The latest transfer news and gossip about the players linked to Liverpool, and those who could leave the club.
Timo Werner: Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea outmaneuver Liverpool and Manchester United to convince the striker to move to Stamford Bridge (Daily Telegraph, June 6)
Liverpool will not rival Chelsea in the battle for Werner’s signature as the 24-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker approaches Stamford Bridge (Evening Standard, June 5)
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to activate Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m. The German international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig expires on Monday June 15 (Sky Sports, June 3)
Ferran Torres: Liverpool transfer target Torres could leave Valencia this summer, with the La Liga side reportedly identifying a replacement for the winger (Daily Star, May 31)
Ousmane Dembele – The Barcelona player’s agent has said he does not expect his client to leave Camp Nou this summer after being linked with Liverpool (L’Equipe, June 5)
The Barcelona winger is Liverpool’s main backup option if Timo Werner is lost (The Sun, May 31)
Kalidou Koulibaly: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Koulibaly this summer and has apparently called him to convince him to go to Anfield (Daily Express, May 29); Liverpool have reportedly submitted a lower offer than Newcastle for Napoli centre-back Koulibaly (Daily Express, May 18)