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Liverpool transfer round-up: Serie A talent targeted, raid for highly-rated duo, PSV ace on radar



Liverpool want to bolster attack by landing in-demand winger valued at €80m

Liverpool are reportedly keen on securing the signature of Federico Chiesa this summer transfer market, with Fiorentina planning to receive up to €80 million (£69 million) for his services.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be in the transfer market for a versatile forward at the end of the campaign. Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are both set to depart from the club and will need to be replaced.

Timo Werner has been strongly linked with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich the favourites to sign the German while FCInterNews.it report that the Reds are interested in landing Chiesa.

The forward has netted 11 goals and assisted a further 8 for his teammates and is very versatile. Able to play on both flanks, he is also able to play as an attacking midfielder or centre forward – something Jurgen is sure to be a fan of.

Napoli and Inter Milan are also keen on landing Chiesa this summer transfer window and the one-time is believed to be ready to offer Eddie Salcedo or Yann Karamoh as part of a player plus cash deal to sign their man.

Considering the model of forward the Reds have targeted under German coach’s reign, with Salah, Shaqiri and Mane all quick and versatile, it’s clear to see why Federico might be a target for the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

Italian prodigy is also drawing interest from another Serie A side AS Roma with Claudio Ranieri’s side are said to be strongly pursuing him and planning to utilise links with Fiorentina management regarding the youngster.

Liverpool reportedly interested in signing Eredivisie giants key duo

Liverpool are considering to make two sensational transfer swoops for Ajax pair this summer after reports that both Hakim Ziyech and Matthijs de Ligt are targets, according to a report.

Bleacher Report say their sources state that Hakim is on the Reds watch list. His display at the Santiago Bernabeu against European giants Real Madrid the previous week drew rave reviews.

The playmaker has been in stunning form this term racking up 16 goals and 11 assists across all competitions. Hakim is just entering his prime at 25-year-old and Klopp could make the star the fourth world-class forward at the club.

He mainly plays on the right for de Joden but he can operate in the central zones offering a level technique Liverpool have not had in the middle since Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho left.

Every elite club in Europe is scouting 19-year-old defensive sensation Matthijs de Ligt. Dutch ace has been outstanding at the heart of his side’s defence as they have progressed to the quarter-finals of the UCL.

Anfield outfit hare one of the leading sides for his signature along with the usual suspects of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Juventus.

However, Netherlands international fueled speculation of a switch to Anfield this week after saying “it could happen” in the latest interview.

Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Leicester City are also interested in him as the Foxes view him as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who left the club for Manchester City the previous summer in a record deal.

Not de Ligt: Liverpool to launch summer move for sought-after Dutch star

Liverpool and Premier League rivals Manchester United are among a host of clubs that are set to chase the signature of Dutch outfit PSV attacker Steven Bergwijn in the summer, the latest reports say.

According to an exclusive report from TEAMtalk, there are several sides across the continent plotting a summer swoop for Steven Bergwijn.

The report claims that the Red Devils and the Reds are among a flurry of sides chasing the Dutchman and that PSV Eindhoven’s management are bracing themselves for a summer battle to keep their star forward.

Among other sides named in the report are Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan, with the report also crediting a Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf for the information.

The Netherlands international is a name that has started doing the stages, thanks to the blistering season he is having for Rood-witten this season.

Having moved to PSV Eindhoven at a young age from league rivals Ajax youth set-up, Bergwijn has been on fire this campaign, especially in Dutch top flight, wherein the star boasts a return of 11 goals and 12 assists in 24 games so far.

Steven received his senior cap for hos country in October, 2018 and is said to be earmarked as a star that would play an essential role in the nation’s revival on the international level.

Primarily a left winger, the player’s ability to play on the right and as a striker underlines his utility and versatility for big clubs who like interchangeability in the attack.