Another day arises, and another rumour of a move between the Merseyside giants and Stade Rennais winger Jeremy Doku. This transfer window has seen Liverpool’s links with Belgium international ramp up a fair amount after an initial link the campaign before.
The Reds first found themselves linked with Doku in 2019 when the winger was first at Anderlecht. However, despite their interest, Jeremy opted to move to the Ligue 1 club to continue his development. Now, it appears that the Reds may be back in contention.
Liverpool reportedly looked at the 19-year-old winger this week, but now it looks more concrete. The Belgian forward is an impressive footballer and would be a great signing to the Reds squad at this time. Liverpool will see their front-line thin out in the winter with the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
This will see both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah away for around a month, leaving the Reds with little to choose from. With Xherdan looking likely to leave for French club Lyon, Les Gones will need reinforcements up top.
Takumi Minamino scored a late leveller for the Reds after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diogo Jota had twice reduced the deficit before Caoimhin Kelleher saved two penalties to set up a Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Arsenal.
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Long-term Liverpool target Houssem Aouar has allegedly been placed on the transfer list by his club Lyon following a humbling defeat last weekend.
The Ligue 1 outfit have picked up just one point from the opening two fixtures after a 3-0 defeat to Angers and it is believed senior member Juninho hopes to address an ‘attitude problem’ at Groupama Stadium.
He has been linked with a potential switch to the Reds on numerous occasions down the seasons and could now be edging towards a summer exit.
According to a recent report from RMC Sport, as quoted by GFFN on Twitter, the 23-year-old midfielder is among numerous stars now made available.
The report says that all several players could be sold for a ‘lower price’ than they might have previously commanded – perhaps less than the £25 million Les Gones wanted for Aouar.
Capped on one occasion by his country, last season the midfielder netted seven times and added three assists in 30 top-flight outings.
Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp is in need of additional central midfield variants following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Merseyside giants are keeping a close eye on Stade Rennais winger Kamaldeen Sulemana. Ghana international has been a revelation at the French club following his transfer earlier in the summer. Sulemana has so far played 20 games for the Ligue 1 club, scoring five times and assisting two more.
It represents a decent return for a footballer who is enjoying his first taste of European football. Primarily a left-winger, Kamaldeen is capable of playing anywhere along the frontline. Despite his young age, the 19-year-old winger is already a full international for Ghana and has won two caps for their national side.
Not many footballers can outshine Jeremy Doku at Stade Rennais, but the Ghanaian attacker has managed to do only that in a clear show of his ability. His displays have not gone unnoticed on Merseyside, and the Reds are keeping close tabs on his progress.
Liverpool, who have decided to end their pursuit of Jeremy Doku, already have two of the best African attackers in the game today in Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. Both are, however, not getting any younger and will need replacing sooner or later.
The Merseyside giants are considering a summer swoop for Nice striker Amine Gouiri at the request of the German coach. U21 France international is a product of the Lyon youth academy and went on to play 15 games for the club‘s first team without scoring a goal.
Amine made the switch to Nice in the summer of 2020 and has since grown into a talented youngster in Ligue 1, having managed a more than handy tally of 20 goals and nine assists in 45 matches so far. Gouiri has started the new campaign with a bang, having scored four goals in four matches already while also registering an assist.
The French striker’s look to have put him on the radars of one of the biggest teams in the world in the form of the Reds. Liverpool have a well-established attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, with Diogo Jota and Divock Origi providing cover.
However, Roberto Firmino’s bad goalscoring form over the past couple of campaigns has become a cause for concern, while Divock Origi too is not favoured by the German boss and came close to leaving this past summer.
According to Spanish outlet AS (h/t Liverpool Echo), Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe already has a ‘clear’ image of where he wants to play next season, but he will wait for the first few months of 2022 to make the decision.
The Frenchman has been one of the best footballers from across Europe this season. The former Monaco man has been impressive for Paris Saint-German and has bagged 15 goals and 15 assists in 24 appearances.
Mbappe is about to enter the final six months of his contract term with PSG, and there has been a lot of speculations over his future. Liverpool have been after the World Cup winner for quite some time now. However, the Spanish giants Real Madrid have the edge over the Reds.
It is believed that they were close in securing the deal in the summer, but PSG remained firm in their intentions to keep hold of their star forward. Florentino Pérez’s side have since kept tabs on the 23-year-old in an attempt to lure him in the summer of 2022.
It seems Mbappe currently has several options in front of him. But, it is believed that the French star has already made his decision over his next home. However, he didn’t reveal his preferences before the Champions League round of 16 fixtures of PSG against Real Madrid in February and March in order to avoid ‘divided loyalties’.