Liverpool transfer blow amid ‘total agreement’ and Manchester United ‘hijack’ deal

A look at all the latest Liverpool transfer rumours as Jurgen Klopp and his men aim to close the gap to Manchester City.

Liverpool remain at the forefront of the transfer rumour mill as they continue their bid to close the gap on Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are coming off the back of an all-round good weekend when they managed to narrow the distance between themselves and Premier League leaders.

The Reds’ 3-1 win over Norwich City combined with Man City’s surprise defeat to Tottenham saw the points margin cut to six, with Liverpool also having a game in hand.

Suddenly, there is a title race again, but looking further afield, there is work to be done behind the scenes for Liverpool to close the gap on Pep Guardiola’s men.

City could win the title for the second successive season if Liverpool can’t topple them this term, and there will be work ongoing to find players who will help the Reds close that gap.

With that in mind, here are the latest transfer rumours involving Liverpool.

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Brozovic chatter

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic but there has been a big update.

The dominant midfielder is out of contract at San Siro at the end of this season, and Fichajes claim the Reds could move to snatch him up for nothing.

But Fabrizio Romano has now explained: “Marcelo Brozović will sign his new contract with Inter today. Done deal. Total agreement reached on verbal basis weeks ago - now set to be signed, matter of hours.”

Bowen vs Raphinha

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Liverpool continue to be linked with wing options with Mo Salah’s new contract yet to be sorted out.

If all goes well on that front, it seems unlikely Liverpool will further strengthen their front-line after snapping up Luis Diaz.

But if the Reds do go to market for one reason or another, Leeds United’s Raphinha continues to be touted for a move to Anfield, despite his ongoing contract talks with Leeds United.

According to Liverpool.com, both Raphinha and West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen find themselves on Liverpool’s shortlist.

United enter Carvalho race

Liverpool came up a little short in their bid to land Fulham wonderkid Fabio Carvalho during the January window, and Klopp has said he would still be interested in a move.

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But according to the Daily Star, Carvalho is now on Manchester United’s shortlist ahead of the summer.

The Star say sources inside Old Trafford have made noises about a possible hijacking of Liverpool’s move, and this could be one to keep an eye on as we move closer to the summer.

The price in January was around £5million, but that could now rise with interest from elsewhere.