Euro Paper Talk: Klopp laughs off chance to sign €108m attacker; Eriksen fee finally agreed

Jurgen Klopp has laughed off the chance of re-signing a former star for €108m, while Inter Milan have finally agreed a fee for Christian Eriksen, according to Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Jurgen Klopp has reportedly rejected the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho according to the latest claims in Spain.

Following reports earlier this month that Bayern Munich will not sign the Brazilian permanently, Barcelona are said to be desperately trying to find a new permanent home for the playmaker.

And El Desmarque, via the Daily Star, claims that the 27-year-old was offered to the Reds for €108m but hat Klopp laughed off any potential deal.

The same report states that Real Madrid heard about Barca potentially recouping a large sum for Coutinho and offered Isco to the Merseysiders instead.

We reported on Thursday that the Reds were planning a £59m swoop for the Spain international, but it would appear that Real sparked that interest from Klopp’s men.

The lack of a true attacking midfielder has often been spoken about as the only weakness in a Liverpool side that is running away with the Premier League title this season.

However, Klopp will be hoping that the £7m arrival of Takumi Minamino this month will eventually answer that question.



Multiple reports in Italy state Inter have agreed a deal worth €18m plus bonuses for Christian Eriksen with Tottenham Hotspur and a medical is booked (Football Italia)

Real Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement with striker Karim Benzema on a contract extension (Diario AS)

Arsenal are leading the race for Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar (Marca)

Carlo Ancelotti could reunite with Mexico international Hirving Lozano at Everton, after the winger slipped to the Napoli bench (Football Italia)

Barcelona are reportedly weighing up a move for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno before the January transfer window deadline (Mundo Deportivo)

Tottenham target Krzysztof Piatek’s father has confirmed “he wants to be a regular starter. If he can’t do that at Milan, then he’ll gladly do it elsewhere” (Sportowefakty)

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has emerged as a target for RB Leipzig (Bild)

Grasshoppers left-back Alan Arigoni has emerged as a transfer target for both Chelsea and Barcelona (Blick)

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has received an offer to join Monaco in June, including a €5m signing-on bonus (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter are willing to sanction a permanent transfer for Gabigol, with an extended stay at Flamengo now the most likely option (Calciomercato)

Roma representatives reportedly flew out to Spain for negotiations with Real Sociedad attacking winger Adnan Januzaj, on loan with option to buy (Sportitalia)

AC Milan and Benfica are in early talks over a deal for 20-year-old midfielder Florentino (Sport Mediaset)

Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is in talks to leave Juventus and sign for Borussia Dortmund (Sky Germany)

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Real Madrid have officially confirmed that Jesus Vallejo has joined Granada on loan for the rest of the season (Football Espana)

Napoli have prepared a €20 million (£17m/$22m) offer for Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta (Calciomercato)

French side Rennes are interested in Roma owned midfielder Steven Nzonzi (Footmercato)

Hertha Berlin and Lyon have reached an agreement that will see Lucas Tousarts join the Bundesliga side (L’Equipe)

Botofogo are interested in signing Japanese forward Keisuke Honda (Esporte Interativo)


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