Liverpool secured their first signing for next season earlier this week when they announced the impending arrival of Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer.
Who else could join Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in what is expected to be a busy summer window? Here are five of this week’s biggest transfer stories of interest to Liverpool…
Could Klopp move for another soon-to-be Bundesliga free agent? The Mirror claim that we are tracking Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit.
The 25-year-old Norway international is a holding player who spent three years in the Arsenal academy between 2007 and 2010, but never made a first-team appearance.
Finally a line can be drawn under the Ezequiel Lavezzi speculation. The Argentine has been frequently linked with a move to us over the last couple of years.
But the 31-year-old today left Paris Saint-Germain for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune, where he will reportedly pocket a whopping £23.5m over his two-year deal.
CHINA STRIKES AGAIN!
Hebei China Fortune has signed Ezequiel Lavezzi from PSG for £23.5m. pic.twitter.com/nYbfmCpqcG
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 17, 2016
The Mirror claim that we are still keeping tabs on talented Anderlecht playmaker Dennis Praet after deciding not to make a January bid for the 21-year-old.
Belgium U21 coach Enzo Scifo hinted that something big could be around the corner for Praet, saying:
“I can say he is ready to embark on an adventure with a top club.”
The Serbian defender reportedly remains highly thought of by Klopp after the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund. But, we face competition for his signature.
Sport Bild claim that Hamburg are interested in signing Subotic, 27, but might struggle to afford him despite him allegedly being valued at a fairly affordable £3.9m.
Spanish publication AS is reporting that we are contemplating a summer swoop for Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan, who has a £6.2m release clause in his contract.
Simon Mignolet has recently signed a long-term deal at Anfield and has Klopp’s faith, publicly at least, but is in dire need of competition to return to his best form.