Liverpool have already spent £35 million on Alexis MacAllister this summer, but Jurgen Klopp’s side are expected to remain busy in the transfer market.
There has been a lot of movement at Anfield, with free transfers for James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Roberto Firmino. Meanwhile, Alexis MacAllister, who joined Liverpool from Brighton for £35 million, has become the club’s first summer signing.
Several new arrivals are expected in the coming months as Jurgen Klopp attempts to strengthen his squad, with the fact that Liverpool is in the Europa League not considered to be a hindrance. With that in mind, here are some of the major transfer speculations swirling about Anfield.
Arsenal has reportedly made a £30 million offer for the Dutch international, according to the Athletic. They are still £20 million shy of Ajax’s £ 50 million asking price, despite the 22-year-old’s two year remaining on his present contract. According to the article, “there is optimism a compromise can be reached” and Timber and the Gunners have already established a personal terms.
Timber revealed in April that he would probably leave this summer, telling De Telegraaf:
“There is a lot of concrete interest and I have made agreements with Ajax. Last year, Ajax asked me to stay for at least one more season and to extend my contract. As a club boy, I did that with love and after the season we agreed to review the situation.”
Villarreal chief makes Samuel Chukwueze vow
Fernando Roig, the president of Villarreal, confirmed that winger Samuel Chukwueze could be sold this summer. Liverpool is reportedly one of the interested parties, but Villarreal made a vow not to “undersell” him despite the fact that he only has one year left on his contract.
“It is true that he is excited to play for a big club in Europe or in the Premier League,” Roig told Spanish outlet AS. If this option came up, we would sit down and negotiate it. But it will be necessary to see if any beneficial offer arrives for the three parties.
“In this case, no offer has yet arrived. What we are clear about is that if something very good doesn’t come, he will stay. We don’t care if there’s a year left. To break even, we have to sell. But let us be clear that we are not in a hurry. Nor are we going to undersell anyone.”
Micky van de Ven of Wolfsburg has also been widely linked with a move to Liverpool, and the player’s agent has revealed that “many clubs” are interested in signing him.
“Micky has played a fantastic season,” Jose Fortes Rodriguez told WAZ. “There are many clubs that are interested. It would be stupid to say now that he will definitely stay in Wolfsburg. Anything can happen this summer
“A player like Micky, who has developed so well – the calls from the clubs come automatically. I am asked: ‘What is the situation? Do we have a chance?’ As I said, anything can happen this summer. It could be that he leaves. But if the right club doesn’t come along, why shouldn’t Micky stay in Wolfsburg?”