Liverpool transfer news and rumours

Ismaila Sarr – Watford forward has called Liverpool a “great team” amid increasing speculation about his future (Express, August 13); Watford are willing to sell Sarr this summer but want more than £40m for the 22-year-old forward (Sky Sports, August 12); Liverpool are reportedly interested in the Watford winger, who is also said to be on Man Utd’s radar (Sunday Mirror, July 19).
Diego Carlos – Liverpool have been told they must meet the defender’s £68m release clause if they want to purchase him from Sevilla (Star, August 11); Liverpool will face competition from Manchester City as they look to sign the Sevilla centre back (Daily Mirror, August 1).

David Brooks – Liverpool are eyeing a shock £35m swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Brooks (The Sun, August 9)

Jamal Lewis – Liverpool have had a £10m bid for the Norwich left back rejected as they look to bring in cover for Andy Robertson (Sky Sports, August 7); Norwich value Lewis closer to £20m as Liverpool saw their £10m bid rejected, but the Reds could include full back Yasser Larouci in negotiations with the Canaries going forward (Daily Mail, August 7); The Northern Ireland international is desperate to force through a move to Liverpool and is happy to serve as back-up to Robertson, but the champions are yet to meet Norwich’s £20m price (Mail, August 6); Liverpool are interested in Norwich City’s £10 million-rated defender as Jurgen Klopp considers strengthening his options following Dejan Lovren’s exit (Daily Telegraph, August 5).

Victor Osimhen – The Lille striker has joined Napoli for £74m after turning down Liverpool and Manchester United (Liverpool Echo, August 1).

Aissa Mandi – Liverpool are facing a transfer battle with West Ham for the signature of the Real Betis defender (Mirror, August 7).

Mateusz Musialowski – Liverpool have stolen a march in the transfer market and signed the 16-year-old Polish sensation from SMS Lodz (The Sun, August 1).

Ricardo van der Laan – Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly chasing the 17-year-old goalkeeper from Portuguese side Belenenses (The Sun, August 1).

Thiago Alcantara – Bayern Munich’s 29-year-old Spanish midfielder wants to move to Liverpool, but the Reds would have to sell players to generate transfer funds (Kicker, August 7); Liverpool look set to miss out on signing Thiago with PSG preparing a £27m swoop (Daily Star, August 4); Liverpool have moved ahead of PSG in the race to sign the Bayern Munich playmaker (Mundo Deportivo, Aug 3); Alcantara will sign for Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp demanded the club sanctioned a move regardless of worries about finances (Daily Express, July 22); Klopp has sanctioned Thiago’s move to Anfield and the midfielder has agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions (Daily Express, July 18).
Lloyd Kelly – Liverpool are ready to revive their interest in the Bournemouth defender after missing out on him last summer (Daily Express, July 31).

Harvey Barnes – The Leicester and England U21 winger has emerged as a target for the Premier League champions (Daily Mirror, July 27).

Ozan Kabak – Liverpool have enquired about Schalke’s highly rated centre back (Daily Mail, July 27).

Victor Osimhen – Liverpool and Manchester United have held talks with the agent of the Lille striker, who wants to derail his proposed move to Napoli (Daily Express, July 18).

Weston McKennie – Midfielder McKennie is set to leave Schalke this summer with Chelsea and Liverpool interested (Sun, July 12).

Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool have been linked with a sensational return for Coutinho with the star set to quit Barcelona this summer (Daily Express, July 9); The Brazilian is being linked with a move back to Liverpool, with Barcelona’s asking price for the winger now heavily reduced (Daily Mirror, June 23).

Nick Breitenbucher – Liverpool are interested in German winger Breitenbucher after the youngster’s impressive form in the youth ranks at Hoffenheim (Daily Mail, July 3).

Adama Traore – Liverpool have made official contact with Wolves regarding the transfer of Traore (Mundo Deportivo, June 26).

Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal centre-back Koulibaly says he could finish his career with Napoli, despite being linked with Liverpool. (Gazzetta dello Sport, July 12); Manchester United and Liverpool have “made contact” with Napoli over the availability of Koulibaly – but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (Daily Star, July 11); Liverpool are not interested in signing Napoli defender Koulibaly – but they may be in the market for another centre-back if Dejan Lovren leaves the club (Sky Sports News, June 29).
Confirmed Liverpool departures
Adam Lallana – Brighton have signed the midfielder on a free transfer from Liverpool (Sky Sports July 28).

Dejan Lovren – The Croatia defender has completed his move from Liverpool to Zenit St Petersburg for a fee of around £11m (Sky Sports July 27).

The latest on players linked with a Liverpool exit…
Harry Wilson – Liverpool have put a £20m valuation on the midfielder amid interest from Leeds, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton (Mirror, August 11); Southampton have joined Leeds and Newcastle in the hunt to sign Liverpool forward Wilson (The Mail On Sunday, August 9); Leeds are eyeing up a £15m move for the Liverpool winger – but face competition from Aston Villa and Newcastle (Sun, August 7).

Loris Karius – Liverpool are hoping to raise £6m from the sale of Loris Karius, with French outfit Montpellier believed to be keen on the German goalkeeper (Daily Mirror, July 23).
Yasser Larouci – The 19-year-old Algerian defender is set to leave Liverpool this summer, with Leeds and Brentford among the clubs interested in signing the full-back (Goal, July 17).

Rhian Brewster – The young Liverpool star is wanted on loan by Sheffield United in a three-way fight (Sun, July 26).

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