Liverpool Transfer News: Ligue 1 Midfielder on Radar, Battle For La Liga Winger, Transfer Blow

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Arsenal to challenge Liverpool for in-demand Brazilian defender

Arsenal are reportedly contemplating whether to make a summer move for Diego Carlos.

Liverpool have also been rumoured with a move for the Sevilla defender as they look to strengthen in the defensive third of the pitch, Jurgen Klopp has identified Sevilla star as a perfect defensive partner for Virgil van Dijk.

Due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, it has previously been suggested that the Gunners will not be major players in the upcoming transfer window.

However, according to El Desmarque, the North London club head-coach, Mikel Arteta is keen to secure a contract for the 27-year-old defender after an impressive first season at Sevilla.

Since making a move from Nantes, Carlos has played 31 games in all competitions, which includes 25 starts in the Spanish top-tier.

Although the Gunners will not contemplate paying the player’s release clause, believed to be around £67.5m, the Premier League outfits may attempt to negotiate a deal with Sevilla to lower the asking price as neither Liverpool and Arsenal are refusing to pay his full release clause.

La Liga another defender Pau Torres has been also a transfer target for both Liverpool and Arsenal.

Arsenal joined Liverpool in the race to sign 23-year-old forward valued at £60m

Arsenal have reportedly made talks with the entourage of Lyon forward Moussa Dembele over a proposed move for the centre-forward in the summer.

The French forward has been linked with a number of top European teams including Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Earlier this week it was reported that the Merseyside Reds have cooled interest in Timo Werner as they refuse to meet his release clause and Dembele seems to be a cheaper alternative.

The Gunners could be forced to sell their skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the summer transfer window if the Gabon international forward does not agree on terms over a new contract, and the North London club have supposedly made their interest in 23-year-old French forward clear amid speculation over Aubameyang’s future.

According to L’Equipe, the Gunners have been in touch with the player’s agents regarding a potential switch, however, Dembele’s price tag could potentially scupper a deal.

The report suggests that Lyon are holding out for a fee of £60m for their star player, and the Gunners have turned their attention to swap deals and securing the services of free agents given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dembele has managed to found back of the net 22 times across all competitions for Ligue 1 giants during the 2019-20 season, with top-flight football in France concluded early following the ongoing outbreak.

Man Utd and Liverpool preparing a summer move for Valencia forward

Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a summer move for Valencia forward Ferran Torres.

The 20-year-old winger has been in stunning form for Los Che during the 2019-20 season, founding back of the net six times and providing seven assists in 35 games in all competitions.

The Spaniard’s current deal at the Mestalla will end next summer, though, and there has been widespread rumours surrounding his future over the last few months.

Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are among the teams believed to be interested in the forward ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

However, according to Fichajes, the Red Devils are also firmly in the hunt for the Spain U-21 international, with the Red Devils believed to be prepared to make a ‘firm offer’.

Torres has managed to found back of the net four times in 25 La Liga games this season, while he also managed to score two goals and two assists in six Champions League group-stage games for Albert Celades’s side.

Man Utd and Liverpool also eyeing a move for another La Liga star Pau Torres.

Villarreal defender has been tipped to depart from the Estadio de la Cerámica ahead of the next campaign and Premier League thought to be his favoured destination.