Liverpool are still on the hunt for reinforcements before the Premier League summer transfer window closes on Monday 5 October, with a number of attacking targets on Jurgen Klopp’s radar.
Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is no longer one of them, however, after Liverpool deemed the Hornets’ demands far too big for the 22-year-old winger and turned their attentions elsewhere. Instead The Reds are reported to be eyeing an audacious loan move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele the 23-year-old Frenchman who has struggled with injury during his time so far at Barca. It remains to be seen whether Barcelona would be willing to let the forward go, particularly given recent La Liga restrictions on finances due to the pandemic which means Barca’s options for signing a replacement. It is also why a transfer for Georginio Wijnaldum is unlikely to go ahead, despite Ronald Koeman’s hope of acquiring his fellow Dutchman.
Meanwhile Diogo Jota’s arrival from Wolves has intensified the fight for Rhian Brewster, the Liverpool youngster who is set to be sold over the coming days. Sheffield United are keen on the striker, but Crystal Palace are said to be his preferred option. Follow all the latest Liverpool transfer news, rumours and done deals below:
PALACE LAUNCH BREWSTER BID
Crystal Palace have bid £19m plus £6m in potential add-ons for Rhian Brewster, reports Sky Sports.
The deal also includes a buy-back option of £37m which cannot be enacted for a period of time thought to be two years.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 12:38
Liverpool have no plans for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to be sold, according to the Daily Express.
Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to struggle for fitness and could now find his game-time even more severely limited with the arrival of Thiago, but Wolves are said to be interested, but Jurgen Klopp wants to keep the attacking midfielder at the club.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 11:51
PALACE IN CHARGE
As reported earlier, Crystal Palace appear to be in the lead to sign Rhian Brewster.
The Daily Mail reports that Palace are his favourite destination, even though Sheffield United, West Brom and Aston Villa are all interested.
Brewster’s priority is regular playing time in the Premier League and Palace are undoubtedly light in that area of the squad.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 11:26
SUAREZ TO ATLETICO?
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is set for a move to Atletico Madrid after his move to Juventus collapsed.
Barcelona want rid with the Uruguayan’s wages too expensive.
Mundo Deportivo claim Atleti could take Suarez, while shifting Diego Costa, who could join Fenerbahce.
Jack Rathborn21 September 2020 11:22
As many as eight players could be on their way out of Liverpool before the window closes, according to the Daily Express this morning.
Rhian Brewster could be on his way to Crystal Palace while Divock Origi is also deemed surplus to requirements. But there is also reportedly room for a number of fringe players to leave including Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Loris Karius, Nat Phillips, Yasser Larouci and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 11:05
Writing in the Daily Mail this morning, Danny Murphy says Gini Wijnaldum is heading for the exit.
Thiago arrives as an almost like-for-like upgrade on Wijnaldum, and even though Barcelona’s interest has reportedly cooled, the former Liverpool midfielder Murphy thinks the writing is on the wall for the Dutchman.
“I do think Gini Wijnaldum’s departure has an air of inevitability about it now because Liverpool will have seven or eight players challenging for three positions, which means too many unhappy faces for the balance of the squad.”
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 10:53
SARR OFF; DEMBELE ON?
We know Liverpool are no longer interested in Ismaila Sarr. Watford demanded too much money and besides, they have Diogo Jota now as back-up to the fab three up front.
But could they be launching an audatious bid for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele? A report in Sport says Liverpool have made contact with Barca over a possible loan move for the young talent who has struggled with injuries since. his big-money move to the Nou Camp. It would be some signing.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 10:39
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM JOTA
Diogo Jota arrived from Wolves over the weekend as the Reds’ third signing of the summer.
But how did he get here? And what should fans expect?
We asked European football expert Andy Brassell just that.
Ben Burrows21 September 2020 10:10
BREWSTER EYES PALACE
Top of the agenda is the future of Rhian Brewster.
The 20-year-old striker is looking for first-team football and with the arrival of Diogo Jota at Anfield this week, Jurgen Klopp has reportedly sanctioned Brewster’s sale.
Sheffield United are “mad keen” to sign Brewster, The Sun reports this morning, but the report also adds that Brewster’s preference is a permanent transfer to Crystal Palace.
Aston Villa are also in the race for a player who could add valuable goals to their respective seasons, having scored 10 last year at Swansea on loan in the Championship.
Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 09:56
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Lawrence Ostlere21 September 2020 09:53