Liverpool hold negotiations for 22-year-old Ukraine goalkeeper
Liverpool are allegedly ‘in talks’ to land Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.
The Merseysiders were linked with a swoop for the 22-year-old back four years ago when the shot-stopper was still a Zorya Lugansk star.
Since then the Ukrainian player has joined the Galacticos and spent three separate one-year loan spells away from the Bernabeu.
According to a fresh report from El Nacional, Jurgen Klopp’s side are keen on bringing the goalie to Anfield once again.
The report adds that the English giants have ‘set their sights’ on him and are seriously keen on making the reported deal happen.
This season the youngster has been installed as No2 to Thibaut Courtois and has also played in two matches in the Copa Del Rey.
Signing Lunin, who is under contract in the Spanish capital until June 2024, would surely be an affordable mission.
But, with yet more faith placed in youngster Caoimhin Kelleher in the latest weeks and looking ahead, it looks highly unlikely manager Jurgen Klopp would be looking to oust him as understudy to Alisson.
In other news, Real Madrid are allegedly determined to sign Ajax star and Liverpool target Ryan Gravenberch during this summer’s transfer market.
The 19-year-old has been in brillaint form for his Dutch club this term, scoring once and picking up four assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.
Liverpool withdraw their interest in sought-after Gladbach star
Liverpool are allegedly not planning to swoop for the Switzerland international Denis Zakaria in spite of the recent speculation surrounding the player.
The 25-year-old’s deal with Borussia Monchengladbach is due to expire in the summer, and there have been reports that he could leave in a cut-price deal before the end of the winter transfer window.
A recent report stated that the Reds were among the front-runners for the midfielder, with the Anfield side ahead of Manchester United in the hunt for his signature.
However, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo, the Merseysiders have no interest in bringing in the contract rebel before the end of the January transfer market.
The report adds that the return to fitness of a host of first-team midfield players means that Jurgen Klopp’s side are not planning to sign another star in that area of the pitch this month.
Zakaria – also linked with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich – has netted twice and registered one assist in 18 outings at club level during the 2021-22 season.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are allegedly ready to try to land Nantes attacker Randal Kolo Muani in the last stages of the January transfer market.
German outlet Bild states that Jurgen Klopp wants his club to make a late push for the star in January, and a fee of £7 million could seal the deal with the player in the final six months of his Canaris contract.
Liverpool learn how much it will cost to bring in La Liga starlet
Liverpool have allegedly been told that the Real Madrid management value Eduardo Camavinga at £45 million amid suggestions that the Frenchman could leave the Santiago Bernabeu outfit this summer.
The 19-year-old midfielder only joined Los Blancos from Rennes last year and has made 20 appearances for the Galacticos this season, scoring once and grabbing one assist.
There has recently been talk surrounding his future, though, with the ace said to be unhappy because of lack of starts during the 2021-22 season.
According to El Nacional, Eduardo is already considering leaving Carlo Ancelotti’s side and has been alerted to interest from England in the shape of the Reds.
The report claims that the La Liga side want to retain the services of the France international but would consider a proposal in the region of £46 million which would represent a £12 million profit on the star that they signed last year.
Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are currently blocking Eduardo from securing a regular role in the team’s midfield, and the former is expected to pen a new 12-month extension at the club.
In other news, Real Madrid are allegedly preparing a proposal for Barcelona centre-back and Liverpool target Ronald Araujo.
The Uruguayan star has been in impressive form for the Catalan outfit during the 2021-22 season, making 22 appearances across all competitions.
Liverpool put nine-goals and nine-asssits Bundesliga star on watchlist
Liverpool have pinpointed RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku as the next player to evolve their famous forward line, according to a report.
Finding new faces in the final third has been a task the Reds have had to think hard about in the latest months.
The Reds are working to extend Mohamed Salah’s contract and would like to keep Sadio Mane around too but in the long-term, the Senegalese could be at risk when it comes to the first XI.
The Premier League giants continue to be mentioned with other attackers who can succeed the wide man in the long term.
According to Fichajes, the attacker the club may move for is the Die Roten Bullen star. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side conclude that the Frenchman could be the one who ends up joining them.
He has thrived since quitting Paris Saint-Germain three years ago. Nkunku scored five goals in his first term in Germany and seven in his second season.
This campaign, the versatile playmaker has already surpassed those figures combined. Thus far, Nkunku has hit 17 goals from 27 matches in 2021-22.
