Liverpool News Summary: Battle For Portuguese Attacker, €80m For African Forward, £21m Price Tag on Winger

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Liverpool slapped £21m asking price for in-demand winger

Liverpool are prepared to let highly-rated forward Harry Wilson depart from Anfield this summer.

According to The Daily Mail, the Merseyside Reds are willing to sell talented forward if they receive an offer around £21m.

The report suggested that Wilson is keen to fight for his place at Anfield next season, however, Jurgen Klopp is ready to cash in now and let him to found his place in a different team.

A host of teams are believed to be interested in securing his services, including Leicester City, RB Leipzig, Valencia, Hoffenheim, newly promoted Aston Villa and Schalke.

Wilson spent the 2018/19 season on loan to Derby County in the Championship. He ended the campaign on founding back of the net 18 times in all competitions and was nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Season award,

The 22-year-old forward has made only one senior appearance for the Reds – in the FA Cup, however, could now be set to depart from the club.

Meanwhile, In-demand midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has refused to rule out exit from Lyon amid interest from hosts of top European teams.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, and Manchester United, while Tottenham Hotspur and Man City, have also been tipped to make move for his signature.

Amid all the speculation, Frenchman has admitted that he cannot be certain whether he will remain at Lyon or make a move to a bigger club.

“As I told my agents and the club, I’m not fixed yet, I have not made a decision,” he told Le Progres.

Liverpool set to make €80m bid for 22-year-old forward

Liverpool have made an €80million bid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, with the Merseyside Reds offering the winger a five-year deal.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira, who reports that Jurgen Klopp is eager to finalise the deal for Lille forward and has submitted an offer to French club.

The 22-year-old forward emerged as one of the best players in France top division last season, founding back of the net 23 times and creating 12 assists in 41 games for the French club.

The Ivory Coast International forward has attracted interest from the likes of Man Utd, Bayern Munich, PSG as well as Liverpool, and it appears that Jurgen Klopp’s side have made the first move.

Pepe was an unused substitute for the Ivory Coast in their final friendly game prior to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly expressing an interest in Ajax star Donny van de Beek, according to Dutch news outlet Voetbal Primeur, cited by Anfield HQ.

The Anfield outfit have reportedly rejoined the hunt to sign defender Matthijs de Ligt, with manager Jurgen Klopp making de Joden man a priority signing, and the Reds are now thought to be monitoring his teammate.

Van de Beek has been one of de Joden’s standout performers in their impressive season under Erik ten Hag, with the 22-year-old midfielder registering 16 goals and 12 assists across all competitions.

Liverpool and Man Utd go head-to-head to sign 24-year-old midfield maestro

Liverpool have reportedly joined their direct Premier League rivals Manchester United in the race to secure services of Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes in this summer’s transfer window.

The Portugal international midfielder who is currently with the national team played for Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final against Switzerland that has been finished with a triumph for him, has been strongly rumoured with a move to the Red Devils this summer.

However, according to Record, the Merseyside Reds are now in the race for the 24-year-old midfielder, whose agent Miguel Pinho will fly to London next week in order to open talks with hosts of Premier League teams.

The versatile attacker has managed to found back of the net 32 times and contributed 18 assists in 53 games for Sporting during the 2018-19 campaign.

Fernandes has a contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade until the summer of 2022, but, which places his team in a strong position when it comes to transfer talks.

The player is believed to have a £86m release clause in his current contract with Sporting Lisbon.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Liverpool are both interested in the signing of another Portuguese sensation Joao Felix who has also been in stunning form this season attracting interest form hosts of European teams.

Portugues wonderkid who has been dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to found back of the net 20 times in 43 appearences while providing 11 assists as well.