05 Aug Switch Speak – Liverpool lining up transfer for Norwich defender Jamal Lewis
The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market unsure — and yow will discover out when the home windows open right here — however listed here are the rumours floating round Europe’s large leagues and past.
TOP STORY: Liverpool weighing transfer for Norwich’s Lewis
The Unbiased studies that Liverpool are excited by signing Norwich Metropolis left-back Jamal Lewis as Jurgen Klopp seeks extra cowl for Andy Robertson.
The Reds are stated to be ready to half with £10 million to make the deal occur, however they possible will face competitors for the 22-year-old Northern Ireland international.
Klopp is said to be impressed by Lewis’ “elite” attitude and believes the player will thrive if offered the chance to develop alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Alexander-Arnold and Lewis are both represented by sports agency PLG, as is Robertson, and that connection has put the Premier League champions on the front foot in the race to secure the player’s signature.
Lewis can also operate on the left of midfield, so he will bring even more versatility to the Reds’ already attacking-minded backline if an agreement can be reached.
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Saints to sign Spurs defender Walker-Peters
Southampton have negotiated a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker-Peters on a permanent basis, Sky Sports reports.
The two clubs are said to have negotiated a fee in the region of £12m for the transfer of Walker-Peters, who will make his switch to St. Mary’s Stadium permanent following a successful loan spell on the South Coast.
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Earlier reports suggested that Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to head the opposite direction in a separate £15m deal, and while both transfers are still subject to the two clubs agreeing to personal terms, both players are said to be keen to complete their respective moves.
The 23-year-old Walker-Peters made 10 appearances for Saints this season after joining the club in a temporary deal for the second half of the campaign.
It looks like Willian will be staying in London next season, but not with Chelsea, as the Brazilian is said to be holding out for a three-year deal with bitter rivals Arsenal, says The Mirror.
It was broadly reported that the participant had set his coronary heart on staying with Frank Lampard’s aspect, however the Blues are prepared to supply him solely a two-year contract.
Willian, who turns 32 subsequent week, additionally had profitable presents to maneuver overseas, notably from David Beckham’s Inter Miami, however he has made no secret of his want to remain in London and the Premier League.
And in accordance with each the Mirror and the Star, that has put the Gunners, who secured their first trophy underneath Mikel Arteta by beating Chelsea 2-1 in Sunday’s FA Cup remaining, within the driver’s seat to safe the winger’s companies.
The Athletic author David Ornstein provides that the membership will now make a proper supply at Arteta’s request, with Willian able to snub the possibility to earn extra elsewhere in favour of an extended contract.
– Leicester Metropolis are eager to signal Burnley defender James Tarkowski, however the Clarets are adamant that the England defender won’t depart Turf Moor until his £50m launch clause is met. That will imply a giant revenue for Sean Dyche’s aspect, who paid simply £3.5m to lure Tarkowski from Brentford in 2016.
– Elsewhere, the Mail additionally says winger Ryan Fraser is contemplating a proposal to hitch Crystal Palace in a deal that may double his Bournemouth wage. Fraser, 26, is a free agent after opting to run down his contract with the Cherries and has been provided £50,000 per week in a bid to tempt him to Selhurst Park.