Transfer talk

DONE DEAL

Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, midfielder (Newcastle to Liverpool)

Liverpool have agreed a £25 million (S$44.7 million) deal for the Dutch international, who had his heart set on a move to the Premier League following Newcastle's relegation.

The Anfield side are likely to recoup at least half the money after accepting a £13 million bid from Stoke City for Joe Allen.

IN THE WORKS

Moussa Sissoko, 26, midfielder (Newcastle to Juventus)

Juventus have earmarked the French international as their preferred replacement for Paul Pogba, in case he leaves, but face competition from Everton for the player.

Newcastle officials want £35 million for Sissoko, but that has not deterred Juventus, who are prepared to pay the asking price.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, THE GUARDIAN

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