Saturday, May 23
- Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho will only leave Borussia Dortmund if an £89m bid is made
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could agree numerous swap deals in the summer transfer window to sign their top targets
- Liverpool have been backed to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could upset supporters if he refuses to extend his contract until the end of the season, according to transfer expert Duncan Castles.
“I think in his case it’s going to be probably an even harder decision because he has that opportunity to win the Premier League title,” Castles said.
“But also I think there will be a degree of external pressure on him to make that decision in the right way.
“So you can imagine, were he to say: ‘No I’m not going to play, this is too much of a risk, I just can’t afford to take it on and jeopardise the possibility of the long-term contract that’s being presented to me by another club’ you can imagine that that will go down badly with certain Liverpool supporters.
“There is a group of Liverpool supporters that are pushing very hard that the season is completed because they want to see the title awarded at the end of a full season of fixtures, so that people cannot criticise the first Premier League title win of Liverpool.
“And for one of their own players to say ‘actually, this is too risky, I don’t want to be involved’ would not help that case.
“It’s a war effectively that’s going on in the Premier League at the moment between players and clubs who do not like the way in which Project Restart has been shaped up.”
Transfer news: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho
Liverpool sent Kai Havertz transfer message
Liverpool fans have urged Jurgen Klopp to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz this summer after his impressive performance against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Kai Havertz is a baller, Liverpool get him ASAP.”
Another said: “How good is Havertz! I’d love him at Liverpool.”
“I would love to see Kai Havertz in Firmino’s role at Liverpool,” a fellow Liverpool fan wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “I’m just saying, Kai Havertz in a Liverpool jersey wouldn’t be a bad thing.”
“Kai Havertz is too good for that league. I beg Liverpool to make a move for him,” a fellow supporter said.
One fan asked: “Who wants to join me in a crowd fund to get Havertz to Liverpool?”
Another supporter said: “Kai Havertz is the truth ain’t he! Going to be a top class addition to Liverpool season!”
Transfer news: Kai Havertz is wanted by Liverpool and Man Utd
Jadon Sancho to Man Utd development
Borussia Dortmund will consider letting Jadon Sancho leave this summer on one condition – if a team offers them upwards of £89m (€100m) for his services.
Manchester United are desperate to land the England international this summer.
The Red Devils are willing to give Sancho the iconic No 7 shirt at Old Trafford to complete the move.
However, according to Bild, United will only land Sancho if they pay £89m.
Bild’s Christian Falk said: “It’s clear to me that English fans highly rate Jadon Sancho.
“No one at Dortmund I spoke to thinks he will be sold this summer.
“If an offer comes in over 100 million euros, his transfer will be considered.
“The fact is Sancho excites the Premier League, and he will continue to maintain their interest in him through 2021.
“So far we have no sign that Liverpool has ever had interest in Jadon Sancho, and if Jurgen Klopp really wanted to sign him, Dortmund would have already known that – Klopp would never try and bring a player from BVB without first contacting the German side.”
Transfer news: Chelsea are keen to make additions
Chelsea swap deals
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could agree numerous swap deals in the summer transfer window to sign their top targets.
According to Football London, Chelsea could move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, Juventus ace Miralem Pjanic and Alex Telles of Porto.
RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano and Moussa Dembele of Lyon are also top targets for the Blues.
Football London say Chelsea would be willing to give up players to land their targets.
The likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Emerson Palmieri, Andreas Christensen and Michy Batshuayi could all be included in player-plus-cash deals.
Transfer news: Liverpool could have a busy summer
Liverpool deal backed
Liverpool have been backed to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente by Reds legend John Barnes.
“Liverpool’s recruitment is very specific, they’ll be looking at years down the line and Llorente is only 26,” he told GentingBet.
“Having someone like Llorente come in and give a solidness as well as the experience is great.”
Llorente’s release clause currently stands at £40million and Sociedad do not have any plans to sell him.
But Liverpool could be forced to sign another centre-back, should Dejan Lovren decide to leave at the end of the season.