Van Gaal message, Omur wants move, Rodriguez offer, Militao wanted in Liverpool, Man United Monday news and gossip
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Trabzonspor teenager Abdulkadir Omur has admitted that he would be open to a move to Liverpool in the coming transfer windows.
Despite their fantastic start to the new season, and the fact Jurgen Klopp has built one of the best sides in Europe right now, it is widely expected that the German adds to his squad in the coming weeks with players that will add strength to the squad.
The season is long and Liverpool will be challenging for more than a Premier League title, so Klopp knows he needs more in the squad if he is to serious about where he wants to lead Liverpool and the German boss has been linked with the 19-year-old, who has been coined the “Turkish Messi”.
He has impressed scouts on a number of occasions and reports have claimed that Liverpool are ready to splash close to £30 million to try and secure a deal, something which the young man has welcomed by admitting that he would be open to a move to Liverpool.
Speaking at the weekend, Omur said on the Sky Sports website: “Liverpool are a great club, one of the greatest in the world. These offers are something Trabzonspor need to discuss.
“If the club give the go-ahead, talks can be held. The club’s interests take precedence. I’ll do whatever is in the club’s best interests.”
Shock reports have claimed Arsenal have had a £63 million offer accepted for Liverpool and Manchester United target James Rodriguez.
Real Madrid star Rodriguez, who is currenly on a two-year loan spell with Bayern Munich’ is reportedly not keen on rejoing the Spanish giants at the end of the season after reigniting his career at Bayern, and his considering his options.
Both Liverpool and United have long been linked with a move for the Colombian International, but with both clubs looking to improve in other areas of the squad, that has reportedly left Arsenal boss Unai Emery with a free run to try and sign him up.
And according to reports on the Daily Mirror website, the Gunners have had a £63m offer accepted for the Colombia international, as they seek an immediete replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey.
It is no secret that Ramsey is all set to sign a big five-year deal with Italian giants Juventus, and with rumours also circling about the long-term future of Mesut Ozil, Emery knows he needs to splash the cash and land a ‘world class’ replacement for Ramsey, and even Ozil.
Rodriguez has enjoyed a good spell in the Bundesliga and is looking to stay put or test himself in the Premier League.
Reports have claimed Manchester United have entered the race with Chelsea to sign Porto centre-back Eder Militao.
With Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri desperate to splash the cash and bring in a few top-level defenders in the January window, reports earlier this week claimed Sarri has shortlisted Militao as a cheaper alternative to Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
It has been claimed Chelsea have made a whopping £94 million move to try and secure a deal for the 27-year old Napoli star, but have already been knocked back by the Italians as they want over £100 million for the in-demand star.
But now reports on the Sun website have claimed Chelsea are set to face competition from United for the signature of Militao, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also seeking to revamp the squad and bolster his back-line in the coming transfer windows.
The report also claims that United have been impressed with Militao’s performances for the Portuguese champions and is ready to meet the £45 million valuation that has been placed on the head of the defender.
Although Solskjaer is not permanent boss, he is still expected to bring in a few players over the course of the enxt few weeks as United need to improve to get back into the Champions League hunt.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he would put money on Liverpool winning the Premier League this season.
After a number of world class signings over the last few transfer windows, Jurgen Klopp has transfsormed Liverpool into one of the best sides in Europe, and they currently sit four points ahead of rivals Manchester City after going down 2-1 to the Champions last weekend.
However, they currently have the best defensive record in the League thanks to Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson, and the considering they have Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Robert Firmino and the rejuvinated Xherdan Shaqiri all up top, they are now favourites to push on and win the Premier League for the first time in 29-years.
And Van Gaal has admitted that he has been impressed by Klopps side, telling the Daily Mirror: “If I was to put my money on one club for the league, it would be Liverpool.
“Liverpool have a team that can defend much better. That’s because Klopp has trained them to be a fighting force, whether they have the ball or not.
“That’s exactly what is lacking in Guardiola’s team now. City have fabulous football ideas and a sparkling way of playing but not the right fighting spirit.
“Don’t get me wrong, I still love to watch City play but the way Klopp makes Liverpool play is absolutely fantastic.”