Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp plans for another summer of spending on Merseyside
LIVERPOOL LOOK AT GASPAR
Liverpool are looking to put a deal in place for Lyon defender Jordy Gaspar, according to French news outlet TF1.
Talks have already been opened for the 19-year-old, although the Reds are likely to face competition from Serie A giants Milan for his signature.
LIVERPOOL KEEN ON MESA
Liverpool are one of a number of clubs interested in Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, according to Marca.
Everton, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla are all said to be monitoring the 27-year-old, who could be available for as little as €10 million despite his €30m release clause.
MESSI AGAINST COUTINHO DEAL
Neymar’s desire to see Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona has been met with opposition by Lionel Messi, according to Diario Gol.
The Brazilian wants to bring another compatriot into the dressing room at Camp Nou but Messi is said to be wary of threats to his partnership with Luis Suarez in attack.
KLOPP TO SELL ONE GOALKEEPER
Liverpool will sell one goalkeeper this summer when Danny Ward returns from his loan with Huddersfield, according to the Daily Mail.
Ward, Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius will audition over the course of pre-season to win one of two spots in the first-team squad, with Jurgen Klopp not planning to sign a new stopper despite the Reds’ lack of a clear first choice.
STURRIDGE TO REPLACE CARROLL?
West Ham want to sign Daniel Sturridge as a replacement for Andy Carroll should their current striker be sold to the Chinese Super League, according to the Daily Star.
Carroll was looked at by three clubs in January for a mooted fee of around £32 million, and the Hammers would be ready to sell and make another signing from Liverpool if that interest materalises once again.
LAZIO ENTER TALISCA RACE
Lazio have entered the race for Liverpool target Anderson Talisca, according to A Bola.
The Benfica forward has impressed while on loan at Besiktas this season and the Serie A club are ready to rival the Reds if he is made available for a permanent transfer in the summer.
KLOPP SET FOR £150M SPREE
Jurgen Klopp could break Liverpool’s transfer record more than once this summer as part of an £150 million spree, according to the Sun.
The Reds boss has Athletic Club winger Inaki Williams, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal and Tiemoue Bakayoko of Monaco and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk on his shortlist.
OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TO LIVERPOOL?
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown fed up with life at Arsenal and could make a shock move to Liverpool at the end of the season, the Daily Mirror reports.
The 23-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, has attracted interest from Manchester United and Manchester City as well as the Reds, with Arsenal yet to offer him a new deal.
ZIDANE A FAN OF GOMEZ
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is an admirer of Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, according to Diario Gol.
Los Blancos are said to have a long list of younger targets they hope can regenerate their squad and with Sergio Ramos and Pepe among those ageing, Gomez is reportedly one of Zidane’s preferred candidates to fill their boots.
LIVERPOOL’S KEITA CHANCES FADE
Liverpool are unlikely to be able to prise RB Leipzig starlet Naby Keita out of the clutches of Europe’s elite clubs this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Bayern Munich are said to be leading the race for the midfielder and Real Madrid are also interested, with the Reds fighting to be able to offer Champions League football by finishing in the Premier League’s top four.
REDS AMONG DAVIES SUITORS
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are among several European clubs tracking Vancouver Whitecaps prodigy Alphonso Davies, according to Metro US.
The 16-year-old has been turning heads since making his pro debut last season. Davies made eight league appearances in 2016 and scored in Vancouver’s CONCACAF Champions League win over the New York Red Bulls last week.
LIVERPOOL EYE ‘NEW ZOFF’
Liverpool want to sign teenage Italian goalkeeper Alex Meret, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 19-year-old has been dubbed the ‘new Dino Zoff’ in Italy and is playing so well with SPAL in Serie B that his parent club, Udinese, could make him their No.1 next season.
BUNDESLIGA SIDES WANT CAN
A host of Bundesliga teams are keen to bring Liverpool star Emre Can back to Germany, the Daily Mirror reports.
With the Germany international locked in contract negotiations and looking no closer to a deal, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen have been alerted to the possibility of luring the midfielder away from Anfield.
COMPETITION FOR DANILO
Liverpool are big fans of Danilo but face competition from Juventus for the Real Madrid right-back, according to Calciomercato.
The Bianconeri are long-term admirers of the 25-year-old and have expressed an interest in ending his disappointing spell in La Liga, but Madrid will demand €25 million if either the Italians or the Reds come calling in the summer.