Jurgen Klopp backed to sign Chelsea star

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months after struggling to get regular game time under Antonio Conte last season.

Manchester United and Barcelona are chasing the 29-year-old, with the Spanish giants tabling a £50m bid for Willian.

However, former Reds ace Biscan reckons Willian would be the ideal signing for Jurgen Klopp this summer.

“I’d love to see them bring in some players who have had a good World Cup,” Biscan told BetStars.

“Willian from Chelsea would be a great signing for Liverpool. I’m a fan so I would love to see them bring in players like Willian as they would be really good for the team.”

On whether Liverpool can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season, Biscan added: “Of course they can challenge for the Premier League this season.

“They proved last season they can beat the top teams when they played against Manchester City.

“It showed they can play at the top level but also that they need to work on their consistency which is one of the most difficult things to do, but now they know they can do it, they can be more consistent next year.”

Liverpool finished a staggering 25 points behind City last season as Pep Guardiola’s men stormed to the Premier League title.

Chelsea’s Kenedy has medical ahead of Newcastle loan return – sources

Chelsea winger Kenedy has undergone a medical ahead of a season-long loan move to Newcastle, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Brazilian impressed at St. James’ Park in the second half of last season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in 13 Premier League appearances after joining on loan from Stamford Bridge in January.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte considers Kenedy as surplus to requirements and although the Italian’s own future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear due to the ongoing pursuit of Maurizio Sarri, the Blues have still been willing to make decisions regarding the players on the fringes of the first-team squad.

Kenedy was a prime candidate to be sold this summer to raise funds for first-team signings, but Chelsea has opted to loan him back to Newcastle after failing to find a club willing to meet their asking price, reportedly around £20 million.

There was hope at Chelsea that Kenedy could establish himself as an alternative to Marcos Alonso at left wing-back but he did not earn Conte’s trust, making only five appearances across the Carabao Cup and FA Cup between August and January.

Emerson Palmieri’s arrival from Roma for around £20m at the end of the winter window then pushed Kenedy further down the pecking order, and it was decided that a loan to Newcastle for the remainder of the campaign was the best option to rebuild his value.

Asked about the possibility of returning to Newcastle in an interview with the Daily Mail in April, Kenedy said: “I am enjoying my time at Newcastle, but obviously I have a contract at Chelsea. If something occurs then I will be more than happy, it is a good place for me. I like it.”

Chelsea are yet to buy a single player this summer, as the prolonged uncertainty surrounding Conte and Sarri has had a paralysing effect on the club’s transfer plans in a window already complicated by the World Cup and compressed by the Premier League’s earlier deadline, set for Aug. 9.

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