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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO 's Tuesday live blog for your latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip. The ECHO will provide breaking stories, reaction and comment to all the big talking points from Anfield as well as keeping tabs on transfer market gossip from around the world. Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Josip Brekalo and have again been linked with Jadon Sancho, while Borussia Dortmund want to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Get involved and send your thoughts to @LivEchoLFC . And don't forget to subscribe to our FREE Liverpool FC newsletter, our YouTube channel and listen to our Blood Red Podcast, with all your favourite ECHO regulars including Paul Gorst, Ian Doyle, Joe Rimmer, Sean Bradbury, Theo Squires, Marcus Banks and regular host Guy Clarke. 18:01Mark WakefieldUmtiti 'offered to Liverpool for £6million'Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign a Barcelona defender for a significantly reduced fee, according to reports.As claimed by Anfield Central, the Reds have been offered the opportunity to bring Samuel Umtiti to Anfield for as little as £6million this summer.However, the report goes on to state that Liverpool have rejected that offer and will instead push on with signing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.The Echo understands Konate is one of five centre-backs the Reds are looking at signing, with various reports claiming a deal is close to being completed.Samuel Umtiti (Image: (David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images))17:34Mark WakefieldSOS statement coming tonightThe fan group met with Liverpool's owners FSG today and will release a statement later this evening.16:59Mark WakefieldFour other things spotted during Liverpool trainingLiverpool may not have had a game at the weekend, but the players are hard at work preparing for their next fixture.Sunday’s game against Manchester United was postponed following fan protests outside Old Trafford, and we await to see when it will be rescheduled.For now, Liverpool’s next game is against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday night, and Jurgen Klopp is already preparing the players for that contest.The latest round of pictures from training have been released, and we are already seeing some interesting updates.Here’s what we learned from the latest session at the AXA Training Centre.MORE HERE.Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)16:27Mark WakefieldJosip Brekalo has key attribute that Liverpool could be looking forIf the transfer links we’ve seen in recent weeks are anything to go by, Liverpool are currently looking to sign younger players with potential to grow rather than stars who are already in the prime of their careers,"writes Andrew Beasley.There have been rumours linking Florian Neuhaus, Dusan Vlahovic and Adam Hlozek with moves to Anfield to name but three, and the former is the oldest of the trio at just 24 years of age.The latest young starlet reportedly on the Reds’ radar is Josip Brekalo, a 22-year-old Croatian who primarily plays as a winger.Calcio Mercato have claimed that the Wolfsburg wide man has also caught the interest of AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Roma. That’s an impressive collection of clubs but do his abilities merit such a level of attention?MORE HERE.Josip Brekalo of VfL Wolfsburg (Image: Oliver Hardt/Getty Images)15:55Mark WakefieldVan Dijk and Gomez in trainingVirgil van Dijk of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been pictured taking part in a light training session at the AXA Training Centre.The pair look to be training alone away from the rest of the squad, as they continue their return to full fitness.Joe Gomez of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)15:28Mark WakefieldSergio Aguero and Liverpool claim made as striker set for Man City exitLiverpool have been urged to make a move for Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero this summer. The 32-year-old is set to leave City ahead of the summer transfer window following a record-breaking decade with the Premier League champions-elect. The Argentine striker has scored 182 goals and has provided 46 assists in 273 Premier League appearances for the Etihad club.Aguero has won four league titles during his time in England and was also awarded the Premier League Golden Boot during the 2014/15 season.And although he has missed large parts of this season through injury and illness, Aguero scored his side’s first in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. Speaking after that game, Jermaine Jenas believes that Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur should all be attempting to snap up the Argentina international this summer.MORE HERE.Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Images)14:59Chris BeesleyCarragher slams 'lazy punditry' after Manchester United protestsFormer Liverpool player Jamie Carragher (Image: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)Jamie Carragher has questioned fellow pundits who suggested Manchester United supporters only stormed Old Trafford due to the club’s involvement in the European Super League, writes Connor O'Neill.Carragher believes the protests were about how the club has been run by Glazer family over the last few years and called on his fellow pundits to get their facts right before commenting on the issue.He said:"I really want to get this message across. This is not the European Super League for me.“When we had the six clubs, we spoke about this a couple of weeks ago, the supporters who really felt this more and marched on stadiums are Manchester United and Arsenal - that's because they had a huge problem with their owners before this."This was the tipping point. Other supporters are very angry with their owners, but don't necessarily want them out. I think it's different for these two clubs, because of that."I think we have got to get away from that (the ESL). I've listened to a lot this morning and I watched other things.