Liverpool have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in wanting to sign a Spanish attacker and have begun their transfer pursuit, Newcastle have been given the chance to land a forward with over 200 career goals, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Manchester United are on the trail of a new Atletico Madrid ace.
LIVERPOOL IN TRANSFER BATTLE FOR TEENAGE SENSATION
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to express an interest in signing Yeremi Pino from Villarreal, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Pino is a 19-year-old attacker who can play as a winger on either flank, or at centre-forward. He has already made 78 appearances for Villarreal and scored 14 goals, despite his tender age.
Pino enjoyed a great campaign in 2021/22, playing 40 times across all competitions as the Yellow Submarine finished seventh in La Liga and reached the Champions League semis.
Pino’s top displays have seen him become a part of the Spain national team. He is gearing up for another impressive season, thought it could prove to be his last at El Madrigal.
Reports have put Arsenal at the front of the queue to snatch the versatile forward away from Unai Emery’s side. Chelsea are also in the mix to sign him, although their interest is less serious right now.
And Liverpool have even got the transfer up and running – the initial stages at least. They have acted on their interest by scouting Pino ‘many, many times’.
This means their admiration of the teenager is advanced and they could make a bid for him in the future. It is unlikely to occur this summer though, after Klopp ruled out any more new arrivals at Anfield.
Pino will be aware of the growing interest in his services and will aim to impress with Villarreal this season as a result. Should he do well, and potentially get over the 10-goal mark for the first time, then this could see one of Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea launch a huge offer for him.
NEWCASTLE LINKED WITH PSG MAN
Newcastle have been offered Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi, who is surplus to requirements in the French capital. Icardi, who has two years left on his PSG contract, has hit 203 goals in 383 career appearances. (Fabrizio Romano)
Dele Alli has agreed personal terms with Besiktas and the Turkish press are calling it the Super Lig’s ‘transfer of the year’. (Sabah)
Roma are planning to hold contract discussions with Nicolo Zaniolo, with Tottenham and Chelsea aiming to sign the Italian winger. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Chelsea will soon take part in a new round of talks with Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s potential switch to Stamford Bridge. Xavi hopes to keep him, although Barca will accept bids worth £25.2m (€30m). (Fabrizio Romano)
West Ham have had a £10m bid for 22-year-old centre-back Jakub Kiwior rejected by Spezia. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Nottingham Forest have reached a full agreement on personal terms with Lyon ace Houssem Aouar and are now focusing on finalizing a deal with his club. (RMC Sport)
MAN UTD PONDER JOAO FELIX MOVE
Manchester United officials met with their Atletico Madrid counterparts on Tuesday night and revealed their interest in Joao Felix. (brand)
Barcelona only want to pay £67.3m for Bernardo Silva, while Manchester City have set his price tag at £84m. (Sports)
Chelsea ‘know’ Frenkie de Jong will choose them over Man Utd if he has to leave Barca, with a big part of this down to them being in the Champions League. (Sports)
And it looks like more transfer trouble for the Red Devils as Adrien Rabiot’s move to Old Trafford from Juventus is ‘completely off’. (Fabrizio Romano)
A former Club Brugge player has urged Hans Vanaken to leave the Belgian outfit for West Ham if the two clubs strike a transfer agreement. (Het Nieuwsblad)
CRISTIANO RONALDO RECEIVES ATLETICO CONTACT
Diego Simeone has spoken with Cristiano Ronaldo over the phone to discuss a potential move to Atletico Madrid. (Edu Aguirre)
Spanish club Girona wants to sign Oriol Romeu from Southampton. The defensive midfielder is in the final 12 months of his Saints contract. (SER chain)
There is nothing advanced between any big clubs and Wolves for Pedro Neto, although this could change in the final days of the transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano)
Leicester midfielder Boubakary Soumare is disappointed his move to Monaco fell through earlier this summer. And he doesn’t want to join new suitors Rennes. (Foot Market)