The latest on the players Liverpool have been linked with this summer – and who might leave.
The latest players Liverpool have been linked with…
Fedor Chalov – Liverpool have joined Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and the Manchester clubs in pursuit of the £20m-rated CSKA Moscow striker (Daily Mirror, July 14).
Harvey Elliott – The Fulham youngster watched Liverpool’s pre-season victory at Tranmere from the stands as a move to Anfield moves closer (Daily Mirror, July 11).
Ousmane Dembele – Dembele is perfectly happy to stay in Spain this summer despite Liverpool’s interest (L’Equipe, July 3); Barcelona have reiterated their desire to keep hold of Dembele this summer despite Liverpool’s interest in the forward (Daily Mirror, June 21); Liverpool are weighing up a move for the Barca winger and are prepared to splash £133m to sign the France international (Don Balon, June 20); Dembele would be keen on a move to Liverpool if he leaves Barcelona this summer (TeamTALK, June 17).
CONFIRMED: Sepp van den Berg – Liverpool have signed 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg from Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle.
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool are willing to re-sign Coutinho just 18 months after selling him to Barcelona (Le10Sport); Liverpool have sensationally entered the race to re-sign the Brazil playmaker from Barcelona this summer (Daily Express, June 22).
Junior Firpo – Real Betis and Spain U21 left-back Junior Firpo has attracted interest from Liverpool and Barcelona (Various in Spain, July 7).
Dani Ceballos – Liverpool are ready to make a move to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is keen to leave the Bernabeu for more first-team football (The Independent, July 7)
Nicolas Pepe – Liverpool have made signing Lille’s Nicolas Pepe their No 1 priority in the summer transfer window (Daily Star, July 7) Liverpool have laughed off claims linking them with a £71m deal for the Lille forward (Mirror, June 26). However, the Reds are in talks with Lille over a potential £70m for the player (Get French Football News, June 26). Liverpool have jumped to the front of the queue to the midfielder and have made a £72m bid. The 24-year-old, also a target for Bayern and Inter, has impressed manager Jurgen Klopp (Le10Sport, June 17).
Marco Asensio – Liverpool will be offered Marco Asensio as Real Madrid eye a mega Sadio Mane swap deal. (Sunday Express, June 30)
Junior Firpo – Liverpool and Man Utd will go head to head for the signature of the Real Betis left-back (Marca, June 24).Liverpool are ready to trigger the Betis defender’s £45m release clause (Daily Mirror, June 21).
Christian Eriksen – Liverpool have been tipped to sign the Tottenham playmaker (Daily Star, June 21).
Bruno Fernandes – Liverpool have submitted a £40m bid for the Portugal midfielder (Correio de Manha, June 17); The club are no longer interested in the £50m Sporting Lisbon playmaker (The Sun, June 15).
Alex McCarthy – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is weighing up a move for the Southampton goalkeeper this summer. (The Star, June 16).
Hakim Ziyech – Ajax will seek just over £30m for their Morocco winger this summer. The 26-year-old has been linked with Liverpool (Mirror, June 15).
Nabil Fekir – Contray to reports in France, Liverpool have no plans to resurrect a deal for the Lyon playmaker (Independent, June 14); Fekir nearly joined Liverpool last summer, but the deal broke down. The player has been told by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas he will now be allowed to leave (Sky Sports News, May 25).
Max Kruse – Eintracht Frankfurt are favorites to sign the Werder Bremen striker after Liverpool dropped their interest in the experienced forward (Bild, June 19).
Neil Etheridge – With back-up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet potentially leaving this summer, the Reds have made an initial enquiry over Etheridge’s availability this summer, but have not yet launched a formal approach (Wales Online, June 5).
Adrien Rabiot – The out-of-contract PSG midfielder and Liverpool target has held talks with Italian champions Juventus (Sky Sports News, June 14).
David Tavares – Liverpool coaches were wowed by young Benfica B midfielder David Tavares when the Reds came face-to-face with him in a Marbella friendly before the Champions League final (Daily Mirror, June 11).
Memphis Depay – Although Sky Sports News understands Liverpool will not be making a bid for the Lyon forward (Sky Sports News, May 25).
Matthijs de Ligt – The 19-year-old will join Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs (Sky Sports News, May 21).
