Manchester United tracking Fenerbahce wonderkid Elif Elmas – but Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen

18 May

Manchester United are closely monitoring the progress of Fenerbahce wonderkid Elif Elmas.

However, according to reports, rivals City and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on the 19-year-old.

Elif Elmas has reportedly attracted the attention of three massive Premier League clubs
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Elmas is a full Macedonia international and has ten senior appearances, despite his tender age.

The teen has scored three goals in the Turkish Super Lig and can play in a variety of midfield positions – tending to operate through the middle.

According to the Daily Mail, United are leading the pack for Elmas’ signature, but face competition from two of their Premier League rivals.

But given how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to signing hard-working players of a younger age, it would be no surprise to see the Red Devils make a move.

Ander Herrera confirmed he would be leaving Old Trafford upon the expiration of his contract this summer, while there is also uncertainty surrounding the future of Juan Mata.

Real Madrid still hold an interest in Paul Pogba, but negotiations seem set to rumble on throughout the summer.

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has also been linked with a move to United, so it is clear to see midfield is an area Solskjaer wishes to strengthen.

Liverpool news: Loris Karius slammed by Besiktas manager, who admits transfer ‘hasn’t worked out’

12 Mar

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has admitted Loris Karius’ loan from Liverpool simply “hasn’t worked out.”

Following the goalkeeper’s latest error, he also admitted he would drop him if he could.

Karius was sent to the Turkish Super Lig outfit on a two-year loan deal back in August, two months after his poor display in the Champions League final, which ultimately resulted in him losing his place as no.1 to Alisson.

Loris Karius has struggled for form at Besiktas

Karius was at fault for two goals in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, however, his time abroad has not been any better, with various reports over the campaign suggesting Besiktas were unhappy with his performances.

The German conceded a soft goal on Sunday as his side ran out 3-2 winners over Konyaspor, failing to make what should have been a routine save as Omer Ali Sahiner scored a 20th-minute equaliser.

Karius then had to bear the brunt of criticism from his own fans for the remainder of the game, with unconfirmed reports even suggesting the 25-year-old asked to be substituted at half-time as a result.

Shinji Kagawa’s late winner saved Karius’ blushes, but manager Gunes was not happy with his goalkeeper’s performance – admitting he would have dropped the German in favour of Tolga Zengin had the 35-year-old been available.

“He was at fault for the goals he conceded,” Gunes said. “Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game.

“It has been like that since the beginning. He does not really feel a part of the team, it’s something we haven’t been able to work out and, of course, I am partly to blame for this.

“Something is wrong, he has also been unlucky. [He] is talented but it hasn’t worked out and we have a problem. Let me put it this way, if I still had Tolga available I would play him.”

Liverpool transfer news: Galatasaray hold talks with the Reds over Dominic Solanke loan as they attempt to beat Rangers to deal

26 Nov

Turkish giants Galatasaray are confident they can beat Rangers to the loan signing of Liverpool starlet Dominic Solanke in January

The ex-Chelsea youngster has found first-team opportunities extremely limited since joining the Reds last summer and he is yet to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.

Liverpool starlet Dominic Solanke in action for England Under-21s.

In a quest to return to first-team action, Solanke is expected to join a club on loan in January and the 21-year-old has plenty of admirers.

Rangers, who are managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, have been linked with the forward, though sources have told talkSPORT there is ‘no chance’ of him moving to Ibrox.

Galatasaray are leading the Turkish charge and, according to Fotomac, they are confident of securing a deal for Solanke.

The Turkish club held conversations with Liverpool chiefs over the weekend in an attempt to thrash out terms and the report claims that talks went better than had been expected.

Solanke is set to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks but there will be no chance of a permanent move, with the youngster very highly rated at Anfield.

Liverpool transfer news: Besiktas president hopes to sign Loris Karius permanently

12 Nov

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius could seal a permanent move to Besiktas, according to club president, Fikret Orman.

The German goalkeeper joined the Turkish club on a two-year loan during the summer, after his errors in the Champions League final saw the Reds sign Alisson, but he has made a mixed start to life in his new surroundings.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman with Loris Karius in the summer.

In fact, it was even suggested the 25-year-old was on the verge of being dropped while some reports claimed he could even be sent back to Liverpool in January.