His stunning form has long seen him linked with a move to the Premier League as Fichajes report Liverpool are in contention to clinch transfer.
Aware they need to reinforce their attack, particularly in Sadio’s place, they are prepared to join the race.
Chance for Italian champions to snap up 26-year-old Liverpool star
Inter Milan have been handed the chance to land Liverpool striker Divock Origi for nothing next summer, it has been stated in Italy.
He has been a bit-part player at Anfield over the last few seasons and is currently recovering from a recent injury.
The forward’s existing contract will expire at the end of the term but Liverpool have an option to renew the deal by 12 months if the player makes a certain number of starts this term.
The Belgian is planning to move on from Merseyside at the end of the season and his entourage has been looking at possible options for his client.
And according to the Italian website FcInterNews.it, he has been offered to I Nerazzurri as a potential option for the summer.
The Serie A champions are expected to sign an attacker when the summer transfer market opens and they’re considering a host of options.
Simone Inzaghi’s side have been offered an opportunity to join the race to snap up the Liverpool frontman on a free transfer.
The striker is prepared to part ways with the Premier League giants and a transfer to Italy appeals to the 26-year-old star.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out selling him in the ongoing window considering the paucity of options in attack for the moment.
Liverpool urged to £28m-rated Premier League rivals skipper
Former Premier League attacker Garth Crooks believes Liverpool should launch a move for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse.
The 27-year-old star has become somewhat of a stalwart on the south coast in spite of continued impressive division returns.
Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has faced many midfield dilemmas this season because of persistent injuries in the area.
Garth told BBC Sport that the Anfield outfit would be wise to finally attempt to land the technically gifted Englishman.
“The free-kick scored by Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse against Wolves was outstanding, though. How long are Liverpool going to wait to buy Ward-Prowse?
“They allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to leave on a free transfer and are struggling in that midfield department. Ward-Prowse would fit like a glove.”
The nine-cap England international, under a long-term deal until June 2026 at St Mary’s, has six goals and five assists in 22 matches across all competitions.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are allegedly ‘rivalling’ Real Madrid along with their Premier League rivals Manchester United for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, who has entered the final 18 months of his deal.
Contract discussions have stalled with Blaugrana who are seeking a quick renewal, as he and his representative are not happy with the salary being proposed.
Liverpool prepare to submit 2022 proposal for World Cup-winning German
Liverpool are weighing up a bid for Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, as per El Nacional.
It was previously reported, boss Jurgen Klopp have seemingly set the Reds’ sights on bolstering midfield options this year.
The likes of Denis Zakaria, who could depart for Borussia Monchengladbach for nothing at the end of 2021/2022, is on their radar while Borussia Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham is also appreciated on Merseyside.
But, it appears the Bundesliga is not Klopp’s only port of call as the aforementioned source shares news on Toni and his links to Liverpool.
In spite of the player being happy at Los Blancos, president Florentino Perez apparently has no interest in meeting with the player over a contract extension as his existing deal looks set to expire in June 2023.
The summer, as a result, will be their last opportunity to sell for a profit as things stand as Kroos also knows he will have interesting proposals.
As such, he himself only anticipates one destination in England and specifically Anfield – where he’d also be happy to work under his compatriot.
The Premier League giants’ interest, meanwhile, is said to be very serious – so much so they’d be willing to shell out around €30 million (£25 million) to secure the German star’s services.
Liverpool ramp up interest in €35m-rated Barcelona defender
Barcelona star Ronald Araujo’s current contract situation at the club has resulted in him drawing interest from other sides, especially from England.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been named as potential buyers over the past several days and are now joined by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
A Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo mentions the Reds as his suitor and adds the Anfield side have shown more interest in him.
The 22-year-old was promoted to Blaugrana’s first team three years ago and has been a regular since the last month of 2020.
His current contract at the Camp Nou runs down next year and he is interested in continuing with the Catalan club.
Xavi’s side also want to secure his long-term future and the board’s idea is to offer him a fresh five-year deal.
But, everything is still open because the economic situation has an influence on Uruguay international’s future decision.
The same report states the South American’s entourage, Edoardo Mazzolari, is in Italy and is likely to arrive in Spain soon, where he’ll have an impending summit with the Spanish heavyweights to discuss his client’s renewal.
The first option for both sides would be to reach a total agreement over an extension, but with the likes of Jurgen Klopp’s side showing interest in him, the pressure is expected to be more on Barcelona.