Latest Liverpool transfer rumours as Steven Gerrard reportedly eyes Jordan Henderson plus reports on Ryan Gravenberch, Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone
Liverpool have already welcomed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield this summer with talk of more additions expected.
The Reds could well be looking to complete their midfield overhaul with the likes of Ryan Gravenberch, Gabri Veiga and Romeo Lavia said to be among the targets. And there is also a chance they could bolster their defence.
The Premier League kicks off in just under six weeks. And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be looking to have his squad in place before the opener against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
But will there be more additions or even some departures? Here are the latest rumours surrounding the Reds…
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is reportedly on the shortlist being put together by former team-mate and new Al Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard.
According to the Daily Mail, the ex-Aston Villa and Rangers boss is looking to the Reds stalwart as one of his first pieces of business. Both Henderson and Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are two of his first targets, according to the report.
It also claims that Philippe Coutinho, another player who played alongside Gerrard at Anfield, and Alvaro Morata could also be targeted.
Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch has been on Liverpool’s shortlist this summer. However, reports in Germany suggest the Reds are out of the hunt.
Gravenberch endured a difficult debut season in Bavaria as he struggled to cement a starting position under Julian Nagelsmann and then Thomas Tuchel.
There was speculation surrounding his future going into the European Under-21 Championship and prior to the Netherlands’ group stage exit, the 21-year-old admitted he expects to remain at the Allianz Arena.
And now Florian Plettenberg has revealed that the Reds are “definitely out” of the race to sign the former Ajax prospect.
In a tweet, the Sky Sport Germany reporter said: “News #Gravenberch: Liverpool is definitely OUT of the race! But talks between the club and the players management took place. Instead, Romeo Lavia one of the priorities for #LFC! Important to say: Gravenberch is not unsaleable for Bayern!”
Reports in France, namely from Ouest-France, have claimed that Liverpool are very interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone.
The 22-year-old’s European Under-21 Championship campaign was curtailed when he suffered a knee injury in France’s final group stage match against Switzerland. After undergoing scans in Cluj, it was revealed he sprained his knee with trauma to the patella.
However, the injury problem apparently hasn’t deterred the Reds, with Ouest-France suggesting that the move could be completed in the coming days.
In their report, they write: “His [Khephren Thuram] partner in the middle Manu Koné, who is also forfeited for the rest of the tournament, could join him. The Reds are very interested in the technical profile of the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder and intend to recruit him this summer. His transfer could therefore be completed in the coming days.”
Foot Mercato are reporting that Liverpool are facing competition from Bayern Munich for OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram.
They indicate that Tuchel is keen on bringing the France international to the Bundesliga, with the Reds yet to make a bid, and Munich will push to meet Thuram’s entourage – with the 22-year-old sharing the same agent, Rafaela Pimenta, as Gravenberch.
Nice are said to be setting up a bidding war between the Bavarians and Liverpool for his signature.
Meanwhile, This is Anfield have reported that the Redsinterest in Thuram has ended following the signing of Dominik Szboszlai. They say talks were initially held with the player’s representatives at the start of the summer but the club’s recruitment staff opted against progressing the discussions from the preliminary phase.