Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp targets talented Borussia Dortmund duo and Lens midfielder

Borussia Dortmund stars Jude Bellingham and Youssoufa Moukoko Credit: Alamy
Borussia Dortmund stars Jude Bellingham and Youssoufa Moukoko Credit: Alamy

Keep up to date with all the Liverpool transfer news and speculation ahead of the January transfer window.

Liverpool managed to sign their top transfer target during the summer transfer window, bringing in Darwin Nunez in a deal worth a potential £86million. They also added Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay to the squad on permanent deals.

Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Manchester City in the Community Shield, but they have had a slow start to the Premier League season, winning just four of their opening 12 games.

The Reds went back into the transfer market and signed Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus on transfer deadline day, but the Liverpool squad could be set for a significant overhaul next year.

Some fans are already looking ahead to the January transfer window and we’ve taken a look at all the players Liverpool are being linked with and who the original source of the story is.

The summer transfer window officially closed at 11pm, Thursday 1 September, with this list featuring any transfer line with regards incomings and outgoing at Anfield since then…

Jude Bellingham

Since moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, Bellingham has developed into one of the most sought-after players in European football.

The midfielder is reportedly Jurgen Klopp’s top transfer target in 2023 and we’ve compiled the latest rumours surrounding Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham.

– Liverpool are very optimistic about getting Bellingham and Jurgen Klopp is pushing for him. (Florian Plettenberg, November 8).

– Real Madrid fear that Liverpool are their main rivals for his signature and could actually usurp them for the transfer. (Marca, November 4).

– Liverpool are leading the chase for Bellingham despite the fact that ChelseaManchester UnitedManchester City and Real Madrid are also tracking the 19-year-old. (ESPN, November 4).

– Klopp has ‘made it clear’ to FSG that he wants the Dortmund superstar and the American owners have set aside £86m to get the deal done. (Bild, November 2).

– Dortmund will demand £129m for Bellingham if they are going to sell him in 2023. (Jorg Weiler, October 31).

– Klopp wants Bellingham but it’s looking ‘unlikely’ Liverpool’s owners, FSG, will meet Dortmund’s valuation. (The Times, October 25).

Who have Liverpool been linked with?

Goalkeepers

Ron-Robert Zieler, Hannover(Bild, November 7).

Patrick Drewes, SV Sandhausen(Bild, November 2).

Defenders

Milan Skriniar, Inter Milan(90min, November 4).

Perr Schuurs, Torino – (Tuttomercato, November 1).

Antonio Silva, Benfica – (O Jogo, October 24).

Zeno Debast, Anderlecht – (90min, October 11).

Victor Nelsson, Galatasaray – (Fanatik, October 6).

Sacha Boey, Galatasaray(Fanatik, October 6).

Armel Bella-Kotchap, Southampton – (Fichajes, September 16).

Midfielders

Seko Fofana, Lens (Ignazio Genuardi, November 7).

Alberto Moleiro, Las Palmas(AS, November 5).

Declan Rice, West Ham – (Simon Phillips, November 4; Football Insider, October 8).

Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig – (Sky Germany, November 1; Christian Falk, October 19; Kicker, September 20).

Bruno Guimaraes, Newcastle(TNT Sport, October 27).

Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona(ESPN, October 21; Fichajes, October 16; Sport, October 15).

Enzo Fernandez, Benfica(Sport, October 19; Fichajes, September 27; O Jogo, September 26).

Stanislav Lobotka, Napoli – (TuttoMercato, October 19).

Florentino Luis, Benfica(O Jogo, October 15).

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City – (Sport, October 12; Calciomercato, October 3).

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio (Calciomercato, October 7).

Guido Rodriguez, Real Betis – (Fichajes, October 7).

Adrien Rabiot, Juventus(TuttoJuve, October 7).

Marcelo Brozovic, Inter Milan(Calciomercato, October 7; Fichajes, October 3).

Matheus Nunes, Wolves – (Daily Mirror, October 2; UOL, September 15).

Nicolo Barella, Inter Milan(Calciomercato, September 28).

Joao Gomes, Flamengo (Sport, September 28; Fabrizio Romano, September 18; Julio Miguel Neto, September 14).

Moises Caicedo, Brighton – (Ben Jacobs, September 25; Football Insider, September 24; Tera Deportes, September 5).

Ismael Bennacer, AC Milan(Sport Mediaset, September 23).

