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Liverpool and Valencia are monitoring the ‘Next Lewandowski’

Liverpool and Valencia are monitoring 24-year-old striker Bekim Balaj from Rijeka. Spanish side considering Balaj as a strong back up for their starlet Paco Alcácer, who has been sensational this term and already attracted attention of European giants.

Bekim Balaj

While, Jurgen Klopp searching for the prolific target-man and watching the Albanian who’s  playing style is very similar of Robert Lewandowski.  Balaj is a prolific, complete, and talented striker, who was gifted with pace, power, instinct, and an eye for goal; while he is excellent at taking advantage of chances in the area.

On 7 January 2015 Balaj signed for  HNK Rijeka and finalized the move from Slavia Prague. The 6ft2 forward has been impressive for Croatian club and scored 16 goals in 29 appearances so far.

Balaj is a permanent member of Albania national team and he bagged 1 goal in 12 games for his country.

Chelsea and Liverpool Battle For The Signature of Versatile Defender

Chelsea and Liverpool aimed the Sead Kolašinac who plays as a left back for German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

The Blues and the Reds both need to bolster the defensive line of team. The English champions clearly struggling this term and are 16th on Premier League table after 7 loss,  conceded 23 goals in 12 games. While Klopp’s side have four injured defender – Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Jon Flanagan and Kolo Toure.

Sead Kolašinac

Kolašinac could be an ideal signing for Premier League giants as he’s able to play any position at back side, as well as a defensive midfielder. He is noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play.

The 22-year-old isn’t considered as a permanent member of Schalke starting line-up, as he made just 5 appearances at Bundesliga this term and according to the player’s agent he would be happy perform on a higher level.

Arsenal transfer boost: The 6ft target-man wants to leave club in January

European giants Arsenal, Tottenham, Atlético Madrid and Roma have received a boos over Inter Milan striker Rey Manaj.

As per the player’s representative the 18-year-old hitman is unhappy with his little playing time and wants to change a workplace in January. English clubs were linked with Manaj during the transfer window but player has decided to play at Serie A giants.

Rey Manaj

However, Arsene Wenger is actively monitoring the situation around Albania international and could make a move in upcoming transfer window to secure the promising starlet.

on 14 July 2015  the 6ft target-man was sold to Inter for a fee of €1 million and he signed a 5-year contract. But Manaj failed to make an impact at Nerazzurri as he made just two appearances this term in Serie A.

Borislav Milovanovic

Borislav is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Serbian football and loves Red Star Belgrade. Nemanja Vidic is his favourite player. Basketball and Tennis are another his hobbies.