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Exclusive: Arne Slot just gave Richard Hughes permission to sign £42.2m Euros monster who destroyed

Exclusive: Arne Slot just gave Richard Hughes permission to sign £42.2m Euros monster who destroyed

22/06/2024, England, Soccer, English Premier League Soccer, Article # 31829464

Liverpool are understood to remain interested in Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams.

Sources close to CaughtOffside have made clear that Jurgen Klopp’s successor, Arne Slot, appreciates the 21-year-old’s talents. The Dutch head coach has approved a potential transfer move for the La Liga star.

However, the Reds won’t necessarily have a clear pathway. That’s because Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all continue to be linked with the Spanish international.

How much will it cost to sign Nico Williams?

Nico Williams at the Euros – (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The signing of Williams will require a potentially sizeable fee. The player currently has a €50m [£42.2m] release clause whilst his current terms aren’t set to expire until June 2027.

CaughtOffside’s understanding of the situation is that Liverpool do plan to check on the forward’s status. However, they’re more than aware that completing this transfer will be a difficult task for the reformed recruitment team.

How is Williams faring in the 2024 European Championship?

It’s fair to say the Spanish wide man is already creating something of a stir in Germany.

His latest performance saw him pick up UEFA’s Player of the Match award as he tormented the Italian backline in a 1-0 win over Luciano Spalletti’s men.

Williams amassed 60 touches, a 93% pass accuracy rate (27/29), four key passes, and one big chance created according to stats collected by Sofascore.

Where could Nico Williams play for Arne Slot’s Liverpool?

Could Cody Gakpo play on the left for Liverpool? – (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Williams currently features primarily on the left for club and country.

As a right-footed winger, it’s fair to presume that Arne Slot will want to keep it that way given how much Liverpool have thrived with a left-footed player on the opposing flank.

That said, the 21-year-old can offer his services on the right-flank, should they be so required.

The Reds do, however, seem somewhat happy with Luis Diaz on the left. There’s also a serious question to be asked in pre-season over the long-term future of Cody Gakpo who has thrived in a similar position for the Netherlands.

Choices, choices and yet more choices for Arne Slot in this new Liverpool era.

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Chelsea looking to sign 16-goal attacker valued at €30 million this summer

Chelsea looking to sign 16-goal attacker valued at €30 million this summer

22/06/2024, England, Multi Sports, English Sports Publications, Article # 31829463

Chelsea are looking to improve their attacking unit with the signing of Maximilian Beier this summer.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, they have started gathering information for the 21-year-old German striker and they could look to make a move for him in the coming weeks.

The attacker will cost around €30 million because of a release clause in his contract and a club with Chelsea’s finances should be able to afford him easily. Florian Plettenberg claims that several Premier League clubs are keen on signing the Bundesliga striker and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea can win the race for his signature.

The Blues are not in pole position when it comes to the transfer race.

Chelsea want to sign Maximilian Beier.
Maximilian Beier playing for Germany U21s – (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Chelsea need to sign a quality striker

The 21-year-old striker has had an impressive campaign with Hoffenheim and it is no surprise that top clubs are keen on him. The German attacker scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga last season. He could develop into a quality long-term prospect for Chelsea if they can get the deal done.

The Blues should do everything in their power to sign the player this summer. They should have no problems paying his release clause and it remains to be seen whether they can convince the player to join them as well.

Nicolas Jackson has been quite underwhelming since his move from La Liga and Chelsea need a better striker leading the line for them. The German certainly fits the profile and he could be tempted to move to the Premier League. Even though they have not been at their best, Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world and the opportunity to play for them could be quite exciting for Beier. It remains to be seen how the situation develops over the next few days.

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Chelsea looking to sign 16-goal attacker valued at €30 million this summer

Chelsea looking to sign 16-goal attacker valued at €30 million this summer

22/06/2024, England, Soccer, English Premier League Soccer, Article # 31829465

Chelsea are looking to improve their attacking unit with the signing of Maximilian Beier this summer.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, they have started gathering information for the 21-year-old German striker and they could look to make a move for him in the coming weeks.

The attacker will cost around €30 million because of a release clause in his contract and a club with Chelsea’s finances should be able to afford him easily. Florian Plettenberg claims that several Premier League clubs are keen on signing the Bundesliga striker and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea can win the race for his signature.

The Blues are not in pole position when it comes to the transfer race.

Chelsea want to sign Maximilian Beier.
Maximilian Beier playing for Germany U21s – (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Chelsea need to sign a quality striker

The 21-year-old striker has had an impressive campaign with Hoffenheim and it is no surprise that top clubs are keen on him. The German attacker scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga last season. He could develop into a quality long-term prospect for Chelsea if they can get the deal done.

The Blues should do everything in their power to sign the player this summer. They should have no problems paying his release clause and it remains to be seen whether they can convince the player to join them as well.

Nicolas Jackson has been quite underwhelming since his move from La Liga and Chelsea need a better striker leading the line for them. The German certainly fits the profile and he could be tempted to move to the Premier League. Even though they have not been at their best, Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world and the opportunity to play for them could be quite exciting for Beier. It remains to be seen how the situation develops over the next few days.

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Lewis Hamilton berated by Lance Stroll as Mercedes star under investigation at Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton berated by Lance Stroll as Mercedes star under investigation at Spanish GP

22/06/2024, England, Multi Sports, English Sports Publications, Article # 31829395


Lance Stroll was furious with Lewis Hamilton during the final practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1914135/Lewis-Hamilton-Lance-Stroll-Spanish-Grand-Prix
Prepare For A BUMPER Summer of U20 Rugby With Jamie Lyall, Chris Paterson & Bruce Millar

Prepare For A BUMPER Summer of U20 Rugby With Jamie Lyall, Chris Paterson & Bruce Millar

22/06/2024, England, Rugby, IRB Rugby World Cup 2015, Article # 31829336


Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal plot £40m Man Utd hijack as Liverpool set sights on Arda Guler

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal plot £40m Man Utd hijack as Liverpool set sights on Arda Guler

22/06/2024, England, Soccer, English Premier League Soccer, Article # 31829328


All the latest transfer news and updates from the Premier League and across Europe.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1914054/Transfer-news-LIVE-Man-Utd-Arsenal-Chelsea-Olise
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal plot £40m Man Utd hijack as Liverpool set sights on Arda Guler

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal plot £40m Man Utd hijack as Liverpool set sights on Arda Guler

22/06/2024, England, Multi Sports, English Sports Publications, Article # 31829327


All the latest transfer news and updates from the Premier League and across Europe.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1914054/Transfer-news-LIVE-Man-Utd-Arsenal-Chelsea-Olise
Stefanos Tsitsipas sparks outrage with video about men and women's roles in society

Stefanos Tsitsipas sparks outrage with video about men and women's roles in society

22/06/2024, England, Multi Sports, English Sports Publications, Article # 31829396


Stefanos Tsitsipas shared the clip to his 1.9million Instagram followers.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1914106/Stefanos-Tsitsipas-video-men-and-women-society-tennis
Firefighters rush to McLaren HQ at Spanish Grand Prix as venue evacuated

Firefighters rush to McLaren HQ at Spanish Grand Prix as venue evacuated

22/06/2024, England, Multi Sports, English Sports Publications, Article # 31829326


The Spanish Grand Prix paddock was rocked by a fire on Saturday with the McLaren HQ at the centre of the drama.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1914115/Spanish-Grand-Prix-McLaren-fire
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