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Why Klopp should forget Lorenzo Insigne

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Lorenzo Insigne

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been told to forget about securing the service of Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne anytime soon.

Klopp is reported to be a fan of the Italian who is believed to be the hottest striker in the Serie A.

The German manager became a fan of the player when he scored the only goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.

According to football expert Gabriele Marcotti, the Reds have got more than enough in Senegal international Saidio Mane and Egypt forward Mohammed Salah.

The ESPN pundit maintained that the Premier League will prove difficult for the player and adapting to the speed and strength would take longer time.

Marcotti argued that Liverpool play in a different way from Napoli even in the days of Maurizio Sarri hence, the pressing style is also different.

He argues that more is needed in terms of stamina and flat-out pace which Insigne might be lacking.

Klopp is looking forward to adding more strength to his squad having made it clear of his intention to win a title at all cost in this season.

He has noted that no medal is being handed to runners-up hence there is a need to gun for a trophy this season.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Update on Galatasaray loan rescue for Divock Origi

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Divock Origi

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has been having a frustrating life at Liverpool with his lack of playing time under manager Jurgen Klopp.

This has resulted in a lot of offers from clubs who are willing to hand him a starting role but that has not been able to work out as it ought to be.

However, Turkish giants Galatasaray are the latest club that have come out to seek for Divock Origi on a loan move ahead of the winter transfer window which opens in coming weeks.

Reports hint that they have already held initial talks with the Anfield side and there are indications that a deal could fall through in coming weeks.

Divock Origi has only made two appearances for Liverpool across all competitions this season and both appearances against Napoli and Red Star Belgrade were handed to him from the bench.

The Belgium international has not had it good since returning from a loan spell last season with Wolfsburg where he was handed enough playing time as well as scoring a total of six goals in 36 appearances.

Divock Origi will only have the option of leaving the club as the best choice for him as he is uncertain to secure a first-team football with the presence of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino at the club.

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13-goal forward gives Jurgen Klopp green light

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Krzysztof Piatek

Liverpool target and Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek has unwittingly issued a signal to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to come get him ahead of the January transfer window.

Krzysztof Piatek has had an impressive run in the Serie A this season with 13 goals so far and that has attracted the Liverpool boss to pin him down for a deal.

Liverpool are not alone in the bid for Krzysztof Piatek with the likes of Chelsea, German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and also Spanish giants Barcelona all seeking for his signature.

However, Krzysztof Piatekis believed to be favouring a move to the Merseyside club having already known the plans of the club for him as well as the opportunity to play Champions League football.

He stated that playing in a club as Genoa is meant to be a stepping stone to another bigger level which means he is ready to move at the moment.

Krzysztof Piatek also noted the importance of playing in the Champions League to his football career as he stressed that it is a major objective for him.

Meanwhile, the fact that Liverpool attackers are not firing at the moment makes it a good opportunity for Krzysztof Piatek to come in and make a name for himself.

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Sarri makes shocking claim on his Napoli successors

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Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has made a claim that could be a big blow to his successor at Napoli having claimed that his record cannot be beaten by anyone at the club.

The Italian manager left the Italian club in the summer to join the West London side after fellow countryman Antonio Conte was asked to quit his job as the Blues manager.

Sarri was immediately replaced by Carlo Ancelotti who has soon taken over as well to impress at the club and most notable is the 1-0 victory he had over English Premier League giants Liverpool in the Champions League.

The Chelsea boss, therefore, stated that his record last reason will continue to speak for him despite being sacked by the club at the end of last season.

Sarri has been severally criticized by the Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis for not bringing a trophy to the club but that won’t affect the blues boss who is of the opinion that he has left a legacy in Naples which is more visible in numerical terms.

However, despite being severally criticized by the Naples president, Sarri said all he can do is to thank Aurelio de Laurentiis for the opportunity he handed him to do what he did which cannot be cancelled.

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Maurizio Sarri finally releases highly-rated star on loan

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Chelsea boss has finally agreed to release highly rated star Ethan Ampadu to have a loan move in the winter transfer window which reopens in coming weeks.

Reports according to Nizaar Kinsella of Goal.com says the decision was made by the Italian boss in order to hand the youngster the opportunity of gaining a first-team experience to enhance his progress.

Also, with the prospect already shown by the Wales international, there is a need for the West London side to keep him away from suitors who are already monitoring his progress.

Ethan Ampadu was subject to speculations of leaving the club because of the lack of playing time at the Stamford Bridge despite his huge talent and that is why the Italian boss made the decision ahead of the winter window.

The 18-year-old has been identified as part of the future of the West London team which is the reason why interests from Cardiff, Aston Villa and Derby County has been turned down.

Ethan Ampadu started making his name when he played for Exeter City as he became the youngest player to appear for the club’s first team at the age of 15.

It is unclear how long Ethan Ampadu will remain on loan but he will definitely be recalled as soon as there is a need for him at the Stamford Bridge.

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AS Roma to stop Chelsea move for No.4 defender with new bumper deal

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Kostas Manolas

Italian outfit AS Roma are making serious moves to keep Kostas Monolas at the club by offering him a new bumper deal so as to keep away interest from English Premier League outfit Chelsea.

Kostas Monolas has long been a subject of speculation away from his Italian side where he has been for the last four years and making over 180 appearances for the Italian club in all competitions.

He has been an asset to the club and losing him will be a big miss for the club having learnt of the Interest from the North London side.