“I've got no problem with people having a different point of view or a different opinion from me, because it's nuanced what happened yesterday. But get the facts. Please, when you are going to talk about this, know what's going on." 14:39Chris BeesleyFormer Red Gulacsi could make Premier League returnRB Leipzig's former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (Image: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images)Tottenham Hotspur could bring RB Leipzig’s former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi back to the Premier League by taking advantage of his £11 million release clause, according to a report.HITC cite Bild as making the claim and they add that the Bundesliga club's long-serving number one, who joined the club when they were still a second-tier team in 2015, is also on the radar of Roma and Borussia Dortmund. Hungarian international Gulacsi was released by the Reds on a free transfer back in 2013.14:16Chris BeesleyNew role for MourinhoSacked by Tottenham Hotspur last month, Jose Mourinho wasn't out of work for long.13:50Chris BeesleyLiverpool planned to sign 'generational talent' before pandemicJadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and DSC Arminia Bielefeld at the Signal Iduna Park (Image: Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)Liverpool’s cautious approach to the transfer market was designed to save funds for a “generational talent,” but the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to that, according to a report.The need to sell before buying a player of Jadon Sancho’s calibre – and price tag – comes after Liverpool’s carefully managed coffers were dealt a big blow during the pandemic.This Is Anfield quote Melissa Reddy as telling Sport1:“[They] acted cautiously in the transfer market to create reserves should a generational talent or a real difference-maker be available at the right time for the right price. “[Sancho] is an unlikely deal because of the financial situation as a result of Covid.”Regarding the potential offloading of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino, she added:“It’s not a buyer’s market.“Real Madrid and Barcelona, usually targets of such top talent, are deep in debt. Liverpool have more pressing priorities to improve their squad, such as in defence, so it would be difficult to picture Sancho at Anfield.” 13:21Chris BeesleyGerrard now knows why Klopp always gave him same messageSteven Gerrard with Jurgen KloppLiverpool legend and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he now knows why Jurgen Klopp always gave him the same advice on management.Gerrard, who steered his side to their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade, worked a youth coach at Liverpool under Klopp in 2017, and now understands a piece of advice the German gave him.The Daily Star quote him as telling Sky Sports:“I remember having a conversation with Jurgen Klopp, before I even took this role, about management.

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.“And he always told me to try to be as balanced as I can. Now, I know exactly why he said that.” 12:39Chris BeesleyReds get Friend for SaintsMatch referee Kevin Friend checks the VAR screen during a Liverpool game at AnfieldKevin Friend has been appointed the referee for Liverpool's next game at home to Southampton on Saturday night.He will be assisted by Simon Beck and Adrian Holmes while Andre Marriner is on VAR duty.11:56Chris BeesleyLiverpool need to make ‘immoral offer’ for NeuhausFlorian Neuhaus of Borussia Moenchengladbach (Image: Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)Florian Neuhaus has emerged as a potential replacement for Gini Wijnaldum in Liverpool's midfield but the Reds have been warned they'll have to splash the cash if they want to land the Borussia Monchengladbach man.Sport Witness cites Bild as claiming that the reigning Premier League champions face competition from Bayern Munich for the 24-year-old.Their article states:The Germany international’s current deal runs down in 2024 and the report explains the midfielder sees his future with Gladbach, at least until the end of the next season.According to Bild, the only way a sale could be considered in the summer is if the Bundesliga side receive an ‘immoral offer’ well beyond Neuhaus’ €40m release clause.“We are in contact with all players. Yes, players will leave us after this season. But nobody has to worry that we won’t have a very competitive team again,” Borussia Mönchengladbach director of sports Max Eberl said. I'm not sure why any potential suitors would have to submit bids well beyond a release clause though or what's the point in having one?Shades of Luis Suarez, John Henry and "What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?" here.11:26Chris BeesleyKonate deal 'complete'Ibrahima Konate of RB Leipzig (Image: Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)Liverpool have all but completed a transfer to sign Ibrahima Konate and will seal the deal following the end of the Premier League season, according to a report.Anfield Central claim a source has told them the RB Leipzig player's move to Merseyside is close to completion.Their article states:The release clause still needs to be paid and more importantly, a medical still needs to be passed before a deal to sign Konate can be approved by Liverpool. There aren’t expected to be any hiccups but stranger things have happened.However, a medical will only take place after the season ends whereafter his move to the club will be made official. Aside from remaining formalities, the deal is complete. 