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Liverpool are said to have leapfrogged all rivals in the race to sign the player regarded as one of the best centre-backs in European football, while Aston Villa are preparing a Saudi bid this month to see if Unai Emery will be a key player. there is. At the Euro Paper Talk on Friday.

Klopp lines up for good defensive performance

Liverpool have emerged as the new frontrunners to sign the Nice centre-back ahead of Manchester United and Newcastle. Jean-Clair Todibo.

The Frenchman has given Spurs plenty of heads up this month but Nice have blocked the move as they do not want to lose one of their key players midway through the season.

However, the Ligue 1 outfit are expected to reassess his situation with a sale expected at the end of the current campaign.

According to Nice Matin: Liverpool He leapfrogged all his rivals to claim the highly-rated 24-year-old.

The report adds that the reason Liverpool are currently at the forefront is that Todibo is very close to international team-mate Ibrahima Konate and would love to play alongside him regularly at club level. But I’m sure Virgil van Dijk will have something to say about that!

Todibo has established himself as one of the best defenders in French football and will be considered an outstanding signing in the long term.

He is also considered a long-term replacement for Joel Matip, whose contract expires at the end of the season after suffering an ACL injury.

Jurgen Klopp currently has Konate, Van Dijk and Joe Gomez as his three senior centre-back options, but it is clear he has a lot of faith in 20-year-old Jarrell Kwansa, who has already made 15 appearances in all competitions this season.

Todibo expected to be a Premier League hit

Todibo is seen as a player with the skills to succeed in English football, but Liverpool may still struggle to sign him.

The former Barcelona youngster has been lined up as Harry Maguire’s replacement at United and will have money to spend this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s campaign begins in earnest.

Todibo has played in 150 games, scoring three goals, and has also featured twice for the French national team.

His current Transfermarkt value is €35m, but Nice are thought to demand closer to €60m (£51.7m) for one of the best defensive talents in European football.

Fulham star pushing for Barcelona switch

Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha is keen on a move to Barcelona, ​​having previously been strongly linked with Bayern Munich. (sports)

Tottenham have only just signed Radu Dragusin from Genoa but his agent is already talking about the centre-back playing for Real Madrid. (sports)

Bournemouth are willing to send Hamed Junior Traoré to Napoli on a paid loan in January, but the two clubs are still negotiating a fee for the midfielder. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

A deal for Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey is currently being considered by Bayern Munich. (Florian Plettenberg)

Cyril Ngonge is said to be a target for Napoli, Fiorentina and Aston Villa, but Milan are also in the race, with the Verona striker’s agent flying in for talks. (Sportitalia)

Napoli are considering signing Udinese centre-back Neuen Perez after losing Radu Dragusin to Tottenham. (ESPN)

The race to sign Djurgardens IF midfielder Lucas Bergval is heating up, with Barcelona keen to sign him and Newcastle also being linked. (various)

Villa ace pushing for Saudi switch

Al-Hilal have confirmed that Aston Villa left-back Lucas Digne, 30, is keen to move to the Saudi Professional League. (various)

Clement Lenglet, Lucas Digne, Tottenham v Aston Villa, January 2023Clement Lenglet, Lucas Digne, Tottenham v Aston Villa, January 2023

Roma have been looking for a centre-back since before the transfer window and have stepped up their efforts to sign Ben Godfrey from Everton. (Coriedello Sports)

Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Inter ahead of a free transfer to the Stadio Meazza next summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Brighton have joined Napoli in Udinese’s chase for Lazar Samardzic. (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Stefano Sensi is ready to join Enzo Maresca’s Leicester City, with Inter ready to part ways with the Italian midfielder for €2m. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Atlanta United’s attacking midfielder Thiago Almada is attracting attention from Atletico Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Boca Juniors star Valentin Barco has deposited his $10 million release clause ahead of a move to Brighton. (Ole)

Vasco da Gama midfielder Marlon Gomes could arrive in the Premier League this transfer window. (Globo)

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