Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Anfield
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 31/07/20 7:34am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Liverpool – and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Liverpool…
Thiago Alcantara – Alcantara has confirmed he wants to leave Bayern Munich amid the Liverpool links. Club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the Spaniard had told sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic that he would like a new challenge. “Thiago informed Hasan that he would like to do something new,” he told Sky Germany. “We have to accept that” (July 31).
Alcantara will sign for Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp demanded the club sanctioned a move regardless of worries about finances (Daily Express, July 22); Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned Thiago’s move to Anfield and the midfielder has agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions (Daily Express, July 18).
Lloyd Kelly – Liverpool are ready to revive their interest in Bournemouth defender Kelly after missing out on him last summer (Daily Express, July 31).
Harvey Barnes – The Leicester and England U21 winger has emerged as a target for the Premier League champions (Daily Mirror, July 27)
Ozan Kabak – Liverpool have enquired about Schalke’s highly-rated centre-back (Daily Mail, July 27)
Ismaila Sarr – Liverpool are reportedly interested in the Watford winger, who is also said to be on Man Utd’s radar (Sunday Mirror, July 19)
Diego Carlos – Liverpool are set to rival Manchester City for the Sevilla defender’s signature (Mail on Sunday, July 19)
Victor Osimhen – Liverpool and Manchester United have held talks with the agent of the Lille striker, who wants to derail his proposed move to Napoli (Daily Express, July 18).
Weston McKennie – Midfielder McKennie is set to leave Schalke this summer with Chelsea and Liverpool interested (The Sun, July 12).
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool have been linked with a sensational return for Coutinho with the star set to quit Barcelona this summer (Daily Express, July 9).
The Brazilian is being linked with a move back to Liverpool, with Barcelona’s asking price for the winger now heavily reduced (Daily Mirror, June 23)
Nick Breitenbucher – Liverpool are interested in German winger Breitenbucher after the youngster’s impressive form in the youth ranks at Hoffenheim (Daily Mail, July 3).
Adama Traore – Liverpool have made official contact with Wolves regarding the transfer of Adama Traore. (Mundo Deportivo, June 26).
Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly says he could finish his career with Napoli, despite being linked with Liverpool. (Gazzetta dello Sport, July 12); Manchester United and Liverpool have “made contact” with Napoli over the availability of Koulibaly – but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (Daily Star, July 11); Liverpool are not interested in signing Napoli defender Koulibaly – but they may be in the market for another centre-back if Dejan Lovren leaves the club (Sky Sports News, June 29).
Other players recently linked with a move to Anfield…
- David Alaba (Daily Telegraph, June 19)
- Raul Jimenez (Daily Mirror, June 18)
- Ousmane Dembele (Daily Express, June 15; Daily Star, June 10; L’Equipe, June 5)
- Ben White (Daily Express, June 15)
- Ruben Neves, Adama Traore (The Sun, June 13)
- Ferran Torres (Daily Star, May 31)
- Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror, May 27)
- Rav van den Berg (HITC, May 26)
- Adama Traore (The Sun On Sunday, May 24)
- Leroy Sane (Bild, May 20)
- Diego Carlos (Daily Express, May 22)
- Wout Weghorst (Goal, May 20)
- Talles Magno (Daily Mirror, May 16; A Bola, May 5)
- Tanguy Ndombele (The Independent, May 14)
- Thomas Partey (The Sun, May 11)
- Bukayo Saka (Daily Mirror, May 9)
- Eduardo Camavinga (Daily Star, May 9)
- Milot Rashica (Bild, May 6)
- Aster Vranckx (Daily Mirror, May 6)
- Nicolo Zaniolo (Corriere dello Sport, May 18)
- Dominik Szoboszlai (Tuttosport, May 13)
The latest on players linked with a Liverpool exit…
Loris Karius – Liverpool are hoping to raise £6m from the sale of Loris Karius, with French outfit Montpellier believed to be keen on the German goalkeeper (Daily Mirror, July 23).
Adam Lallana – Brighton have emerged as frontrunners to sign Lallana following the midfielder’s Liverpool exit this weekend (Daily Telegraph, July 25); Lallana is at the heart of a transfer tug-of-war between Brighton, Burnley, Everton, and Leicester (The Sun, July 20); The midfielder is poised to agree a short-term deal with Liverpool that will enable Lallana to stay at Anfield for their title coronation (Daily Mail, June 9); Brendan Rodgers is closing in on a reunion with the free agent at Leicester (Daily Mirror, June 6).
Dejan Lovren – Lovren is close to joining Zenit St Petersberg from Liverpool for a fee of around £11m (Sky Sports News, July 25); Liverpool are looking to sell Croatia defender Dejan Lovren despite seeking to extend his contract (Goal, July 14); Zenit St Petersburg are willing to offer £9m for the centre-back but Liverpool are likely to demand £15m (Mail on Sunday, July 19).
Yasser Larouci – The 19-year-old Algerian defender is set to leave Liverpool this summer, with Leeds and Brentford among the clubs interested in signing the full-back (Goal, July 17).
Naby Keita – Liverpool are considering selling the midfielder this summer (Milan Live, June 19).
Jurgen Klopp is ready to offload six first-team players this summer as he looks to raise funds to bring his top transfer targets to Anfield (The Sun, June 18).
Rhian Brewster – The young Liverpool star is wanted on loan by Sheffield United in a three-way fight (Sun, July 26); Rangers are eyeing up a loan move for the Liverpool youngster (Scottish Sun, June 8).
Other players recently linked with a move away from Liverpool…
- Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster (Daily Telegraph, June 2)
- Xherdan Shaqiri (Daily Mail, May 27)
- Dejan Lovren (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Liverpool Echo, May 13)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (The Sun, May 11)
- Pedro Chirivella (Mail On Sunday, May 10)
- Sadio Mane (The Athletic, April 2; The Sun, April 14; AS, April 18; France Football, April 22).
- Adam Lallana (The Sun, April 6)
- Curtis Jones (Daily Mirror, April 14)
- James Milner (Daily Star, April 22)
The latest contract news from Anfield…
The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports’ digital platforms.