Liverpool target has agreed personal terms; now set for £30m move this afternoon – Fabrizio Romano

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Chelsea have now completed a £30m deal to sign former Liverpool target Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall this summer.

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The Merseysiders were linked with a move for the Leicester City midfielder last year, though such reports have been far from forthcoming in recent months.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news in question, with the player signing a six-year deal keeping him at Stamford Bridge until June 2030.

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The 25-year-old was a crucial figure in Enzo Maresca’s title push with Leicester City. Dewsbury-Hall registered 27 goal contributions in 49 games (across all competitions) as the Foxes secured the Championship title in 2023/24.

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Elsewhere: David Hancko rules himself out of Liverpool move

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Arne Slot’s former player more or less ruled himself out of a potential move to Liverpool despite recent speculation.

Strangely, he went as far as suggesting we weren’t looking for a player in his position.

Given that centre-back is arguably one of our biggest problem areas heading into 2024/25, it’s a statement that has left us scratching our heads here at Empire of the Kop.

We can only presume Hancko is referring to the fact he’s a left-sided centre-half. Perhaps Liverpool’s focus is on a right-sided option to replace Joel Matip who left as a free agent this summer?

Only time will tell on that front.

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  1. I wish Liverpool would just get things sorted in stead on the constant rumours. Other teams have been busy already, here in the UK and on main land Europe. Meanwhile Liverpool are the same old, same old, drag their heels until everyone has been transferred and Liverpool have to settle for championship players, again. FSG, please sell the club to someone who actually cares

  2. We should be happy to be owned by FSG; FSG are arguably the smartest and most competent owners in the league. It’s unfair to say that Liverpool always sign players towards the end of the window after most transfer business has already been done and have to settle for championship players. The majority of players bought under FSG since the Michael Edwards era were signed on the first day of the window (for example Mane, Salah, Virgil, Fabinho, Keita, Minamino, Ibou, Nuñez, Gakpo, Macca, etc…) Because they were all being super early signings, it is logical to infer that all were also first choice signings. Almost all of those signings were very successful too, especially successful when compared to those from Chelsea and Man United for example, who spend much more money on more glamorous names. Some of the deadline day signings under FSG have been panic buys, but not all. FSG tranfer committee is extremely data-driven and use obscene amounts of data when operating in the market; even players signed on deadline day have been looked at and analylized in some capacity by the club prior to being signed on deadline day. Arthur Melo is probably the only exception (the less said about that loan signing, the better.) I admit that FSG are far from perfect, with their transfer strategy during the injury crisis of the 20/21 season of being highly reactive instead of proactive. They waited until deadline day in January, insisting throughout the window they dont need to sign anyone, before on deadline day signing Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak. Kabak did well in our completely out-of-sorts team and returned to Shalke following his 6 month loan. Davies on the other hand did not make an impression and was sold to Ranger a year and a half later. In that winter window of the 20/21 season, Liverpool did have to settle for a championship player in Ben Davies who was not first choice. It was one of the few very bad signings in the last since FSG found their perfect sporting director in Michael Edwards in 2016. Since the departure of Edward’s replacement Julian Ward 12 months ago,
    Liverpool have effectively been operating without a proper sporting director, with Jörg Schmadtke only being present to support Jürgen in the short term. Because of that, Liverpool have been much less diligent in the market, with the Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo embarrassment easily being the biggest example. Now that FSG have properly secured the long-term stability of the sporting director position with bringing Michael Edwards back in a much higher position and hiring Richard Hughes as director, the future looks bright. In regards to championship players, Liverpool haven’t signed many. Gini was signed from a relegated premier league team and was a fantastic signing. Andy Robertson was one of the best signings in premier league history, Shaqiri couldve been better but was nonetheless a smart signing as a squad player considering his quality and very low release clause, Andy Lonergan was signed for free as a 4th choice keeper, Ben Davies I admit did not work, and finally Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho havent yet lived up to expectations but were both signed on the first day of the summer window in 2022 for very affordable fees, making them relatively low-risk, high-reward signings. Ramsay has struggled to stay fit for an extended period of time due to constantly picking up injuries and Carvalho just hasn’t worked yet at Liverpool, but a new head coach in Arne Slot, possibilities are endless.

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