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Van Dijk to have new partner at Liverpool defence

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Recent results coming from the Anfield attest to the fact that all is not well with the Liverpool defence despite the solid attack they have got.

The Reds were close to sealing all 3 points at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal but the Reds defence could not enforce that as Alexandre Lacazette found his way through to find the back of the net to level the game.

However, RB Leipzig wonderkid, Nordi Mukiele has been identified as the player that should partner former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk so as to seal a perfect defence for the Merseyside team.

The 21-year-old grew to become a wonder for Montpellier last season with 33 appearances to his name before his switch to Leipzig with a fee of £14 million in the summer.

The talented young defender has since settled in his new side to attract interest from accords Europe with Liverpool believed to be a leading suitor of the player.

In his eight appearances this season in the German Bundesliga, Mukiele has won an average of two tackles per game and 1.3 interceptions in all games to make him one of the best in the league.

It has been speculated that he would form a great partnership with solid Van Dijk in the Reds defence should the Merseyside team take a bid for him seriously.

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Arsenal Officially Agree Loan Deal For Dani Ceballos

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North London giants Arsenal have agreed to a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

According to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Dani Ceballos would spend the next season on loan at Arsenal without the option of a permanent deal.

The loan deal to Arsenal could be completed as early as Tuesday.

Dani Ceballos had earlier revealed in his last interview that he wants to play more this season and the Spaniard believes that he can make that wish happen at Arsenal.

The 22-year-old was on the outskirts of the Real Madrid team for the majority of last season but he’s expected to get more first-team opportunities at Arsenal.

Dani Ceballos has spent two seasons at Real Madrid since joining from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.

He was recently part of the Spanish team that won the European u21 Championship this summer.

Dani Ceballos and Spain beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the tournament hosted by Italy and San Marino.

The player would be a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey who left the Gunners for Juventus this summer.

The Welsh international spent over a decade at Arsenal before leaving the club on a free transfer earlier this summer.

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Liverpool Eyeing Summer Move For German Defender

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Reigning European champions Liverpool are reportedly in the hunt for Augsburg defender Phillip Max during this summer’s transfer window.

According to The Sun, Liverpool want to sign the Augsburg left-back before the end of this transfer window.

Liverpool are in the hunt for a new left-back this summer after the exit of Alberto Moreno this summer.

Spanish international Alberto Moreno left the club at the end of last month after his Liverpool contract expired.

Alberto Moreno was the backup left-back to first choice Andy Robertson at Liverpool before his exit.

The Spaniard has joined La Liga outfit Villarreal on a free transfer at the start of this month.

Moreno was part of the Liverpool team that won last season’s Champions League title at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

The 26-year-old was an unused substitute for Liverpool who won the title by beating fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in their final meeting at the start of last month.

Phillip Max could be his direct replacement at Liverpool ahead of the new season.

Max is a key player for German Bundesliga club Augsburg and the Reds want to sign him.

The 25-year-old is rated at around £18m according to the aforementioned publication.

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Juventus In Talks With Man Utd For Quality Attacker

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Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over one of their players.

This is according to popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport which revealed that Juventus are in talks to sell petite attacker Paolo Dybala.

Juventus are said to be in talks with two clubs.

The Italians have been in negotiations with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and English club Manchester United for the aforementioned player.

Dybala has not resolved his future at Juventus since the Old Lady appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this summer after just one season with the west London giants.

The Italian tactician has penned a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Paolo Dybala is still on holidays after his exertions for Argentina at the recently concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.

Hosts Brazil emerged as champions while Dybala and Argentina finished the tournament in the third position ahead of immediate past champions Chile.

Brazil won the tournament on home soil after a 3-1 win over surprise finalists Peru.

Paolo Dybala is expected to return to Juventus in the coming days after his holiday.

The rest of the Juventus are in the United States at the moment for the International Champions Cup (ICC).

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