Liverpool are stepping up their plans to bolster their squad this summer by launching moves for three players that would seriously strengthen the foothold in the European game.
That’s according to various reports in the Spanish press, which reckons Jurgen Klopp is making ambitious plans to turn the Reds into genuine title contenders next season.
We’ll start with the ever-reliable Don Balon, who believe Liverpool have a strong chance to tempting Barcelona into selling them back Luis Suarez this summer, with a fee of £50million being mooted.
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to rival Liverpool if Barca give any indication they are willing to sell the Uruguayan – but a return to Anfield looks most likely.
Meanwhile, the same outlet reckon the Reds have been given a free run at signing Roma keeper Alisson Becker in a £70m deal this summer. They claim Zinedine Zidane has decided against a move for the Brazilian and feels he would be too costly. The two-time defending European champions have subsequently been linked with Thibaut Courtois once again; the player likely to cost considerably less given he has just 12 months left on his Chelsea contract.
And finally, El Gol Digital claims Barcelona are ready to sell ‘flop forward’ Ousmane Dembele to Liverpool for around £100million – with a deal for Antoine Griezmann close.
It seems unlikely Barca would sell both Dembele and Suarez in the same summer, with Ernesto Valverde recently indicating his preference to keep the French winger.=========================================================