Donny van de Beek – The Ajax midfielder would reportedly cost the Reds £49m. (Le Parisien, June 4).
Ryan Fraser – Liverpool are monitoring the situation with a year left on his current Bournemouth deal. (The Sun, May 20)
Timo Werner – Regularly linked with Liverpool and set to be sold this summer if he does not sign a new contract, according to new RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann (Bild, May 30).
Samuel Chukwueze – Liverpool want more reinforcements in forward positions and are considering the 19-year-old (Daily Mail, May 21).
Joao Pedro – Set to join Watford in January 2020, but Liverpool have made enquiries (Daily Mail, May 26).
Moussa Dembele – Liverpool have abandoned their pursuit of Moussa Dembele because of Divock Origi’s end-of-season form (The Star, June 9).
Dorukhan Tokoz – Lazio are prepared to rival Liverpool in the race to sign the Besiktas midfielder, who could cost upwards of £8m (Aksam, July 2).
The latest on those who could leave Anfield this summer…
CONFIRMED: Rafael Camacho – Liverpool have completed the sale of youth-team player Camacho to Sporting Clube de Portugal for £5m.
CONFIRMED: Daniel Sturridge – The striker has left Liverpool after his contract expired; The former Liverpool striker has been offered the chance to revive his career at Bologna (Daily Express, July 14)
CONFIRMED: Alberto Moreno – Along with Sturridge, Moreno will also be released this summer.
CONFIRMED: Sheyi Ojo – Rangers have signed the winger from Liverpool on a season-long loan deal.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool have had no contact from Real Madrid over the 27-year-old, despite the head of the Senegal FA claiming an offer had been made (Liverpool Echo, July 14)
Ryan Kent – Jurgen Klopp will block Steven Gerrard’s attempts to bring the winger back to Rangers this summer (Daily Express, July 12); Rangers’ move for Kent could be delayed with Liverpool set to give their star players extra time off. (Daily Record, July 5).
Harry Wilson – Aston Villa, Brighton, Bournemouth and Wolves have been linked with a loan move for the 22-year-old Liverpool midfielder (Birmingham Mail, July 11); Newcastle, Southampton and Brighton are keen on the winger after he spent last season on loan at Derby (May 22); Liverpool are ready to spark a German scramble for talented winger Harry Wilson – by letting the Welshman leave for £21m (Daily Mirror, June 9)
Marko Grujic – Liverpool hope the Serbia midfielder will be ready for a first-team role next summer as they prepare to send Grujic back on loan to Hertha Berlin (The Times, July 1); The midfielder is set for another loan move to the Bundesliga with offers being made for the 23-year-old from Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen (Berliner Kurier, June 28).
Divock Origi – Liverpool will not sell Origi this summer despite interest from European sides (Daily Express, July 5). Betis are keen to sign the striker (Estadio Deportivo, June 24). However, Liverpool have no intention of letting the Belgium international leave this summer, despite him entering the final 12 months of his contract at Anfield (Liverpool Echo, June 20); The striker has been offered a new deal by Liverpool and the Reds are confident he will commit long term (Daily Express, June 4).
Mohamed Salah – Samuel Eto’o has urged the forward to join Barcelona (BBC, June 24). Salah has rejected a £150m Liverpool exit this summer after hearing of interest from Real and Juventus – but will review the situation next summer. (Daily Mirror, June 16); United, Real and Munich are set for a £180m battle over the Liverpool striker this summer (Daily Mail, June 4).
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Liverpool are close to agreeing a new 12-month contract extension with the midfielder.
Simon Mignolet – Crystal Palace are weighing up an £8m move for the Liverpool goalkeeper (Daily Star, June 26).
Devan Lovren – The defender’s representatives are in Milan for discussions over a move for the Croat (Daily Mail, July 2); Lovren’s agent has now flown to meet with Juventus (Daily Star, June 15); The Reds would only consider letting the centre-back leave if they receive an offer of at least £25m for the player (The Times, June 13); Milan are interested in signing the Liverpool central defender (Sky in Italy, June 12).
Sadio Mane – Real Madrid are said to be interested, but the player has said he is happy at Liverpool (Sky Sports News, May 29). Liverpool will be offered Marco Asensio as Real Madrid eye a mega Sadio Mane swap deal. (Sunday Express, June 30)
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