Liverpool and Manchester United have been given a boost in their chase for Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma.
The 25-year-old star has attracted attention from a number of Europe’s top sides after a stellar campaign under Unai Emery.
The former Bournemouth player has scored 16 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions this term, including an eye-catching six strikes in 11 Champions League matches.
And he has a £45 million exit clause in his deal that is valid this summer, according to a report from Marca.
A couple of Premier League clubs are understood to be sniffing around after the Netherlands international’s stunning debut campaign at El Submarino Amarillo following a £21 million switch from the Cherries.
Reports earlier in the term had suggested the attacker’s release clause stood at closer to £65 million but sources close to Arnaut have now confirmed it is in fact £20 million lower than that.
The recent news will come as music to the ears of the likes of the Reds and the Red Devils.
The Merseysiders too are thought to be suitors of Danjuma with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both out of contract in 2023.
Although the same report claims he hasn’t ruled out remaining in Spain with a move to one of La Liga’s UCL clubs.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he rejected “a few” approaches from the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in order to remain at Anfield.
The German tactician has spent the past six-and-a-half years in charge of the English outfit and has overseen an outstanding period of success during that time.
Since lifting his first trophy with the Reds in the form of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, the former Borussia Dortmund head coach has gone on to add the Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, EFL Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup to his CV.
The Merseysiders are still chasing history in the 2021-22 term, seeking an unparalleled quadruple of titles.
Jurgen had initially outlined his future plans to take a sabbatical when his current contract expired in June 2024, but he penned an extension until 2026 in April.
The 54-year-old’s fresh deal would take him to over a decade of service at Liverpool, but he hasn’t been without temptation from foreign clubs.
Klopp recently revealed that he had been approached by Die Roten on a number of occasions but snubbed the chance to join them.
“I could have gone to Bayern a few times, I could have won more titles in my life, pretty sure I would say — I didn’t do it. I had a contract here and I never went to Bayern,” he told reporters.
“That’s completely fine. The world is not full of winners, the world is full of triers hopefully. And I try and sometimes I win with some other people together. I am happy with that.”
With Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool still fighting on all four fronts this term, and expected to do something similar next campaign, every player is very important in the roster.
The German boss has made that obvious, rotating as much as possible to rest certain players while trying to find the right balance to still win matches.
One star who has been linked with the Reds is Nicolo Zaniolo, with Gazzetta dello Sport stating the interest of the Premier League outfit.
The Italian star has not had the best term, mostly because of injuries, and there have been a lot of speculations about an exit.
But, the idea of a fresh contract is not off the table, as the attacker requests €4 million per year, which Roma are not against as long as the club can structure it in a smart way, depending on performances.
Should talks fail, however, then it is really possible that the routes can be split, meaning I Giallorossi’s and the player’s.
If the frontman were to have a choice, he’d prefer to stay in his homeland, where Juventus and AC Milan are reportedly interested.
That being said, should an acceptable offer arrive from abroad, it’d also be difficult for the management to turn it down.
This is where the Merseysiders are mentioned by the newspaper. Regarding a price, the publication believe a bid of €65-70m would change the situation.