Liverpool in agreement over personal terms + in talks over payment structure + have a €40m bid on the table

In Saturday’s Liverpool round-up, the Reds have a €40m bid on the table for Saul and have again made contact with Fiorentina for Vlahovic.

Liverpool make contact again for Vlahovic

Liverpool have made contact again with Fiorentina for Dusan Vlahovic and they could make life tough for Spurs.

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Liverpool are in talks with Vlahovic’s entourage over a move to Merseyside.

FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 08: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Dusan Vlahovic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 8, 2021 in Florence, Italy.
FLORENCE, ITALY – MAY 08: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Dusan Vlahovic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 8, 2021 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

We reported that a phone call was held with sporting director Daniele Prade as Liverpool explored the possibility of signing Dusan Vlahovic.

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Aouar has no intention of playing for Lyon

Houssem Aouar reportedly has ‘no intention of being part of Peter Bosz’s project’ and they would accept around to €25m.

French journalist Julien Laurens broke the news for ESPN that Liverpool, Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal are interested in Aouar.

GFFN, a well-known source for French football news, has claimed that Aouar has no intention of playing for Lyon again.

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Liverpool ready €40m bid for Koulibaly

Liverpool reportedly want to add to their growing defensive ranks by recruiting Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, according to a report from Corriere dello Sport.

DIMARO, ITALY - JULY 16: Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli during an SSC Napoli training session on July 16, 2021 in Dimaro, Italy.
DIMARO, ITALY – JULY 16: Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli during an SSC Napoli training session on July 16, 2021 in Dimaro, Italy. (Photo by SSC NAPOLI/SSC NAPOLI via Getty Images)

The report goes on to state that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis will not accept anything less than €50m for Koulibaly despite the Serie A outfit being in financial trouble due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though Liverpool had an unprecedented injury crisis at the heart of defence last season, there is no need to have seven centre-backs especially when four of them would be world-class.

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Liverpool prepared to pay Malen €100k/week

Liverpool have made it clear to Donyell Malen and Mino Raiola that they are willing to match the contract offered by Borussia Dortmund.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 21: Memphis Depay of Netherlands celebrates with teammate Donyell Malen after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group C match between North Macedonia and The Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena on June 21, 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JUNE 21: Memphis Depay of Netherlands celebrates with teammate Donyell Malen after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group C match between North Macedonia and The Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena on June 21, 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Piroshka van de Wouw – Pool/Getty Images)

Anfield Central reported exclusively on Wednesday that BVB had agreed on personal terms with the PSV attacker.

Dortmund have agreed to pay Malen around €100,000 per week and a source with inside knowledge on a number of clubs in Holland has told Anfield Central that Liverpool have informed the player and his agent that they are willing to commit to the same salary.

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Exclusive: Why Gomez missed training 

Joe Gomez sat out of Friday’s outdoor session in Austria but he continued his work indoors and was absent merely as a precaution.

As was expected, however, he is battling with swelling around the knee that sustained the damaged and the decision was taken on Friday for him to miss the outdoor session.

UNSPECIFIED, AUSTRIA - JULY 14: Joe Gomez of Liverpool ride to and from training on July 14, 2021 in UNSPECIFIED, Austria. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, AUSTRIA – JULY 14: Joe Gomez of Liverpool ride to and from training on July 14, 2021 in UNSPECIFIED, Austria. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

While there are no tears or damage to the tendon at the moment, Gomez is still working with the club’s physios to build up the strength and stamina in his tendon to the level it was at before.

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Liverpool could swoop for Saul & Griezmann

With Liverpool’s offer to Atletico Madrid still on the table, Saul Niguez could still move to Anfield while Antoine Griezmann has been offered to the Reds by his sister/agent.

Empire of the Kop reported on Friday as news broke that negotiations weren’t going swimmingly between Atleti and Barcelona that Liverpool remain keen on Saul.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Antoine Griezmann of FC Barcelona waves to the crowd prior to the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match at Nou Camp between FC Barcelona and Arsenal on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 04: Antoine Griezmann of FC Barcelona waves to the crowd prior to the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match at Nou Camp between FC Barcelona and Arsenal on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

According to 90Min, the French forward’s agent and sister, Maud, has offered him to ‘a handful of Premier League sides but Atletico Madrid remain well ahead in the race for his signature.’

Liverpool are said to be one of the sides offered the chance to sign Griezmann while Chelsea and Man City have also been contacted.

It’s easy to understand why nobody is taking up the call to sign the former Real Sociedad attacker as he is already 30 and is reportedly earning wages in the region of £594,000 per week.

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Michael Mongie
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