Liverpool news round-up: club given chance, massive bid for Brazilian, wonderkid could leave

Liverpool given wonderful chance to land £27m-rated star for free

The Premier League giants Liverpool could have the opportunity to sign long-term target Liga NOS giants Sporting pacy winger Gelson Martins on a free transfer this summer.

The Reds’ strong interest in the star has been well documented during the year, and it looks like they are keen on recruiting Portuguese international from the Liga NOS side this summer.

Sporting are currently in a position of troubles, with some senior-team players seeking exits as a result of unprecedented attacks from parts of the club’s fan-base.

Fresh reports from the Portuguese daily sport newspaper O Jogo indicate that Gelson, along with teammates William Carvalho and Bruno Fernandes, has pushed for the termination of his contract at Sporting, which would thereby allow him to depart from the club on a free transfer.

The news of Martins’ wish to leave Sporting is sure to come as a massive boost for Liverpool, who are out to add more attacking depth to their ranks this summer.

Although Liverpool are keen to land Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City to provide additional depth to their wide alternatives.

Liverpool launched huge bid for in-demand European giants star

Liverpool have made a massive €65 million bid to the Italian giants Roma for goalkeeper Alisson, according to Brazilian outlet Super Esportes.

The Reds have been searching for a new goalkeeper for some time now, and despite an upturn in form from German ‘keeper Loris Karius, his shambolic display in the Champions League final emphasised the need for the Reds to search for a new number one.

Sky Sports reported that Liverpool were unlikely to pursue a deal for the 25-year-old star, but the report from Super Esportes suggests differently.

The La Liga giants Real Madrid are supposedly keen on the Brazilian shot-stopper too, and the star is said to favour a switch to the Spanish capital.

Although, he is said to be intrigued by the Reds and did not rule out a transfer to Anfield when questioned regarding of his future.

All Alisson Becker did confirm was that his entourage was in talks with a few teams, but he said that if nothing is confirmed before the World Cup.

This season, in all competitions (Serie A, Champions League, Coppa Italia) Alisson Becker has made 49 matches and collected 22 clean sheets so far.

Liverpool 22-year-old creative midfielder attracting interest from Italy

The Serie A giants Lazio are reportedly interested in a deal to recruit Serbia international Marko Grujic from Liverpool in this transfer market.

According to reports from Italian media, the Serie A giants are plotting a summer move for the promising Reds midfielder as the clubs’ management gear up for the likely departure of his compatriot Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The all-around midfielder is a summer target for Juventus and Real Madrid, and Manchester United have also been connected with a move for the Lazio key man.

This emerges to have prompted Simone Inzaghi and his recruitment team to make emergency plans in preparation for the star’s departure, with Marko Grujic among the options being considered.

It’s likely that the versatile midfielder will be loaned out, or perhaps even sold, this transfer window as Liverpool are set to be well-stocked with central midfield variants ahead of next season as the club recently signed Fabinho from Monaco and also RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita will join the Reds on July 1.

Grujic impressed during the recently concluded season with Cardiff City, as he helped the Bluebirds secure promotion to the Premier League throughout his successful loan spell in Wales.