2 familiar names linked & duo available for Watford – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool are back in the rumour mill this week, with two names linked who have been so previously: one a years-long saga and the other a more recent claim.


One from Italy, one from Spain

New one first? Ok then: Franck Kessie again.

The AC Milan midfielder is out of contract next summer and the Reds are increasingly heavily linked with him in the European press. Mundo Deportivo said we were very keen recently and now Gazzetta dello Sport say we’ve got a free run if we’ll give him the £160k a week he wants, because Milan won’t.

Another free transfer target is a much longer-running link: Ousmane Dembele.

He’s injured again at Barcelona and the club apparently won’t play him if he won’t sign a new deal – and while Klopp is an admirer, Mundo Deportivo say Michael Edwards is already putting a financial plan in place to sign the France international next summer.

Hold your horses though, as that rumour circles back around to English outlet reports (not great ones either) who in turn cite their Spanish counterparts…on and on it goes. Don’t hold your breath.


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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 21, 2021: Liverpool's Diogo Jota during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Liverpool's goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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HONG KONG, CHINA - Wednesday, July 19, 2017: Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Hong Kong International Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Alex Lacazette has had enough of the circus and will leave Arsenal on a free in the summer
  • Donny van de Beek is in talks with Juventus over a January move, because when you can’t get a game in midfield where better to go than to the club which just signed Weston McKennie permanently and Manuel Locatelli
  • Wilf Ndidi is the latest defensive midfielder linked with Man United for Ole to ignore and persist with Fred and McTominay for all eternity


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