Liverpool hold talks with agent of 15-cap Norway international

Liverpool have reportedly spoken to super-agent Mino Raiola about a possible move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland amid fierce competition.

The Reds have not been hugely active in transfer windows in recent years with manager Jurgen Klopp claiming recently that he is happy with the roster he has got with him.

However, bolstering the striker department is key for the Reds next summer, with signing a world-class centre-forward being a priority.

With that in mind, they apparently have started making preparations to land the Norway international from BVB next summer.

According to a report from 90min, a host of Premier League sides including Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have recently spoken to the representative Mino Raiola over signing his client.

Erling apparently has a clause in his deal where can leave Die Borussen next summer for around £70m.

That would be within the affordable transfer kitty of top Premier League clubs, and the Merseyside giants feel they have a chance of getting the player.

Last season, he netted 41 goals in all competitions, and Haaland has started this season on fire, netting five goals in four games already.

With Divock Origi likely to depart the club, either in January or next summer, the reds can afford to bring in a player of his calibre to the club.

The former Molde and RB Salzburg ace’s wage demands, plus the Italo-Dutch entourage’s fees could be a stumbling block though.

France U21 international striker attracts interest from Liverpool

Amine Gouiri’s stunning displays for the Ligue 1 outfit Nice have caught the attention of Liverpool, as per reports.

The 21-year-old attacker arrived at Les Aiglones from Lyon in the 2020 transfer summer market.

He netted 16 goals and registered eight assists in all competitions last season while operating as a left wide attacker and centre forward. This season, the youngster has four goals and an assist in four league games.

The Anfield outfit have seen the Brazilian star Roberto Firmino struggle in this calendar year, managing only five goals in 25 division matches.

According to Fichajes.net, the Reds are aware they’ll soon have to replace him.

Amine has a similar profile to Roberto and Jurgen Klopp seems to be very keen on working with the Frenchman at the club.

The Premier League giants’ manager is a great admirer of the all-around attacker and thinks he can take the South American’s place in the Reds’ squad.

Therefore, the German head coach has made a direct request to the club’s board to sign the Nice star.

In the meantime, Barcelona have allegedly identified Leicester City star and Liverpool target Youri Tielemans as the perfect midfield acquisition.

He has already netted once in four Premier League matches for Brendan Rodgers’s side at the start of the 2021-22 season but has been on the losing side two times.

Liverpool withdraw interest in promising Rangers right-back

Liverpool have allegedly decided against launching a move for Rangers defender Nathan Patterson.

The 19-year-old Frenchman has started to make a name for himself under the manager and Anfield icon Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, banking two goals from 14 matches in all competitions during the 2020-21 term.

However, Nathan has been forced to compete with club captain James Tavernier for the right-back role at Rangers, which has led to both the Reds and Everton being linked with a move.

Now, The Sun states that the Merseyside giants have pulled out of the running to snap up Patterson, which has left the Toffees in pole position to secure a deal for the teenager.

They reportedly could not agree on a deal with the Gers for Patterson during the summer transfer market but are prepared to fork out £10 million to acquire his services this time around.

He is under contract at the Scottish Premiership club until June 2024 but is yet to play a single minute of the top-flight football this term.

Elsewhere, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was allegedly interested in bringing Leeds United star Patrick Bamford to Anfield in the summer.

The 28-year-old netted 17 Premier League goals during a brilliant 2020-21 campaign for the Whites.

According to Goal, before he penned a new five-year contract with the club in August, the Reds approached the league rivals to register their interest but there was never an official proposal from the Reds.