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Liverpool reportedly keeping close eye on in-form Bundesliga forward

Liverpool are still in the hunt to sign Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic this summer window and have made an official enquiry for the star’s services, according to an exclusive report from German outlet Bild via Sky Sports.

Jovic has been in stunning form for the Bundesliga club this season and has a host of Europe’s elite sides fighting over his signature, with La Liga giants Real Madrid having already made an offer of around £39 million to bring the 21-year-old star to the Santiago Bernabeu.

On loan from SL Benfica, Jovic has netted 19 goals in all competitions for Eintracht Frankfurt this term and currently leads the hunt for top scorer in the German top flight with 14 goals. Luka has also shown his class on the European stage as well, with five goals in six Europa League matches.

While it emerges as though Barcelona lead the hunt for the Serbian prolific goalscorer, with it looking more and more likely to be a head-to-head hunt with Real Madrid, Jurgen doesn’t intend to step away from Luka without making his interest clear.

With an average of a goal every two matches since his debut for die Adler back in 2017, Jovic has a mercilessness in front of goal that is a rare find in a centre-forward so young, while still only 21-years-old, Luka’s potential is seemingly limitless.

Making his name around the continent back in October where he netted 5 goals versus Fortuna Dusseldorf in a 7-1 hammering, the Reds would be smart to try and lure Jovic to Anfield, especially with the imminent exits of both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi.

Several European giants in negotiations with agent of former Liverpool attacker

After a few weeks, the Suso speculations returned this week when it was claimed that Arsenal were looking at Milan star for the summer transfer market, having sent a scout to monitor him closely.

Strapped for cash, Arsenal could possibly have been tempted by the shiny €38-40m exit clause in the AC Milan star’s contract, knowing there will be very little negotiating required to get their man.

However, the club aren’t the only ones as Tottenham Hotspur according to Corriere dello Sport, have also signed for their North London rivals, having been huge fans of the one-time Liverpool player for a while.

The Italian outlet explain discussions have been held between the player’s agent and Spurs, the Gunners and also La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

AC Milan, interested to either increase or remove the exit clause, are ready to offer their star €4 million a season, but the star wants €5 million to try and get closer to his teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Suso has netted six goals and registered eight assists in 26 matches in all competitions this term, meaning he’s on course to beat the previous year’s tally of six and 14, hence the willingness to renew.

It’s not that his current contract is close to expiring since that was purchased in 2017 until Juen of 2022, but that clause could seriously come back to bite Rossoneri in the backside if the club aren’t careful, and they know that.

Especially if the north Londoners want to make up for their rather poor January markets next summer.

UCL giants keen on landing £120,000-a-week Liverpool outcast in summer

Liverpool outcast Daniel Sturridge could be a target for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer window as the club look for Harry Kane’s cover, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Liverpool and England striker’s deal ends at Anfield in June, and it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp’s side offer him a new contract. If not, then the player will be a free agent.

Sturridge has seen limited playing time for Liverpool, having started just four EPL and UCL games all campaign.

The Englishman has netted just four goals in the term and has played second fiddle to Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah when it comes to centre-forwards pecking order.

Daniel is still one of the best finishers in the game, however, the star’s injury history would be an issue for any club signing him.

Tottenham Hotspur have stuck with Spanish forward Fernando Llorente as the replacement for the injured Harry this season, and the player hasn’t done a bad job.

However, Daniel would not be a poor purchase in the summer given that the star comes on a free. The only concern would be his fitness. But anyway, Englishman won’t be guaranteed to start many matches as well.

Harry is the club’s number one, and there are very few centre-forwards who can do a job better than Englishman at the moment.

On the other hand, Daniel is entering the twilight of his professional career, and maybe a role as a back-up would suit out-of-favour Liverpool star. He might get more game time under Mauricio Pochettino though.

European giants ready to sacrifice No.10 star for £37m Liverpool signing

Juventus are preparing a monster player-plus-cash deal for Premier League side Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool star keen for impressive Bundelisga forward to make Anfield switch

Liverpool versatile midfielder Naby Keita has revealed he would love his one-time RB Leipzig team-mate, German striker Timo Werner, to join him at Anfield outfit.

The stars spent two successful campaigns together in the German top flight, and Timo has gone on to prove himself as the first-choice striker for his country’s national team.

Keita, who joined the German club alongside Timo in June of 2016, would welcome a reunion with one of his ‘best friends’ in England’s top tier.

‘We played very well together in Leipzig, and he was one of my best friends there,’ Naby explained.

‘It’s clear: if he’ll be on the move, I’ll ask Timo to join us here at Liverpool.’

