Liverpool have rivals for Tielemans and latest on Williams and Tsimikas’ futures

Liverpool face an important transfer window and have begun the summer promisingly, capturing central defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

Central defence was always going to be a key issue with it looking unlikely that the Reds will make Ozan Kabak’s loan deal permanent, with the futures of Nathaniel Phillips and Ben Davies also uncertain.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s midfield exit will likely lead to increasing influence for Curtis Jones but a new central midfielder is likely to be targeted.

There are a number of fringe players at Anfield who may be cashed in upon to raise funds for rejuvenating the squad, as they seek first-team football elsewhere.

With that in mind, here are the latest transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool .

Leicester ace Youri Tielemans is reportedly a target for both Liverpool and Juventus this summer

Competition for Tielemans

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, in whom they have maintained a long-term transfer interest.

However, reports in Italian media outlet Corriere Dello Sport, as highlighted by Sport Witness, now claim that Italian giants Juventus are also monitoring the Belgian international.

Tielemans struck the stunning goal to win the FA Cup final for the Foxes this season against Chelsea, and is under contract at the Midlands club through to the summer of 2023.

The 24-year-old is attracting suitors due to his continued high level of performance at Leicester, for whom he is a pivotal player.

He has grown into one of the most complete midfielders in the Premier League during his time under Brendan Rodgers.

A deal may be tricky to negotiate this summer but the Reds will be hopeful that long-term interest in the star will eventually pay off.

Defender Neco Williams is set to leave Liverpool this summer with multiple Premier League clubs interested
Defender Neco Williams is set to leave Liverpool this summer with multiple Premier League clubs interested

Williams poised for exit

Liverpool are set to sell right-back and Wales international Neco Williams this summer amid interest from a host of Premier League clubs.

The Athletic say that the Reds will hold out for over £10million for their youth graduate, with reporting that Aston Villa, Wolves, Burnley, Leeds and Southampton are among the clubs interested.

Williams, aged 20, has made 25 first-team appearances for the club and been capped 13 times at international level with Wales.

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However, he has been unable to force his way into the first team at Anfield due to the excellence of Trent Alexander-Arnold in the position.

Williams has been at the club for over a decade but now wants regular first-team football at club level and Liverpool are unlikely to stand in his way.

The reports add that no replacement will be signed by the Reds due to Joe Gomez being capable of slotting in for that position.

Tsimikas to stay

One full-back who does look set to remain at Anfield beyond this summer is Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas.

The 25-year-old joined the Reds a year ago from Olympiakos but has made just seven first-team appearances for the club despite steering clear of injuries.

Only two of those arrived in the Premier League, where Andrew Robertson was virtually injury-free for the entire campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

A report in the Liverpool Echo outlines that the club had no plans to sell the player and he will be a part of their first-team squad next season.

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