YESTERDAY’S news of Dimitri Payet going on strike to get a move away from West Ham felt huge. A tectonic shift in the dullness that has been the January transfer window so far. With that being said, guess who is first in our transfer gossip round up…
Reds Considering Bid For Payet
YES, you guessed it. Wouldn’t get over excited as it’s coming from possibly the maddest transfer news source of all time, but according to Cheshire Today (told you) Liverpool are considering a bid for West Ham’s wantaway Frenchman.
Slaven Bilic revealed in his press conference yesterday that Payet had asked for a move and that he wouldn’t be allowed near the squad until his attitude changed, but emphasised that the club wouldn’t sell.
And, with West Ham having already rejected bids from his former club Marseille, it could be open for The Reds to make a swoop. Really can’t see it, but you never know…
Scouts Sent To Watch Kessie
LIVERPOOL have sent scouts to watch Ivory Coast star Franck Kessie at the African Cup of Nations, according to Italian sport newspaper Corriere Dello Sport.
The Atalanta midfielder is hot property around Europe with Chelsea said to be already in talks over a move.
However, it seems The Reds could be set to gazump their rivals by going to watch the player in Gabon.
Interest Registered In Nice Midfielder
WITH Nice currently sat top of Ligue 1 at the halfway stage of the season, there is no doubt that some bigger clubs will be sniffing around for uncovered gems at the French club.
And it seems Liverpool are one of those taking a good look. According to Le10 Sport, the club have made Nice aware of their interest in Wylan Cyprien, who has a price tag of around 30million euros.
The 21-year-old has been one of the league leaders’ shining stars this season, with six goals and two assists in all competitions, though a move is unlikely to go through this month (shocker).
Liverpool And United Ready To Bid For Forest Youngster
THIS one seems a move that could more likely be done in this window, if any. Though it seems Nottingham Forest are reluctant to sell, Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to make a bid for wonderkid Ben Brereton.
The 17-year-old striker has reportedly been watched by scouts from 11 Premier League clubs, including the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.
However, it is The Reds and their upcoming opponents who are leading the chase, according to the Daily Mail, with both willing to make an offer to Forest for his services.
Sevilla Claim Move For Sakho Is ‘Complicated’
AND, with that, it seems the Mamadou Sakho saga is set to rumble on, as Sevilla have claimed a move for the Frenchman would be ‘complicated’, according to Goal.com.
Last season’s Europa League winners (sorry) enquired about the centre-back who has been told he has no future at Anfield.
However, having already made two signings this window, and having been put off slightly by his £20m price tag, it seems Sevilla are unlikely to make a move for Sakho. So, it goes on…
PSG Make Contact Over Coutinho Move
THIS is the bit I hate about transfer windows. Clubs with loads of money circling your key players. This time it’s Paris Saint-Germain who have made contact with Philippe Coutinho’s agent about a move.
That is according to Le10 Sport anyway, though Jürgen Klopp has already stressed that the club will not entertain any offers for the Brazilian.
Coutinho is also attracting interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid, but it seems Liverpool are willing to play hardball. Feels ominous to me, Reds…