In total, Naby played 71 games and netted 17 goals for the German outfit, while Werner has a stunning record of netting 56 times in 101 appearances.

The Merseysiders may be on the observation post for attacking reinforcements in the summer transfer market, as they could lose strikers Belgian star Divock Origi and England international Daniel Sturridge.

They sold English forward Dominic Solanke to fellow Premier League side Bournemouth for £19 million in January transfer window.

The Cherries also took Dominic’s compatriot Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the seasons.

Naby is currently on a warm-weather training base with his team-mates in Marbella, with manager Jurgen Klopp taking advantage of a gap of eight days until the club’s next fixture.

When Liverpool do next step out at home, it will be in the first leg of their UCL last-16 tie against Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich on February 19.

UCL giants accelerate plans to beat Liverpool in race for 19-goals striker

Chelsea have reportedly made a £39 million bid to land reported Liverpool target and Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt’s on-loan striker Luka Jovic.

The Serbia international striker, who has also been connected with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the latest months, is currently on loan at the German club from SL Benfica.

The 21-year-old Jovic is considered as one of Europe’s most exciting talents and has netted 19 goals in 27 matches thus far this season.

Reports in Spain stated that Barcelona had agreed with personal terms with Luka and were preparing to hold talks over a transfer sum.

Having purchased Gonzalo Higuain in January window on-loan from Juventus, Chelsea are also in the transfer market for another striker this summer with Olivier Giroud’s deal due to expire at the end of the term.

According to Metro, the Blues have made Jovic their priority target for the summer window and already tabled table a £39 million offer.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic featured for Borussia Dortmund in they 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night but the star underwhelmed for the most part.

Heung-Min Son netted for the fourth match in a row to put the Premier League giants ahead in the 47th minute.

Belgian central defender Jan Vertonghen then volleyed in from the Ivorian star Serge Aurier’s cross in the 83rd minute before substitute Spanish striker Fernando Llorente headed in from a corner in the 86th minute.

The USA international star signed for £57.5 million in January but was straight away loaned back to the Bundesliga side until the conclusion of the campaign.

European giants pushing hard to prise Liverpool target away from Italian club

Liverpool need to act rapidly if they are to procure Sandro Tonali’s signature ahead of Serie A champions Juventus this summer transfer market.

The Italian club are heavily interested in landing the young midfielder but Brescia chairman Massimo Cellino wants to keep the prized asset at the club for another year.

Juventus are ready to loan the 18-year-old ace back to Brescia in order to secure the player’s signature for the future such is Sandro’s potential.

An Italian news outlet Il Bianconero states that Juventus are prepared to make a major push to land Tonali this summer window and Anfield outfit will have to act quickly if the club are to remain in the mix.

Remaining in his native Italy where the speed of the game will help the star develop the best might be the best approach for the midfielder given that he would likely not start many marches for the Reds just yet and Sandro would be a waste playing for the Liverpool Under-23s.

With Paul Joyce writing that Jurgen Klopp’s men are unlikely to spend big next window as things stand, spending over £40 million on an 18-year-old prodigy doesn’t seem like the reasonable next step in the market for Liverpool.

The same outlet reports that Serie B side are determined to keep hold of the player for another campaign, with the midfielder continuing to emerge as an important player for Brescia.

Despite the Old Lady’s strong interest in Liverpool midfield target, Bianconeri’s management are yet to make official contact with Brescia hierarchy to discuss a potential deal for Tonali.

UCL giants ready to tempt Liverpool with shock £175m bid into selling key man

The Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly considering a surprise £175 million move for Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, according to a report.

Mohamed has been an absolute revelation since signing for Liverpool from AS Roma in the summer transfer market of 2017, finding the back of the net on 64 occasions in 86 matches for the Merseyside heavyweights.

The 26-year-old star has experience of Italian football with both Giallorossi and their league rivals Fiorentina, enjoying a successful stint with the latter before making the transfer to England.

According to an exclusive report from Sky News Arabia, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is desperate for his club to bring Salah to Bianconeri this summer and the Italian club are prepared to tempt the Reds with an offer in the region of £175 million.

Ronaldo has been brilliant since arriving in Turin the previous summer, but the futures of fellow attackers Argentina international Paulo Dybala and South American star Douglas Costa are far from secure, claiming that Juventus are currently in the market for a new forward.

Real Madrid were reportedly chasing the 26-year-old star last campaign before the two sides faced off in the UCL final.

Mohamed is currently helping his side in their charge for a first-ever EPL title.

However, the Old lady are swiftly building a squad together capable of competing with any side across the continent.

Their acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer was a real statement of intent, and now they dream of Mohamed joining the Portuguese in the attack.