Liverpool could sell Taiwo Awoniyi in the summer, with the Reds planning to recoup £10m for the teenager, according to the newspaper Liverpool Echo.
The Nigerian forward has been not able to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side due to work permit problems.
He was purchased from the Imperial Academy in his native Nigeria back in 2015 but has not taken his senior-team bow due to permit complications.
The Bundesliga outfit Schalke are interested in acquiring the services of the Under-23s player.
Since arriving at the Reds he has been out on loan numerous times, featuring for Royal Mouscron, FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and KAA Gent.
This campaign he has netted 12 goals in 37 appearances during his second spell with Royal Mouscron.
Considering he has not played for the Anfield outfit, getting £10m for him would be considered as a very good business.
However, It remains to be seen whether or not the interested German club will be prepared to cough up such a sum.
Receiving the aforementioned fee for Awoniyi will represent a great piece of business for the Reds.
The teenager is not at the required level to make an impression in the main team, with or without a work permit. Offloading the star seems like the only viable variant this summer.
Banking £10m would be perfect for Liverpool, whilst the star would benefit from kick-starting his professional career elsewhere.
Taiwo has proved that he can net goals during his various loan stints. The time to depart Anfield permanently looks like being in summer.
Starting the campaign as a back-up keeper, 23-year-old Ugurcan broke into Trabzonspor’s senior team in November and has since stayed as the Super Lig side’s first-choice goalkeeper.
In 23 league and cup matches this season, the uncapped Turkish player has conceded 25 goals and collected seven clean sheets. His stunning form has alerted sides around the continent and Jurgen Klopp’s side are one of them.
His representative, Engin Kirkpinar, has claimed that the Reds are one of those sides keen on nabbing the youngster’s signature. But the Reds are joined by second-placed French outfit Lille, and German club Schalke.
“Each team has a scout team. There is no official transfer offer from Schalke, Lille or Liverpool,” Engin said about the Turkey U21 international. “No official offer from Liverpool.”
The Reds’ first-choice goalkeeper is Alisson Becker, and there’s absolutely no chance the South American will be knocked off his perch in summer. But Engin could be signed to act as back-up.
Simon Mignolet has remained the club’s second-choice stopper, but the opportunities are that he may want to depart the club this summer transfer window in order to become the first choice somewhere else.
German star Loris Karius remains on loan at Trabzonspor’s fellow Super Lig heavyweights Besiktas, so if Mignolet departs, Ugurcan Cakir could well be brought to Liverpool.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is interested in signing Liverpool star Roberto Firmino but the Reds hierarchy will refuse to sell the South American forward.
The South American has been lined up as a successor for Edinson Cavani, who could depart the French giants in summer.
The 27-year-old Firmino joined the Reds back in 2015 in a £30m deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim but he is yet to win a title at Anfield.
Liverpool can of course end that wait in the UEFA Champions League final in the capital of Spain, Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur but that will not stop Paris Saint-Germain from making a move.
The German tactician is said to be a big admirer of Firmino and is prepared to move for him but the BBC state Liverpool won’t listen to offers.
Firmino is considered an integral component of Jurgen Klopp’s forward line and few strikers in world football can match his work-rate.
The technically gifted player signed a new five-year contract with the Reds in 2018 and is content at the club.
Liverpool are said to have a quiet transfer market after a record outlay the previous summer but Klopp will be handed the necessary funds to bring in long-term targets.
Meantime, Liverpool are tracking three stars from Lyon ahead of possible transfer moves, according to the Mirror.
Anfield scouts watched Les Gones’ 3-0 win versus Marseille at the Stade Velodrome, in which Moussa Dembele and Maxine Cornet (2) scored.
And reports have appeared suggesting Reds delegations were in attendance to oversee central midfielder Houssem Aouar, as well as Memphis Depay and Tanguy Ndombele.