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Liverpool are close to signing a defender and want to sign another from Real Madrid in January, while an injury is causing concern at Everton, all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
REDS EYE DOUBLE DEFENDER OFFER
Liverpool They are close to closing a deal to sign former Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay, according to a report.
The Reds are seeking defensive coverage in the January transfer market after long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
In fact, even though Fabinho offers a commanding presence by replacing from midfield, doubts remain about players like Joel Matip and Nathaniel Phillips.
As such, previous reports have mentioned various potential signings Liverpool could make next month. Garay, who is a free agent after leaving Valencia at the end of last season, is among them.
The Argentine’s agent would have been in contact with Anfield bosses and Todofichajes he now says he is “one step away” from completing his move to Merseyside.
But the source also says Liverpool are ‘willing’ to try to sign Real Madrid defender Eder Militao.
The 22-year-old signed from Porto in a big-money deal last summer, but hasn’t been able to come to life. In fact, he has mostly had a role on the bench during his spell.
Todofichajes He adds that Liverpool bosses continue to notice their plight and are eager to make a move. And what is more, David Alaba’s transfer to the Spanish capital it could boost the Reds’ hopes for a deal.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has asked his club not to sell Militao, says the source. However, Los Blancos officials could appease him by bringing in Alaba from Bayern Munich.
In that case, Madrid would be willing to listen to Liverpool’s offer for Militao.
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AND THE REST OF EURO PAPER TALK
Everton they are beginning to have concerns about James Rodriguez’s injury absence. Indeed, the Colombian has missed the last three games of the Toffees (Brand)
Shkodran Mustafi’s agent has confirmed negotiations with Barcelona on a move by the Arsenal defender (Goal)
Georginio Wijnaldum you have an idea about the duration of a contract if you decide to move to Inter (FCInterNews)
Tomas Soucek says he feels completely focused on West Ham amid ties with Bayern Munich (Goal)
PREM DUO EYE SIMAKAN
Everton and Wolves seek to hijack AC Milan’s play by Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan (Tuttomercatoweb)
Barcelona’s presidential candidate Jordi Farré wants to bring Marcus rashford to the club if they choose (90min)
Manchester United bosses have met with Moisés Caicedo to discuss the midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford (El Diario Expreso)
Indeed, the Red Devils He will soon decide whether to go ahead with the deal for the Ecuadorian (Fabrizio Romano)
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is looking into a possible loan deal for Everton’s Cenk Tosun. Allardyce led the forward to Goodison Park during his time at the helm (Algemeen Dagblad)
Liverpool does not have an agreement with Schalke to trade Divock Origi for Ozan kabak (Tuttomercatoweb)
Wolves I was able to remember Rubén Vinagre from his assignment at Olympiacos and send him to Braga for the rest of the season (A Bola)
JANUARY DEPARTURE FROM CHELSEA STAR IS NOT LIKELY
Emerson Palmieri is unlikely to be able to return to Serie A from Chelsea in January (FC Inter 1908)
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo says his players were thinking about their vacation during Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Fiorentina (Soccer Italy)
AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis insists the club is trying to implement a new spending model (Football Italia)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman praised the flourishing relationship between Pedri and Lionel messi (Sport)
Meanwhile, Barça and Real Madrid follow the departure of Rennes youngster Brandon Soppy (Don Balon)
Brighton wants to activate a clause in Percy Tau’s loan agreement with Anderlecht to bring him back to England (La Dernière Heure)