Liverpool Football Club : Transfer News Round Up
Liverpool's stance on Kalidou Koulibaly revealed
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Liverpool are understood to have no plans of signing from Napoli despite the frequent speculation in the media.
The Reds recently won their maiden Premier League title after 30 years and it has been suggested that the club may seek to strengthen the squad further ahead of next season.
Over the past few months, it has been highlighted that a new centre-back could be a priority for the Reds and a recent report claimed that Jurgen Klopp wants to pair Koulibaly with Virgil van Dijk.
However, according to Sky Sports News, that won't be the case and the Merseyside giants have no intention of making a bid for the Senegal international this summer.
Instead, Manchester City appear the front-runners to sign the former Genk man and it remains to be seen whether they will pay a club-record £72m fee to convince Napoli into a sale.Koulibaly recently helped the Serie A outfit win their first trophy in six years after they beat Juventus on penalties in the Coppa Italia final earlier this month.
Liverpool set to rival Everton for this emerging centre-half
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Liverpool have made history by conquering their first ever Premier League crown with seven games remaining and according to French outlet Le10Sport, are now keeping close tabs on Marseille sensation Boubacar Kamara over a potential summer move in an attempt to strengthen the backline furthermore ahead of the upcoming campaign.
The Reds, however, are not the only side keen on securing his services. Everton, their Merseyside rivals are also chasing the French starlet having missed out on Lille’s Gabriel. The Brazilian is in the radar of Napoli as well as the North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as claimed by Fichajes, and the Toffees, therefore, have shifted their focus on Kamara who has flourished immensely over the past couple of campaigns.
Liverpool could reignite interest in West Ham star they wanted in 2017
The German is reportedly considering a move to bring the South American to Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund chief is a long-term admirer of the former River Plate ace.
The Mirror stated that Klopp wanted to bring the 27-year-old to the club back in 2017 for around £30 million.
If fans had to pick an area where Jurgen could improve his side, however, they might say the Merseyside outfit lack a creative playmaker.
And 90 Min states that West Ham man could be an option for the Reds if David Moyes fails to keep the east London side in the Premier League. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The South American has not been in good form this season. He has racked up just two assists and no goals in 21 PL matches. If the Hammers go down, however, he will surely leave for pastures news.
Meantime, Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly confident he’ll seal a move to Manchester City this summer in spite of there also being strong interest in the centre-back from Liverpool.
Chelsea suffer blow in long-term pursuit of ex-Monaco defender View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
RMC Sport claim that barring a dramatic U-turn, the 27-year-old France international Layvin Kurzawa has agreed to pen a four-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
The left-back has given his agreement in principle to sign a fresh deal with the Parisians, where he was coming to the end of his deal.
This comes as a blow to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and their league rivals Arsenal who have been keeping regular tabs on the defender.
However, Ligue 1 giants have managed to keep Kurzawa in their clutches and stop him from walking away for nothing this summer.
The former Monaco ace has been at PSG since the 15/16 campaign, making a total of 123 appearances.
He has bagged three League Cups, three Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups in the French capital.
So it comes as no surprise that Everton and Barcelona have also registered an interest in the Frenchman.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to revamp his left-flank this coming window as Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have both struggled at times this term.
Director Marina Granovskaia has allegedly been tasked with bringing in two players in the position with Porto star Alex Telles and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell also linked.
In the meantime, Chelsea forward Pedro will reportedly join Roma for free at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Spaniard’s previous contract with the Blues was due to expire at the end of this month, but a new agreement was reached to allow the player to finish the season at Stamford Bridge.
Pedro looks set to quit Frank Lampard’s side this summer, though, with Sky Sports News stating that he has reached an agreement with Roma.