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FSG ‘on the attack’
Liverpool are ‘on the attack’ for one of Europe’s best prospects. According to Foot Mercato, there is a plan underway at Anfield to hijack Real Madrid’s transfer plans.
Aurélien Tchouaméni is said to be on his way to the Spanish capital, but there are ‘a lot of details to be arranged’. Liverpool ‘believe in their chances’ to sign the French midfielder.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be fond of Tchouameni, who he sees as an ideal candidate to refresh the midfield. Liverpool have reportedly already made contact with the player’s entourage.
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The Monaco midfielder has broken through in a wildly competitive France and is highly regarded across Europe. It would be a massive coup to land him, especially under Real Madrid’s nose. But with compatriot Eduardo Camavinga witnessing firsthand the struggle to find playing time at the Bernabeu, a key role in Liverpool’s long-term plans may be enough to tempt him.
However, as the report points out, Liverpool should still ‘get out the checkbook’. FSG would look at a price that is ‘more than’ more than 42 million pounds.
Juventus plans transfer attack
Liverpool are arguably the best team in the world right now. FSG also benefits from the wealth of the Premier League. The result is a very strong transfer hand when it comes to potential interest in members of Klopp’s squad.
It is one of the reasons why Liverpool remain relatively calm about Mohamed Salah’s contract situation. However, the only thing that can always change things is a joint push to leave the player’s camp.
This has to be what Juventus rely on. According to Juve Dipendenza, their latest transfer plan is a raid for Kostas Tsimikas. The Italian side are reportedly poised to match the £11.7million paid by Liverpool for the left-back in 2020.
Unless the player is affected by the prospect of being first-choice elsewhere, there’s no way Liverpool would approve. Tsimikas’ stock has only risen since his move to Anfield, and he has played a very useful squad role this season as a backup to Andy Robertson. Klopp described the Greek international as a “quality player” earlier in the season.
Even if the 25-year-old were to push for a transfer, it would certainly take more than break even to convince FSG to make money. With Tsimikas under contract until 2025, power lies with Liverpool, so Juventus should put in a very good performance. good proposal to get this deal done.
Liverpool make opening proposal
Days after reportedly agreeing ‘personal terms’, Liverpool have now apparently proposed an opening transfer for Darwin Núñez.
This is evident from reports from Uruguay, via Anfield Central. Journalist Brahmian Kuchman put it this way:
“Klopp is tired of praising the Uruguayan so much that he will eventually hire him.”
It seems rather unlikely that this is how the Liverpool recruiting process works. However, it is certain that Klopp likes the player, who certainly made an impression in the Champions League. Whether that actually translated into a £66m bid remains to be seen.
The Benfica manager recently hinted that any transfer fee for Núñez should be in the same ballpark as the £113 million that João Félix brought to Atlético Madrid. FSG would shy away from such an award, but there’s little doubt that the 22-year-old would be an exciting addition to the next-generation attack on Liverpool