Liverpool transfer news and rumours

Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool are weighing up whether to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who is available for about £30m and keen on a move. The Reds would need to move other midfielders on first (The Independent, August 21)
Liverpool are interested in signing the midfielder but have told Bayern Munich they are not prepared to pay £27.2m (€30m) for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has one year left on his contract (The Guardian, August 18); Liverpool have told the Bundesliga club they are not prepared to pay £27.2m (€30m) for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has one year left on his contract (The Guardian, August 17); The Bayern Munich playmaker has already found a house in Liverpool to move into (Mail, August 17); The Spaniard has already said goodbye to his Bayern team-mates as the 29-year-old midfielder eyes a move to Liverpool this summer (Talksport, August 16); Liverpool have opened talks and made official contact over a move for Thiago (Mirror, August 14)

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).

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).

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).

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…
Georginio Wijnaldum – New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Wijnaldum to the Nou Camp (Algemeen Dagblad, August 21)

Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson – Liverpool are prepared to ignore further loan deals for both Grujic and Wilson this summer as the Reds seek to bring in around £40m for the in-demand duo (Daily Mirror, August 20); Aston Villa are ready to compete with Leeds United for Liverpool’s £20m-rated winger Wilson (The Sun, August 20).
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 (The Sun, August 7).

Rhian Brewster – In-demand Brewster is ready to wait as Jurgen Klopp weighs up Liverpool transfer offers (Daily Mirror, July 19); The young Liverpool star is wanted on loan by Sheffield United in a three-way fight (Sun, July 26).

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).

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