Liverpool got two important pieces of business sewn up last week, with Thiago joining from Bayern Munich and Diogo Jota completing a switch from Wolves while Ki-Jana Hoever moved in the opposite direction.
Following these deals, as well as the earlier arrival of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, it appears unlikely that the Reds will do much – if any – further business when it comes to new arrivals.
However, the same is not true of movement in the opposite direction, with one of the current crop reportedly moving closer to an exit.
We’ve got the latest on that, and on some other new developments, as Liverpool prepare for a Carabao Cup meeting with Lincoln City on Thursday before continuing their title defence against Arsenal on Monday.
Liverpool open discussions with Burnley over Wilson move
Harry Wilson is one of the Liverpool players whose time at Anfield may be over if a suitable offer comes in, and at least one Premier League clubs has begun talks over the Welsh international.
Wilson spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, scoring seven league goals, having previously impressed during Championship loan spells with Hull City and Derby County.
The Reds’ are understood to want a sum in the region of £20m for any such deal, representing a club record amount for Burnley.
Sean Dyche’s side saw Aaron Lennon leave Turf Moor for Kayserispor over the summer, and have space in their side for a new winger, while Liverpool’s capture of Diogo Jota has pushed Wilson further down the Anfield pecking order.
Reds end Sarr interest following Jota deal
Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has been on Liverpool’s radar for much of the summer, with the Championship side attempting to get a return of investment on their record signing.
The former Rennes man was one of the Hornets’ stand-out performers last season, catching the eye in Watford’s victory over Liverpool in the league, and so has naturally been in demand since his club was relegated.
However, the Senegal international will not be moving to Anfield in this window, according to the Athletic’s James Pearce.
Pearce confirmed it was “either Sarr or [Diogo] Jota,” and the arrival of the Portuguese winger from Wolves means the Reds’ interest in Sarr has faded.
Watford have since announced the 22-year-old is available for selection as they prepare to face Luton Town on Saturday, having returned to training following an injury which kept him out of the first few games under new manager Vladimir Ivic.
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Anderlecht ‘desperate’ to keep Liverpool-linked wonderkid
Jeremy Doku has been linked with Liverpool since bursting onto the scene for club and country, but Anderlecht are doing all they can to keep the Belgian international on board for the foreseeable future.
The 18-year-old already has two club goals this season, and netted his first goal for the senior Belgium side in September.
While Liverpool have reportedly continued to monitor the teenager after failing to snap him up earlier in his career, Anderlecht are reportedly keen to secure Doku’s longer term future with a new contract.
According to Het Laatste Nieuws, via Inside Futbol, the 34-time Belgian champions – managed by former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany – have opened talks with the teenager’s representatives over an improved deal.
Doku’s current contract expires in 2022, and his club are believed to be keen to reach an agreement before he enters the final year of his deal.