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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jul 02:00

Liverpool put in hard yards on the running track in Munich

Back in Jurgen Klopp's homeland, the Liverpool squad, who will also face Napoli or Atletico Madrid as part of the Audi Cup, didn't appear to enjoy the run but the boss found reason to smile.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 22:54

Euro Paper Talk: Wilshere move collapses; Spurs dealt blow

A potential exit route for Jack Wilshere appears to be off, while Spurs have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of a winger, according to Wednesday’s European papers.

 

Sampdoria move off for Arsenal man

Jack Wilshere will not be moving to Serie A side Sampdoria this summer, a report in Italy claims.

Calciomercato.com state midfielder’s wage demands were too high, something which scuppered his potential move to the club.

The Blucerchiati had been linked to the former Bournemouth loanee, who made 27 appearances for the Cherries in the Premier League last season.

The 25-year-old has also apparently attracted interest from AC Milan, and could have followed countryman Joe Hart’s footsteps in a shock move to Italy.

However, the midfielder’s wage demands are simply too high and would have pushed Samp over their budget, the report claims.

 

Spurs winger blow

Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of AC Milan star Suso may have just become more difficult as the Spaniard has just hired a new agent.

The 23-year-old, who has a contract with Milan until 2019, was set to sign an extension towards the end of Silvio Berlusconi’s reign at the club.

The Spaniard had agreed a new deal with the then CEO Adriano Galliani which would have seen the former Liverpool man’s wages almost doubled.

However, the new Chinese ownership at Milan are yet to tie down Suso, causing him to reconsider his future. His new agent may be a sign that he is ready to find a deal with Milan.

The man who will become his new representative is Alessandro Lucci, who masterminded Leonardo Bonucci’s move from Juventus to the Rossoneri earlier this month.

 

Man Utd target set for AC Milan

Renato Sanches is set to complete a move to AC Milan from Bayern Munich, snubbing interest from Manchester United.

This is according to L’Equipe, who claim that the Portugal international will move to the San Siro club for a fee of €40m.

Sanches has reportedly given his green light for the move to go ahead, making the seven-time Champions League winners his preferred destination.

Italian paper Corriere dello Sport claim that the player’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly been in dialogue with Milan chiefs since last season’s Champions League Final in Cardiff.

This is where the Rossoneri struck a deal for another one of Mendes’ clients in Porto striker Andre Silva.

Talking after Bayern Munich’s 3-2 win over Chelsea, Reanto Sanches told German paper Bild: “I am not happy about my first year at Bayern Munich, that’s clear.

“I’m young, I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.

“I want to play more consistently and [a move to] AC Milan is a very interesting option. If the two clubs reach an agreement, I would be happy to join the Rossoneri.”

 

Fenerbahce name price for Arsenal target

Turkish side Fenerbahce have reportedly named their asking price for defender Simon Kjaer, according to reports in Turkey.

Turkish-Football claim that a source close to the club has told them that it will take a bid of £17.5million to land the 28-year-old.

Sevilla are the latest club to make an offer for the centre-half, who Arsenal saw a £10.5m bid rejected for.

Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias confirmed being in the race for Kjaer: “We want to reach an agreement over the transfer of Simon Kjaer,” Arias was quoted as saying by Fotomac.

“I do not want the offer to be jeopardised so I am not going to get into details.”

The report suggests that the Gunners are weighing up a possible second bid, though Kjaer’s agent agent Mikkel Beck previously revealed that his client is happy at Fenerbahce.

