Liverpool Round-Up: Battle For Serie A Star, French Midfielder on Radar, Egyptian Forward Set to Leave

By | May 18, 2021

Man Utd and Liverpool eyeing move for Serie A No.4 defender

Manchester United are reportedly still interested in securing the services of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic during this summer’s transfer window.

Liverpool have also previously been rumoured with an interest in the former Partizan starlet, who has found back of the net three times and provided one assist in 28 Serie A games this season.

The 23-year-old’s deal with his Italian team is set to expire next June, and he has been consistently rumoured with a move away over the last few months.

A recent report suggested that the Red Devils had cooled their interest in the Serbia international as they were keen to pursue other targets in the upcoming transfer market.

However, according to The Sun, the Red Devils are preparing to step up their pursuit of the centre-back in the coming weeks.

The report suggests that Milenkovic will not be signing a new contract with Fiorentina, and the Serie A outfit have set an asking price of £38m.

Liverpool and Manchester United also considering a move for another Serie A star Paulo Dybala who has been rumoured with a departure from defending Italian champions Juventus.

Liverpool are currently battling for the Champions League spot for the next season, while the Red Devils sit second in the Premier League table.

Liverpool set to hijack Man Utd move for in-demand French midfielder

Liverpool have supposedly joined Man Utd and Real Madrid in the race to secure services of much-coveted Rennes playmaker Eduardo Camavinga.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene under Julien Stephan last year and still has been a regular for Les Rouge et Noir, founding back of the net once and assisting one more in 30 Ligue 1 games this season.

Camavinga’s existing contract at Rennes expires at the end of the 2021-22 campaign, and he has reportedly decided that he will not extend his deal, so an intense bidding war for his services is now believed to commence this summer.

According to The Express, the Merseyside Reds have now identified the teenager as an ideal signing for the new season, as Georginio Wijnaldum’s impending exit at the end of the season inches ever closer.

The report adds that Jurgen Klopp’s side would have to fend off Real Madrid and Man United for Camavinga’s services, however, Jurgen Klopp will hope to lure the France international to Anfield with the promise of regular first-team football – something he would not be guaranteed of at Old Trafford or the Bernabeu.

Chelsea are also believed to be interested in a deal for Camavinga, who scored his first goal for French national team back in October’s 7-1 friendly thrashing of Ukraine.

Liverpool 28-year-old forward frustrated with contract situation

Mohamed Salah is reportedly becoming increasingly concerned by Premier League giants Liverpool’s attitude towards a potential new deal at the club.

The 28-year-old has again been in stunning form for the Merseyside Reds during the 2020-21 season, founding back of the net 28 times in 44 games in all competitions, including 19 goals in 30 Premier League appearances.

The Egypt international’s future at Anfield continues to be called into question, though, with Barcelona and Real Madrid believed to be closely keeping tabs on his progress.

According to The Athletic, Egypt international forward does not want to push through a move to another team, however, is concerned that Liverpool might be open to a sale in the nearby future.

The report suggests that the attacker is now unsure whether he will be signing a new long-term contract with the Merseyside giants despite his success since arriving from AS Roma back in 2017.

The Egyptian again refused to rule out a future move to Spanish giants when questioned on his future by Marca towards the end of March.

Sadio Mane has been also rumoured with a departure from Anfield with Real Madrid and PSG thought to both interested to lure him away from the Premier League giants.