Liverpool News Summary: Transfer Blow, Wolves Star on Radar, Ligue 1 forward on Klopp’s Wishlist

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Liverpool identified 25-year-old Ligue 1 star as top transfer target

Liverpool have reportedly identified Dutch forward Memphis Depay as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane.

The Merseyside Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp is well-stocked for options in the final third. However, it has been reported that Sadio Mane could depart from Anfield during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp’s side keen on to keep the Senegal international on Merseyside, however, according to L’Equipe, the English top-tier leaders have started looking for alternative transfer options.

Klopp is believed to be keeping tabs on Depay’s future at Lyon, with the Netherlands international likely to be keen on making move to another big team in the coming months.

The 25-year-old creative winger has just over two years left on his current deal, effectively departing from Lyon to consider offers for the forward if he has no desire to extend his contract.

The Dutch forward has managed to found the back of the net seven times and provided 12 assists from 36 appearences in Ligue 1 and the Champions League during the current season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal hold a strong interest in Liverpool long-term target Lorenzo Insigne.

Liverpool are believed to be in the market for offensive reinforcements this summer with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have been both rumoured with a switch to Real Madrid and Napoli forward has been one of the top names in Jurgen Klopp’s shortlist, however, now Arsenal have joined race and the Reds might to have to look elsewhere.

According to reports from Italy in February, as cited by the Merseyside Reds official website, the Reds had a £61million bid turned down rejected for the 27-year old forward by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Liverpool dealt massive blow in their pursuit of €25m-rated Bayer Leverkusen star

Liverpool have seemingly handed massive blow in their alleged attempts to secure services of Bayer Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt.

The Merseyside Reds have been rumoured with a number of creative players ahead of the summer window, and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge fan of German forward.

However, the 22-year-old has claimed that he has no intention of making a decision on his future before the end of the current campaign.

Brandt told Bild: “I will make up my mind but not during the season. For me, the club and the present is too important.

“If I was only concerned about that, then my performance would suffer as well. It is something the club, who have given me confidence over the years, do not deserve.”

German international star is believed to have a €25m (£21.57m) release clause in his current deal with Bayer Leverkusen.

Meanwhile, Liverpool could miss out signing on another talented forward as Everton reportedly have absolutely have no desire to sell Richarlison to their arch-rivals, despite the fee the forward could potentially command.

Reports claimed in Brazil overnight suggesting that the Merseyside Reds are planning to make summer move for their direct rivals for their prized asset.

Liverpool head-coach Jurgen Klopp is alleged to have recently held talks with the agent of Brazil international attacker Richarlison, who has commanded a £35m transfer fee earlier last summer and has possibly doubled that figure with his goals making a return for Everton and his national team bu he is likely to continue his career at Goodison Park.

Liverpool identified Wolves defender as top transfer target this summer

Wolverhampton Wanderers full-back Ruben Vinagre is reportedly a summer transfer target for Liverpool.

The 20-year-old defender has made 14 appearences for Wolves in the top flight this campaign, having also played a vital n their promotion to the Premier League.

According to O Jogo reports, Vinagre has made the second choice to Jonny at Wolverhampton, has impressed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp with his performances when called upon.

German boss apparently sees the 20-year-old defender as an ideal back-up option to Andrew Robertson, with Alberto Moreno set to leave Anfield after the end of the current campaign.

The Merseyside Reds are not the only side rumoured to have been keeping tabs on Vinagre this campaign, meanwhile, as Spanish defending champions Barcelona are also believed to be in the running to land his services.

Vinagre has four years left on his Wolves deal and the Reds will have to make big money offer for his signature.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly eyeing move for Borussia Monchengladbach attacking midfielder Thorgan Hazard during the summer transfer window.

The Belgium international star who is the brother of Chelsea’ superstar Eden Hazard has found back of the net 12 times and provided 11 assists in 29 games for Gladbach this campaign.

The 25-year-old’s current deal with Gladbach set to expire in June of 2020, however, and the Merseyside Reds have previously been rumoured with an interest for the versatile forward.

According to Rheinische Post, Bundesliga club will look to cash in on Belgian forward at the end of the current campaign, however, the Merseyside Reds would face competition from the likes of La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund if they were to make a move.