Liverpool have been linked with several new signings as they look to add more freshness to their squad ahead of the new season. On that note, we take a look at the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumors as of July 4, 2021.
Liverpool target to cost £35 million
Atletico Madrid are prepared to offload Saul Niguez for a fee of around £35 million as per reports. Despite playing an important role for Atleti in their title-winning campaign last season, Saul is on the transfer list as the club look to raise funds for fresh faces.
Liverpool want to add more depth to their squad following Gini Wijnaldum’s departure earlier this summer. Saul is being touted as the ideal signing to help replace the departing Dutchman.
Manchester United are also reportedly interested, but a move could depend on what happens with Paul Pogba. The Frenchman has been linked with an exit as he has just a year remaining on his current contract.
Atletico Madrid are close to signing Rodrigo De Paul and the Argentine is expected to replace Niguez.
Liverpool set a £12 million asking price for Nat Phillips
Nat Phillips’ impressive displays at the end of last season did not go unnoticed as several clubs in the Premier League are after his signature.
The 24-year old is expected to be the fifth-choice centre-back at Liverpool next season as a trio of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip return. Ibrahima Konate’s arrival will add to the competition too.
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Liverpool are hoping to sell Phillips for at least £12 million, with the likes of Burnley, Brighton and Southampton being linked.
Phillips made 20 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool last season and played a crucial role as the Reds rallied to finish inside the top four on the final day of the season.
Grujic a priority signing for FC Porto
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has been linked with a move away from the club, with Porto being serious contenders for his signature.
The Serbian is reportedly Porto’s priority signing this summer as per O Jogo as Liverpool look to sell him for at least €15 million.
The Reds are hoping to raise as much as possible through player sales to make way for new signings, and Grujic could be the first of several fringe players to leave.