The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Liverpool – and those who could leave the club.
Timo Werner – Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince the forward to move to Stamford Bridge ( Daily Telegraph , June 6)
Liverpool will not rival Chelsea in the battle for Werner’s signature as the 24-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker closes in on a move to Stamford Bridge (Evening Standard, June 5)
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m . The Germany international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig runs out on Monday June 15 (Sky Sports , June 3)
Ferran Torres – Liverpool transfer target Torres could be on his way out of Valencia this summer, with the La Liga side reportedly identifying a replacement for the winger ( Daily Star , May 31)
Ousmane Dembele – The Barcelona player’s agent has said he does not expect his client to leave the Nou Camp this summer after being linked with Liverpool (L’Equipe , June 5)
The Barcelona winger is Liverpool’s top back-up option if they miss out on Timo Werner (The Sun , May 31)
Kalidou Koulibaly – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Koulibaly this summer, and has apparently called him to convince him to move to Anfield ( Daily Express , May 29); Liverpool have reportedly tabled a lower offer than Newcastle for Napoli centre-back Koulibaly (Daily Express , May 18)