 

 

And the rest…

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is set to snub Manchester United for AC Milan in a €40m deal (L’Equipe)

Should Mbappe arrive at the Bernabeu this summer, there are suggestions Manchester United will make another move for Gareth Bale (Marca)

Real Madrid and Monaco have agreed a fee for Mbappe, but it’s more than was reported on Tuesday with the deal broken down to €180m plus €20m in bonuses. There is also a suggestion Manchester City have made a €180m bid (L’Equipe)

Inter continue their pursuit of Czech striker Patrik Schick (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus have now made PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi there top summer priority (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Jean Michael Seri has again been linked with Arsenal. He is rated at €40m (L’Equipe)

Roma sporting director Monchi has made new contact with Leicester City over Algerian play-maker Riyad Mahrez (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Roma president James Pallotta has also stated that central defender Kostas Manolas will not be leaving the club this summer (Tuttosport)

To sign Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain must reduce their wage bill by more than €30m, which could see up to six players leaving the French capital. Angel Di Maria, reported Arsenal target Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jese Rodriguez, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Serge Aurier are the candidates to move on (L’Equipe)

Gerard Pique has admitted in a press conference the picture he posted on Instagram, announcing Neymar was staying at Barcelona, wasn’t official confirmation (AS)

Liverpool’s summer pursuit of Naby Keita could come to fruition after all with news that the players current employers RB Leipzig, are set for a dramatic U-turn and will allow the player to go to Anfield after all (Bild)

New signing Danilo has admitted it was difficult to decide between Man City and Chelsea this summer (AS)

Rennes are close to sealing a €17m move for former Newcastle United transfer target Ismaila Sarr this week (L’Equipe)

After signing Dani Alves, Neymar has reportedly asked PSG to sign Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, another player of similar quality and keep Lucas Moura (Le Parisien)

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 22:05

Liverpool target Naby Keita swayed by advisors say Leipzig

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has hit out at Naby Keita's advisors, blaming them for the midfielder wanting to join Liverpool.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 26 Jul 21:43

Kylian Mbappe: Madrid, United, Arsenal, PSG, City and Liverpool's sales pitch

Sid Lowe and the rest of the ESPN FC team discuss the developments in the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. Sid Lowe and the rest of the ESPN FC team discuss the developments in the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. Sid Lowe and the rest of the ESPN FC team discuss the developments in the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. Sid Lowe and the rest of the ESPN FC team discuss the developments in the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. Sid Lowe and the rest of the ESPN FC team discuss the developments in the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. This article originally appeared on ESPN FC on June 23, 2017. Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is the most sought after man in world football. Marca claimed on Tuesday that Real Madrid had clinched a deal for the 18-year-old but Manchester City remain in the hunt. Here, we've selected the clubs Mbappe has been linked to the most this summer and ESPN FC's correspondents make their sales pitch as to why Mbappe should choose the team they cover. You can vote for the club he should join by having...

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 20:22

Liverpool land in Munich ahead of Hertha Berlin clash

Jurgen Klopp has taken his side to Germany for a training camp as he looks to put the final touches to their preparations ahead of the new season. Liverpool will face Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 18:16

Premier League top six transfer round-up

SAM CUNNINGHAM: With less than three weeks until the season commences, the Premier League’s top six's squads are starting to take shape. They alone have spent nearly half-a-billon pounds.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 18:02

Transfer News LIVE: Follow the latest news and gossip

Manchester City have spent more than £160million on new additions and are set to battle it out with Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe. Follow the latest transfer news with DAN RIPLEY.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 26 Jul 15:49

Liverpool can thrive even if Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona - John Barnes

Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes addresses Coutinho's future, the belief in Klopp and Liverpool's UCL ambitions. Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho is comfortable at Liverpool amid continued interest from Barcelona. Gab Marcotti breaks down the chances that Liverpool will sell Coutinho to Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp had some fun with a journalist in regards to how immensely the transfer market has changed over the years. Liverpool legend John Barnes has told ESPN FC his former club can thrive even if star playmaker Philippe Coutinho leaves. Coutinho has been increasingly linked with a move to Barcelona, with recent reports in Spain saying he had agreed personal terms with the Liga club. But former England winger Barnes said: "It's not happened yet. Of course he may have agreed terms, but they have got to agree a transfer fee. "I think it would be great if Liverpool keep him, but if he goes I wish him all the best. "Liverpool...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 26 Jul 15:38

