Liverpool transfer news LIVE – Mohamed Salah future, Ryan Gravenberch latest, Jude Bellingham fee

Welcome to the Liverpool FC Saturday LIVE blog. There’s no Reds game this weekend or next, but don’t worry we’ll still bring you the latest news from Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Newcastle United stole a march from the Reds last night by beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground. The result put the Magpies five points ahead of sixth-placed Liverpool after playing the same number of games.

Darwin Nunez has been ruled out of Uruguay’s international friendlies against Japan and South Korea after injuring his foot. Hopefully that will heal by the time the Reds take on Manchester City on April 1 because the last thing they need are more injury woes.

On the frontline of transfer rumours, it is claimed Liverpool are in “extended talks” with Bayern Munich over midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20. A price has reportedly been set for rumored Reds target Piotr Zielinski at Serie A nominees Napoli and at least three Premier League clubs are said to be chasing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when his contract at Anfield expires in June.

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Julian Ward agrees to next job after Liverpool

Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward has reportedly agreed to his next job.

Last year it was announced that Ward would step down from his role as the club’s sporting director at the end of the season after just 12 months in office.

Accordingly The mirrorWard has agreed to take what has been described as a “similar” role at Ajax.

It has been claimed that Ward will start work with the Eredivisie club on July 1 after holding talks with chief executive Edwin van der Sar.

Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward

Mohamed Salah agent opens up on Liverpool exit rumors

Mohamed Salah’s agent has spilled rumors suggesting the striker wants to leave Liverpool.

Salah is under contract with the Reds until the summer of 2025 after being penned on new terms last summer. That deal ended speculation about the Egyptian’s future with rumors he could have left Anfield.

A report by Foot Mercato on Saturday claimed Salah was “increasingly” considering a move from Liverpool. It was also hinted that Salah would favor a transfer to Spain but didn’t specify which club.

The story was posted on Twitter by author Santi Aouna, which prompted a response from Salah’s representative. Ramy Abbas Issa, Salah’s agent, issued a brief response to the report.


Ramy Abbas Issa pictured with Mohamed Salah(Image: @ramyabbasissa / Instagram)

FSG agrees on deal worth millions

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have agreed a deal to sell one of the sports teams in their portfolio.

The Boston-based ownership group, which includes the Reds, baseball team Boston Red Sox, the Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey franchise and NASCAR team RFK Racing, among others, has reached an agreement to sell the Salem Red Sox, a minor league -Daughter of her MLB team in Boston, according to the Boston Globe.

The Salem team, a Class A affiliate competing in the Carolina League, is scheduled to be acquired by Diamond Baseball Holdings, which has been under FSG control since 2007. Salem will remain a connected team of the Boston Red Sox despite new ownership.

Dave Powell has the full story here.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and FSG boss John Henry(Image: Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

U21 defeats Blackburn Rovers

Beaten by Sunderland U18s

Klopp “enchanted” by Verbruggen

Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.

That’s according to Het Laatste Nieuws, who report that both the Reds and United are keeping an eye on the keeper as he continues to impress in Belgium.

The report goes on to claim that both Jürgen Erik Ten Hag have been ‘bewitched’ by the goalkeeper – but Anderlecht are not interested in a deal and plan to keep him at the club for at least another year.

Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen(Image: (Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images))

Firmino makes “next club decision”

Reportedly, Roberto Firmino has decided he’d rather stay in Europe next season.

As ECHO reported earlier this month, Firmino will leave Liverpool this summer after eight years at Anfield.

Firmino’s contract has entered the last few months and he has been able to talk to clubs outside of England over a pre-contract agreement since early 2023.

And now, according to Football Insider, Firmino has decided he would rather join a side in Europe next season – although clubs from Saudi Arabia and MLS have already expressed interest in his signing.

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino looks on

Blackburn Rovers U21 team news

Three Pages ‘Eye Oxlade-Chamberlain’

Southampton, Brighton and Leicester City are all interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.

