Liverpool transfer news roundup: Reds approach Fabio Carvalho, club backed to sign RB Leipzig attacker & more

Following a thrilling 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Benfica, Liverpool will travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City in perhaps the biggest Premier League match this season. .

Jurgen Klopp’s side are just one point behind their title rivals and will be hoping to pull off an away win to see off Manchester City on Sunday.

Today’s recap features some transfer talk on Mohamed Salah, Fabio Carvalho and more. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest Reds stories through April 6, 2022.

Liverpool bet on signing Nkunku

Sky Sports’ Joe Thomlinson has backed Liverpool to strengthen their attack by signing RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku in the summer.

He said:

“I think Christopher Nkunku is the right person for Liverpool. I think he is perfectly suited for the way they want to play football, which is a natural fit. He can play both sides, his work off the ball is sensational, his The underlying numbers for this season are absolutely terrifying, aren’t they?

Nkunku has been in fine form for Leipzig this season, scoring 27 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions.

With the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah entering the final year of their respective contracts, it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will sign another attacking player during the summer.

The Reds will need a backup option as Divock Origi is expected to leave as a free agent in July, but Nkunku, if signed, won’t want a supporting role like the Belgian.

The Reds (h/t Sports Mole) are reportedly interested in Nkunku, but will face stiff competition for his services with PSG and Bayern Munich also in the running.

Liverpool hope to extend Salah’s contract with a well-structured deal

According to Kevin Palmer, Liverpool are reluctant to increase their £300,000-a-week contract offer for Mohamed Salah. However, they are willing to add more bonuses and guaranteed payouts depending on how the team performs and its success.

Whether the reported proposal will fly with Salah and his agent Ramy Abbas as they wait for more salaries remains to be seen.

Salah has made no secret of his desire to remain at Anfield, so Liverpool have an important decision to make regarding their contract offer.

Liverpool have yet to agree a fee for Carvalho, but a deal is close

After missing out on Fabio Carvalho in the January transfer window, Liverpool are looking to sign the striker from Fulham over the summer.

🚨 Liverpool have reached agreements in principle to sign 19-year-old playmaker Fabio Carvalho, 16-year-old Celtic winger Ben Doak and 15-year-old Derry City winger Trent Kone-Doherty. (Source: Football Insider)

According to Football Insider, the Reds have contacted Carvalho and personal terms have been agreed.

The only part of the deal that hasn’t been finalized yet is the transfer fee. The two clubs will need to agree on a fee, otherwise the matter could go to court, as happened with Harvey Elliot in 2019.

Carvalho has been in brilliant form for the Cottagers this season as his seven goals and seven assists have helped them stay top of the Championship table.

Edited by Arjun Panchadar

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