Liverpool are reportedly planning a late play at two stars before the transfer deadline.
Chelsea could also have an answer to one of their biggest issues by this weekend while Manchester United are eyeing a $41 million back-up plan.
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LIVERPOOL PLOT AMBITIOUS LATE SWOOP
Liverpool are in talks with Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as part of a double swoop before transfer deadline day, reports claim.
The Premier League champions are also rumoured to have made enquiries about a loan deal for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already added Thiago Alcantara to their ranks with the former Bayern Munich ace coming on as a second-half sub during Liverpool’s win against Chelsea.
And France Football claim the Merseyside giants are far from done in terms of beefing up their title-winning squad.
Dembele, 23, and Sarr, 22, are thought to be the latest targets on the Anfield giant’s transfer shopping list, according to reports in France and Spain.
Liverpool are looking to land struggling Frenchman Dembele on a season-long loan deal before the October 5 deadline.
They are reportedly willing to offer Barcelona a loan fee for him as well paying the winger’s full salary for this term.
The former Bundesliga star, who moved to Barca from Borussia Dortmund, has battled with injuries at the Nou Camp.
And last term he made just nine appearances for the LaLiga giants.
Meanwhile Watford winger Sarr attracted Liverpool’s interest following his eye-catching performance when the Hornets beat the Reds 2-0 at Vicarage Road last season.
CHELSEA COULD HAVE ANSWER TO $127M PROBLEM
Frank Lampard has confirmed Edouard Mendy is undergoing his medical following a £22million ($A39m) move to Chelsea and will be available for the West Brom game on Saturday.
The 6ft 6in Senegalese stopper, 28, is set to sign a five-year contract at the Blues.
And Lampard confirmed Mendy could play as early as Saturday in the Premier League trip to West Brom.
The goalkeeper must first pass his medical and return a negative test for coronavirus.
Lampard said that all being well, they would be able to welcome Mendy by Thursday – just in time for Saturday’s league game.
The Chelsea chief revealed the news while insisting under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga still has a role in the team and “wants to improve”.
Lampard said: “I think competition is a regular thing at a club like Chelsea.
“The goalkeeper situation isn’t always as clear cut as that… Kepa himself wants to improve his own performances.
“It’s in everyone’s hands to push and develop to try and get in the team.
“I am not making any final statements at all in this minute.
Chelsea paid a world-record £71m ($A127m) for Kepa two years ago as possible.
MAN UTD EYE $41M BACK-UP PLAN
Manchester United are monitoring Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico – as a possible alternative to Alex Telles.
United are after a new left-back to add competition for Luke Shaw.
Sergio Reguilon was a target but the Spaniard ended up joining Tottenham who agreed to a buy-back clause.
Brazilian Telles, 27, has been strongly linked to United and is into the final year of his contract at Porto.
Negotiations between United and the Portuguese club are said to be ongoing.
But SunSport understands the Red Devils are also considering Argentine full-back Tagliafico, who is free to leave Ajax this summer for around £23million ($A41m).
The 28-year-old was on Leicester’s shortlist as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Ben Chilwell, but they moved for Atalanta’s Timothy Castagne instead.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s financial problems look likely to scupper any possible move for the defender who has been capped 25 times for his country.
Most-recently, Man Utd stepped up their chase for Telles by offering Diogo Dalot plus cash.
However, the Portuguese giants knocked-back the offer as they have no interest of taking back their former player – who left the club to join United in 2018.
United had hoped to cut the up-front cost by throwing in Dalot, 21, in a player-plus-cash deal.
But Porto have confirmed they will only accept an offer from Old Trafford officials if their £23m ($A41m) asking price is met in full.
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