All eyes are on Anfield at the moment, as Liverpool fans wait to see who else will join Jürgen Klopp’s rebuild this summer.
The Reds secured their second signing of the transfer window on Sunday, with Dominik Szoboszlai completing his move from RB Leipzig as he signed a five-year contract.
The Hungary international joins Alexis Mac Allister in making the move to Liverpool, and the Reds are now in a good position as the start of pre-season approaches. However, the work is not over yet.
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Fans are waiting to see what Klopp’s next priority is, with a defender arguably the most likely target, especially after The Athletic suggested Liverpool will not go after a third midfielder unless another player leaves the club.
That hasn’t stopped speculation linking the Reds with midfield options, however, and reports in Spain suggest they could be eyeing a big move for a Real Madrid star. Meanwhile, Liverpool are said to have been in contact with the brokers of a possible defensive option.
Here’s Liverpool.com’s verdict on the transfer gossip emerging around the Reds today.
Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)
Liverpool have prepared a $98 million (£77 million) bid for Federico Valverde and are confident they will sign the Real Madrid star, according to Spanish medium Nacional.
The report claims Valverde was tempted to leave the Spanish giant when the Reds made a bid last summer, and Liverpool now believe Real will accept their latest offer. If rejected, the Reds would be willing to pay even more money.
Liverpool. com says: It’s hard to see this one take off. The Athletic have suggested that Liverpool will not consider a third midfield signing unless another player leaves, and that Roméo Lavia is deemed overpriced at $64m (£50m/€58m), so it’s hard to see that the Reds are willing to part with a hefty sum for Valverde, let alone potentially raise their initial offer.
Levi Colwill (Chelsea)
Liverpool have been in contact with Levi Colwill’s agents and are monitoring the Chelsea defender, with the Reds willing to pay a hefty fee, according to journalist David Lynch.
Speaking to Redmen TV (via Rousing the Kop), Lynch claimed Liverpool would be ‘absolutely happy’ to sign Colwill, and suggested that Brighton have now given up the chase, after a bid for England’s U21 international was rejected.
Liverpool. com says: Colwill is certainly a fit for Liverpool, and if the Reds are still without a midfielder they may be able to afford to spend a little more on a new defender. Any transfer is likely to depend on new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for Colwill, and whether the 20-year-old gets playing time at Stamford Bridge or is forced to move on elsewhere.
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