Klopp wants money for Dembele
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made it clear to the club’s owners that he wants £80million available to him to go after Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. The France international moved to Barcelona in 2017 after Neymar was sold to Paris Saint-Germain.
He has been sidelined with a long-term injury issue limiting him to just five appearances in the league this season.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Klopp is a big admirer of Dembele dating back to the winger’s time at Dortmund.
Despite Dembele’s lack of form since his move to Barcelona though, Klopp is keen to make a move for the 22-year-old.
Harry Kane makes transfer admission
Harry Kane admits he will leave Tottenham if they don’t develop into potential title winners. The Spurs striker has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent weeks and has seemingly put them on alert with a message on his future.
Kane was talking to former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp on Instagram and admitted he would think about leaving if he thought the club were going backwards rather than aiming for titles.
“Obviously I get asked this question a lot,” he said. “It’s one of them things. I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no.
“I love Spurs, I’d always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things, I’ve always said if I don’t feel progression in the team or it’s going the right direction then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.
Man Utd handed Jadon Sancho transfer boost
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admitting he would ‘respect’ what the player wants.
However, Watzke also warned anybody hoping to sign the England international this summer would have to stump up the cash because the Bundesliga side aren’t in need of the funds.
United are frontrunners in the race to sign Sancho at present despite the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid being keen too.
And Dortmund chief Watzke, while admitting he’d like to keep the 20-year-old, has admitted he’ll respect the wishes of the player.
“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us,” Watzke told Bild.
“At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants.”
Timo Werner would have Liverpool number preference
By the start of next season, Timo Werner could be a Liverpool player. The Reds appear to be at the front of the queue for his signature and there is optimism on Merseyside that a deal can be done.
He reportedly has a release clause in the region of £50million which is due to expire at the end of April.
If he was to seal a switch to Anfield, it looks like he will have his work cut out selecting a shirt number.
Numbers 16, 17 and 19 are all available but would leave Werner pretty short of choice.
But if history is anything to go by, there is one number Werner would definitely fancy.
Werner wore the No 19 shirt at Stuttgart, the club where he first burst onto the scene.
For that reason, it’s more than likely that he would happily wear it again. It has huge sentimental value to him already.