Liverpool dealt major blow in pursuit of Salzburg attacker Hwang Hee-chan

Liverpool and their league rivals Wolves look likely to miss out on signing Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan, with him set to sign for RB Leipzig.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who claim that the Bundesliga club have moved quickly to replace the outgoing Timo Werner.

Werner has finalised a move to Chelsea, with the Blues moving to secure Timo’s signature ahead of the competition, namely Liverpool.

That has left the Saxony outfit desperately trying to find a replacement for a forward who is the top goalscorer in the history of the club and has 34 goals in 45 matches this season.

Hwang has been named among their possible targets as he’s available for around €10 million and Sky now confirm he is on the way.

They report that the attacker, who has impressed for Salzburg this term with 11 goals and 21 assists in 38 appearances, has opted for Die Roten Bullen and is expected to cost around €10 million.

The German club weren’t the only ones keen, with the Reds and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side both described as having recently declared interest too.

Wolves interest is nothing new, with states back in December that they were keen and had even had chief Kevin Thelwell scout him when Salzburg took on the Anfield outfit in the Champions League.

The Reds interest is apparently new but not all that shocking. They already purchased  Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg in January so will likely have been aware of Hee-chan’s performances as well.

Indeed, there is every chance they were looking at the player as a low-cost addition in the same vein as the Japanese playmaker, but have now seemingly been beaten to the chase by Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

Ex-Schalke star confirms he received 'mega offer from Liverpool' few years ago

Former Schalke attacker Donis Avdijaj says turning down the chance to sign for Liverpool is the biggest mistake he has made in his professional career.

Avdijaj spent seven years with Bundesliga club, having joined at the age of 14 back in 2011 and progressed through the youth system.

Donis left on a free transfer to Willem II two years ago having featured in 12 games for the Schalke first-team.

The Kosovo international was released by the Dutch outfit in March 2019 and was snapped up by Trabzonspor that year, though he left a few months later to sign for Hearts in January.

The 23-year-old forward finds himself without a club again as his time at Scottish side has come to an end.

He admits his career could have gone another way as the PL champions and Real Madrid wanted him a few years ago.

Avdijaj told Sport1: “My biggest mistake, which I bitterly regret, was turning down another mega offer from Liverpool before I signed the long contract with Schalke, which was a matter close to my heart. I also had one from Real Madrid.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool reportedly have no intention of pursuing a deal for Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly during the next transfer market.

Despite the Reds having being confirmed as PL champions, speculation persists that manager Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new centre-half.

In recent months, the Merseyside side have been linked with an approach for Kalidou, who could be allowed to leave the club this summer.

However, according to Sky Sports News, Liverpool won’t be making a bid for the Senegal international during the coming months.

Liverpool can sign Ben White as his parent club demand at least £35m

Liverpool have been informed it will cost more than £35 million to prise Leeds United star Ben White, who is on loan from Brighton, this summer.

The Premier League giants are one of a number of leading Premier League teams keeping close tabs on the 22-year-old along with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester City.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Seagulls have let it be known to interested sides via intermediaries they will need to obliterate their transfer record to sign White in the next window.

The club’s record sale is the £8 million deal that took centre-forward, Leonardo Ulloa, to Leicester City back in 2014.

Brighton will demand around five times that fee for White even though the star has only twice played for them.

The ace’s asking price and reputation have skyrocketed as a result of his brilliant form on loan at Leeds this season.

White has remarkably played every single minute of Championship outfit’s league-leading campaign.

Most of those games have been in central defence but Ben has even stepped up to play in midfield when midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been unavailable.

Ben’s future will depend upon a couple of factors, including what he wants and whether his pattern club retain their Premier League status.

I was first revealed last year’s October that Jurgen Klopp’s side have been keeping close tabs on him this campaign after the Reds’ scouts were electrified by his displays.