News and gossip about the latest transfer of players associated with Liverpool – and who may leave the club.
Timo Warner – Frank Lampard and Peter Chech made a secret pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped persuade Chelsea to move to Liverpool and Manchester United to Stamford Bridge (Daily Telegraph, June 6).
With the 24-year-old Arab Leipzig and German striker moving to Stamford Bridge (Evening Standard, June 5), Liverpool will not be competing with Chelsea in Warner’s signature fight.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Warner’s release clause if he wants to sign for less than 50 50 million. German international striker RB Leipzig’s € 55m (£ 49m) release clause ends Monday, June 15 (Sky Sports, June 3)
Return Torres – Liverpool transfer target Torres could be on his way out of Valencia this summer, La Liga reports Winger’s replacement has been identified (Daily Star, May 31)
Usman Dembele – Barcelona agent’s agent says he does not expect his client to leave Nou Camp this summer after joining Liverpool (L’Equipe, 5 June)
The Barcelona winger is Liverpool’s best back-up option if they miss Timo Warner (The Sun, May 31).
Calido Caulibali – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Caulibali this summer, and apparently called him to persuade him to move to Anfield (Daily Express, May 29); Liverpool have reportedly offered less than Newcastle for Napoli’s center-back Caulibali (Daily Express, May 18).