Footy Extras

Newcastle can sign Liverpool 23-year-old star but not his teammate

Former Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez is interested in landing two current Reds’ stars in the January transfer market, according to a report in the Newcastle Chronicle.

Benitez is looking to land either Divock Origi or Dominic Solanke as he looks to strengthen the attacking options he has available at his disposal.

However, because Newcastle United already have two players on loan from English sides; Kenedy from Chelsea and Salomon Rondon from West Bromwich Albion, they will not be allowed to loan a third.

That means that it’s highly unlikely that Dominic will be an option for the Magpies as Liverpool will only let him move on a loan deal in January window, but Origi could be an option for them.

The Reds are happy to sell Divock, who looks to be well down the pecking order in terms of German coach Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options, but they will not let Belgian leave on the cheap.

The Belgian star’s goalscoring record for the Reds is justly respectable so it won’t be a surprise if there are a few teams interested in taking him in January.

UCL giants stepping up efforts to sign Liverpool key man next summer

Liverpool’s management know exactly what it is like to lose a key player to Barcelona as both Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez have swapped Merseyside for Catalonia in the latest years, and the Reds could find themselves in a battle to keep another attacker away from the La Liga giants.

According to an exclusive report from Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda, the director of Spanish news outlet Ok Diario, Blaugrana are lining up a summer move for Roberto Firmino.

Firmino has only recently signed a fresh deal with Liverpool and is an essential player for Jurgen Klopp, but the worry will be that he pushes for a transfer to Barcelona if they do make a move for him, similar to what both Suarez and Coutinho did in the past.

Inda suggests that Catalan outfit are looking to replace Suarez, and they see Roberto as the perfect option, but they will not make any move until the summer.

When questioned about Barcelona’s transfer plans, Eduardo said: “It’s about Firmino, Liverpool player, I already said that Luis Suarez is seen increasingly stubborn, and they are considering doing the same operation as Coutinho, but I guess at the end of the season, not halfway through.”

Liverpool to rival European giants for Serie A technically gifted forward

Liverpool are set for a fight with Premier League rivals Chelsea over Italian giants Napoli pacy forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to recent reports.

The Italy international is becoming a valuable commodity in world football after netting seven goals in the first ten games of his season.

Reports suggested the Reds were keen on signing the Italian star, and further states today have stated Chelsea are also monitoring the 27-year-old star.

Having coached Lorenzo Insigne in Naples, new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri may have an immediate advantage over Reds in the battle.

The versatile attacker played 97 times in the last two campaigns and became one of the first names on Maurizio Sarri’s team sheet.

After a summer move for the Ligue 1 club Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir fell at the final hurdle, German coach Jürgen Klopp is eager to bolster his attacking ranks in January transfer window.

Liverpool have looked tired and stale in recent matches, lacking a creative spark. Lorenzo may prove to be just a name on a list of potential candidates to make the move to Merseyside, however.

Liverpool to tempt No.25 central midfielder with profitable contract offer

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to offer Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot a lucrative pay packet to convince Frenchman to join the club ahead of next summer.

The Reds have been heavily connected with a move for the France international star, who has yet to agree to a new contract with Ligue 1 outfit.

Rabiot’s stay in the French capital is due to reach its conclusion at the end of the campaign as, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s wishes to tie him down to a fresh deal, it’s believed that the star is keen to seek pastures new.

Liverpool have emerged as a possible destination for the Frenchman and according to reports from Mundo Deportivo, as translated by Sport Witness, they are planning to lure him to Anfield by offering a financially attractive deal.

Barcelona and Juventus are both also in the hunt to sign Rabiot but the player has not yet made his mind up regarding his preferred destination, according to reports.

Blaugrana are also understood by Mundo Deportivo to be interested in securing a pre-contract agreement with Adrien ahead of a transfer in the summer.

Liverpool reportedly set to miss out on landing 23-year-old forward

Liverpool could miss out on the landing of Serie A outfit Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, with reports stating AS Roma have reached an agreement with the star’s agent, according to a report.

An Italian national sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as quoted on SportMediaset, report that AS Roma’s sporting director Monchi has reached an initial agreement with the forward’s agent as interest in the player begins to mounting.

A host of European top clubs including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and Juventus have all been linked with the player in the latest weeks.

The Reds will now face a battle to sign the striker, with Jurgen Klopp looking to add to his variants int he final third.

Krzysztof has dominated the headlines in Italy after his wonderful start to the season with Genoa. The forward is currently leading the hunt for the Capocannoniere in Serie A with nine goals in his opening seven matches.

Genoa have played down the opportunities of the player leaving during the January transfer window but are reportedly demanding a sum in the region of €35 million.

