liverpool have a made a decision over whether they will move for a £70m Wolves attacker, while Max Allegri could bring a Barcelona star to Newcastle, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.
LIVERPOOL RULE OUT MOVE FOR WOLVES SPEED DEMON
Liverpool have reportedly decided against making a move for a Wolves attacker this summer.
Adama Traore is the player in question, with reports on Sunday claiming that the Reds have no intention of spending £70m to bring the pacy forward to Anfield.
The Reds have been strongly tipped to make a move for the 24-year-old ever since Jurgen Klopp described him as “unplayable in moments” and “unbelievable” when Liverpool won 2-1 at Wolves earlier in the season.
Traore was wanted as part of a rotational attacking option for the Merseysiders, with Klopp keen to give his prolific front three of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane significant rest time during next season, while the latter two will be off to the African Cup of nations for an extended period as well.
Former Barcelona man Traore has been outstanding for a Wolves side who have excelled in the Premier League and Europa League this season, having been signed from Middlesbrough for what looks a bargain £18m in 2018.
However, suitors have been told they would have to pay almost four times that figure to tempt Wolves into selling, with the midlands outfit wanting a whopping £70m for one of their star men.
And Birmingham Live claims that will force Klopp to look at cheaper alternatives, with one former Premier League star claiming that the Reds have already brought in a potential replacement for Mane – if the winger heads to Real Madrid this summer.
AND MORE GOSSIP
Chelsea are keen to open talks with Freiburg over striker Luca Waldschmidt, a player who has been dubbed as the “next Gerd Muller” (Sun on Sunday)
Arturo Vidal will turn down a move to Manchester United and instead join Newcastle if Massimiliano Allegri takes over as manager at St James’ Park (Sun on Sunday)
Inter Milan are weighing up a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to a report in Italy (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal are ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette as part of a deal to secure the services of midfielder Thomas Partey (Sun on Sunday)
Derby County and Besiktas are keen on signing Joe Hart when his contract at Burnley expires (Sun on Sunday)
Crystal Palace are still keen on Nathan Ferguson after a January move for the West Brom right-back fell through because he needed knee surgery (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal have made an enquiry for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno with doubts over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette (Sunday Mirror)
Barcelona want to offload Philippe Coutinho in the summer and would prefer him moving back to the Premier League (Sunday Mirror)
Gianluigi Buffon has reportedly agreed a new deal with Juventus to take him into a 26th season as a professional (Sunday Mirror)
Rafael Benitez is on the verge of a return to Newcastle when their proposed Saudi takeover is completed (Daily Star Sunday)
Manchester United have more interest in signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa than any deal for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez (Daily Star Sunday)
Southampton are set to become the next Premier League club put up for sale because of the crippling financial impact of coronavirus, with £50m having been knocked off the asking price (Daily Star Sunday
Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be fit enough to return to training when Manchester United’s squad gets back to work (Daily Star Sunday)
Everton have interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish but a move would be below Brazil duo Gabriel Magalhaes and Everton Soares in their list of priorities (Mail on Sunday)
Kevin Prince Boateng was keen on a move to Hertha Berlin but says then manager Jurgen Klinsmann ignored his calls (Mail on Sunday)
Barcelona are looking at Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a potential replacement for Junior Firpo (Mail on Sunday)
Jadon Sancho will be offered a massive pay rise by Borussia Dortmund, taking his weekly salary to around £165,000, to tempt him into staying at the club over a move back to England (Sunday Express)
Referee Kevin Clancy has admitted he wishes he had VAR so he could have ruled out Odsonne Eduard’s controversial goal for Celtic in the Old Firm derby clash with Rangers (Scottish Sun)