Klopp Arsenal Player shock move as Liverpool bid for Brazilian
Liverpool size up a potential shock move for Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka, according to reports. The 18-year-old has been enjoying a breakthrough year at the Emirates Stadium, making 29 appearances in all competitions this season.
Sports news surrounding Saka has been covering at left-back in the absence of Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney and has provided nine assists for his team-mates. And now Football Insider (via The Sun) claims that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Saka to Anfield.
Saka is approaching the final year of his contract at Arsenal and the Gunners are keen for him to agree on a new five-year deal at the club. Talks have been ‘on hold’ due to the coronavirus pandemic ‘after an initial offer was made to the teenager earlier this year’. Liverpool have been ‘hugely impressed’ by the England under-19 international.
ANOTHER BRAZILIAN AT ANFIELD?
Liverpool have made an offer for Vasco da Gama forward Talles Magno, according to reports in Spain. Magno first made the Vasco de Gama first team at just 17 and the 19-year-old has netted twice and added an assist in his 17 appearances in the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro which finished in December.
In addition, Magno – who was linked with Liverpool in February – has bagged three goals in six appearances for the Brazil Under-17s. And Spanish newspaper AS (via the Daily Star) claims that Liverpool have joined the bidding ‘aggressively’ in an attempt to lure Magno to Anfield. Benfica have already made a £2.6m offer to gain priority for the youngster and the Reds are seen as their biggest threat.
Sevilla have also shown interest in Magno, whose release clause is set at £43m – but AS reckon a deal could be done nearer the £21m mark.