Everton key to Barcelona’s hopes of signing RB Leipzig's Kevin Kampl

David Cooper 29/08/2018
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Everton hold the key to Barcelona’s hopes of signing RB Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl, reports claim.

Ernesto Valverde has brought Malcom, Clement Lenglet, Arthur and Arturo Vidal to the Camp Nou so far this summer but Kampl’s exploits after arriving at Leipzig from Bayer Leverkusen last summer didn’t go unnoticed, with Catalan giants Barca, along with rivals Atletico Madrid, showing interest.

The 27-year-old winger quickly cemented his place in Ralf Rangnick’s starting XI.

Teamtalk say any chase for Kampl could rest on Leipzig’s pursuit of Everton star Ademola Lookman, who spent the last half of last season on loan at the Red Bull Arena.

In his first game with Leipzig, Lookman scored the winning goal in the away game against Borussia Monchengladbach after coming on as a late substitute. He scored a total of five goals in 11 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

The German side have been told to pay £28million plus add-ons to land the Toffees winger and Leipzig would then reportedly sanction the sale of Kampl.

Ademola Lookman was an instant hit on loan with Leipzig last season.

Ademola Lookman was an instant hit on loan with Leipzig last season.

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Man City star Raheem Sterling remains target for Real Madrid

David Cooper 29/08/2018
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Flying winger: Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling is still on Real Madrid‘s radar, with reports suggesting Los Blancos could try and sign the England star next summer.

According to the Daily Mail, the Whites have renewed their interest in the 23-year-old and want to make him a marquee signing at the Bernabeu next summer.

The former Liverpool ace has been in talks to extend his contract at the Etihad Stadium, which runs out in two years time, however, discussions have slowed in recent times.

As such, Sterling could be open to a move to the Spanish giants – although, it would take a fee of £100m to prise him away from Pep Guardiola’s men.

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Borussia Dortmund complete Paco Alcacer signing from Barcelona

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Paco Alcacer

Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on a season-long loan.

The Spain international has struggled for regular first-team football since joining the LaLiga champions from Valencia in 2016, but he still managed to score seven goals during 23 appearances in all competitions last season.

The German side have agreed an option to sign the 24-year-old forward on a permanent four-year deal at the end of the loan.

Alcacer, who has been capped 13 times for Spain, told Dortmund’s official website: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga soon.

“It’s one of the best leagues in the world and BVB, with their unbelievable fans and their famous South Stand, probably represent something magical for every football player.”

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