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Klopp officially makes demand for 18-year-old

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Jack Clarke

According to reports, English Premier League outfit Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has officially approached the management asking for the signature of Leeds United teenager Jack Clarke.

Jack Clarke has been on Liverpool’s radar for the past months with expectations that he would be made to join the Anfield in the last winter transfer window but that did not happen.

This time, the Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed interest in Jack Clarke and has personally made a request to the club to sign him in the coming summer transfer window.

There are suggestions that Leeds United might not release the player should they gain qualification away from the Champions League but the Reds have not considered that as a barrier as they look set to land the promising youngster.

Daily Express reports that Liverpool have got some financial boost that will help them engage in the coming summer window for more additions.

Jack Clarke scored two goals with two assists in the Champions League so far this season but he has been impressive for his side despite starting only four of his 16 appearances.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be interested in the player especially after receiving the report of the club’s scouts who went to watch Jack Clarke.

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

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EPL: Why Liverpool Inserted Buyback Clause Into Rhian Brewster’s Contract?

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Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool have inserted a buyback clause of £40m into the contract of young striker Rhian Brewster who’s closing in on an exit from the club.

This was revealed by Liverpool correspondent IndyKaila.

According to him, Rhian Brewster is close to signing for Sheffield United in a £20m transfer.

The Blades have been in discussion with Liverpool over the England u-21 striker.

Sheffield United initially wanted a loan deal for the player but Liverpool were adamant that Rhian Brewster will only leave the club on a permanent deal.

Other Premier League sides like Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion are also keen to sign the 20-year-old who shone for Swansea City in the English Championship last term.

Rhian Brewster scored 10 goals in just 20 games for Swansea City while he was on loan for the second part of the last campaign.

Swansea City are also interested in re-signing him but the second tier club can’t compete with the Premier League teams for his signature.

Rhian Brewster is closing in on a transfer to Sheffield United at the moment as Blades boss Chris Wilder bolsters his squad upfront.

Sheffield United are still waiting for their first goal in the Premier League this season.

 

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EPL: Arsenal set to overtake Man United in the chase for Alex Luna

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Man United were earlier reported to be ahead in the race to sign Argentina international wonderkid Alex Luna but they are set to be overtaken by Arsenal with interest already shown.

Alex Luna is the talk in town across Europe for many agents as he has been impressive with Rafaela, especially with his outing in the last season before it was ended by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

A report by AS which cited MilanLive, claims that the 16-year-old is attracting interest from the North London outfit while Man United and Man City are also making moves to land him.

Italian Serie A outfit AS Milan are also in the race for Alex Luna alongside Juventus but Man United and Arsenal have been favoured for the deal if he is to leave his current club in Argentina.

However, due to his age, Alex Luna will not be able to leave Argentina until he is 18 even if he agrees on a deal with any club now.

With every possibility that Alex Luna will be heading straight to the first team of the club he will eventually sign for, his suitors will not get him any cheap because of how highly valued he is.

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EPL: Napoli’s sporting director ends Man United, City transfer hope

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Kalidou Koulibaly

Man United and Man City have been linked with the signature of Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly but it has been confirmed that they will no longer sign him this summer transfer window.

The two Manchester clubs have struggled this season with their defence as a major flaw. There have been efforts to bring in defenders but that has not had any breakthrough since the summer transfer window was opened.

Man City were reported to have agreed on personal terms with Kalidou Koulibaly and expected to conclude with Italian Serie A outfit Napoli for a deal but that never happened.

The Italian Serie A outfit’s Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has now come out to state that the player will be staying at the club this season.

The sporting director made it clear that some players will be leaving the team this summer window but Kalidou Koulibaly will not be part of them while stressing that they now have a complete team to challenge for titles this season.

However, all Kalidou Koulibaly’s suitors were discouraged by his valuation of £80 million which Napoli were not willing to negotiate. Most clubs, especially Man United could not meet with the fee which means the player will remain with the club for another season.

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EPL: Man United set to sanction another summer deal

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There are few days left to the end of this current transfer window but a lot is expected to happen at Man United, inclining the signing of new players and the sale of old ones.

The Red Devils have so far, had very slow transfer activity which have made it one to forget by the fans as they have only secured the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax despite being linked with a number of players.

