Liverpool beaten to signing by Championship side, Pogba latest – gossip

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, is set to complete his move to Manchester United for a world record £112m, with a Juventus source saying the deal is done. (Sun)Or, United have offered £100m for Pogba and hope to finalise the deal within the next 48 hours. (Guardian)Alternatively, the Champions League winners accept that they cannot compete for Pogba and are ready to turn their attention to signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko with the Magpies wanting £30m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)Everton defender John Stones, 22, is set to join Manchester City for £50m – and the deal could be finalised this week. (Daily Mail)If City fail to tie up a deal for Stones, manager Pep Guardiola has Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29, as a back-up option. (Daily Mirror)Everton are already preparing for life without Stones and have earmarked Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, 27, as a possible £14m replacement for their defence. (Sun)Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 25, could replace Mustafi at Valencia – if City sign Stones. (Sun)Liverpool could be beaten to the £20m signing of 22-year-old Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca – by Championship side Wolves. (A Bola)Southampton are interested in signing Barcelona striker Cristian Tello, 24, for around £10m and Malaga midfielder Recio, 24 for £5m, (Sun)Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has told manager Claudio Ranieri he wants to leave the Premier League champions to join Swansea in a £10m deal. (Sun)Swansea also want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, on loan. (IUSport)Brighton have made a £3.5m offer for Blackburn defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:??West Brom to make improved offer for Leicester City star Jeff SchluppEverton transfer news: Galatasaray to wait for price drop as they target Oumar NiasseTottenham Hotspur transfer news: Marseille frustrated as Clinton N’Jie move stallsHamburg plot swoop for Arsenal and Leicester City target Mario LeminaNewcastle United transfer news: Lazio set to complete loan move for Florian ThauvinArsenal FC transfer news: Gunners ready to improve bid for Alexandre Lacazette?Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Benfica line up Nabil Bentaleb as Renato Sanches replacementChelsea transfer report: Inter Milan ready to battle Blues for Benfica and Sweden defender Victor LindelofManchester United transfer news: Red Devils table £34million bid for James Rodriguez – reportsAston Villa transfer update: Talks break down over Jordan Veretout’s season-long loan to MarseilleManchester United transfer news: Red Devils eye move for Tigres winger Jurgen DammTRANSFER FIGHT! Turkish rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce join the race for Chelsea forward Christian Atsulast_img read more

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Saunders backs Liverpool ace to be one of the best players in Premier League

first_img Keita struggled to make an impact at Liverpool due to injuries last season LIVE on talkSPORT Portsmouth vs Birmingham (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT But Saunders, when quizzed about Liverpool’s midfield and how they needed a creative spark, picked out the Guinea international as the player who could make a difference in the forthcoming campaign.“Keita looked to me as if he could be one of the best players in the league at some point in the future,” Saunders told talkSPORT.“He’s had a few injuries, showed flashes of brilliance, but I’m hoping this season that he can kick on now.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also suggested Keita can have a positive impact in his side next season – but as long as he stays fit.“Only if he stays fit – then everything will be fine” Klopp said, as quoted by the Mirror. “Naby came to us from Leipzig slightly injured, then he had another little injury and at the end of last season, again, another injury so that was the situation.“Of course, the Premier League is a big step for every player coming from abroad.“But of course, now he has settled into the team and the club. His English is getting better, all that stuff and these are all important things.“So do I expect more? I just expect development – that’s how it is to be honest from everybody. I think they can all make big steps and that’s what we are working on.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.center_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders believes Naby Keita has the potential to be one of the best players in the Premier League.Keita had a difficult first season in the English top flight, starting just 22 matches across the campaign due to problems with injuries. 1last_img read more

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