THE KINGS takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours involving Liverpool
According to Calciomercatoweb, Inter Milan are keen on making a move for Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp especially if a change of ownership takes place at the Nerazzurri.
The report states that Klopp is Inter Milan’s dream managerial candidate and they would do everything to bring him to the Serie A under the right circumstances.
Mirror claims that Mason Mount is going to leave Chelsea in the summer in all likelihood, with Liverpool emerging as favourites after it has been speculated for weeks now that the Reds are heavily interested in signing the 24-year-old as a part of their midfield revolution.
Chelsea are trying to tie Mount down to a new contract, but they haven’t been able to meet his demands so far, with a new round of talks set to take place in the summer. However, Liverpool could tempt the English midfielder to arrive at Anfield by offering him higher wages.
As per Fichajes, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has told club owners that they need to make 3-4 new signings in the summer to challenge in both Europe and England.
This includes the likes of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, Fiorentina surprise package Sofyan Amrabat, and Brighton powerhouse Moisés Caicedo.
These new signings are expected to replace ageing midfielders Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner who are no longer at their best states the report.
Mohamed Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa has rubbished the exit rumours regarding the Egyptian, stating that it’s “nonsense.”
Reports are suggesting that Salah will leave Anfield in case the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Nonsense. This was never discussed or thought about. Not qualifying to the Champions League hasn’t even crossed our minds. https://t.co/vamG8rOPvh
Liverpool are interested in signing AC Milan winger Rafael Leao in the summer and are ready to include Luis Diaz in the deal to reduce the transfer fee, according to Calciomercatoweb.
Leao’s future in Italy looks highly uncertain as he is yet to sign a new contract with the Rossoneri, with his current contract expiring in 2024.
Milan have set Leao’s release clause at €150 million, but could agree to sell the Portuguese international for around €120-150 million.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool are closely monitoring N’Golo Kante’s contract situation at Chelsea as he will become a free agent at the end of the season.
The Frenchman is yet to reach an agreement with the Blues over a new contract, although it has been reported that they are in advanced talks to extend Kante’s contract for one year with an option to extend it for another year.
As per Fichajes, Liverpool are willing to sell ace Mohamed Salah next season as manager Jürgen Klopp looks to revamp his squad following dismal performances this campaign.
Reportedly, PSG are the club most keen on signing the Egyptian from Liverpool and are willing to pay €80m for his services.
According to 90min, Liverpool are interested in signing Union Berlin midfielder Rani Khedira in the summer as they eye a summer overhaul.
Manchester United, Wolves, Everton, Leicester City, Spurs and West Ham United are also keen on signing the player.
Liverpool are in need of a summer overhaul and have identified Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella as a potential candidate. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Barella joins the list alongside Jude Bellingham, Moises Caicedo and Matheus Nunes as potential midfield options.
Real Madrid are interested in bringing in Fabinho to the Santiago Bernabeu as they believe his time as a Liverpool player may be up following a poor season, according to Fichajes.
The Reds are eyeing a summer overhaul, with their midfield set to be revamped. Fabinho could be one from the old guard who could be sold in order to make way for new signings.
With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos’ futures unclear, Los Blancos could go for Fabinho, a player who has the experience of winning the Champions League.
According to a report by Ben Jacobs for TeamTalk, Liverpool are eyeing Bundesliga duo Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) and Evan Ndicka (Eintracht Frankfurt) to bolster their defence next season.
Leipzig higher-ups have stated that Gvardiol is not for sale in the summer, but a lot of clubs are lining up bids that the Bundesliga outfit might simply be unable to refuse.
As for Ndicka, the French centre-back is set to leave Frankfurt at the end of the season, when his contract expires.
Liverpool will undergo a major overhaul in the summer, with Jude Bellingham the centerpiece of their transition. But they want to sign Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch too, according to Sport1’s Kerry Hau.
The Dutch midfielder has struggled to find a prominent role under Julian Nagelsmann and may be tempted to a move to Anfield, where he could be one of the key figures under Jurgen Klopp.
However, the Bavarians are not interested in selling the former Ajax man.
“Liverpool are interested, but Bayern’s attitude is clear: they don’t want to give him up. You’d think though that Gravenberch will certainly give the move some thought,” Hau wrote for Sport1.
Liverpool haven’t hit top form this season so far and manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that they need a squad overhaul and will look for players in the summer transfer market with some players leaving the team as well.
“We have to do something in the summer, it is clear,” said Klopp to reporters before their game against Crystal Palace.
“It’s one of the reasons I signed a new contract (to build a new team). Last season was not one for a big change. If you want a big change, at this club you cannot make loads of changes and realise no one wants to leave. We cannot make four transfers before we know who will leave the club,” he added.
According to reports in The Mirror, Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder, Fabinho, could be on his way out in the summer following significant drop in performance levels.
Liverpool are looking to freshen up their midfield in the summer and James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all be on the chopping board.
Liverpool are among a host of clubs monitoring Mainz’ versatile midfielder Anton Stach, according to reports in 90min. Stach has been capped twice for Germany so far.
Liverpool are set to face competition from Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur for the midfielder.
According to Fabrizio Romano (via his Youtube channel), Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol as the club look to bolster their defensive options this summer.
Gvardiol is seen as one of Europe’s best up and coming defenders. He impressed in the World Cup and is being tracked by a host of clubs, including Chelsea.
The Croatian international came close to a move to Chelsea last summer, and his stock has only risen after his strong performances for Leipzig and his fantastic display at the World Cup really put him into the spotlight.
The 21-year-old centre-back suggested last month that Liverpool is his ‘dream club’, which hands Jurgen Klopp’s team an upper hand in the race with other Premier League club.
Stefan Bajcetic is having a breakout year and has been impressive with his performances since breaking through in the Liverpool team this season.
Spanish giants, Real Madrid, are interested in signing the 18-year-old midfielder and consider him one of the future targets for the club, according to reports in the Fichajes.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool are highly optimistic that they will convince Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount to leave the Blues and join them next season.
Mount’s contract expires next year and the article states that any negotiation between him and Chelsea will only take place in the summer.
Earlier reports suggested Liverpool are keen on signing him and have even communicated directly with Mount.
In a conversation with Boston Red Sox reporters (via CaughtOffside), Liverpool owner John Henry stated the club is not up for sale.