Liverpool still want a Spain midfielder, while Man Utd are eyeing a City target among several names being linked with a Barcelona exit…
LIVERPOOL RENEW RUIZ INTEREST
The world and his dog knows that Jurgen Klopp would ideally like to strengthen his midfield, and a familiar link has resurfaced…
Apparently, Liverpool have renewed their interest in Fabian Ruiz. Klopp was keen on the Napoli star last summer but Covid prevented the Reds boss from splurging on a midfielder.
Next summer, though, Liverpool will move for Spain international. That’s the word according to Fichajes at least.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been linked with Ruiz but the Spanish clubs have other concerns right now.
MAN UTD INTERESTED IN DE JONG
One of Barca’s more immediate priorities is to raise some funds through sales, which they hoped to do by shifting Philippe Coutinho to Man Utd. Or anywhere.
But El Nacional says United aren’t interested in Coutinho – why would they be? However, they might be willing to talk about Frenkie De Jong.
Manchester City were heavily linked with De Jong recently, with reports of a done deal, which were subsequently denied by the Premier League champions.
SPURS JOIN DEMBELE RACE
Barca could be waving off Ousmane Dembele, but as things stand, they won’t get any money back for the France attacker if he leaves at the end of his contract next summer.
So Barca have two choices: convince Dembele to re-sign; or sell him next month.
Sport says the club have given Dembele’s representatives until the end of the year to let them know if he will renew his terms. Otherwise they will take him to the winter market.
Where they might find Tottenham waiting to do a deal. Mundo Deportivo reckons Spurs have joined Newcastle and Man Utd in monitoring Dembele’s situation.
DEPAY COULD BE ON HIS WAY
Memphis Depay may only have recently arrived at Barca but he will be in the same boat as Dembele this time next year having only agreed to a two-year contract at the Nou Camp.
He could, though, look to make a quicker getaway. El Nacional says Depay is worried about his prospects with Ronald Koeman having been replaced by Xavi while they continue to be linked with a number of attacking stars.
JUVE EYE CAVANI AND ICARDI
One of the stories that seems to have put Depay’s nose out of joint is Barca’s interest in Edinson Cavani.
It was reported last week that Cavani is keen to move to the Nou Camp next summer, but there is interest from elsewhere in the Man Utd striker.
Tuttosport says Juventus are looking at Cavani and PSG forward Mauro Icardi as alternatives to Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic.
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