EXCLUSIVE: John Barnes on Liverpool transfers, UCL ambitions

Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes addresses Coutinho's future, the belief in Klopp and Liverpool's UCL ambitions.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 26 Jul 15:10

Only Philippe Coutinho stay will help Liverpool break cycle of failure

Steve Nicol evaluates Philippe Coutinho's future with Liverpool amid his links with Barcelona. Liverpool's summer has become embroiled in further drama and uncertainty. Their main transfer targets, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, were involved in training ground controversy at their clubs (Southampton and RB Leipzig) this week, while Barcelona seem ready to increase their bid for star man Philippe Coutinho. With Van Dijk training alone after asking for a move, Keita fighting with his own teammates and Barcelona's interest piqued as Neymar looks set to join Paris Saint-Germain, Southampton...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 14:41

Klopp speaks out in defence of Firmino?s Liverpool goals output

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino does not need to score more goals, but that his unselfish and all-round game is more important for the team.

Firmino, who joined the Reds in a £29m deal from Hoffenheim in 2015, was Liverpool’s third-highest goalscorer last season across all competitions, netting 12 times in 41 appearances. He ranked joint-highest for combined tallies of goals and assists, however, matching Philippe Coutinho’s total of 23.

However, it is not his productivity in the final third that marks him out for manager Jurgen Klopp, who hailed his impact in other areas, calling him “the best player without scoring”.

Speaking to Goal, the German appeared to be baffled at fans’ desires for a higher goal return from their new number 9 (having given new arrival Mohamed Salah his old number 11 shirt), saying:

“With Roberto Firmino, people say he does not score enough. What?!

“He is the best player without scoring with how well he reads the game for the benefit of others. Outstanding!

“But then what if he starts thinking ‘oh, I need more goals’ and starts shooting from all over the place when usually, he would play a clever ball and make a run to open up the space?

“There needs to be one plan, one voice, one belief. It will not always be perfect, because we are not perfect, but it is our way.”

Despite not being a traditional number 9, Firmino is Klopp’s first-choice up front, despite competition from four more natural strikers in the form of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, and new signing Dominic Solanke.

Firmino’s goal tally last season was significantly inferior to their rivals’ first-choice strikers, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku. However, Liverpool outscored both clubs in the Premier League, suggesting that they are able to share the goalscoring responsibility throughout the side, with goals coming from all over the pitch.

The Brazilian is an archetypal Klopp player, and the Liverpool boss is clearly happy with his player’s contribution just as it is.

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:45

Arsenal ?should have signed Benzema, rather than Lacazette?

Philippe Coutinho’s future is up in the air, Arsenal and Manchester United fans lament their clubs’ transfer business, and are Chelsea in trouble after being beaten by ‘only’ Bayern Munich?

Have anything you’d like to discuss? Join the debate here…

 

Is Coutinho staying or going?

The reports are absolute b******t. Coutinho has agreed to nothing. Radio Catalonia are conveniently leaving out the fact that they would have to get Liverpool’s permission to discuss anything , never mind agree terms.

It’s nonsense and it shouldn’t be doing people’s heads in because there is absolutely no truth in it. He’ll be a Liverpool player when this window shuts.

 

MrMakaveli

MrMak the reports may not be genuine, I don’t believe everything I read… But do you honestly think Barca haven’t talked to Coutinho? I personally don’t believe they would’ve put in a bid without knowing he will sign for them
it doesn’t mean Coutinho will push through a move but we can’t take anything for granted
as for getting Liverpool’s permission, after all we’ve been through in the VVD saga are you really saying they wouldn’t have talked to him without our permission?

nocturnal_red

 

Lemar and Lacazette no Sanchez replacement

Of what I’ve heard from football experts and some Arsenal fans, apparently signing lemar and lacazette but letting sanchez go will be a good summer for us. I have to say, they’ve gotten their heads so far up wenger’s a*** their ability to judge has become the same as wengers.
First of all, Lacazette is not better than either morata or Lukaku (In my opinion) so our rivals got the better signings even though they might have overpaid but so did we.Secondly,I’ll be utterly disappointed if we offer anything above £40m for lemar. If it’s an monaco midfielder we should have gone for it should have been bernardo silva during the start of the summer.Saying that, lemar is still a good player but not worth above £40m. Either ways, as andy says the only way sanchez can be replaced is with messi, neymar, bale or ronaldo and that’s never going to happen. Mbappe would be a good shout but that’s never going to happen either.

