Paper Talk: Klopp eyes Championship star as Liverpool answer to Jack Grealish; Van de Beek makes Man Utd decision

Paper Talk: Klopp eyes Championship star as Liverpool answer to Jack Grealish; Van de Beek makes Man Utd decision

Liverpool are planning a swoop to bring in a talented Championship No 10, an in-form Leicester star is poised to sign a new deal, while Saturday’s transfer gossip claims Donny van de Beek has made a decision on his Manchester United future.


Liverpool are reportedly planning to sign Michael Olise this summer, with Jurgen Klopp seeing the Reading midfielder as a potential bargain.

Olise is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium in summer 2022 and has told the club he is not going to sign a new deal. The 19-year-old can therefore move on for a relatively-modest fee. 

The teenager spent time with Manchester City and Chelsea as a young player, before joining Reading’s youth system.

However, both his former clubs are now back in the market for him. Last week, we exclusively revealed that Bayern Munich were also among his suitors.

With five goals and 10 assists to his name this season, Olise has outlined his abilities to shine at a higher level. Only Norwich’s Emi Buendia has more assists to his name – and he carried a £40m price tag when Arsenal were linked in January.

Now the Daily Express claims Liverpool are also in the mix to sign Olise. Indeed, they state that Klopp sees the youngster as having ‘Jack Grealish-like qualities’.

Olise can operate as a No 10, but likes to create space by drifting out wide. The paper claims Klopp thinks his attributes would be a major plus for the Reds.

As per The Athletic, any deal to sign him will cost around £8m this summer. That looks to be a shrewd signing for someone – and it’s a fee that has reportedly aroused Klopp’s interest.


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Frustrated Donny van de Beek is in no mood to give up on his Manchester United career. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle could offer Steve Bruce a new contract if he keeps the club in the Premier League as Mike Ashley continues to provide staunch support to his underfire manager. (Daily Telegraph)

Real Madrid are ready to sell midfielder on-loan Arsenal star Martin Odegaard in order to fund a move for Erling Haaland. (The Times)

    The FA is facing calls from agents to investigate Mino Raiola for a possible breach of the governing body’s intermediary regulations. (Daily Mail)

    Raiola’s grand European tour to ramp up the price for Haaland will come to a shuddering halt when he arrives in England due to coronavirus quarantine rules. (Daily Mail)


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    Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to sign a new deal at Leicester this summer. (Daily Mail)

    Raul Jimenez will be blocked from playing for Mexico at this summer’s Olympics if he fails to return to action for Wolves before the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

    Jack Grealish’s determination to make the England squad for Euro 2020 can propel Aston Villa towards the top six, says Dean Smith. (Daily Mail)

    The full construction costs of Brentford’s new ground in a prime west London location were revealed as £71.8m. (Daily Mail)

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    Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola will hold talks with Chelsea, City and Liverpool – but not Manchester United. (The Sun)

    Tammy Abraham is back on the comeback trail for Chelsea in his latest bid to beat a persistent ankle injury. (The Sun)

    Chelsea are reportedly lining up summer swoop for Torino’s Andrea Belotti, who is rated at £85m (The Sun)

    Mikel Arteta is convinced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can score the goals to fire Arsenal into Europe next season. (The Sun)


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