Liverpool Round-Up: Battle For Napoli Defender, Arsenal Versatile Forward on Radar, £54.3m for La Liga No.20 forward

By | July 4, 2020

Liverpool favourites to sign €100m-rated Serie A star

Liverpool are reportedly ahead of Manchester United to secure services of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a departure from Stadio Sao Paolo this summer and will allegedly be allowed to leave for €100m (£90.5m).

Man City and Man Utd have both been rumoured with the Senegal international, however, according to Tuttomercatoweb, the Merseyside Reds now are in the lead to get the deal done for Senegalese international defender.

The report suggests that the European champions, who have missed out on signing Timo Werner are now looking to strengthen their defensive area and ready to spend big on Koulibaly.

However, Napoli’s substantial asking price for the Senegalese could ultimately price Liverpool out of a move due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Koulibaly still has three years left on his current deal with Napoli.

Liverpool keen on to pair Senegalese international defender with Virgil van Dijk to build one of the best backlines in the world.

Manchester United meanwhile have signed Maguire earlier last summer and have handed him captains armband following his fine form, however, they are still in need for defensive reinforcements and Koulibaly would be a perfect addition to Ole Gunner Solskajer’s side.

Liverpool continue the chase for Arsenal fan-favourite forward

Liverpool are still interested in securing the services of Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka, according to the reports from Britain.

Saka’s current contract with the North London club expires in 2021 and despite ongoing talks between the agent of player and the club, he has not yet to sign a new contract.

If the 18-year-old versatile forward decides not to commit his future to the North London club for the long-term, then they may be forced to sell him during the summer transfer window rather risking to lose him for free next summer and if that does become the case, then it looks like the Merseyside Reds will be interested to secure his services.

The emergence of talented forward has been one of few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing campaign for Mikel Arteta’s side so far, given how well the teenager has played.

Saka has managed to found back of the net three times and provided 10 assists in 31 games this campaign and has shown his versatility by playing as a full-back, attacking midfielder and winger.

The Merseyside Reds ability to spend big money this summer may well be impacted by coronavirus pandemic crisis, however, if they could get an exciting youngster like Saka for a cut-price deal it would be a good transfer window.

Liverpool set to renew interest in La Liga No.20 winger valued at £54.3m

Liverpool were strongly linked signing Marco Asensio earlier last year and now, the latest reports claimed that the Reds are ready to renew interest in the Spaniard.

Last year, Mundo Deportivo suggested that Klopp has been a huge fan of 24-year-old Real Madrid forward and tried to sign him last summer, however, Asensio ended up to remain at Santiago Bernabeu.

Yesterday, El Gol Digital covered a story with a headline claiming that Liverpool once again opened talks with Real Madrid over the transfer of Marco Asensio.

The Spanish news outlet have claimed that Jurgen Klopp loves Asensio’s talent and believes that he would be a perfect addition to his front-line.

Furthermore, El Gol Digital have suggested that last season, Spaniard was valued at £90 million; however, now his price tag has been reduced and Klopp could sign him for £54.3million.

The Los Blancos attacker is naturally a left-winger, however, over the years, he has also played as a central attacking midfielder.

Liverpool do need to increase the depth of their attack, however, they opted to not meet the £49million asking price for Timo Werner, who has made the switch to Chelsea. Therefore, it makes no sense to spend £54.3million for injury-prone Marco Asensio.