Liverpool to step up pace over Ismaila Sarr signing and end rivals’ dream

Liverpool and Newcastle are looking to move a star winger in the Premier League, while Arsenal have made a bid for a man from Real Madrid, both at the latest Euro Paper Talk.

TRANSFER FROM LIVERPOOL OJO ISMAILA SARR

Ismaila Sarr is a transfer target for Liverpool, as well as Newcastle and AC Milan, according to a report.

The Watford winger arrived at Vicarage Road in the summer of 2019 for a club-record £40m. He has impressed in both the Premier League and the Championship and has once again made a name for himself in the top flight this term.

Indeed, his performances have once again linked him with a move away from Watford.

Sarr made headlines in February 2020 when his brace ended Liverpool’s long unbeaten run in emphatic style. The Reds, as the player’s agent revealed, almost signed Sarr that summer, but ultimately signed Diogo Jota.

However, the suitors for the 24-year-old have not gone away. The March reports stated that Newcastle is planning a move.

According to new claims from Milan livenewcastle and Liverpool they have plans to “get serious” about a move for Sarr.

AC Milan are also on the hunt as they look to finalize a new winger signing. Junior Messias, who is on loan from Crotone and will return there this summer, has been battling Alexis Saelemaekers for a place in Stefano Pioli’s side.

However, Pioli and the Milan directors want to sign Sarr in the hope that he can land the role.

The Senegalese international has scored five Premier League goals this season for relegation-battling Watford. Regardless of the downfall threat, Sarr’s agent recently revealed that his client could leave in the summer.

Thierno Seydi said: “We have a good start plan. In Watford’s strategy, if the offer is attractive, nothing will prevent him from leaving but where he will go, only the future will tell.

“At this very moment, there are rumors, interest, but really nothing concrete.”

AND THE REST OF EURO PAPER SPEAKS

Arsenal have made an offer for Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio, but AC Milan are also in the hunt. (Sports Mediaset)

The Gunners are also interested in a deal for Madrid’s Serbian striker Luka Jovic. (Blic)

Juventus have opened initial talks on the signing of Sassuolo striker Giacamo Raspadori. The Turin team see him as an ideal addition, but he has yet to make a firm approach. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

FC Koln’s desire to reduce their wage bill could give Leeds United the chance to sign centre-back Timo Hubers. (Image)

New Manchester City striker Julián Álvarez is a “complete player” and has all the makings to succeed, according to River Plate icon Fernando Cavenaghi. (T&C Sports)

REACTION FROM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALS

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has described Karim Benzema as “god” after his treble in the Champions League against Chelsea. (Goal)

However, Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Benzema may have missed the match as he struggled to find his pass to enter Stamford Bridge for the quarter-finals. (Fabrizio Romano)

Villarreal manager Unai Emery hailed his team’s “almost perfect” 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final, but lamented the chances wasted to increase their lead. (brand)

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann admitted his team “deserved to lose”. However, he insisted the scoreline could have been “much worse” back in Munich. (Bulinenews)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is in negotiations to move to Paris Saint-Germain. What’s more, there he could be reunited with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. (Fabio Santini)

EURO PAPER TALK – OUSMANE DEMBELE’S CONTRACT REASONS

Ousmane Dembele Barcelona March 2022

Barcelona manager Xavi has said he would sign Ousmane Dembele’s new contract “immediately” because the winger may be “the best in the world in his position”. (Goal)

Ferran Torres has also urged Dembele and Barca to agree terms as his current contract expires in the summer. (Goal)

Bayern have reached an agreement with Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, following Manchester United’s interest in the Dutchman. (Image)

Meanwhile, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski is a target for Barca and the Polish international would want a three-year deal at the Camp Nou. (Sport)

Napoli striker Victor Osimen has revealed that the thigh injury he sustained in training on Wednesday is not serious. (Football Italy)

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