According to Sky Germany, Liverpool needs to add a central midfielder in January and have RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer on their shortlist. Bayern Munich has been interested in Laimer, 25, and the Bundesliga powerhouses came close to signing him in the summer, but negotiations over a transfer fee broke through.
The Austrian international’s contract expires in 2023, and it doesn’t appear that he will sign a new one. As a result, Liverpool is aware that they might be able to get him for a low price as they attempt to fill in for a lot of injuries in central midfield.
There are several claims that also argue that “Liverpool has plans for significant investment in next year’s summer transfer window”
Not only that but Liverpool has another target on the list. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool has shortlisted Torino defender Perr Schuurs as Virgil van Dijk’s long-term replacement.
The 22-year-old Schuurs, who moved from Ajax to Torino for about €9 million in the summer, has done well in Serie A thus far. The Netherlands U21 defender is a player in whose services Atletico Madrid is also interested.
According to Il Giorno, Tottenham is one of several Premier League teams that have been linked with Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi. Malinovskyi, 29, has had trouble getting playing time this year, and the international from Ukraine might be eager to go in January. Along with Nottingham Forest and West Ham United, Spurs are interested in him, although he might cost about €15 million to sign.
On the other hand, Defensa Central reports that Aston Villa is considering a bold bid to recruit Eden Hazard from Real Madrid in the January transfer window. Hazard, 31, will be an important member of Belgium’s team at the World Cup in Qatar, although he has only appeared in three LaLiga games for Real Madrid this year, totaling just 98 minutes.
The new Villa manager Unai Emery is eager to make a splash in the transfer market, which may convince the former Chelsea winger to return to the Premier League.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona has been debating whether or not to sign Marco Asensio on a free transfer. According to the source, Asensio, 26, will have his Real Madrid contract expire at the end of the current campaign, and Barca has thought about bringing him across the Clasico line.
The Spain international’s signing, in the opinion of the Blaugrana, would satisfy numerous requirements. He would bring quality to the team and come from the club’s biggest opponent for free. Due to the excess of forwards already present at the club, the hierarchy of the team is divided on Asensio. The midfield and right-back positions are likely to get the majority of investments, even in free agents.
When Asensio made his breakthrough at Mallorca, Barca was interested in recruiting him but lost out to Madrid, where he is rapidly approaching 250 games.