Liverpool could finally complete €50m deal + Liverpool set to bid £30m for ‘unplayable’ monster

In Tuesday’s Liverpool Roundup, the Reds have been tipped to sign Jonathan David, Kostas Tsimikas will stay at Anfield and the Reds are in a strong position to sign Saul.

Jurgen Klopp tipped to rock the boat

Jurgen Klopp could refuse to sell Xherdan Shaqiri in protest against FSG, claims Kevin Phillips.

“You would think that winning trophies would give you the money,” Phillips told Football Insider.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield on November 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield on November 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“He might say to the board that he can’t afford to let players go unless they give him what he wants, as a sort of protest.”

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Jonathan David very high on Liverpool’s list

On Monday evening, Sports Centre reporter Matthew Sciannitti claimed that if Lille decide to sell Jonathan David, Liverpool could pounce.

He took to Twitter to say last night: “English sources tell TSN Sports [that] if Lille look to sell Canadian striker Jonathan David to raise funds because of the club’s financial challenges, Liverpool has David very high on the team’s list of potential strikers.

Lille’s Canadian forward Jonathan David (C) fights for the ball with AC Milan’s Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali (L) and AC Milan’s Danish defender Simon Kjaer (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Lille LOSC and AC Milan at the Pierre Mauroy stadium, in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, in the outskirts of Lille, northern France on November 26, 2020. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“Liverpool has long kept tabs on the Canadian’s development.”

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Liverpool turn Napoli away for Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas has now been the subject of two loan approaches from Napoli but Liverpool have no intention of letting him leave.

According to Giannis Chorianopoulos, Liverpool have been approached by the Serie A outfit twice about letting the Greek fullback leave on loan.

GROEDIG, AUSTRIA - JULY 23: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Konstantinos Tsimikas of Liverpool FC controls the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly Match between FC Liverpool and 1. FC Mainz 05 at DAS.GOLDBERG Stadion on July 23, 2021 in Groedig, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
GROEDIG, AUSTRIA – JULY 23: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Konstantinos Tsimikas of Liverpool FC controls the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly Match between FC Liverpool and 1. FC Mainz 05 at DAS.GOLDBERG Stadion on July 23, 2021 in Groedig, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Despite his struggles last season, Jurgen Klopp wants him to stay at Anfield for the 2021/22 season and his pre-season displays are evidence as to why.

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Selling Origi will be a feather in Edwards’ cap

Michael Edwards has made a name for himself by selling the likes of Dominic Solanke and yet selling Divock Origi for major cash will be his biggest accomplishment yet.

Michael Edwards secured a £19million fee for Dom Solanke before earning £23.5million from Rhian Brewster’s sale.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Rhian Brewster of Sheffield United reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Bramall Lane on April 24, 2021 in Sheffield, England.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Rhian Brewster of Sheffield United reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Bramall Lane on April 24, 2021 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

While those deals were fantastic at the time, Edwards may now find himself in a position where interested clubs are using them as a bargaining chip to argue that Liverpool strikers don’t always fare well away from Anfield.

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Chelsea no longer in race to sign Chiesa

This week, Liverpool’s bid for Federico Chiesa was confirmed by Florian Plettenberg and after Chelsea also made an offer, it looks like the Blues are no longer interested.

Now, Chelsea have reportedly made a huge bid worth the same amount to Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku and it could give Liverpool a free run at Chiesa if they can convince Juve to part ways with the Italian.

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 06: Federico Chiesa of Juventus FC celebrates a goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 6, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – JANUARY 06: Federico Chiesa of Juventus FC celebrates a goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 6, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)

The initial report from Repubblica did state that Juve consider Chiesa untouchable but as we have seen in the past, every player has his price and if FSG really did sanction a bid of €100m (£85m) for Chiesa, then it would be interesting to discover what price Juventus would sell the 23-year-old at.

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Jurgen Klopp is a massive fan of Traore

Liverpool are reportedly set to bid £30million for Adama Traore and I’ve gone back to find quotes from Jurgen Klopp on the Wolves speed demon.

According to a report from a week ago from the Daily Star, Liverpool are preparing to bid £30million to sign Adam Traore from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers goes past Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

The German told reporters: “[Traore] is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable. What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good.”

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Liverpool in strong Saul position

Saul’s move from Atletico Madrid is increasingly close and Liverpool are in a strong position to sign him, according to reputable Spanish outlet Sport.

They claim that Liverpool and Manchester United are the running favourites to sign him and now say that his departure from the capital is ‘increasingly close’.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 26: Saul Niguez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's first goal battle for the ball with Athletic Club during the Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club at Wanda Metropolitano on October 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 26: Saul Niguez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal battle for the ball with Athletic Club during the Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club at Wanda Metropolitano on October 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

While Saul has a €150million (£128m) release clause in his Atleti contract, the La Liga outfit is prepared to accept a huge loss and sell him for €50m (£43m).

Adding Saul or another suitably talented, industrious and experienced midfielder is not just important – it’s imperative.

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