Wednesday 21 February 2018

Transfer round-up: Liverpool to raid Southampton again as Man United look to Jordi Alba

Southampton's Dusan Tadic
Southampton's Dusan Tadic

Liverpool have lined up Southampton’s Dusan Tadic as an alternative if their attempt to sign Mohamed Salah collapses, according to the Times.

The Serbian, who has been one of Southampton’s best players since signing for the club in 2014, has a £13m buyout clause in his contract.

The clause means that Liverpool would be able to enter into talks with the player despite their apology to Southampton over the illegal tapping up of Virgil van Dijk.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have been repeatedly linked with Ander Herrera this transfer window – but now Jose Mourinho wants to turn the tables on Barca with a move for Jordi Alba.

That’s at least according to Spanish newspaper Don Balon, which this weekend reports that Mourinho is determined to sign Alba to replace Luke Shaw at left-back.

The paper reports that Mourinho has told the United hierarchy that he will only countenance selling Herrera if he gets Alba in part-exchange. Which doesn’t seem all that likely.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti, one of the world's most coveted playmakers, has told the Ligue 1 giants that he wants to leave the club, according to reports in France.

Sunday's edition of L'Equipe leads on the Italian midfielder's decision to end his stay in Paris after five years in the French capital.

Verratti reportedly met with PSG's new sporting director, Antero Henrique, this week to communicate the decision to him.

Independent News Service

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