Liverpool have been linked with a number of players but are yet to make a big-name signing. With the transfer window set to open in a couple of days’ time, the Reds could announce a few arrivals and departures very soon.
Liverpool asked to pay £85million to sign Nunez
Benfica will not sell Darwin Nunez for anything less than a fee of £85million as per The Times’ Paul Joyce.
The Reds are expected to add more firepower to their attack as Sadio Mane is widely expected to leave this summer. The Senegalese wants to end his stay at the club and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
Klopp spoke highly of Nunez after Benfica’s two knockout games against the Reds in the Champions League this past season.
He said after Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against Benfica:
“Extremely good looking boy, huh? And a decent player as well. Really good, really good. I knew before, of course, but he played pretty much in front of me with his tough battles with Ibrahima Konaté.
“He was physically strong, quick, was calm around his finish. Good, really good. I always say in these situations if he is healthy, it’s a big career ahead of him.”
Nunez is also keen to work with Klopp, but it remains to be seen if the club will launch a club-record bid that would eclipse the £75million that they paid to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
Liverpool reject Bayern’s second offer for Mane
Liverpool have rejected Bayern Munich’s second offer for Mane, with reports claiming the Anfield officials have deemed it ‘laughable’.
As per The Times, Bayern Munich are ready to pay Liverpool a fee of £23.5million plus add-ons so the fee reaches £30million.
However, Bayern will only pay the add-ons should they win the Champions League and Mane wins the Ballon d’Or in each of the next three seasons.
Liverpool are not ready to budge from their asking price of £42.5million which they consider a ‘benchmark’ figure for negotiations.
Salah voted player of the season
Mohamed Salah has been named as Liverpool’s player of the season after another incredible campaign.
The Egyptian won the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards after finishing joint-top in the goal-scoring charts with Son Heung-Min, and ahead of teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold in the assists charts.
Salah’s 23 goals were not enough for Liverpool to win the Premier League as they finished one point behind Manchester City in the league table.