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SportLiverpool close in on Elliott deal as starlet attends pre-season game

00:35  12 july  2019
00:35  12 july  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool and Palace in talks over £25m Clyne and Mignolet deal

Liverpool and Palace in talks over £25m Clyne and Mignolet deal Crystal Palace have reportedly begun talks with Liverpool over a potential deal for Nathaniel Clyne and Simon Mignolet, according to Football Insider. The report claims that the Eagles, who had an £8m offer for Mignolet turned down recently, are willing to pay £25m for the pair, who are both out of favour under Jurgen Klopp. Both players have been tipped for a Merseyside exit this summer, however, the Reds are reportedly holding back on parting ways with second-choice keeper Mignolet. Klopp is thought to be a big admirer of the Belgian’s professionalism behind the scenes at Anfield and would only sell if a deal is right.

Liverpool close in on Elliott deal as starlet attends pre-season game © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Fulham FC v Cardiff City - Premier League

Liverpool transfer target Harvey Elliott appears close to signing for the Reds after he was spotted in attendance during Liverpool’s pre-season fixture against Tranmere.

The Reds beat Tranmere comprehensively at Prenton Park, winning 6-0 in a game in which a number of talented starlets were awarded their opportunity to shine.

And speaking of talented starlets, 16-year old Fulham attacker Harvey Elliott was spotted in attendance amid speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.

Liverpool close in on Elliott deal as starlet attends pre-season game © Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport

The attacking midfielder broke a number of records last season, becoming the youngest ever player to play in the EFL Cup at 15 years and 174 days, as well as becoming the youngster Premier League player at 16 years and 30 days.

With Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain both interested in the young star, Liverpool have faced heavy competition for his signature, although it appears the Reds are set to beat out their rivals in the pursuit for the England youth international.

Ezekiel Elliott is planning training-camp holdout if he doesn't get new contract, report says.
According to ProFootballTalk, which cited unidentified sources, "Elliott has privately said that he will hold out of training camp." Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has previously indicated they won't rush to sign the star. "Well, I think those are all a work in progress," Jones said in early May. "Certainly we've got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done. "He's the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He's a key part of what we're about. Those things take time to get done. They don't happen overnight.

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