The latest on the players Liverpool have been linked with this summer – and who might leave.
The latest players Liverpool have been linked with…
CONFIRMED: Sepp van den Berg – Liverpool have signed 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg from Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle.
CONFIRMED: Harvey Elliott – Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 16-year-old winger Harvey Elliott from Fulham.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out bringing Coutinho to Anfield this summer: “I like Phil, I think he’s a fantastic footballer and all that stuff, but it would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it’s not our year for that.” (July 25); 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).
Gareth Bale – Jurgen Klopp has dismissed any talk of Liverpool making a move for Gareth Bale this summer (July 24).
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).
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 has said he will not allow Kent to go on loan again: “His time is over for loans. At the age he is now, he needs to find a place where he can settle. We will see what happens but a loan is not planned.”; 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 – Newcastle and Aston Villa are going head to head to try and sign Harry Wilson from Liverpool (Sky Sports News, July 26); 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).