Liverpool will return for a ‘new Philippe Coutinho’ following Jürgen Klopp’s’request’ in a £30 million deal.
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool is the most probable candidate to acquire Borussia Dortmund’s midfield prodigy, Jude Bellingham, while Manchester United is more interested in acquiring Kalvin Phillips or Declan Rice.
Rice’s move seems certain to occur next summer, but Bellingham may have to wait another summer because of Erling Haaland’s departure next year, as Dortmund seldom loses two players in a single transfer window.
Additionally, it is worth noting that Liverpool and Manchester United will not be the only clubs interested in acquiring £100 million-rated Bellingham, despite his apparent ability.
Bellingham’s affection for Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, may benefit the Reds, even if the Rangers manager does not replace Jürgen Klopp, and he has a strong connection with Jordan Henderson from his time with England.
Trent Alexander-Arnold likely to miss CL Porto game
Liverpool’s right-back has not flown with the squad to play Porto in the Champions League tonight evening, amid concerns over the seriousness of his injury.
Alexander-Arnold was there for training earlier in the day but was not on the aircraft to Portugal on Monday evening.
Alexander-whereabouts Arnold’s and duration of disappearance are unknown at this time. Liverpool must hope he is available for Sunday’s match against Manchester City.
A £30 million agreement has been ‘agreed’
Further rumors of a deal for Yves Bissouma have surfaced, with Spanish source Fichajes claiming Liverpool have agreed to pay £30 million for the midfielder.
As much as Liverpool could need a midfielder, Bissouma is a good stylistic fit for Gini Wijnaldum, and £30 million is a reasonable price, the alleged agreement does not make as much sense in light of the Reds’ alleged January transfer window.
If Liverpool believed Bissouma was their man and Brighton were willing to sell, wouldn’t the transaction have been completed in the summer? Delaying until mid-season benefits no one.
The three-way fight for the lead
According to Fichajes, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are all ready to compete for Nice striker Amine Gouri.
Klopp is said to have requested the 21-year-signing, old’s although Man City are also interested as they look for a replacement for Harry Kane.
In 34 games last season, the French U21 international scored 12 goals and assisted on nine others. He is under contract with the team until 2024.
Liverpool make a return for a Danish star
Mikkel Damsgaard was linked with a summer transfer to Anfield, but his performance at the European Championships inflated his price tag.
Damsgaard was allegedly available for approximately €20 million before the Euros and almost doubled in price after the tournament, but according to Fichajes, the price has since returned to ‘above €20 million’.
Liverpool should be all over a deal for the player, who can play in either the front three or the midfield, for that price.