Liverpool are not done yet after signing Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota last week in a frenetic week that culminated in a big win at Chelsea to remain perfect after two games as they bid to defend their Premier League title.
A long-term, dream target is Kylian Mbappe, but Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is a more realistic addition before next month’s deadline. . Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, too, could be an option, though surely only a loan agreement could be reached for the French winger given the time frame and the Catalans still hoping to recoup most of the £124m they spent three years ago.
The Reds must also decide on the futures of Georginio Wijnaldum and Rhian Brewster, who is reportedly of interest to Crystal Palace and Sheffield United. Here are the latest transfer rumours surrounding Anfield.
REDS AGREE SARR FEE
Liverpool have found an agreement with Watford for Ismaila Sarr, report France Football.
The fee could be in the region of £32-37m for the winger.
A salary of £5.5-6.5m – in the region of £120,000 per week – is also thought to be enough to finalise a deal for another upgrade and additional depth in attack after the signing of Diogo Jota.
Jack Rathborn23 September 2020 10:08
DERBY LOOK TO LAND ANOTHER FORMER LIVERPOOL MAN
Having secured the services of Jordan Ibe from Bournemouth, Derby are eyeing another former Liverpool man.
Bobby Duncan is next on the list for the Championship club, according to Sky Sports, who report that Derby are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Fiorentina to sign the striker.
Duncan, 19 has not made a single appearance for the Italian side since leaving Liverpool last year.
Alex Pattle22 September 2020 18:44
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 16:53
ALDRIDGE TELLS FANS TO ‘TRUST’ KLOPP AFTER JOTA SIGNING
Liverpool legend John Aldridge has urged fans to “trust” the judgement of Jurgen Klopp following the signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves.
The Portugal forward, who is expected to provide cover across the front three, cost the Reds £41m.
And Aldridge has made clear his view that it was a worthy investment.
“He’s quick, his delivery is very good, he can play in a number of forward positions and he knows where the back of the net is,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“Don’t forget a lot of his appearances for Wolves have come as a substitute so that paints a bit of a false picture when it comes to his creative ability.
“It might seem a lot of money to some people but Liverpool fans should trust the manager implicitly because look how many decisions he’s got right.
“If he believes Jota is worth that, with Ki-Jana Hoever going the other way, it could turn out to be a really good deal for Liverpool.
“Our striking options are looking really good now. Mo Salah showed on the opening weekend he’s as hungry as ever and Sadio Mane displayed what he’s all about again at Chelsea.”
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 16:41
LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING KIT SALES
Liverpool have revealed record-breaking kit sales following the release of their new kit last month.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that sales of the home shirt have seen an increase of 15%, while the away jersey is up by 30%.
The club’s partnership with Nike appears to have been a success so far.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 16:25
DEMBELE OPTED TO ‘STAY AT BARCELONA’ DESPITE LIVERPOOL INTEREST
Ousmane Dembele “decided to stay at Barcelona” amid interest from Liverpool, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the France international, despite the recent signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves.
Manchester United are also rumoured to be pursuing a deal for Dembele, but it appears he is staying put for now.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 16:12
RETURN OF FANS TO BE DELAYED
Liverpool fans will, it seems, have to wait a while longer to see the club’s new signings in action:
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 15:39
MANCHESTER UNITED IN TALKS WITH DEMBELE
Manchester United are in talks over a deal to sign Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, after Liverpool’s hopes of signing him on loan ended.
The Catalan club are only willing to let the 23-year-old leave on a permanent basis as they look to raise funds for a squad rebuild.
Daily Record have reported that ‘senior Old Trafford officials’ have spoken to Barcelona about a potential deal.
The asking price for Dembele is reportedly set at €100m.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 15:26
ANDERLECHT SET ASKING PRICE FOR LIVERPOOL TARGET
Anderlecht have set an asking price of €30m for Liverpool target Jeremy Doku, according to Het Belang van Limburg – via Sport Witness.
The Reds were linked with the 18-year-old earlier this month but reports claimed they had withdrawn from a potential deal.
It remains to be seen if Liverpool will go back in for Doku, who is supposedly viewed as possible long-term successor to Sadio Mane.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 15:06
STEPHENSON SIGNS PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WITH LIVERPOOL
Midfielder Luca Stephenson has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.
The 17-year-old joined the club from Sunderland at under-15 level and has impressed in the youth academy.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 14:39