Fussball Server rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Monday, August 31.
The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Liverpool eye possible reinforcements.
Jurgen Klopp’s champions have not been particularly busy during recent windows, but that has not stopped the rumour mill from linking them with additions.
Here, Fussball Server rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Anfield.
Monday morning’s Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane ‘open to Barcelona move’
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is reportedly open to discussing a transfer to Barcelona.
At a time when Lionel Messi has requested a transfer away from the Catalan giants, talk may soon turn to who will replace the global superstar.
Barcelona’s next move will be dependent on whether they are able to recoup a transfer fee for the Argentine, who currently feels that he should be able to become a free agent.
However, reports in Spain suggest that Mane would like to be considered for a switch to Camp Nou in the future.
While the Senegal international has enjoyed four successful years at Anfield, it is claimed that the 28-year-old will want to take on a new challenge at some point in his career.
The report also indicates that Mane’s relationship with Jurgen Klopp ‘is not as strong’ as it has been in previous years.
Manchester United, Liverpool to battle for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka?
Manchester United have reportedly joined Premier League rivals Liverpool in showing an interest in Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.
The 21-year-old starred for the Austrian outfit last season, scoring 24 goals in 31 games as they won their domestic league for the seventh year in a row despite losing Erling Braut Haaland to Borussia Dortmund in January.
Daka played against Liverpool in the Champions League last season and more recently impressed against Jurgen Klopp’s side in a pre-season friendly, scoring twice in a 2-2 draw.
The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool have been mulling over a move but could now face competition from Manchester United, who have also identified the forward as a possible target.
Salzburg are thought to want at least £20m for Daka, who only signed a new five-year contract last year.
Current Liverpool players Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino have all featured for Salzburg in the past.
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