Transfer News: Liverpool to bid for £20m Barca starlet; Chelsea want Ligue 1 star on loan

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen

According to Mirror Football, Liverpool could swoop for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen this month, whilst The Daily Star report that Chelsea want to sign PSG defender Thiago Silva on loan. 

Despite recently issuing current No.1 Simon Mignolet a new five-year contract, the Reds have been linked with a number of goalkeepers over the last few weeks including Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who has been reserved for Champions League and domestic cup action since moving to the Nou Camp from Borussia Monchengladbach in summer 2014.

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Liverpool reportedly saw a £11million bid for the German international rejected last week and Mirror Football claim Barcelona’s valuation is closer to £20million. But more importantly, the British newspaper allege the Merseyside outfit are likely to move for the 23-year-old this month, rather than face competition for his signature during the summer.

Meanwhile, according to a Daily Star exclusive, Chelsea are hoping to sign PSG defender Thiago Silva on loan.

The Brazil international is widely regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his generation, having thrice been selected in the UEFA Team of the Year, received a nomination for the 2013 Ballon d’Or and made it into the FIFA All-Star team for the 2014 World Cup.

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The Blues have conceded 34 times in 23 games this season but at the age of 31, they aren’t looking to sign Silva permanently. Instead, they are hopeful of agreeing a loan deal until the end of the season and are prepared pay his £170k per-week wages in full.

The story is a little hard to believe at first glance, especially considering PSG’s Champions League ambitions. But already 21 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and relatively well-endowed in the centre-back department, they could perhaps be convinced to let Silva leave temporarily.

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