Liverpool: Bayern want Klopp; Coutinho latest; PSG bid £40 million for star
The Mirror report that Bayern Munich are considering their options with Carlo Ancelotti failing to live up to expectations, with his team six points behind RB Leipzig and suffering an embarrassing Champions League defeat to Rostov last week, and they have made Jurgen Klopp their first choice to replace the Italian.
Klopp reportedly considered a move to Munich after leaving Dortmund but instead opted to move to Merseyside, where in a year he has turned his team into title contenders from a side which failed to qualify for a Europa League spot. Having signed a new six year deal in the summer, it would be difficult for Bayern, but they may still try.
Phillipe Coutinho is set to undergo a scan on his ankle today after swelling has gone down as the club seek to determine the full extent of his injury. The Brazilian has avoided a fracture and is believed to be suffering from ligament damage, which is expected to keep him out of action until the new year.
That would see Coutinho miss up to six matches, say BBC Sport, including clashes against Everton and potentially Manchester City, meaning Klopp will have his work cut out to adjust the team to playing without their star man.
The return of Adam Lallana may be a major boost to the team’s hopes as they seek to get by without Coutinho, but the Liverpool Echo claim that Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a sensational £40 million move for the former Southampton captain who has been in fine form this season.
It would be a remarkable move for the England international, and Liverpool would likely be very reluctant to enter into negotiations over one of their most valuable players with Lallana already in talks over a new contract at Anfield.
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