Wednesday’s transfer rumours are nowhere near as strange as Tuesday’s with James Pearce of the Echo reporting a bid for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.
Yesterday we had to deal with our hearts being played with as Paul Pogba’s agent name dropped Liverpool while discussing potential destination for the Juventus midfielder. While it’s not a case of whether or not the Reds are big enough club, Liverpool simply do not sign players for the type of fee the French international would command.
Back to reality: the Echo’s James Pearce is reporting that Leicester City have received and rejected a £7 million bid for left-back, Ben Chilwell. Jürgen Klopp is looking to provide competition for Alberto Moreno after the Spaniard’s dismal defensive displays last season.
José Enrique was released from his contract last season meaning that there is a lack of depth in the left-back position. Jonas Hector has been a player on the lips of many when discussing the potential back four that will be on display against Arsenal at the Emirates on the 13th of August.
Chilwell came through the Leicester City Academy and while he made three appearances for the Premier League champions last season, he didn’t make a single appearance during their title winning charge only appearing in domestic cup tournaments.
Despite the hugely impressive Euro 2016 campaign that Joe Allen has had so far, he still seems likely to leave Liverpool before the start of next season. Even with the Welshman having a stunning tournament he would still be behind in the midfield pecking order if he stayed with the Reds into the 2016/17 season.
With Allen likely to rejoin Swansea, Liverpool will turn their attention to signing new midfielders. One such player who has been linked is Mahmoud Dahoud.
Liverpool’s chances of signing the German international seem slim with Chris Bascombe of the Daily Telegraph writing that “hopes are fading” with Borussia Mönchengladbach reluctant to part with another midfielder having already sold Granit Xhaka to Arsenal.
Klopp and his transfer committee have already successfully negotiated the signing of one midfielder in Marko Grujić. The Serbian is a box-to-box midfielder and cannot wait for the beginning of the season. He is regularly posting on Instagram and Snapchat about his desire to get out and about in the famous red shirt.
That concludes today’s roundup of the significant transfer news. I’ll see you tomorrow to bring you whatever rumours are generated by the “reliable” newspapers.