Liverpool News Summary: Fulham Star on Radar, Battle For Brazilian Forward, Talks With World-Cup Winning Midfielder

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Liverpool could sign £50m-rated Premier League star for cut-price deal

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool were both rumoured with moves for Premier League club Fulham full-back Ryan Sessegnon earlier last summer, however, both were seemingly put off by the £50million price tag that the Cottagers have slapped on his signature.

However, as reported by the Mirror, Sessegnon set to leave Craven Cottage during the summer transfer window and he could be available for a lot less than £50m.

The 18-year-old has had an indifferent season, suffering from injuries and a loss of form as the Cottagers were relegated straight back to the Championship after a promotion in the English top-tier earlier in the summer,  combined with the fact that the teenager is entering the final year of his deal means that he could be available for a cut-price deal.

The Spurs are, according to the Mirror, set to head the queue for the Cottagers star, however, Liverpool may choose to rekindle their strong interest as 18-year-old could provide cover to both Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane, two players who don’t have much in terms of back-up at present.

Sessegnon has been one of the brightest talents in English football and undoubtedly hosts of top teams in the Premier League will go head-to-head to secure his services ahead of the next campaign.

Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head to sign South American forward

Arsenal have reportedly joined Liverpool in the chase to secure services a highly-rated Ajax attacker,

The Gunners have reportedly identified £35m Ajax forward as a potential signing this summer and have identified him as a replacement for Danny Welbeck.

The 22-year-old Brazilian attacker has enjoyed an impressive season with Ajax, managing to found back of the net 10 times and laying on a further 10 assists in 35 appearences for the Eredivisie side.

That form has alerted many of Europe’s top teams, with Arsenal’s direct Premier League rivals Liverpool alongside with Barcelona and PSG have expressed interest in his signature.

Jurgen Klopp sees Neres as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane as the latest one has been rumoured with a switch to Real Madrid.

However,  according to reports on Friday, Emery’s side are ready to join the bidding for the Brazilian forward – although that would be depended on them managing to secure Champions League football next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will reportedly have to fight off competition from  Serie A champions Juventus and Real Madrid if they wish to secure services of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt during the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old German international forward has found back of the net seven times and provided 14 assists in 38 games for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

The Merseyside Reds have recently been rumoured with a swoop for Brandt, although the Germany international has revealed that he will not discuss his future until the end of the 2018/19 season.

World-cup winning midfielder revealed ongoing talks with Liverpool manager

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze has revealed that he is ongoing talks with Liverpool head-coach Jurgen Klopp, despite the fact that the pair haven’t worked together for years.

Speaking to BILD, German midfielder has revealed that he regularly speaks with his ex-manager about a wide range of topics.

“I often speak to Klopp, He brought me to the first team when I was 17 and he made it all possible. We never stopped talking.”

The world-cup winning midfielder also spoke about how he went to German manager for advice when he decided the time was right for him to depart from Bayern Munich, however, he stopped short of discussing if Jurgen Klopp, or the Merseyside Reds, had any intentions of bringing him in the English top-tier.

“He knew that I wanted to leave Bayern. Of course, we talked. He knows me very well and that I am always looking for new challenges.”

Gotze has worked with both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola during his time at Bayern Munich and he believes that it’s hard to compare the two head-coaches as they are very different, before revealing that he’s closely watching the Premier League title race as two of his ex-managers go head-to-head in a battle to be crowned as the champions of England.

“They are difficult to compare because they pursue different philosophies. ‘The fact is that both are extremely successful. I am grateful to have worked with two such outstanding coaches. ‘I watch the games of both teams as often as possible, the title fight in the Premier League is extremely exciting.”