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Liverpool Evening Transfer News Headlines For Today - Wednesday, 15.

Liverpool continue chase for£54.3m-rated Real Madrid forward

Liverpool were strongly linked signing Marco Asensio earlier last year and now, the latest reports claimed that the Reds are ready to renew interest in the Spaniard.

Last year, Mundo Deportivo suggested that Klopp has been a huge fan of 24-year-old Real Madrid forward and tried to sign him last summer, however, Asensio ended up to remain at Santiago Bernabeu.

Yesterday, El Gol Digital covered a story with a headline claiming that Liverpool once again opened talks with Real Madrid over the transfer of Marco Asensio.

The Spanish news outlet have claimed that Jurgen Klopp loves Asensio’s talent and believes that he would be a perfect addition to his front-line.

Furthermore, El Gol Digital have suggested that last season, Spaniard was valued at £90 million; however, now his price tag has been reduced and Klopp could sign him for £54.3million.

The Los Blancos attacker is naturally a left-winger, however, over the years, he has also played as a central attacking midfielder.

Liverpool do need to increase the depth of their attack, however, they opted to not meet the £49million asking price for Timo Werner, who has made the switch to Chelsea. Therefore, it makes no sense to spend £54.3million for injury-prone Marco Asensio.

Man City quoted cut price £65m to sign Liverpool transfer target Koulibaly

Pep Guardiola will have to pay £65million to land top defensive target Kalidou Koulibaly.

Italian giants Napoli want a huge fee for the 29-year-old centre half but the price is actually lower than the original fee quoted of around £80m.

There is a growing belief that Manchester City will go for Koulibaly as one of three big money targets this summer after their two year Champions League ban was lifted.

City boss Guardiola wants a centre half, left back and forward as part of his rebuilding plans at the Etihad and they are ready to spend big to challenge Liverpool in the title race next season.

Koulibaly has been a long term target as a strong centre half to partner Aymeric Laporte as the first choice pairing as defence has been their Achilles heel.

The age of Koulibaly - who turned 29 last month - was seen as a negative with City also believed to be looking at Bournemouth ’s Nathan Ake.

But Napoli are now braced for a bid and it will come down to whether the Italian club are ready to sell with City ready to spend big this summer.

They have also looked at Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as a new left back as the 28-year-old has been locked in a contract stand-off.

Koulibaly has been linked with big money moves to the Premier League before but City may be his last chance to move to English football.

The Senegal international was recently questioned about his transfer plans.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport : "In football, you never know what happens. I never spoke to Napoli about leaving. If we have to find a solution, we will find it, but I have never talked about the transfer market.

"I also read in the newspapers about my future. But I only want to think about playing, I am 100 per cent [committed to] Napoli and it bothers me to be linked, every day, to this or that European club.

"We will see what the president (Aurelio De Laurentiis) will decide and if he proposes to extend my contract, that would allow me to end my career here.

"At the moment, I still have a three-year contract and I am not thinking of anything else but Napoli."

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Thiago Alcantara is ‘very sure’ he will leave Bayern Munich and join Liverpool this summer, according to Bild’s Christian Falk.

"We have now have a situation where Bayern Munich thinks he is leaving," Falk told B/R’s Football Ranks podcast, cited by the Metro.

"He didn’t extend his contract and the way he did it was not very gentlemanly.

"I think he will leave but he has to bring a club. He is very sure that he has a club and we know the club.

"But the big question is is the club paying the fee that Bayern Munich is expecting.

"‘We are talking about Liverpool. They don’t want to spend so much money this year and we know why they missed [Timo] Werner.

"If a player like Thiago is on the market, and they need a player in this position, then it is a question of money.

"Liverpool is now the Bayern Munich and Bayern Munich is now City. Some are trying to get the price lower, others are trying to get it higher.

"There have been no negotiations yet. Liverpool will have to pay the price for him and Bayern Munich is doing everything to sell him.

"They don’t want to let him go for free next summer."

Chelsea and Man Utd eyeing move for€50m-rated Serie A forward

Man United have reportedly submitted a €50m (£45m) offer for Chelsea transfer target and Fiorentina’s winger Federico Chiesa.

The attacker has been in stunning form for his Italian side during the 2019-20 season, founding back of the net seven times and providing five assists in 26 games in all competitions.

The 22-year-old still has two years left on his exciting talent with La Viola, however, it has been reported that he could be on his way out of the team during the upcoming summer transfer window.

According to La Nazione, the Red Devils have made a €50m (£45m) offer for the Serie A forward who has also previously been rumoured with Inter Milan, Juventus and Chelsea.

The report, though, suggests that Fiorentina are likely to ask for a higher fee before reaching an agreement with another team.

Chiesa, who has largely operated as a centre-forward for Fiorentina side this campaign, has found back of the net 29 times in 139 games for his Serie A giants since debuting back in 2016.

Chelsae and Man Utd also considering a move for another Serie A star Kalidou Koulibaly who has been tipped to depart from Napoli ahead of the next season.

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