Liverpool Round-Up: Turkish Star on Radar, Battle For Hoffenheim Star, New Deal For Midfielder

By | July 5, 2020

Liverpool and Chelsea eyeing a move for 13-goals forward

Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly identified Hoffenheim starlet Nick Breitenbucher as a possible transfer target ahead of the 2020/21 season.

While both Premier League giants are looking to strengthen their senior squads ahead of next campaign, focus is also being placed on signing talented prospects for the future.

According to Spox, Chelsea and Liverpool have been left impressed by the potential of the 17-year-old winger.

Breitenbucher, dubbed as ‘the next Arjen Robben’, has managed found back of the net 13 goals provided three assists from 16 games at youth level this campaign.

The report claims, however, that Schalke 04 are currently regarded as the frontrunners to secure the services of the Germany U-16 international, days after revealing a change of club strategy.

Breitenbucher has two years left on his current deal at Hoffenheim and could be a perfect addition to both Chelsea and Liverpool youth setup.

Lampard and Klopp both known for their good relationship with the young players asthey often give chance to impress them in the cup competitions, furthermore considering the Blues transfer ban Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham Fikaiyo Tomori and Reece James have all handed chance to become key players of Lampard’s starting XI, while Klopp used often Harvy Elitot, Ki-Jana Hoever and Necro William at the cup competitions.

Liverpool eyeing a move for 23-year-old Turkish keeper

Liverpool reportedly remain interested in securing services of Trabzonspor stopper Ugurcan Cakir later in 2020.

While Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is the established number one under Jurgen Klopp, the potential exit of Adrian has left Merseyside Reds considering alternatives to the Spaniard.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to also monitoring the situation, however, the report claims that Liverpool are the frontrunners to get the deal done for the 23-year-old stopper.

Throughout this campaign, the recently-crowned Premier League champions have been rumoured with securing the services of Cakir, who has starred for Trabzonspor in Turkey’s top flight.

Despite rumours having recently gone quiet, Milliyet reports that the Merseyside outfit may still make an approach for the Turkish goalkeeper.

Trabzonspor are believed to be open to a sale this summer, despite Cakir still has four years left on his current deal.

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has been in the market for a new goalkeeper with the reports earlier last month claimed that Englishman is unhappy with his Kepa Arrizabalaga and Cekir has been one of the names rumoured with a switch to Stamford Bridge.

However, lately, Lampard has preferred Kepa over Willy Caballero and Spaniard has shown why he has been one best stopper’s.

Liverpool on the verge to agree on fresh term with Dutch star amid Barcelona transfer talks

Liverpool have reportedly made progress in their bid to agree on a new contract with Dutch midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum.

With the Netherlands international having just only one year left on his current deal, rumours persist regarding a future exit from Anfield.

Aware that the 29-year-old playmaker may be available for a cut-price fee, La Liga giants Barcelona are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation ahead of a potential move.

However, according to The Guardian, the versatile midfielder and club officials have held positive talks over a new deal.

The report claims that Wijnaldum is now more likely to extend his stay on Merseyside Reds, rather than look to take on a new challenge somewhere else.

The ex-Newcastle United man has played 36 games in the Premier League and Champions League this campaign, founding back of the net five times.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have reportedly made an approach for Paris Saint-Germain’s talented defender Tanguy Kouassi.

The 17-year-old has found back of the net three times in 13 games for Ligue 1 giants PSG during the 2019-20 season, however, will see his current deal with the French champions expire at the end of June.

A number of teams, including Liverpool and Barcelona, are believed to be weighing up moves for the talented French defender ahead of the 2020-21 season.

However, according to Le 10 Sport, the Los Blancos are also interested in securing the services of central defender and have already made an approach him to discuss a potential move to the Spanish capital.