Euro Paper Talk: Tottenham, Leeds battle for £12m winger with summer sale guaranteed; Liverpool, Arsenal deal price hike

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Tottenham and Leeds have moved for a Georgia star amid further interest from Serie A, while Liverpool are quoted a new fee for a winger target – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

TOTTENHAM, LEEDS EYE KVARATSKHELIA

Rubin Kazan winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a summer transfer target for both Tottenham and Leeds United, according to a report.

The 21-year-old Georgia international rose through the ranks of Dinamo Tbilisi in his home country before his move to Russia. And while he initially signed for Lokomotiv Moscow, Kvaratskhelia moved to Kazan in 2019 after a loan spell there.

Overall, he has scored nine goals and assisted 18 others in 73 appearances for Rubin Kazan.

Those contributions have come in shorts bursts of form, but Kvaratskhelia has failed to prove his consistency.

Nevertheless, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that he has done enough to catch the eye of Tottenham and Leeds.

The Premier League pair have ‘already’ moved for the player, following West Ham interest in 2021, as they look to snap the 12-cap international up.

Indeed, Kazan are willing to sell Kvaratskhelia for €15million (£12million) and feel a move is ‘guaranteed’ this summer. However, Serie A duo Napoli and AC Milan are also after the winger.

In any case, Gazzetta dello Sport carries recent quotes from Kazan coach Leonid Slutsky, who said of the player: “A great team from the major European leagues is worth it.”

Kvaratskhelia helped his side to 10th in the Russian top flight in his debut season, before Kazan finished fourth last term. His contract runs out in 2024.

As well as his domestic contributions, Kvaratskhelia is a leading light for his country. He began with 15 goals in 20 Georgia Under-17s games and is now a senior international after rising through the ranks.

AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Noa Lang, Club Brugge v Gent February 2022

Liverpool and Arsenal remain keen on winger Noa Lang, but Club Brugge want more than €30million (£25million) for the Dutchman. (Het Laatste Nieuws)

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka should stay in the Bundesliga instead of moving to the Premier League amid Arsenal interest, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft. (Bild)

The representatives of Liverpool striker Divock Origi are expecting a fresh approach from AC Milan following a disagreement over wages. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Barcelona would still be unwilling to pay €35million (£29million) for Leeds United winger Raphinha, even if relegation for the Whites lowered his exit fee from €80million (£66million). (AS)

Meanwhile, Raphinha’s agent Deco has fielded approaches for the Brazilian from Liverpool and Chelsea. (Sport)

EURO PAPER TALK – HAZARD CONFUSED AT MADRID STRUGGLES

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard feels frustrated and confused by his continued struggles at Real Madrid. Indeed, the Belgium star thinks he has put his fitness problems behind him. (Goal)

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is also not a fan of Luka Jovic because of his attitude in training. (Football Espana)

Barcelona still think they can tie Ousmane Dembele to a new contract, despite the winger’s exit this summer being almost certain. (Foot Mercato)

Tottenham target Paulo Dybala has asked about a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain when he leaves Juventus as a free agent this summer. (Foot Mercato)

Philippe Coutinho has revealed how an initial conversation with Steven Gerrard made him “motivated” to sign for Aston Villa. (Globo Esporte)

NEWCASTLE SCOUT NAPOLI DUO

Arthur Melo, Victor Osimhen and Fabian Ruiz pictured during Juventus vs Napoli in Serie A

Newcastle scouts travelled to Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to AC Milan earlier this month and subsequently kept a close eye on Victor Osimhen and Fabian Ruiz. (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)

Arsenal and Tottenham are planning a move for Galatasaray winger Kerem Akturkoglu, but will have to pay €20million (£17million) or more for the Turkey international. (Aksam Spor)

Olivier Giroud has said that Serie A took him by surprise as he looks to win the title with AC Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter defender Milan Skriniar hopes his side can clinch top spot and has revealed plans for a new contract. (FC Inter News)

Barcelona head coach Xavi will rest Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo in the next match against Sevilla following his gruelling schedule for the international break. (AS)

 

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