Ethan Nwaneri, Arsenal – (The Times, September 20).

Federico  Valverde, Real Madrid(Fichajes, September 19).

Ibrahim Sangare, PSV(Calciomercato, September 10).

Forwards

Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund(Sport Bild, November 9; Football Insider, October 28; Sport, October 23; Football Insider, October 21).

David Datro Fofana, Molde (Fraternite Matin, November 8).

 Gustav Isaksen, Midtjylland (Ekstra Bladet, November 8).

Alexis Vega, Chivas(GIVEMESPORT, November 7).

Jhon Duran, Chicago Fire(Jeunes Footeux, October 28; The Sun, October 2).

Son Heung-min, Tottenham(Sport1, October 27).

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace – (90min, October 25; Calciomercato, October 19).

Rafael Leao, AC Milan(Calciomercato, October 18).

Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig(The Sun, October 16; Fabrice Hawkins, September 30).

Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid (A Bola, October 14).

Marcos Leonardo, Santos – (Milton Neves, October 14).

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain – (Ismael Mahmoud, October 12; Marca, October 11). 

Jeremy Doku, Rennes – (Calciomercato, October 8).

Yunus Akgun, Galatasaray – (Fanatik, October 6).

Kerem Akturkoglu, Galatasaray(Fanatik, October 6).

Kamaldeen Sulemana, Rennes – (Nacional, October 6).

Andreas Schjelderup, Nordsjaelland – (Calciomercato, September 30).

Ibrahim Adel, Pyramids FC(90min, September 29).

Memphis Depay, Barcelona (Futbol Total, September 24).

Alex Baena, Villarreal(Sport, September 22).

Cole Brannigan, Linfield(The Sun, September 18).

Mykhaylo Mudryk, Shakhtar Donetsk(The Guardian, September 20Calciomercato, September 18).

Who has been linked with a move away from Liverpool?

Naby Keita, AC Milan(Milan Live, October 25).

Naby Keita, Arsenal and Tottenham and Chelsea – (90min, October 24).

Roberto Firmino, Juventus (Calciomercato, October 18; Calciomercato, September 6).

Roberto Firmino, AC Milan – (Calciomercato, October 18).

Mohamed Salah, PSG – (Ismael Mahmoud, October 12).

Naby Keita, Barcelona – (Sport, October 10).

Roberto Firmino, Atletico Madrid  (Fichajes, October 10).

Joe Gomez, Lazio(Calciomercato, October 7).

Naby Keita, Borussia Dortmund(Bild, September 26).

Roberto Firmino, Barcelona – (Futbol Total, September 24).

Arthur Melo(TuttoJuve, September 19; Tuttomercatoweb, September 14).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aston Villa(Daily Express, September 12).

Nat Phillips – (Daily Mirror, September 7).

Contract updates

Roberto Firmino – (Football Insider, November 3; Fabrizio Romano, October 20).

Naby Keita(Christian Falk, October 5; Fabrizio Romano, September 25; Football Insider, September 23; Fabrizio Romano, September 5).

Not happening

Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig (Fabrizio Romano, October 28).

Florentino Luis, Benfica – (O Jogo, October 18).

Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa – (October 14).

Jamal Musiala, Bayern Munich – (Florian Plettenberg, October 4).

Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig – (Fabrizio Romano, October 4).

Gavi, Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo, September 9).

Summer transfer window review 

Per Schuurs – Italian agent George Gardi has revealed that Liverpool failed to convince Schuurs to join from Ajax before his summer transfer to Torino. (Tuttosport, September 22).

Federico Valverde – Liverpool came forward with an £87million proposal for Valverde at the end of the transfer window, but Real Madrid had no interest in letting him go. (AS, September 13).

Aurelien Tchouameni – Klopp was convinced that Tchouameni would have been perfect for Liverpool and called the midfielder several times to try and convince him to move to Anfield. (Fabrizio Romano, September 8).

Rafinha – Liverpool briefly explored a move for Thiago’s brother during the summer window. (Fabrizio Romano, September 8).

Konrad Laimer – Laimer was linked with a move to Liverpool at the end of the transfer window and has now revealed why he didn’t leave RB Leipzig. (BILD, September 4).

Denis Zakaria – Liverpool made some enquiries to Juventus for Zakaria, but the midfielder was already bound for Chelsea. (Gianluca Di Marzio, September 3).

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