Barcelona could derail Liverpool’s hopes of landing a blow in the January window twice in a row after a target winger was revealingly mentioned on a club roster, according to a trusted source.
Liverpool emerged from the summer window with a small profit to show from their transfer transactions. Ibrahima Konate arrived for £ 36million but those fees were more than offset by a plethora of player exits.
As such and as their rivals all strengthen each other, one school of thought suggests the Reds are biding their time to pounce.
a ambitious raid for Barcelona sensation Pedri had been touted. However, the 18-year-old midfielder maestro is set to sign a new Camp Nou deal containing a historic release clause of one billion euros.
Apart from Pedro, UKTN has exclusively revealed Liverpool are in the running to sign Pedri’s team-mate Ousmane Dembele.
The 24-year-old has suffered injuries since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2017. Nonetheless, he remains a constant threat when he’s in good shape and shooting.
The Frenchman is in the last year of his Barcelona contract. That means he would be free to negotiate a pre-contractual deal with foreign clubs in January.
Liverpool were believed to reflect on this scenario, but trusted transfer guru Fabrizio Romano delivered a sultry update.
The Italian first confirmed details of Pedri’s impending new deal. He then claimed his compatriot Ansu Fati was next up for a new contract.
And after Fati, new contracts for “Gavi, Araújo and Dembélé” will be the next to be tackled on the club’s “renewal list”.
Although this does not necessarily mean Dembele will sign an extra time, this reveals Barcelona’s intentions to tie the striker to new terms if they can.
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Liverpool “blown away” by unlikely Leeds star
Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly keeping an eye out for a third Leeds United star. It was after that it was claimed that their scouts had been “blown away” by the player in question.
Through Football initiate, Liverpool scouts have a rising Leeds player in their sights. They report that 21-year-old goalkeeper Illan Meslier is the man who is making serious waves with their scouts.
The Leeds goalkeeper was torn from relative obscurity when signing a first loan from Lorient.
However, after replacing Kiko Casilla as Leeds number 1, he hasn’t looked back. And after breaking Joe Hart’s record for Premier League clean sheets for a 21-year-old, he was rewarded with a new contract.
Now used to France under-21, Meslier is considered the long-term successor to Hugo Lloris. Therefore, it’s little shocking to see the likes of PSG linked to movements.
However, if Football initiate are to be believed, then Liverpool have now joined the plethora of Meslier admirers. And while Alisson is firmly established as No.1, their scouts are lining up a succession plan if the paths separate.
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