Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

Leeds are ready to make a last-ditch bid to sign a young Liverpool defender, while five Premier League clubs want to sign Everton misfit Theo Walcott, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.

 

LEEDS BACK IN FOR LIVERPOOL LEFT-BACK

Leeds will reportedly make a last-ditch bid to sign left-back Yasser Larouci from Liverpool.

A report in the Sunday Mirror claims that Marcelo Bielsa will face opposition from the continent and at home for the defender, with the Reds expecting a number of late moves for Larouci before Monday’s 11pm deadline.

However, that is not putting Bielsa off a move for the 19-year-old Algerian, who wants out of Anfield with Andy Robertson firmly established as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice. The Reds also signed Kostas Tsimikas as Robertson’s back-up over the summer.

Larouci has just one year to run on his contract at Anfield, and the report adds that the Merseyside outfit would prefer him to move to a club in England.

It’s not the first time Leeds have been linked with Larouci, having been put off Liverpool’s £2million asking price for the youngster earlier in the summer.

He joined the Liverpool academy from French side Le Havre in 2017 after being granted international clearance.

The versatile Stuart Dallas has been used at left-back for Leeds so far this season, with Barry Douglas being linked with a potential move away from the club.

And it looks like Bielsa feels that is an area of his team that needs to be strengthened, with Larouci an affordable option as Leeds still try and push through deals for other more expensive targets.

A move for Brentford playmaker Said Benrahma is back on the cards, while Rennes winger Raphina is also an option for around £17million.

 

FIVE-WAY TUSSLE FOR EVETON MISFIT

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Theo Walcott is at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war with five Premier League sides hoping to seal a loan deal for the Everton winger. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United have been told they can land Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele for a cut-price £60m. (Sunday Mirror)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is urging Manchester United not to risk the arrival of Brazilian defender Alex Telles for £6m, with Porto wanting £18m for the left-back. (Sunday Mirror)

Lyon have confirmed Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay will remain at the club after calling off all negotiations according to reports in France. (Sunday Mirror)

Security around Ed Woodward will be beefed up around ­transfer deadline day – with fears the Manchester United chief executive could again be a target for irate fans. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are reportedly set to add Sochaux teenager Willy Kambwala to their academy in a transfer worth €4m (£3.6m). (Sunday Mirror)

 

BENRAHMA DEMANDING BUMPER PAY DAY

Said Benrahma wants a massive £16m contract as the race for the Brentford ace takes an expensive turn, putting off many Premier League suitors. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are ready to pay Ruben Loftus-Cheek £100,000-a-week to get him out on loan. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal will turn their attention to securing a loan deal for Chelsea’s Italy midfielder Jorginho as their hopes fade of signing Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar. (ESPN)

Barcelona have offered £13.6m to sign Spanish Manchester City defender Eric Garcia. (Mail on Sunday)

Leeds left-back Barry Douglas is a target for Championship side Watford. (Mail on Sunday)

French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is poised to join Napoli on a season loan from Chelsea. (Mail on Sunday)

AND MORE GOSSIP

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Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon is due in Germany on Sunday to finalise a season-long loan move to Hoffenheim. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham and Southampton are weighing up loan moves for Liverpool’s Marko Grujic before Monday’s transfer deadline, with the two clubs also eyeing Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool’s plan to find a successor to Sadio Mane are set to take a hit after Rennes made an offer for Jeremy Doku of Anderlecht. The 18-year-old has been touted for stardom and the Reds have taken an interest. (Sunday Express)

Jack Ross is hopeful of finalising a deal for St Mirren’s Kyle Magennis on Saturday and believes he matches the profile of top scorer Kevin Nisbet. (Sunday Mail)

Glen Kamara is set to be rewarded with a bumper new Ibrox deal in a bid to fend off interest from Anderlecht. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic look set to miss out on loan-target Ryan Sessegnon, with the defender set to join Hoffenheim. (Sunday Mail)

 

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