Trending today: Matic on Chelsea, Klopp wants Subašić, Manaj set to leave Inter

Liverpool prepare a January move to back up Simon Mignolet

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is determined to reinforce the squad in January and considering to sign an experienced stopper Danijel Subašić from Ligue 1 club Monaco.

The Reds have already signed Hungarian keeper Ádám Bogdán, but he failed tomake an impact at Anfield. The German manager coach wants to sign  Subašić to back up his number 1 choice Simon Mignolet and copy the practice of many European clubs which play with different stoppers at domestic and foreign competitions.

Danijel Subašić

The Croatia international is an agile, strong, and commanding shot-stopper, who is hugely experienced at the highest level.  During the 2014–15 season, the 31-year-old goalie kept 8 consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 matches. On 8 February 2015, his impressive run of not conceding a goal ended after 842 minutes in an away match against Guingamp.

Subašić has contract with Monaco till 2019 and is valued €6m by the Transfermarkt.

The €27m signing sends message to Chelsea fans

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, spoke about the current situation around the Blues’ and also has refused to think about relegation after his side dropped to 16th place in the Premier League table.

“I think we deserve more. We are not used to being in this position.” – the 27-year-old player told London Evening Standard.

“But we don’t look at the table because last year when we were champions, we just tried to take it game by game and wait for Manchester City to drop points.”

“The table is not realistic now.”

Nemanja Matic

Serbia international also commented on Mourinho’s side last defeat against Stoke and claimed:

“He [Mourinho] prepared for the game in the last couple of training sessions after Dynamo Kiev.

“We knew what we had to do. We did our job well.

“There was only one situation which was when they scored and they were lucky.”

Matic has rejoined Chelsea on 15 January 2014,  for a fee of £21 million (€25M), on a five-and-a-half-year contract and became a significant factor the Blues’ last season success.

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.