Liverpool are in a position where they need to get a move on with their transfer business. Pre-season is underway and Jürgen Klopp will want time to work with new signings before the season starts. Players need to go first. Arsenal moving for Manuel Locatelli could help Liverpool shift Marko Grujic.
Liverpool player sales
The Reds are in desperate need of funds and that means player sales.
Nat Phillips and Neco Williams could bring in a decent chunk of money.
The pair are thought to be in search of first team football with their options set to be limited this season.
Meanwhile Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are also being tipped for an exit as neither has provided effective cover.
Marko Grujic is believed to be on his way after a series of loan moves, the most recent of which being a successful spell in Porto.
Arsenal want Manuel Locatelli
Liverpool aren’t the only side in the market for a midfielder.
According to a report in Sky Sports earlier this month, Arsenal want Manuel Locatelli.
Since then we’ve seen suggestions that Juventus could win the race but the Gunners are still firmly interested.
Sassuolo want Marko Grujic
According to Fabrizio Romano, Sassuolo want Marko Grujic.
The Italian side are reportedly considering the Serbian as a replacement for Manuel Locatelli should he leave the club as expected.
The Transfer Window Podcast recently claimed that the Reds are asking for £17m for the midfielder.
If Arsenal firm up their interest further and manage to land Locatelli they could be doing the Reds a big favour.
We can’t buy until we sell and the Gunners could hand Sassuolo the money to take Grujic off our hands.