Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly pinpointed Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as a back-up variant for England international Harry Kane, according to a report.
Spurs are currently relying on Spanish striker Fernando Llorente to lead their line in the absence of Englishman, who has suffered a recurrence of an ankle injury that has troubled the star over the past few campaigns.
Daniel is due to become a free agent in the summer as Liverpool have not offered the out-of-favour star a contract renewal, and a British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror claims that Englishman may be on his way to North London.
The Lilywhites will give the England international striker a chance to re-establish himself in the EPL, though he is believed to also have proposals from teams abroad, including Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York City FC.
The report claims that Sturridge will be handed a two-year deal by the Lilywhites’ board and will replace Fernando in the team should he accept, with the former Atheltic Bilbao player expected to move on.
Signing the England international, who the Daily Mirror reports earns £120,000-a-week at Liverpool, would help to boost Tottenham’s number of home-grown players.
The striker has proven to be a useful back-up this campaign, evident when he netted against Paris Saint-Germain in the 3-2 win when Roberto Firmino was only fit enough for the bench, and when the star rescued a point versus Chelsea in his four-minute EPL cameo last year.
Daniel has been used 14 times in English top flight by German coach Jurgen Klopp this season, netting on two occasions.
Benfica are planning to insert a huge exit clause in the contract of sought-after forward Joao Felix, according to a report.
The impressive 19-year-old attacker is being admired by sides from all over Europe and Joao was in good form coming up with a goal and an assist in his side’s 10-0 romp over Nacional.
Joao can play as a second striker, left or right winger, and as a playmaker and his flexibility and undoubted talent has drawn interest from abroad.
A Bola report that Liga NOS side are very well aware of the serious interest from the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and the management want to take full financial advantage from the potential sale of the player.
The Portuguese outlet claim Felix currently has an exit clause of €120 million, but Aguias are considering increasing it to as much as €200 million with Los Blancos sniffing around the Viseu-born star.
Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are also keen on Felix, but the source states Felix’s biggest fan is Juventus key man and fellow countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portuguese source Record recently stated that Manchester United had been scouting Joao and are considering launching a move for him in the summer.
Meanwhile, the Reds are understood to have seen a huge £61 million approach for him rejected.
Earlier in the month the Daily Mirror, quoting a report in Portuguese paper Correio da Manha, stated the Reds submitted the bid but saw their attempts flatly rejected by the Portuguese heavyweights.
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.
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.