While everyone waits for what happens before the end of the summer transfer window, Andreas Pereira has been tipped to leave the Old Trafford for the Italian Serie A outfit Lazio in the coming days.

It is reported that the 24-year-old will move out on a loan deal for the whole season but the seal will include an option to buy clause for a fee of £24-6 million.

The deal will also include a 10 percent sell-on fee when he becomes a Lazio player in the future, according to reports.

Andreas Pereira has not made the mark expected of him at the Old Trafford and that keeps him out of being favoured by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for selection.

He is expected to find his form and mojo when he leaves the Red Devils for another environment, with the hope that he can be handed regular playing time.

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EPL: Man United, Spurs enter Milik battle

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Man United and Tottenham continue their summer transfer battle with the chase of Napoli attacker Arkadiusz Malik.

Both clubs have battled for a number of players this season with the North London club winning in most of the chase, including the capture of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale who were also linked with a move to the Old Trafford.

It is understood that Arkadiusz Malik is confirmed to leave the Italian Serie A outfit before the summer transfer window ends as Man United and the North London club are in the race to secure his services.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is keen to add Arkadiusz Malik to the options he has in his attack so as to keep the challenge going. It is also understood that the Napoli attacker is wanted to be a back-up to Harry Kane.

It is reported that Tottenham and Napoli are already in talks over the possibility of a deal but manager Jose Mourinho is yet to agree on the terms of the deal, a development that could cause a delay.

For Man United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in search of players that will help score more goals and he is considering the option of Arkadiusz Malik in his team for the season.

The chase of Arkadiusz Malik by Man United and Tottenham, including other clubs, have been confirmed by Rai Sports journalist Ciro Venerato, who claims that all suitors have already approached the Italian giants with discussions currently ongoing.

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Barcelona reject huge offer for Man United target

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Ansu Fati

Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona are reported to have rejected an offer for their next rising star Ansu Fati from one of his suitors.

Ansu Fati is now the talk in the Catalan camp having impressed in the just-concluded season and has begun with his scoring in this new season, despite being 17-years-old.

Ansu Fati broke into Barcelona’s first team last season and scored eight goals in 33 appearances across all competition he participated in. He has been tipped to be the next big thing to happen to football for the next coming years.

Marca via Sports Mole, reports that the Spanish La Liga outfit rejected an offer of about £137 million for the young winger but failed to mention any name with Man United known as suitors.

The Red Devils have identified Ansu Fati as a major target ahead of French star Ousmane Dembele in their search for a winger who will be an alternative to Jadon Sancho who has not been released by German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

It is obvious that Ansu Fati is a prized asset for the Spanish outfit and will not accept any offer for the player as he has been tipped to step into the shoes of Lionel Messi at the club.

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EPL: Man United in shock move for Chelsea star

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English Premier League outfit Man United are reported to be considering a move for out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante after making an inquiry about his availability.

The 29-year-old World Cup winner has been linked away from the West London club as he can no longer boast of regular playing time under manager Frank Lampard.

It is claimed that the Blues are willing o let go of the former Leicester City man but will not let him leave for a cheaper price than £46 million as a lot has been invested in him.

The Blues are also keen on the signature of West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice and will want to offload the French midfielder to be able to bring in the Englishman.

However, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now considering the option of adding to his book this season if an agreement would be reached with the West London club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants an extra muscle to his midfield that will help Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek and N’Golo Kante is being considered as an option.

The only uncertainty is the fact that the £46 million might be too high for the Red Devils to meet and that could force them to back out of the deal.

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EPL: This name on Man United’s wanted list will marvel fans

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Jadon Sancho

October 5th has been slated as the day that will mark the end of all summer trader activities but that could be too much of a time for many deals to be concluded by clubs across the globe.

It has been a very slow summer transfer window for English Premier League club Man United as they have only secured Donny van de Beek from as their only major signing but there are hopes that more legs will join the club.

Reports have claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still in the market for a quality winger and defender with several names already linked but there is no doubt that the club have some players on their wanted list, hoping that they will conclude the deal before the window ends.

It is surprising to learn that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is still top on the wish list of the Red Devils with ESPN reporting that the club is still hoping to reach an agreement for a deal before the October 5 deadline.

The Red Devils chiefs are reported to have agreed personal terms with the Man City academy product but it has been a big challenge to agree on a fee with the Bundesliga outfit.

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