But Besiktas president Orman has laughed off those suggestions and instead revealed he hopes to sign Karius for good.

“Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer,” Orman is quoted as saying by Turkish outlet Harberler.

“These stories are complete nonsense.

“Give Karius some time is all I’m saying. Karius has a lot of work to do but give him time.”

Liverpool transfer news: Galatasaray plot January loan swoop for Xherdan Shaqiri

8 Nov

Liverpool summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri is just beginning to make an impact at Anfield but already Turkish giants Galatasaray are plotting a loan raid.

Shaqiri had a slow start to life on Merseyside, playing just 32 minutes of football until late September, before he started against Southampton, although he was then substituted at half-time.

Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Chelsea.

However, in October his situation has improved considerably, and assists against Huddersfield Town and Red Star Belgrade, as well as a goal against Cardiff City, have increased his stock.

But despite his increase in minutes and his productive performances, Galatasaray are getting ready to swoop during the next transfer window.

Should Shaqiri be unhappy with his circumstances in just under two months, the Turkish Super Lig side will offer the 27-year-old a loan switch, according to TMW.

It’s unlikely Liverpool would sanction the deal, especially give the form of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who have been less productive in front of goal this term.

But the volatile Shaqiri could make life difficult for manager Jurgen Klopp if he isn’t rewarded with regular starts.

Transfer news: Fulham flop Fabri set to ‘replace Loris Karius’ at Besiktas

7 Nov

Fulham goalkeeper Fabri could return to Besiktas in January and replace Liverpool loan flop Loris Karius.

Fabri, 30, would be returning to the Turkish giants, who he left in the summer to join the Cottagers, having made just two Premier League appearances for Slavisa Jokanovic’s struggling side.

Fulham goalkeeper Fabri is set to leave the club despite joining in the summer.

Fabri is reportedly unhappy with his bit-part status in the Fulham squad and he has declared his desire to return to Turkey in the near future.

And, according to Fotomac, the Spaniard may get his wish with Besiktas ready to send back Karius to Liverpool ahead of the January window.

Loris Karius has continued to make mistakes while on-loan at Besiktas.

The Turks have been so unimpressed with the German’s performances that they are ready to cut short his two-year loan after just six months.
Karius’ return to Liverpool will vacant the number one spot at Besiktas and they are ready to turn to a former favourite in Fabri to fill the position.

Fulham are understood to be ready to consider offers for the out-of-favour goalkeeper and it could be just a matter of time before Besiktas touch base with the Premier League strugglers.

Everton transfer news: Toffees striker Oumar Niasse set to be offer escape route by Turkish giants Galatasaray

11 Oct

Everton striker Oumar Niasse could get a possible escape route out of the club as Galatasaray consider a second loan offer in January, according to Fanatik.
After a tough time at Goodison Park, the Senegal international was the subject of intense transfer speculation in the summer, with Toffees boss Marco Silva seemingly not a fan of the forward.

Everton striker Oumar Niasse

Niasse, 28, looked set to leave Goodison Park in the summer but Everton pulled the plug on a proposed loan move to Galatasaray at the last minute.

The striker, who is yet to score in six appearances so far this term, remains unhappy at his bit-part status on Merseyside and is keen to assess his options.

Niasse could be offered another potential escape route with Galatasaray preparing a second loan bid.

The Turkish giants are unable to bring in the Senegalese forward permanently due to Financial Fair Play regulations but are confident of snapping him up in January.

Liverpool loanee Loris Karius makes another mistake on Beskitas debut

3 Sep

It doesn’t get any better for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Now on a two-year loan with Besiktas, the German shot-stopper was all set for new start in his career but on his debut for Turkish club was up to his old tricks again.

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will spend the next two season on loan at Besiktas.

His errors in the Champions League final against Real Madrid saw the Reds lose 3-1 in Kiev and another mistake in pre-season, against Tranmere Rovers, saw the club move to sign Alisson from Roma for a world-record fee.

And now he’s cost his new club all three points as they drew 1-1 with Bursaspor on Sunday night.
Having held the lead through former Liverpool star Ryan Babel, Besiktas were hit with four minutes to go as Diafra Sakho turned the ball home with Karius in no man’s land having foolishly gone to claim the cross.