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Liverpool are planning a double foray into the Bundesliga for two new center-backs, while AC Milan is keen on landing Tottenham’s record-breaking signing, according to transfer rumors on Sunday.
KLOPP LEIPZIG DUO LENSES
Liverpool Reportedly targeting double January transfer for RB Leipzig couple Dayot Upamecano spirit Ibrahima Konate.
The Reds desperately need a new center-back after first-choice pair Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were likely ruled out for the remainder of the season with injury.
Jurgen Klopp has so far used Joel Matip, Fabinho, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams at the heart of the Reds’ defense in his absence.
But according to Image, as the Sun sundayKlopp is looking in his homeland, Germany, for a possible solution to his problem.
Upamecano is widely regarded as one of the hottest young properties in Europe after its appearance last season.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked to the 22-year-old, but he chose to stay for the summer, signing a new contract until 2023.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also believed to be interested, but Liverpool’s desperation has made them favorites.
But Image He also states that Konate is on his wish list as well.
The French compatriot is also part of Julian Nagelsmann’s three defenders in Leipzig, with the 21-year side under contract until 2023.
In fact, believes Bundesliga expert Christian Falk Liverpool will see Konate as a more affordable option.
Transfer market suggests that the combined value of the pair is around £ 90 million, with reports of a £ 54 million release clause for Upamecano.
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DEFENDER OF TOTTENHAM TARGET MILAN
Davinson Sánchez is being hunted by AC Milan after falling out of favor with José Mourinho at Tottenham. (Sun Sunday)
Diogo Jota was ruled out by Portuguese club Pacos De Ferreira for just £ 2,000 seven years before his £ 45 million move to Liverpool. (Sun Sunday)
Aston Villa stars Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley broke strict coronavirus rules yesterday with a holiday. (Sun Sunday)
Manchester United will extend Jesse Lingard’s contract for another year, despite his continued absence from the first team. (Daily Star Sunday)
Leeds United fan favorite Brian Deane believes his former club may have lost a trick by failing to sign AC Milan star Jens Petter Hauge after a dazzling display against Celtic in the Europa League. (Daily Star Sunday)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has asked former club Manchester City to keep him informed about the availability of English defender John Stones. (BBC Sport)
FERNANDES BUMPER OFFER ON CARDS
Manchester United will reward Bruno Fernandes with a new contract for double his money worth £ 200,000 a week. (Sunday Mirror)
Juan Mata is horrified at the prospect of Lionel Messi joining Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)
Premier League clubs could have 10,000 fans next month if coronavirus cases continue to decline. (Mail on Sunday)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has lashed out at his players after the shocking 2-1 loss to Cádiz. (Mail on Sunday)
Chelsea are reportedly open to sell to center-backs Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori in January. (Mail on Sunday)
Jesse Lingard has spoken to the Manchester United hierarchy about a possible withdrawal from Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens in January. (Sunday Express)
Manchester United are still working on getting summer signing Amad Diallo to get a work permit so he can join the club in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express)
AND MORE Gossip
Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will sign with Serie B club AC Monza on a contract until the end of the season. (Sky sports)
Joe Hart could make his first Premier League appearance in nearly two years at the North London Derby. That’s after questions were raised about the physical form of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. (Sunday time)
Spectators in Tottenham’s FA Cup third round tie at non-league Marine FC could be the first soccer crowd to test digital health passports to help increase Covid-19 viewership . (Sunday Telegraph)
Leicester City wants to sign the Ecuadorian winger from Sporting Lisbon, Gonzalo Plata. (Leicester Mercury)
Fan group The Celtic Trust criticized powerful Parkhead agents for “insulting” fans in recent weeks amid speculation about Neil Lennon’s future at the club. (Sunday Mail)
Leigh Griffiths believes Celtic still have a better team than Rangers and says they wouldn’t trade any Hoops players for Ibrox stars. (Sunday Mail)
Celtic are facing backlash from Covid after violating distancing rules for a team photo. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
Newcastle have targeted Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove for a surprising move to the Premier League. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)