Liverpool set to sign Díaz as Spurs close on Kulusevski and bid for Bentancur | Transfer window

Liverpool are poised to full the signing of Luis Díaz from Porto after he accomplished the primary a part of his medical in Argentina. They may pay a assured €40m (£33.3m) for the winger plus a doable €20m in add-ons.

A visa utility for the Colombia worldwide, who’s in Argentina for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, is underneath manner and he’s prepared to sign a five-year contract. Jürgen Klopp is an enormous admirer of the 25-year-old and Liverpool had deliberate a summer time transfer however accelerated their pursuit after it grew to become obvious Porto would promote amid curiosity from Tottenham.

The failure to full a deal for Díaz is the most recent blow to Spurs, who additionally missed out on Adama Traoré to Barcelona, however they’re closing on a deal to sign Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus and are hopeful they may even strike an settlement to usher in Rodrigo Bentancur from the Italian membership.

A verbal settlement is in place for Kulusevski to be part of Spurs on mortgage with a compulsory summer time buy for about €40m (£33.3m), together with add-ons, if Antonio Conte’s aspect qualify for the Champions League and the Sweden worldwide has made a specified variety of appearances.


Tottenham would pay a mortgage charge of about €5m for Kulusevski, who can play on the wing or as a No 10 and has been extra in than out of the beginning XI this season. The 21-year-old value Juventus €35m from Atalanta in January 2020.

Dejan Kulusevski has made a verbal settlement to be part of Tottenham on mortgage. {Photograph}: Marco Alpozzi/AP

Spurs are additionally working to full a deal for the midfielder Bentancur and have submitted a suggestion which might assure Juventus €19m, with about €6m in add-ons to comply with.

Juventus rejected an analogous supply from Aston Villa for the Uruguay worldwide in latest days. They now have Denis Zakaria lined up to be part of from Borussia Mönchengladbach if Bentancur leaves. The Tottenham managing director of soccer, Fabio Paratici, labored for 11 years at Juventus and is attempting to ship the signings demanded by Conte.


He’s additionally working to transfer gamers out. A deal to take Bryan Gil on mortgage to Valencia is closest and Paratici can be hopeful that options might be discovered to discover golf equipment for Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli.

As Liverpool put together to say whats up to one participant, they could possibly be quickly saying goodbye to one other with 20-year-old defender Neco Williams wished by Bournemouth on mortgage till the tip of the season.

The Wales worldwide could possibly be open to becoming a member of the Championship membership as he appears to safe extra common soccer forward of the World Cup later this 12 months.

Williams has featured for solely 387 minutes throughout eight appearances for Jürgen Klopp’s crew this season and Liverpool even have Northern Eire worldwide Conor Bradley to present cowl for Trent Alexander-Arnold at proper again.

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