Liverpool ‘in pole position to sign Porto star’ ahead of Man City and Arsenal
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Diogo Leite from Porto.
The Reds will compete with Manchester City and Arsenal for the Portuguese talent, claim the Guardian.
The 19-year-old has received rave reviews for the Dragoes’ B team and a move this summer appears likely.
The Gunners are prepared to meet his release clause at €15m, but Anfield now appears to be the most likely destination.
Jurgen Klopp’s willingness to give youth a chance is thought to be a key factor in where Leite’s future lies.
Roma ‘won’t sell Liverpool target Alisson for less than £88m’ as Italian club bid to keep No.1
Roma will reportedly refuse to sell in-demand goalkeeeper Alisson for less than €100million (£88m), writes Mirror Football’s Martin Domin.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp considers replacing gaffe-prone Loris Karius as his No.1.
But Roma are determined to keep hold of the 25-year-old who has impressed for the capital club this season.
According to Corriere Dello Sport , director of football Monchi will not accept less than what would be a world-record fee for a keeper.
Liverpool are unlikely to meet the asking price and are considering bringing Pepe Reina back to Anfield to support Karius .
Emre Can losing Champions League fitness fight as Liverpool midfielder heads for the exit
Emre Can may have played his last game for Liverpool because he is losing his race against time to recover for the Champions League Final, writes Mirror Football’s David Anderson.
Can has been out since March with a troublesome back injury and results of a scan on Monday have proved inconclusive.
The midfielder is in his native Germany undergoing treatment and is still waiting for permission to return to training.
Can, 24, is not expected to return to Melwood until Monday at the earliest and is running out of time to be fit for the Final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.
The German’s continued absence is a blow for Jurgen Klopp and the Reds boss has just three fit senior central midfielders.
Can, who cost £10million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, is set to leave Anfield in the summer on a Bosman when his contract expires and Juventus are keen to sign him.
Contract talks with Liverpool have hit an impasse and the Reds are refusing to agree to his demands for a massive pay hike and relatively-low escape clause in any new deal.
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