Calafiori update, goalkeeper exit expected & pre-season boost – Latest LFC News

In Wednesday’s news, Liverpool have been dealt a blow in the race to sign Riccardo Calafiori, while a potentially imminent goalkeeping departure has been reported.


Arsenal in for Calafiori

If you watched any of Italy’s group games at Euro 2024, their long-haired centre-back, Riccardo Calafiori, will likely have caught your eye.

According to The Athletic‘s James Horncastle, Liverpool are among several clubs to have enquired into Calafiori’s availability, leading to excitement for some fans.

2X5WW40 Naples, Italy. 11th May, 2024. Riccardo Calafiori of Bologna FC looks on during the serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on May 11, 2024 in Naples, Italy Credit: Giuseppe Maffia/Alamy Live News

However, Arsenal are now looking most likely to sign the left-footed Bologna defender.

Reporter Gianluca Di Marzio wrote that “the Londoners are the team in pole position” and Sky Sports‘ Dharmesh Sheth reported Mikel Arteta is “interested.”

This comes after Bologna’s sporting director, Giovanni Sartori, said they ‘would have to think about big offers’.

Nothing is yet agreed, but it does seem Liverpool will have to pay a higher fee than expected due to the Italian’s strong performances at the Euros.


3 things today

SEAGRAVE, ENGLAND - Monday, May 10, 2021: Liverpool's goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski during the Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Leicester City FC Under-23's and Liverpool FC Under-23's at the Leicester City Training Ground. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Liverpool 21-year-old goalkeeper, Jakub Ojrzynski, is currently on trial at Polish club GKS Katowice, report Meczyki
  • Ronald Koeman has emphasised that Cody Gakpo‘s position “is on the left side” and explained why – you can read his full explanation here
  • Alisson is set to face Darwin Nunez in the Copa America quarter-finals as Brazil have been drawn to play Uruguay – it’s on July 7 at 2am (BST) on Premier Sports 1


Latest Liverpool FC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 18, 2024: Liverpool's Wataru Endo during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • To Liverpool’s relief, Wataru Endo has been left out of Japan’s Olympics squad meaning he can begin pre-season training later this week

  • The same is true for Mo Salah, who has not been picked by Egypt for the Olympics in Paris – it would have been a headache Arne Slot didn’t need

  • Marcelo Pitaluga has returned from his loan at St Patrick’s Athletic because Liverpool “want him back, he’s back training with the first team,” according to St Pats manager Stephen Kenny


Latest chat from elsewhere

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2022: Fulham's João Palhinha during the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Everton have signed striker Iliman Ndiaye for about £15 million from Marseille on a five-year contract – is that to replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin or to play with him?

  • Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign Fulham‘s Joao Palhinha for £47.4 million (Sky Sports)

  • Three Girona directors have had to step down so the club can play in the Champions League at the same time as Man City – both are part of the City Football Group (The Times)


Video of the day and match of the night

With transfers dominating the news and no Euros to watch until Friday, Sam Millne looked at which Liverpool players need to renew their contracts and what it means for the squad.

Both the European Championships and Copa America are on rest days, so it is your perfect chance to get off the couch and enjoy the summer sunshine, unless you’re on Merseyside or seemingly most of the UK!

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