I think more than anything if we let sanchez go it will really speak volumes about the lack of ambition of the club.I mean do you really think if we keep sanchez he will play badly for us. It’s nonsense for especially a player like him I know he’ll give 100% it’s all a question about whether Arsenal budge or not.

Also,even if we manage to keep hold of our best players, and with the signings we made it still wouldn’t be a good summer.Simply because other clubs have made better signings and it should be us doing that because we finished below all of them.We desperately need a Defender and a central midfielder.Van dijk and william carvalho. Then I’d be happy.But knowing wenger and this club this won’t happen because wenger is lazy at man management and should he sign them he wouldn’t want the job of convincing players who take their places in the first team.

the specialone

 

Money not the only way to be competitive

I’ve got no real problem with Levy not spending money for the sake of it. We s****ed that 90 million Bale money and got nowhere (at the time), we wasted 30 million on Disco Sissisikoo last year, money down the drain.

I know at the end of the day, it’s those shiny silver things that count, but I think we’ve proven there is another way of at least being competitive at least. The last two years have been pretty much the most exiting time to be a Spud-lover for a fair few decades and long may that continue, and worth remembering during those 2 years I’m pretty certain Pool, YooUtd, City, Goonies and Chelsea out spent us and not all of them finished above us for those years…

Money certainly does help buy happiness in the footballing world, but I like to think it isn’t the only way.

banjo_chuckers

 

Flawed FFP favours big clubs

I know we’re simply going around in circles with this, my personal stance is if an owner wants to “give” a large wedge to his/her club, then fine, simply put in rules to stop clubs borrowing huge wedges (i.e. Leeds/Portsmouth)…. although there is also a part of me that says if a club is stupid/desperate enough to get into that sort of debt, then that’s their problem. Businesses can go bankrupt, no logical reason why clubs should be prevented from being allowed to do the same thing, other than sentimental nonsense.

As for people thinking it’s a good thing, not too sure many of us did. I also thought, as Red/TKO says, the idea behind it was the big-clubs pulling up the drawbridge behind them while using Leeds/Portsmouth scenarios as the excuse.

banjo_chuckers

 

Transfer market headache

Just seen Mourinho’s Barcelona prematch interview. Looks like there is a serious issue with getting additional players in. Sounded like the best he was hoping for was getting an additional midfielder. I would be very disappointed if that is a 29 year old Matic at a cost of £50m. I know Ed is going to take the fall for the lack of signings but surely also Mourinho has targeted players that are extremely difficult to get. I wouldn’t blame Ed at all for not paying a combined £100m for a 28 year old Perisic and a 29 yr old Matic. It’s obvious we need experience in the team but trying to sign Matic after mugging Chelsea off over Lukaku and sign Perisic from a newly cash rich Inter just sounds like a transfer market headache. Either way, as it stands, top 4 looks the target again next year!

N1xer

 

Where are the top signings?

I do think keeping Coutinho is massive and I agreed with Klopp before in saying that it is like a big signing but that only applies if we strengthen. We can not going into next season with last seasons first 11 + Salah. The other players we’ve signed are squad players and it’ll be great to see how they do and if they can push their way into the starting 11 but you don’t pin your season on those kinds of players, they are welcome bonuses.