The Blues are not alone in the bid for Kostas Monolas with reports that German outfit Bayern Munich, Italian side Juventus are also monitoring the Greece international central defender.

With a release clause in his current contract of about £31.5 million, it is believed that a whole number of suitors will be ready to meet the demands of the club having established that Kostas Monolas is worth the price.

However, Corriere Dello Sport reports that a new deal will be handed to the 27-year-old central defender which will also attract a new and improved pay and it is expected to reflect on his release clause as well.

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This could be Liverpool’s first deal with talks already opened

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Liverpool

Liverpool are believed to be in search for more additions at the back and they are reported to have opened talks with central defender Diego Llorente from Spanish outfit Real Sociedad.

According to reports, Diego Llorente has been identified by the Reds as a high-class defender and they are hopeful to make a bid for him in the winter transfer window which opens in coming weeks.

This deal has become urgency for Liverpool following reports that Matip is seeking a move away from the club while Lovren is also not in the best form of his career at the moment.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to have been impressed by the performances displayed by Diego Llorente this season and is keen to have him joining the Anfield for the second half of the season.

Diego Llorente joined Real Sociedad from Real Madrid in 2017 and he has been able to beat the imaginations of his former owners with 6 goals scored in 30 games last season across all competitions.

With a release clause of £20 m at the moment, the 25-year-old has a contract with his current owners until 2022 but it has been revealed that Liverpool will have to pay more for the player if they wish to have him as soon as in the winter window.

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Italian Giants Make Decision On Arsenal Loanee

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Italian Serie A giants Napoli have made the decision on the future of Arsenal loanee David Ospina at the club.

Colombian international shot-stopper Ospina is on a season-long loan deal at the club from Premier League outfit Arsenal.

He signed for the Champions League campaigners during this summer’s transfer window.

Ospina was recently part of the Colombia squad that reached the first knockout stage at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

Colombia were eliminated from the tournament by England in their last 16 clash via penalties.

His Arsenal exit was inevitable in the summer in the wake of the arrival of new Gunners’ signing Bernd Leno from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal paid around £20m to secure his transfer from the Europa League campaigners.

Leno’s arrival pushed him to the third choice in the goalkeeping department behind the new signing and retired Czech Republic international Petr Cech.

David Ospina has impressed a great deal in the colours of Napoli after he got his chance through the injury to Alex Meret.

He has made 11 appearances for Napoli in all competitions.

According to the report from Italian media outlet calciomercato, Napoli paid around 1 million euros to secure his loan signing from the Gunners.

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Liverpool target set to sign big money deal with Bayern Munich

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Aaron Ramsey

Reports reveal that talks are already ongoing with Bayern Munich to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey despite big interest already shown by Liverpool.

It is no longer news that the Wales international will be leaving the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season having failed to agree to a new contract with the club because of the disagreement in weekly wages.

A number of clubs have been speculated to be interested in having the signature of the former Cardiff City with Juventus, Liverpool and Real Madrid all reported to be in pursuit of the North London star.

The Daily Mail, therefore, claim that the German Bundesliga giants are in the lead for the 27-year-old star as they are bent on turning the fate of the club around knowing that they have been struggling to win games this season.

The German side are believed to be aware of the interests from other clubs hence, they are in the speed up to ensure they convince the Wales international so as to concluded talks in the new year with the hope of sealing a deal at the end of his season.

However, this is coming after it was reported that Italian giants Juventus have prepared a bumper deal as well for Ramsey with the hope of luring him to Turin.

According to the report, he would be offered the sum of £200,000 a-week deal for a four years deal.

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Arsenal Target Says ‘YES’

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Denis Suarez

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has rarely featured for the Spanish champions this season and reports claim that he has finally come to the realisation that a transfer out of the club would be the best solution to his woes at Nou Camp.

The 24-year-old has made just one appearance for the Blaugrana in the new campaign.

According to the report from trusted Spanish news portal AS via The Sun, Denis Suarez has set his sights on a Barcelona exit and has already given Arsenal the green light for a move ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from the 1st of January.

The Gunners are favourites to secure his signing from the Spanish La Liga giants ahead of other competitors.

The Spanish international playmaker has a lot of suitors on the European football stage.

European clubs like Chelsea, Napoli and Valencia are all in the running to sign the highly rated midfield maestro.

Denis Suarez was a constant transfer target when Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was the Napoli boss as he came close to joining the Italian Serie A side on two occasions.

The Italian tactician has also been linked with a move for him during his short time at Stamford Bridge.

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Arsenal Linked With Surprise Move For 28-Year-Old Man

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Lovre Kalinic

North London giants Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Croatian international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic ahead of the January transfer window.

Reports in Italy claim that the Gunners will face Premier League competition in the race to sign the 28-year-old shot-stopper.

He came close to signing for English Championship side Aston Villa but the transfer didn’t materialise.

Lovre Kalinic plays his club football for Belgian side Gent at the moment.

Other English sides such as Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are also keen on a transfer for him.

He was part of the Croatian squad that surprised the whole world by reaching the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia before succumbing to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of eventual champions France.

Kalinic has been hugely impressive for the Croatian team since he replaced Danijel Subasic as the first choice goalkeeper.

Subasic was initially the first choice goal minder before he retired after this summer’s World Cup tournament.

He could be a direct replacement for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech who has less than a year left on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Cech has been relegated to be the Gunners’ second choice following the arrival of summer signing Bernd Leno from German side Bayer Leverkusen.

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