LIVERPOOL and Manchester United will go head-to-head as they look to sign Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.

Jurgen Klopp was hoping to wait until the summer to sign the £45million-rated Senegal international but may have to make a move in this transfer window with United reportedly having already opened talks.

Both clubs are reeling from humiliating defeats on Sunday - United losing 6-1 at home to Spurs while Liverpool were beaten 7-2 at Aston Villa.

Klopp is looking to build his 'next generation' team and needs a younger squad with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all pushing 30.

Sarr scored six goals in 30 Premier League appearances for the Hornets last season after his £25m move from Rennes last year and Klopp could see him forming an exciting attacking partnership with Diogo Jota - a recent arrival from Wolves.


FORMER Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu could be on his way out of Watford.

The 26-year-old wants to play at a higher level and, following the Hornets relegation from the Premier League, the Spaniard has been linked with a move to Italy with Florentina a possible destination.

Deulofeu, who has scored 14 goals in 58 games during his time at Vicarage Road, has previously played for Everton while he has had loan spells at AC Milan and Sevilla.


WEST Brom are keen to sign Karlan Grant from Huddersfield Town as soon as possible.

Slaven Bilac wants to get the deal done so he can work with the 23-year-old forward during the international break.

Grant has not featured for the Terriers this season who boosted their own attacking options after Danny Ward returned to the club on a free transfer from Cardiff City.

The Examiner

NEIL WARNOCK is expecting big things from Patrick Roberts when, as expected, he signs for Middlesbrough on a second loan spell from Manchester City.

The 23-year-old made 10 Championship appearances last season, scoring one goal, in his first stint on Teeside that was hampered by a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for nearly five months.

But the Boro boss believes Roberts will be a different proposition second time around.

“I had a good chat with Patrick and he’s looking forward to it,” Warnock told the Northern Echo. “If he gets his head up and his confidence up, he can be a really good player."

The Northern Echo

DERBY County are tracking Serdar Dursun and Charlie Austin as they look for more firepower.

Despite a first league win of the season against Norwich on Saturday, the Rams need to improve their attacking options.

However, they will have to move quickly if they want o try and lure Dursun to Pride Park as the deadline to complete international deals is 11pm tonight.

The 28-year-old centre-forward currently plays for SV Darmstadt 98 in Germany's Bundesliga 2.

Austin appears to be on the way out at West Brom having not played for the Baggies in the Premier League this season.

The 31-year-old has been restricted to Carabou Cup appearances and was not included in West Brom's 22-man squad for the clash at his former club Southampton yesterday.

The Derby Telegraph

SHEFFIELD Wednesday have been linked with a move for West Brom's striker Kenneth Zohore but is more than likely to be a season long loan rather than a permanent deal.

The Owls are also tracking Wolves full back Dion Sanderson who helped Cardiff City reach the play-offs while on loan at the Bluebirds last season.

The Examiner

BOURNEMOUTH are tracking Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne.

The Cherries need more attacking options following the departures of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to Newcastle.

The Republic of Ireland international, who spent time on loan at Blackburn Rovers during the 2016-17 campaign, has also been linked with Stoke City and Colorado Rapids.

The 24-year-old, who came up through the youth ranks at Manchester City, has also played for Wigan Athletic and Oldham.

The Irish Mirror