Agent jets in for talks with LFC over ace earning £207,000/week + Klopp expressed desire to sign ace in talks

In Sunday’s Liverpool Roundup: Liverpool are not signing Manuel Locatelli, Adama Traore is ‘perfect’ for Liverpool and the price for Renato Sanches has been named.

Klopp expresses desire to sign Neuhaus

According to German news outlet Sport1, Jurgen Klopp is interested in Florian Neuhaus but has to make space to sign the 24-year-old.

The German coach ‘definitely’ wants to sign him but according to Plettenberg and Sport1, the ace is set to stay in the Bundesliga for the 2021/22 season.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - FEBRUARY 24: Florian Neuhaus of Borussia Moenchengladbach talks to the media after the UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City at Puskas Arena on February 24, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – FEBRUARY 24: Florian Neuhaus of Borussia Moenchengladbach talks to the media after the UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City at Puskas Arena on February 24, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images)

The player would reportedly cost around €40m which isn’t too much but it’s impossible to tell how much FSG have given Michael Edwards to work with at this point.

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Liverpool not in the race to sign Locatelli 

Fabrizio Romano says Liverpool are not in the race to sign Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.

He wrote on Twitter: “To be clear. Liverpool are NOT in the race.”

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - DECEMBER 11: Manuel Locatelli of US Sassuolo gestures during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and Benevento Calcio at Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore on December 11, 2020 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
REGGIO NELL’EMILIA, ITALY – DECEMBER 11: Manuel Locatelli of US Sassuolo gestures during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and Benevento Calcio at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore on December 11, 2020 in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

This followed a recent claim from Gazzetta dello Sport (print edition, July 30, page 28) that Liverpool are now in the race to sign Manuel Locatelli.

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Klopp thinks Traore be perfect for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp thinks that Adama Traore would be perfect for Liverpool, according to Fabrizio Romano.

“There are a lot of links about him. We’re talking about a fantastic player,” he said on Don Robbie’s YouTube channel, via The Sport Review.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on May 19, 2021 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on May 19, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

“The links about Liverpool are because Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the player. He thinks Traore would be perfect for Liverpool.”

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Saul’s agent arrives in England for talks

Saul’s agents, ICM Stellar Sports, arrived in the UK today to hash out their client’s future with Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly in pole position.

The Mirror’s Tom Hopkinson reports that Saul Niguez hopes to have his future sorted out this week and British giants Liverpool and Manchester United are in pole position.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 06: Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Club Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 06: Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Club Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The report goes on to claim that the player’s agents flew into the UK today to negotiate on behalf of Atletico Madrid – ICM Stellar Sports have been given the blessing of Atletico Madrid bigwigs to negotiate a move for their man.

Saul reportedly earns £207,000/week which could be an issue for Liverpool.

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Liverpool ready to sell Naby and Ox

According to a curious article from ESPN’s Mark Ogden, Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - JULY 29: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Naby Keita of Liverpool FC controls the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on July 29, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images/Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA – JULY 29: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Naby Keita of Liverpool FC controls the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on July 29, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images/Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp just lost Georginio Wijnaldum for free to PSG and if he were to sell the duo, who cost the Reds a combined £92m, he would recoup a fraction of that value.

In pre-season, Keita has been Liverpool’s best player and while many fans are restraining themselves from getting carried away as we have been down this road before, he looks very good.

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Sanches will cost Liverpool €35m

Liverpool and Arsenal are both looking to sign a new central midfielder this summer and have reportedly been told to pay €35m if they want Renato Sanches.

L’Equipe, via Sport Witness, reports that Liverpool are interested in signing Lille’s Portuguese midfielder but are facing interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal.

Barcelona don’t have the funds to sign the midfielder, Bayern Munich sold him to Swansea City after it didn’t work out for him in Bavaria and Liverpool have had their fill of injury-prone midfielders.

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