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Spectacular double Liverpool deal close, as player’s agent lands in England and second transfer …



Spectacular double Liverpool deal close, as player’s agent lands in England and second transfer …

Liverpool are closing in on a pair of high profile midfield additions, while a report has detailed a third player Reds fans should keep an eye on.

Overhauling a sub-par midfield is priority number one at Anfield this summer. With the likes of Arthur Melo, Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all leaving, a revamp is now a necessity and no longer a luxury.

Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister looks set to be the first player through the door, with the Argentine World Cup winner reportedly striking a ‘full agreement’ on personal terms, per Sport.

A transfer fee in the region of £70m had been touted in the media. However, trusted reporter Fabrizio Romano claimed the true figure is “way less”.

Shedding further light on the numbers involved, Football Insider stated the actual fee is between £55m-£60m. The Reds won’t have to go higher thanks to the presence of a clause in Mac Allister’s contract.

Now, according to Romano, Mac Allister’s move to Merseyside is poised to ramp up.

The journalist tweeted Mac Allister’s father and agent have both flown to England and wrapping up the final details will be their priority while there.

Romano concluded the expectation is the deal will be completed some time “next week” (w/c Monday, June 5).

Second Liverpool signing ‘advanced’

Elsewhere, a second midfield arrival in the form of Nice’s Khephren Thuram is ‘advancing’.

L’Equipe reported Liverpool have been in talks with the representatives of the 22-year-old France international for weeks.

The discussions have seemingly borne fruit, with Liverpool then opening dialogue with their counterparts at Nice.

Now, a fresh update from Football Transfers claims a move to sign Thuram is ‘advanced’.

Khephren’s father – former France ace, Lilian Thuram – is leading the negotiations that are understood to be progressing.

Jurgen Klopp’s admiration of Khrephren Thuram is confirmed in the piece and the player is labelled ‘happy’ to join the Reds.

Competition will come from PSG who look set to miss out to Chelsea on Sporting Lisbon’s Manuel Ugarte. However, Liverpool have seemingly stolen a march on PSG and a deal appears theirs for the taking.

Reports have differed wildly on how much a Thuram transfer will set Liverpool back. Anything in the wide range of €40m-€60m (approx. £34.5m-£51.7m) has been cited.

Football Transfers claim a third midfield move – this time involving Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone – might not be as high on Liverpool’s radar as other outlets are claiming.

BILD’s Christian Falk stated Liverpool’s interest in the 22-year-old is “real and big” earlier this weekend.

Instead, Feyenoord’s Orkun Kokcu is reportedly a better bet, per Football Transfers.

The Turkey international, 22, was instrumental in helping Feyenoord lift just their second Eredivisie title since the turn of the century this year and will cost around €40m (£34.5m) to sign.

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Liverpool legend on short list as “fire sale first” looks to stop top name candidates to…

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Agents are at present looking at different options to bring their clients to a table of possibilities as new men shall be appointed in different manager positions.

So far no news from the club and the picture is still as blur as it was when Dean Smith finished the season with a 2-1 win against West Ham, but also failed in saving Leicester from the drop.

Steven Gerrard (43) has been on the list of people that has been circulated among different bookies. The former Liverpool great is also on a list of Leeds manager candidates.

Steven Gerrard as Dean Smith had to walk the plank at Aston Villa after a number of difficulties. The one taking over, Unai Emery, had to see his job lost at Arsenal but has worked wonders at Villa Park, so there are clearly no correct answers.

Steven Gerrard looks a definite “no” from Leicester fans, and would be a strange appointment if it happens. Graham Potter would probably be “too much” as this “fire sale” approach and salaries dropping 50%, would probably not give the former Brighton and Chelsea boss guaranties needed to step into this manager job.

Steven Gerrard would, if he is appointed, follow a few other Liverpool legends to take charge of Leicester. Tom Bromilow and Gordon Milne are two former men in charge of Leicester that had a glorious career as players with Liverpool. Bromilow took charge of Leicester in May 1939, and stayed loyal to the club through war-time. Later a scout at the club from 1950 to 1959. Gordon Milne became the manager to take charge after Jock Wallace left for Motherwell in 1982. Milne guided Leicester back to the top flight in 1983, and one to honour for the job done to form the Gary Lineker / Alan Smith partnership as well as bringing Gary McAllister to the club.

We beleive that Leicester will use more time to find the correct candidate. So far nothing looks settled and to see the name of Steven Gerrard in this mix looks odd.


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