Liverpool transfer rumours rated: Salzburg’s Karim Adeyem, Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, Fiorentinia’s Dusan Vlahovic linked

We round up the latest gossip coming out of Anfield and give our verdict on how likely any of the hearsay is to happen.

Karim Adeyemi celebrates scoring for Germany on his debut against Armenia. Picture: (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images

Contact made over Adeyemi

Liverpool have made contact with Red Bull Salzburg over Karim Adeyemi.

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The striker was linked with a move to Anfield last month. The 19-year-old has already scored 12 goals in 15 games this season.

Sky Germany reports the Reds have already expressed their interest to the Austrian side ahead of a potential £34 million move for Adeyemi next summer.

Rumour rated: the number-nine position was a concern during the summer but Jurgen Klopp eschewed strengthening.

There are some fears Liverpool lack a genuine goalscorer, with Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota the current options.

In truth, it would be no surprise if the Reds have already put the feelers out for Adeyemi at this early stage.

The Germany international will be chased by most top European clubs and Liverpool need to lay down an early marker.

Reds battling City for Nunez

Benfica striker Darwin nunez. Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images

Darwin Nunez is wanted by Liverpool and Manchester City, claims the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old bagged 11 times in 37 games for Benfica last season and has already netted six goals this term.

He has a £125 million release clause but City are thought to be willing to test the Portuguese outfit's resolve by bidding £75 million.

- Rumour rated: another striker the Reds are linked with. It appears Klopp will try to bolster his options.

But a price tag of £75 million looks steep. Too steep, in fact.

That would match Liverpool's club-record fee they paid for Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool don't part with that sort of cash lightly. They'd have to think Nunez could transform the team as van Dijk did.

Vlahovic an option

Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentine. Picture: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Sticking with front men, the Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool could make an offer for Dusan Vlahovic.

The 21-year-old has reportedly turned down a new deal at Fiorentina.

Vlahovic has already bagged seven goals in 11 games for the Serie A side this season.

Tottenham and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest.

- Rumour rated: this one seems more in Liverpool's range.

With Vlahovic's contract expiring in the summer of 2023, he should be available for a cut-price fee.

The Serbia international has proven himself as a prolific goalscorer in Italy and has plenty of room for improvement at his current age.

Perhaps he might not be top of the shopping list but it'd be a shock if Liverpool haven't scouted an exciting, upcoming marksman.