Not Barella: Serie A giants make €35m offer for reported Liverpool target

Italian club Genoa striker and reported Liverpool target Krzysztof Piatek has been the subject of a €35m bid from Napoli, according to claims from the Italian media.

German coach Jurgen Klopp’s side have been heavily connected with a January transfer swoop for Polish forward, who has been in superb form in the opening stages of the new season.

Piatek has netted nine Serie A goals and has struck four times in the Coppa Italia, meaning that Krzysztof leads the way as the top goalscorer in Italy’s top flight. He also recently netted for his county in their fixture against Portugal.

Anfield side may need to move rapidly if they are to pursue their strong interest in the forward, however.

According to Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, as quoted by Calciomercato, Partenopei have made the first move for Piatek, tabling a €35m offer for the player.

Napoli are believed to be keen on reinforcing their attacking options through the addition of another forward (considering Simone Verdi’s unproductive displays) and it seems Piatek has been lined up as a perfect candidate.

Liverpool receive boost as UCL giants withdrawn from race to sign Ligue 1 star

Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly moving away from their reported pursuit of Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot, according to the latest reports from Spain.

A Spanish daily sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo reports that the Italian giants are about to end their strong interest and seek alternative transfer targets.

Liverpool Premier League rivals Manchester City, and Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona have also been credited with an interest in what is a crowded hunt to sign Rabiot.

The report states that Wales international and Arsenal central midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has also been connected with a move to Anfield, could be an option for the Old Lady.

Both stars are out of contract with their respective sides at the end of the season and will be free to leave for nothing during the summer transfer window.

Rabiot has turned down several contract offers from Paris Saint-Germain and seems set to leave for pastures new at the end of the season.

The Frenchman has never truly nailed down a starting place at the Ligue 1 outfit and wants to find regular first-team football somewhere else.

Star to depart from Liverpool after negotiations over new deal ended in stalemate

Alberto Moreno looks set to depart from Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer as contract negotiations between the club and the player have stalled, as per Neil Jones of Goal.

In spite of Moreno falling behind Andy Roberston in the pecking order at Reds, Liverpool were willing to extend Moreno’s contract to keep him as a squad player, but it looks that the two parties could not agree to terms.

As such, Alberto Moreno will leave the club for free next summer after spending four seasons with Liverpool.

The Spaniard will become the second player purchased by the Reds in 2014 to leave for free after Emre Can left to join Juventus earlier this year.

Alberto was highly thought of at Sevilla, and there was plenty of excitement when he joined the Reds.

However, Spanish player has had a very up and down career at Anfield side, including a horror show performance against his former team in the Europa League final.

As per Neil Jones’ report, young left-back Adam Lewis will be given a chance to prove himself as the club’s deputy to Robertson.

Liverpool still scouting €65m-rated star despite Serie A giants unwillingness to sell him

The Premier League side Liverpool are keeping an eye on an Italian club Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne and could make a huge-money move for him at the end of the campaign, according to a report.

A sports radio station talkSPORT exclusively reports that Italy international put in an impressive display against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this term as he netted a late winner for his side.

Liverpool German boos Jurgen Klopp was reportedly impressed with what he saw from Insigne and is tracking his current progress under Italian tactician Carlo Ancelotti.

The technically gifted winger has already managed to find the back of the net six times in eight Serie A matches this season and if he keeps up this stunning form, then his value will only continue to increase.

It is understood that Partenopei have no intention to let Insigne depart from the club and see him as an essential part of their future.

Liverpool are only scouting the 27-year-old star at this stage and could be set to test Partenopei’s resolve in the summer transfer window.

Not Barella: Liverpool on alert as Serie giants set to accelerate plans and land Italian ace

Italian side Napoli are preparing to lodge a £50 million bid for Liverpool and Chelsea target Federico Chiesa, according to a report.

Liverpool have been monitoring Federico’s situation for some time but are now set to face a bidding war to secure the Italian star’s signature.

Federico has found the net twice in the Serie A this campaign for Fiorentina, who are eager to keep hold of their highly-rated ace.

The technically gifted winger was subject to interest from Partenopei, Liverpool and Chelsea before the season started, but Fiorentina made it clear that Viola star was not for sale.

However, according to an exclusive report from sports radio station talkSPORT, the Naples-based outfit are desperate to land the 20-year-old and are understood to be readying a £50 million bid for him.

The Italian club are not expected to listen to offers in the January transfer window but if Chiesa continues to impress this campaign, then he could be sought after by numerous sides in the summer.

This campaign, in all competitions, the 20-year-old talent has made 8 appearances, netted 2 goals and provided 2 assists.