That’s according to Football Insider, who report that all three Premier League clubs are interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain – but Southampton are aware relegation would end their chances of signing him this season.

The England international’s contract with Liverpool expires in the summer.

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrives at Al Maktoum Stadium on December 16, 2022 (Image: Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Mount drops huge Chelsea exit hint

Mason Mount has reportedly appointed a new agent, Wasserman Media Group’s Neil Fewings, to manage a potential transfer from Chelsea.

That comes according to a report by the Mail, who say the move is the strongest indication yet that he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The report also claims Mount has been mentored by dad Tony for the past 18 months since he left his previous management company, Stellar Football.

Mount has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months. The 24-year-old is under contract at Chelsea until 2024 – but negotiations over a new deal have reportedly stalled.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount arrives at Anfield.(Image: Photo by Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Dortmund sets Bellingham Prize

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly set a reserve price for Liverpool target Jude Bellingham.

The battle to sign Bellingham next summer will already be the most intriguing of the transfer window. Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are believed to be among the 19-year-old’s suitors.

The midfielder is under contract with Dortmund until 2025. However, according to the Telegraph, the German club have set a reserve price of €125m for the youngster.

The report also claims Manchester United are ready to join the bid for Bellingham, who on the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup, has shown exactly why every club wants him back in December.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.(Image: Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Liverpool in ‘Gravenberch talks’

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

That comes according to a report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, who claim that Liverpool are now closer to signing the midfielder and are in advanced talks with the German club over a summer transfer.

The 20-year-old Dutchman joined the German club at the start of the season for around 25 million euros.

Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch(Image: Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Liverpool plan pre-season friendlies with US trip unlikely

Jurgen Klopp during the 2022 pre-season training camp in Liverpool, Austria(Image: Getty Images)

Liverpool are unlikely to join the Premier League exodus to the United States this summer as they continue to review their pre-season plans.

Manchester United this week confirmed they will travel across the pond for the first time in five years as part of a pre-season tour, one of several top-flight clubs set to perform in the United States with Chelsea, Newcastle United, Brighton and Leeds United Everyone is reportedly ready to follow suit.

Liverpool have yet to formalize their preparations for the season, which will return to regular length this summer after being curtailed last year due to the late end of one season and the early start of the next due to the mid-season World Cup.

But ECHO understands a trip to the United States, which the Reds last visited under Jurgen Klopp in 2019 with games in South Bend, New York and Boston, the latter being home to Fenway Sports Group owners, is increasingly unlikely becomes.

Read the full story HERE.

Liverpool dealt injury damage to Darwin Nunez as Uruguay’s decision was upheld

Darwin Nunez of Liverpool FC looks on

Darwin Nunez has been left out of Uruguay’s squad for the upcoming friendlies due to injury, it has been confirmed.

The Liverpool forward took part in the Reds’ Champions League defeat by Real Madrid earlier this week but was replaced in the second half of the game, much to the frustration of many fans.

When asked after the game whether this move was due to injury, Jürgen Klopp replied: “Darwin looked like he wasn’t at the absolute top level either and we also had to defend this team. We could change and wanted to mix things up a bit.”

The Uruguayan Football Federation has now claimed Nunez is unavailable for the forthcoming friendlies against Japan and South Korea after apparently suffering a setback.

“Darwin Núñez will not participate due to injury and instead the Uruguayan team’s interim technical director Marcelo Broli will be named Jonathan Rodríguez,” confirmed an official statement.

No more injury? Read the full story HERE.

Ladies and gentlemen… the weekend.

The best morning for you. It’s Saturday and the only thing you don’t have to worry about this weekend is whether Liverpool can beat every opponent put in front of them because they don’t have a game.

This gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do some odd jobs around the house or check out new bathrooms…or just stay with us all day as we bring you the latest news on the Reds and the best of the transfer rumors going on sweep the information superhighway. i know what i would do Grab a beer and put your feet up!


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