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Liverpool transfer news and gossip: Klopp phoning Werner, Leicester’s Soyuncu eyed, £70m Wolves raid?

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip at Liverpool.

Timo Werner is Liverpool’s top transfer target

Timo Werner

Timo Werner has become the target of phone calls from Jurgen Klopp, who hopes to bring the Germany forward to Liverpool.

The RB Leipzig ace, who has 102 career goals to his name at the age of 24, is allegedly keen on joining the Anfield outfit rather than staying in Germany and joining Bayern Munich.

Klopp has been calling Werner over a move to Liverpool as he prepares for the potential departure of either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane.

Both attackers have been linked with Real Madrid and, according to Le10Sport, Klopp is considering Werner as his priority signing to replace whichever one leaves.

Caglar Soyuncu

Liverpool look set to win the race for Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, AS claim.

Man City and Barcelona are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old but the Reds are the favourites to sign the Turkey international.

Soyuncu has been outstanding for Leicester this season taking over the mantle from Harry Maguire following his move to Manchester United last summer.

Adama Traore

Adama Traore is reportedly a summer transfer target for Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.

The Wolves star has been one of the top-flight’s most improved performers this season with four goals and seven assists.

He has become a regular fixture in their side after starting just five league games last term following an £18million move from Middlesbrough.

Le10sport claim the Premier League’s big guns are interested in signing £70m-rated Traore.

Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pulling out all the stops to sign Kylian Mbappe having reportedly contacted the player’s dad.

Mbappe, 21, is one of the world’s most sought-after players and has been touted with Real Madrid in a move that could eclipse Neymar’s world-record transfer to PSG in 2017.

However, Liverpool have also been linked with the forward having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2019. They also have a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

And that’s put them in contention to sign the World Cup winner, who has 30 goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season.

French outlet Le10 Sport reports that Klopp is so desperate to land Mbappe, he’s even called the Frenchman’s dad.

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly in talks with Liverpool
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Jadon Sancho

Trent Alexander-Arnold would love to see ‘special talent’ Jadon Sancho at Liverpool.

Borussia Dortmund and England forward Sancho is expected to move to England this summer with Manchester United seemingly leading the chase for him.

Alexander-Arnold said: “If he came to us, he’d make our team better.

“So, I’d be more than happy for him to come because I played with him at England and he’s a special, special, special, special talent.”

Timo Werner

Timo Werner has reportedly ruled out a move to another Bundesliga club when the transfer window opens.

The Germany international, who has scored 21 goals in 25 league matches this term, is Liverpool’s top target this summer and is said to have a £51million release clause that expires on June 15.

According to Bild, he is not willing to move to another club in the German top flight and a move to Anfield is his preferred option.

Meanwhile, Liverpool chiefs fear they may miss out on Werner as they can not meet with the player because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jurgen Klopp wants to bring him to Merseyside but his plans to meet the player in person to finalise the deal have been thrown up in the air due to the virus, German outlet Bild claim.

Klopp hoped to convince Werner to join personally but the current travel restrictions could scupper the transfer.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane could be tempted to join Real Madrid, according to his Senegal team-mate Keita Balde.

The Liverpool forward is being heavily linked with a move to Spain later this year.

“I don’t know what his decision is,” Balde told AS. “In a year or two, you may want to change.

“I don’t think he wants to be there forever. He is a smart boy and he knows what is good for him and what he has to do.”

Sadio Mane could leave Liverpool this summer

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s plans to build a dynasty under Jurgen Klopp have come under threat with Germany reportedly earmarking the Reds boss as the long-term successor to Joachim Low.

Klopp is one of the hottest properties in management after steering the Reds to Champions League glory last season and guiding them to within only six points of their first English league title in three decades.

The 52-year-old put pen to paper on a new deal last December to keep him Anfield-bound until 2024.

Despite insisting he will see out his deal, Germany have decided he is the right man to take over from Low in the near future, The Mirror claim.

It is believed Klopp has told bosses at Anfield that Liverpool will be the last club he manages and sees a transition to the national team as a natural step for him to take.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner would reportedly have his preference of shirt number if he seals a move to Liverpool in the summer.

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah currently occupy the No.9, No.10 and No.11 shirts respectively.

But the Express claim Werner would have his pick of any squad number.

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool have zero interest in bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield.

It has been claimed recently that the Reds could look into re-signing Coutinho amid news Barcelona are looking sell once the transfer window re-opens.

The Brazilian has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season and scored nine goals in 32 appearances.

But his future remains unclear and The Mirror say Liverpool are not interested.

The 27-year-old could potentially join a Premier League rival with clubs likely to be keen.

Dejan Lovren

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is attracting interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham.

The 30-year-old Croat is out of favour at Anfield and looks set to leave the club soon.

Teamtalk claim the Premier League trio are looking to keep Lovren in England and will move for him when the transfer window opens.

Lovren has made just nine league appearances this season.

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