talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip at Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pulling out all the stops to sign Kylian Mbappe having reportedly contacted the player’s dad.
Mbappe, 21, is one of the world’s most sought-after players and has been touted with Real Madrid in a move that could eclipse Neymar’s world-record transfer to PSG in 2017.
However, Liverpool have also been linked with the forward having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2019. They also have a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
And that’s put them in contention to sign the World Cup winner, who has 30 goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season.
French outlet Le10 Sport reports that Klopp is so desperate to land Mbappe, he’s even called the Frenchman’s dad.
Trent Alexander-Arnold would love to see ‘special talent’ Jadon Sancho at Liverpool.
Borussia Dortmund and England forward Sancho is expected to move to England this summer with Manchester United seemingly leading the chase for him.
Alexander-Arnold said: “If he came to us, he’d make our team better.
“So, I’d be more than happy for him to come because I played with him at England and he’s a special, special, special, special talent.”
Timo Werner has reportedly ruled out a move to another Bundesliga club when the transfer window opens.
The Germany international, who has scored 21 goals in 25 league matches this term, is Liverpool’s top target this summer and is said to have a £51million release clause that expires on June 15.
According to Bild, he is not willing to move to another club in the German top flight and a move to Anfield is his preferred option.
Meanwhile, Liverpool chiefs fear they may miss out on Werner as they can not meet with the player because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jurgen Klopp wants to bring him to Merseyside but his plans to meet the player in person to finalise the deal have been thrown up in the air due to the virus, German outlet Bild claim.
Klopp hoped to convince Werner to join personally but the current travel restrictions could scupper the transfer.
Sadio Mane could be tempted to join Real Madrid, according to his Senegal team-mate Keita Balde.
The Liverpool forward is being heavily linked with a move to Spain later this year.
“I don’t know what his decision is,” Balde told AS. “In a year or two, you may want to change.
“I don’t think he wants to be there forever. He is a smart boy and he knows what is good for him and what he has to do.”
Liverpool’s plans to build a dynasty under Jurgen Klopp have come under threat with Germany reportedly earmarking the Reds boss as the long-term successor to Joachim Low.
Klopp is one of the hottest properties in management after steering the Reds to Champions League glory last season and guiding them to within only six points of their first English league title in three decades.
The 52-year-old put pen to paper on a new deal last December to keep him Anfield-bound until 2024.
Despite insisting he will see out his deal, Germany have decided he is the right man to take over from Low in the near future, The Mirror claim.
It is believed Klopp has told bosses at Anfield that Liverpool will be the last club he manages and sees a transition to the national team as a natural step for him to take.
Timo Werner would reportedly have his preference of shirt number if he seals a move to Liverpool in the summer.
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah currently occupy the No.9, No.10 and No.11 shirts respectively.
But the Express claim Werner would have his pick of any squad number.
Liverpool have zero interest in bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield.
It has been claimed recently that the Reds could look into re-signing Coutinho amid news Barcelona are looking sell once the transfer window re-opens.
The Brazilian has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season and scored nine goals in 32 appearances.
But his future remains unclear and The Mirror say Liverpool are not interested.
The 27-year-old could potentially join a Premier League rival with clubs likely to be keen.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is attracting interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham.
The 30-year-old Croat is out of favour at Anfield and looks set to leave the club soon.
Teamtalk claim the Premier League trio are looking to keep Lovren in England and will move for him when the transfer window opens.
Lovren has made just nine league appearances this season.
Liverpool are willing to listen to summer offers for Xherdan Shaqiri, Football Insister claim.
The Swiss midfielder has started just two Premier League games this season largely because of calf and hamstring injures.
Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards is believed to be holding out for a £28million fee for Shaqiri, who joined from Stoke for £13m in the summer of 2018.
The 28-year-old has attracted interest from Italy in the past while clubs in England would likely be keen too if they could knock that price down.
Arsenal have opened talks to sign former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir this summer.
The former Lyon midfielder came close to joining Liverpool in the summer of 2018, but the Reds pulled the plug on a £53million deal due to an issue with his knee.
He joined Real Betis for a bargain £17.7million fee last summer and has continued to impress with seven goals and three assists in LaLiga this season.
And the Daily Star claim Arsenal are now keen on finally bringing him to England.