Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool take action to usurp Arsenal in La Liga forward chase; Newcastle offered deadly striker

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Gerard Romero and Yeremi Pino Credit: PA Images
Gerard Romero and Yeremi Pino Credit: PA Images

Liverpool have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in wanting to sign a Spanish attacker and have begun their transfer pursuit, Newcastle have been given the chance to land a forward with over 200 career goals, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Manchester United are on the trail of a new Atletico Madrid ace.

LIVERPOOL IN TRANSFER BATTLE FOR TEENAGE SENSATION

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to express an interest in signing Yeremi Pino from Villarreal, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Pino is a 19-year-old attacker who can play as a winger on either flank, or at centre-forward. He has already made 78 appearances for Villarreal and scored 14 goals, despite his tender age.

Pino enjoyed a great campaign in 2021/22, playing 40 times across all competitions as the Yellow Submarine finished seventh in La Liga and reached the Champions League semis.

Pino’s top displays have seen him become a part of the Spain national team. He is gearing up for another impressive season, thought it could prove to be his last at El Madrigal.

Reports have put Arsenal at the front of the queue to snatch the versatile forward away from Unai Emery’s side. Chelsea are also in the mix to sign him, though their interest is less serious right now.

Arsenal and Chelsea will have to fend off Liverpool if they wish to land Pino, according to Romano. He has put the Reds among the list of interested clubs, while speaking on his Here We Go podcast (via CaughtOffside).

And Liverpool have even got the transfer up and running – the initial stages at least. They have acted on their interest by scouting Pino ‘many, many times’.

This means their admiration of the teenager is advanced and they could make a bid for him in the future. It is unlikely to occur this summer though, after Klopp ruled out any more new arrivals at Anfield.

Pino will be aware of the growing interest in his services and will aim to impress with Villarreal this season as a result. Should he do well, and potentially get over the 10-goal mark for the first time, then this could see one of Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea launch a huge offer for him.

NEWCASTLE LINKED WITH PSG MAN

Mauro Icardi with Paris Saint-Germain Credit: PA Images
Mauro Icardi with Paris Saint-Germain Credit: PA Images

Newcastle have been offered Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi, who is surplus to requirements in the French capital. Icardi, who has two years left on his PSG contract, has hit 203 goals in 383 career appearances. (Fabrizio Romano)

Dele Alli has agreed personal terms with Besiktas and the Turkish press are calling it the Super Lig’s ‘transfer of the year’. (Sabah)

Roma are planning to hold contract discussions with Nicolo Zaniolo, with Tottenham and Chelsea aiming to sign the Italy winger. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Chelsea will soon take part in a new round of talks with Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s potential switch to Stamford Bridge. Xavi hopes to keep him, though Barca will accept bids worth £25.2m (€30m). (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham have had a £10m bid for 22-year-old centre-back Jakub Kiwior rejected by Spezia. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Nottingham Forest have reached a full agreement over personal terms with Lyon ace Houssem Aouar and are now focusing on finalising a deal with his club. (RMC Sport)

MAN UTD PONDER JOAO FELIX MOVE

Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid Credit: PA Images
Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid Credit: PA Images

Manchester United officials met with their Atletico Madrid counterparts on Tuesday night and revealed their interest in Joao Felix. (Marca)

Barcelona only want to pay £67.3m for Bernardo Silva, while Manchester City have set his price tag at £84m. (Sport)

Chelsea ‘know’ Frenkie de Jong will choose them over Man Utd if he has to leave Barca, with a big part of this down to them being in the Champions League. (Sport)

And it looks like more transfer trouble for the Red Devils as Adrien Rabiot’s move to Old Trafford from Juventus is ‘completely off’. (Fabrizio Romano)

A former Club Brugge player has urged Hans Vanaken to leave the Belgian outfit for West Ham if the two clubs strike a transfer agreement. (Het Nieuwsblad)

CRISTIANO RONALDO RECEIVES ATLETICO CONTACT

Man Utd striker Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images
Man Utd striker Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images

Diego Simeone has spoken with Cristiano Ronaldo over the phone to discuss a potential move to Atletico Madrid. (Edu Aguirre)

Spanish club Girona want to sign Oriol Romeu from Southampton. The defensive midfielder is in the final 12 months of his Saints contract. (Cadena SER)

There is nothing advanced between any big clubs and Wolves for Pedro Neto, although this could change in the final days of the transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester midfielder Boubakary Soumare is disappointed his move to Monaco fell through earlier this summer. And he doesn’t want to join new suitors Rennes. (Foot Mercato)

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