Furthermore, I like Lovren but I don’t want to pin my season on him either. I like Henderson but we can’t depend on him for a season because of his heel problem and also you guys know I don’t think he is good enough defensively. We all know that the CL matches are going to put serious pressure on our already threadbare squad. We don’t want to go backwards, we don’t want to stay the same as last season. We need to push on and that is going to require top signings and it’s 3 weeks til our first PL match, so WHERE THE **** ARE THEY .

MrMakaveli

 

Glazers out!

We are an economic machine for the glazers who are quite happy to settle for top four not the big prizes and then they extract their dividends. The others well what can I say they just want to be the best!

The fundamental change for me is the glazers move on!

united_we_win

 

Arsenal should have bought Benzema

Right now it’s just a rumor but mbappe is mostly joining madrid and that paves the way for benzema to leave.We are being touted as being interested for him.This is the player we should have gotten, and now that he might possibly be available we should go and get him.This is a proper proven world class signing,not lacazette.But since wenger felt to rush to sign laca because he’s french he still can’t ignore benzema.Obviously it means either giroud or welbeck will have to go.It will probably be giroud and as underrated as I think he is if a world class target is available it just has to be done!

the specialone

 

Chelsea in for an embarrassment in the Champions League?

Well although this was our only second/third game in preseason. We looked terrible and made Bayern so easy at a times. That is worrying after people started getting carried away when we beat a below par Arsenal on Saturday. We have been brought down to earth by a class above us Bayern. It was a scary performance. Even you could sense the frustration in Conte’s face. Hand on heart we are in for an embarrassment in the CL league given that it was only Bayern that humiliated us. Imagine what could happen if we face R.Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG? Worrying days ahead !

Wise-fan

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell 30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO LET EMRE CAN MOVE ON

Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s £40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

 

 

CAN TOTTENHAM MAKE HOFFENHEIM MAKE THEIR FIRST CAPTURE?

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s £20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”

 

AND THE REST

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at £50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s £143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 26 Jul 12:51

Liverpool winger left out of squad as Fiorentina talks continue

Lazar Markovic has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for friendlies in Germany after holding talks with Fiorentina.

The Serbia forward is surplus to requirements at Anfield and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Fenerbahce and then Sporting Lisbon.

Markovic was recalled from his stint in Portugal to join Hull in January where he enjoyed some success.

He played 45 minutes in Liverpool’s first friendly of the summer at Tranmere but has not featured since and was left behind for the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

Press Association Sport understands the 23-year-old has met Fiorentina to discuss a move but Liverpool are holding out for £16million, having paid Benfica £20m for his services back in 2014.

Watford are also interested in Markovic but are not prepared to pay the Reds’ asking price, which makes any deal unlikely.

Winger Sheyi Ojo has also not travelled to Germany for friendlies against Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich and either Atletico Madrid or Napoli as he weighs up his options with a number of clubs – including Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Aston Villa – interested in taking him on loan.

A 30-man squad flew out from Liverpool this morning and included the fit-again Sadio Mane and Danny Ings, both of whom had last season cut short by knee injuries.

James Milner was also among the party having returning from Hong Kong with a minor thigh problem, while new signing Andrew Robertson is set for his first outing since joining from Hull for £8m last week.

Midfielder Emre Can, who only returned to Melwood at the weekend after an extended break due to his involvement in Germany’s Confederations Cup win, was also on the plane to his homeland.

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 26 Jul 11:57

Steve Nicol weighs in on Coutinho and Keita transfer sagas

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has his say on how Liverpool should proceed with Philippe Coutinho and Leipzig's Naby Keita.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 26 Jun 14:04

Liverpool reject 11m Moreno bid

Liverpool reject an £11m bid from Serie A side Napoli for Alberto Moreno - and will demand £15m for the Spanish defender.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 24 Jun 08:20

World Cup winner Arbeloa retires aged 34

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football at the age of 34.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 23 Jun 13:53

Liverpool complete 34m Salah deal

Liverpool complete the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who joins on a five-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 16 Jun 18:07

Rams agree fee with Liverpool for Wisdom

Derby County agree a deal to sign defender Andre Wisdom from Premier League side Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

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