As new rumors about potential newcomers to Merseyside continue to surface, we have taken a look at the latest gossip to see what they could mean for the Reds.
Timo Werner thinks most Liverpool fans know him.
According to ESPN, Chelsea have aligned the Red Bull Leipzig striker as an alternative option if he fails to achieve his first choice goal.
Frank Lampard’s team is keen to bring in a striker, with Moussa Dembele of Lyon the desired option, but Werner is considered a replacement.
The report adds that Chelsea will refocus its attention on Werner’s signature if the German says he is ready to move to Stamford Bridge.
Werner has been regularly linked to a move to Anfield and is said to have a £ 52 million release clause in his contract.
Despite mid-week reports that the Reds had talks with Leipzig over a transfer to Werner, ECHO understands that is not the case.
It had been suggested that Liverpool had withdrawn from the talks to sign Werner, refusing at close range to part with these fees for its services amid the current financial uncertainty following the coronavirus pandemic.
But Echo understands that the Reds have had no discussions with the Bundesliga club, and it remains to be seen where the 31-goal striker will find himself at the opening of the transfer window.
Manchester United as well as Liverpool and Chelsea have been credited with interest, and this could be one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer.
Kalidou Koulibaly, rear center of Naples.
According to Napoli magazine, via Sport Witness, Liverpool have declared that they “would like to offer 60 million euros plus a player” to Napoli in order to bring the Senegalese international to Anfield.
The player in question would be Divock Origi, signed by the Reds in 2014 in Lille, before spending the 2014/15 campaign on loan with the Ligue 1 club.
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Liverpool already have a mix of talents in the center of defense, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren fighting for places.
Koulibaly would certainly add a great deal of quality to the team if he moved to Anfield, but the biggest problem during a move is the transfer fees that would be required.
It is believed that more than € 100 million may be needed to keep Koulibaly away from Napoli, and such an amount would be almost impossible for most clubs in the current financial climate.
The suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic has created financial uncertainty for clubs around the world, with many parties unsure of the amount of money, if any, they can spend this summer.
Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal winger.
According to the Spanish newspaper AS, the Reds are one of a number of Premier League clubs that are interested in the 21-year-old’s services.
The report says Liverpool are joined by Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal to “view” Chukwueze as a potential signature.
In 30 appearances for Villarreal this season, Chukwueze has scored four goals and collected four assists with his teammates.
The large front area is a place that has been considered as a potential for strengthening Klopp in the transfer market.
The Reds have been linked to people like Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner, as there are calls from multiple sides for the Reds to increase their options for supporting Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool already has young talents Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones who are destined for a bright future, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino being options for Klopp.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will opt to enter the market to strengthen its front line, or trust its young talents.