Barcelona ‘set to battle Liverpool’ for Napoli star’s signature
Liverpool will face competition from Barcelona for Napoli star Jorginho.
The Reds had targeted the Italy international, along with Manchester City, but Sky Sport Italia now believe the Blaugrana have entered the race.
Barcelona see Jorginho as a potential replacement for Andres Iniesta, who is set to leave the Nou Camp after 22 years at the club.
Arthur Melo is set to arrive from Gremio, but Ernesto Valverde remains keen to bolster his midfield options.
A potential €40m price tag has been discussed, making the 26-year-old an attractive option after starring at the centre of Maurizio Sarri’s side that pushed Juventus close for the Scudetto.
Can’s huge wage demand
Emre Can has demanded a release clause be included in any new contract he signs at Liverpool – but the Reds are refusing to meet his request.
The German midfielder’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and Can is not short of suitors looking to land him on a free transfer in the summer.
But it seems Liverpool are no closer to tying the 24-year-old down for an extended period, because the two parties cannot agree on a compromise.
Liverpool are unwilling to give in to Can’s demand in fear it will set a dangerous precedent at the club, and could see other Liverpool players asking for the same thing when their contracts come up for renewal.
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Reds fans offered free accomodation
Ukrainians have come to the rescue of Liverpool fans struggling to find accommodation for the Champions League final in Kiev after hotels started charging thousands of pounds a night.
Football fans began complaining this week about cancelled hotel bookings and extortionate nightly rates ahead of the final against Real Madrid on May 26.
But Kiev locals have responded by setting up a Facebook group to offer free accommodation in their spare rooms to those caught out by the price surge.
Michael Cain, 53, and his brother Darren, 54, both from Liverpool, booked a room in Kiev for two nights back in November 2017 for £250, only to receive an email last week saying the hotel won’t be honouring their booking due "to electrical faults".
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