10:51Chris BeesleyHogan to meet SoS membersLiverpool chief commercial officer Billy HoganLiverpool's chief executive Billy Hogan is meeting members of fan group Spirit of Shankly this morning.Spirit of Shankly have confirmed that they are set to meet with Mr Hogan and other representatives from the club today. The Liverpool supporters’ union last week called for elected fan representation on the club’s board because it said it cannot trust Fenway Sports Group after the European Super League fiasco, writes Connor O'Neill.10:27Chris BeesleySalah decision 'a massive blow'Mohamed Salah reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021 Mohamed Salah's reported participation in this summer's Olympic Games for Egypt has been described as a potentially "massive blow" to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.The Reds main goal threat could be set for a delayed start to their 2021/22 season because of his participation as an over-age player in the Under-23s tournament in Japan.Former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson told Football Insider:“It is a massive blow because he is the only one that is scoring goals this season."You worry where they would be without him.“There is nothing Liverpool can do because Salah will want to play for Egypt because it is a massive honour to play for your country.“There is always this situation with the African Cup of Nations. It is difficult when a tournament happens midway through a season because it takes priority.“But, when you are talking about a player of Salah’s quality, given his importance to Liverpool, his absence would be on a different level.” 09:45Chris BeesleyWijnaldum wanted by ‘several top clubs’Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Real Madrid and Liverpool FC at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano With his current contract at Liverpool due to expire this summer, for months Gini Wijnaldum has been linked with a move to Barcelona but it seems the Catalan giants aren't his only suitors.Sport Witness cite AZ as claiming that the Dutchman was offered to Bayern Munich, although that move is actually unlikely to happen.Their article states:The Bundesliga giants ‘appreciate’ the player, but aren’t interested in the signing due to his big wages and advanced age. So they’re going for other midfield targets instead.The outlet claims Wijnaldum is wanted by ‘several top clubs in Europe’, so even though the Bavarian side don’t seem keen on the signing, the race to land him continues. 09:22Chris BeesleyLiverpool behind Bayern in Chukwuemeka chaseCarney Chukwuemeka competes for the ball with Mehmet Ibrahimi while representing England (Image: (Mateo Villalba Sanchez/Getty Images for DFB))Liverpool are among a clutch of clubs chasing Aston Villa prospect Carney Chukwuemeka, according to a report.However, Football Insider claim that the likes of the Reds and Manchester City are behind reigning European champions Bayern Munich who are currently in pole position to land the 17-year-old.The article states the midfielder’s Villa future is in major doubt despite Dean Smith claiming the club have a clear plan for his development into a first-team star and the German giants are currently the favourites to land Chukwuemeka and are ready to step up their chase in the coming weeks.08:46Chris BeesleyOn this dayMay 4, 1974, Liverpool defeated Newcastle United 3-0 in the FA Cup final in what proved to be a glorious end to Bill Shankly's reign as manager.The Reds had one further league game to come - a 1-1 draw at Spurs the following Wednesday - but their legendary boss would announce his retirement two months later.08:14Chris BeesleyLiverpool eyeing Cakir raidTurkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir (Image: MAURICE VAN STEEN (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images))A bit of an intriguing transfer rumour here - but one that doesn't seem to be going away - in the shape of Liverpool's supposed pursuit of Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.Anfield Watch cites Fanatik as claiming that having previously enquired about the Trabzonspor man, the Reds are now set to return with a firm bid for the €25million-rated 25-year-old.With funds tight due to the global pandemic, it does seem odd that Liverpool would splash out on another keeper when they've got Alisson though.07:47Chris BeesleyReds could land Sancho 'on the cheap'Dortmund's Jadon Sancho (Image: INA FASSBENDER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Liverpool could land Jadon Sancho 'on the cheap' (relatively speaking) this summer with the in-demand Borussia Dortmund ace's asking price having gone done, according to a report.Last summer, the England international's Bundesliga employers were supposedly demanding €120million for his services but Paisley Gates cites Sport1 as claiming that a fee as low as €85million (£73.6million) could secure his signature.They also say the update comes hot on the heels of Bild suggesting that the Reds were considering a summer bid for the 21-year-old.07:32Chris BeesleyLiverpool chase BrekaloJosip Brekalo of VfL Wolfsburg (Image: Oliver Hardt/Getty Images)Liverpool are among a chasing pack of several clubs trying to sign Josip Brekalo, according to a report.Anfield Watch cite Calcio Mercato as claiming that the Reds, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Roma all want the Wolfsburg man.The 22-year-old Croatian international winger has provided four goals and three assists in 31 games so far this season.07:02Chris BeesleyDortmund prepare to 'seduce' OxAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Borussia Dortmund are preparing to ‘seduce’ Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into a move this summer, according to a report.Anfield Watch cite Fichajes as claiming that the Bundesliga side are interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain as the England international has ‘seemingly’ grown tired of his lack of minutes at Anfield.They reckon Liverpool want a fee of €20m for the 27-year-old and Dortmund would be able to afford a deal if they sell Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho.06:19Theo SquiresMorning headlinesStart your day off by having a read of some of these Liverpool stories you might have missed....06:17Theo SquiresRise and shine!Rise and shine, Liverpool fans!The Bank Holiday weekend is over but the fun doesn't stop there!Stick with us for all your latest Reds news and transfer rumours throughout the day.

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