19 September 2020 12:39

West Ham United F.C. Pablo Fornals Ozan Muhammed Kabak

Liverpool are not done with their spending. And Man United move for a left-back… KABAK NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL? Liverpool have signed Thiago and are close to signing Diogo Jota, but are not done there according to various reports. Transfermarkt claim that their pursuit of a fourth centre-half has led them to look at Ozan Kabak from Schalke as well as Diego Carlos from Sevilla. Kabak is said to be higher up the list because he is a) younger and b) cheaper.

Liverpool's interest was then confirmed by journalist Chris Williams, who cited a figure of £23m. That number might have taken a bashing by Friday night's 8-0 thwacking by Bayern Munich which saw Kabak torn to shreds by Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller. TELLES MORE… Manchester United are reported to have agreed a five-year contract with Porto full-back Alex Telles, who was long linked with Chelsea before they plumped for Ben Chilwell. The Brazilian international has just one year left on his contract in Portugal so his fee is likely to be lower than the price Tottenham have given Real Madrid for previous United target Sergio Reguilon. Selon une source proche de Porto, accord trouvé entre Alex #Telles et Manchester United.

Accord sur un contrat de 5 ans. Manchester United va désormais discuter avec Porto. Le PSG est aussi à l'affût. Paris est encore en réflexion sur ce dossier. #MUFC #RMCsport — Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) September 18, 2020 United will have to move quickly because PSG are also said to be interested in Telles. AND THE REST Inter Milan could hijack Roma's move for Chris Smalling…Crystal Palace and Sheffield United are both interested in Rhian Brewster…Leeds are still keen on signing Argentina international midfielder Rodrigo de Paul…Juventus are interested in re-signing Moise Kean…Aston Villa remain poised to sign 25-year-old Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore…Manchester City are considering a deal for Sevilla's French centre-back Jules Kounde. Liverpool want Ozan Kabak. The club have contacted Schalke over a possible deal, said International Sport Press Association writer Chris Williams on Twitter. Liverpool want to sign Ozan Kabak, but have been told that a deal won't be possible due to the Bundesliga getting underway on Friday. However, the journalist tweeted that their public stance and private stance are at odds with one another. If Liverpool offer €25 million, they have an excellent chance of getting the deal done. Want your voice heard? Join the Rush The Kop team! Write for us! This comes just after Thiago was announced and the news broke about Diogo Jota's arrival from Wolves. Both deals have been structured in a way that limits Liverpool's outgoings this summer, so there should be some cash in the bank. Jota's fee has been supplemented by Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves. It's been an incredibly busy few days for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp's squad is in dire need of another central defender, even if the arrival of Thiago puts less pressure on Fabinho to play every game in defensive midfield. Kabak has done well at Schalke, even if he was on the wrong side of an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich. Schalke sources confirm Liverpool have contacted them about Ozan Kabak. Official line – squad is settled & not for disruption now season is underway. Privately told an offer around €25m could force a rethink. — Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) September 18, 2020 Liverpool have been linked with him before, and it does appear to be the type of deal that sporting director Michael Edwards likes to put together. The Turkish international is young and has clear potential for growth. Klopp has stated he likes to sign players with elite potential, rather than elite footballers, although the arrival of Thiago has broken the mold somewhat. He's just 20 but already has two national caps and has progressed quickly in his career. Kabak played just 18 games for Galatasaray before moving to Stuttgart, where he featured in another 17 before Schalke snapped him up. Kabak has played just 29 games in Gelsenkirchen and could be on his way to his fourth club in just two years. That's a rapid rise.