Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
Christian Benteke is set to complete his £32.5m move to Liverpool later today, according to the Daily Express.
The Belgian has already completed his medical with the Merseyside club.
The Reds have made a £13.9m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Metro.
The 25-year-old has been told by Los Blancos’ new manager Rafael Benitez that he is free to leave this summer.
However, it appears that they are set to miss out on completing an audacious bid for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Marco Reus, after the German moved to become one of the top names on Real Madrid’s summer shopping list, the Daily Star report.
Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are also keen on the midfielder.
Liverpool have been given hope of clinching a deal for Roma star Miralem Pjanic, after he admitted he does not know where he will be playing next season, the Daily Express report.
“Anything can happen, it’s never simple for a player, but I try to live calmly and not listen to rumours that the journalists talk about,” he said.
Finally, it appears that Mario Balotelli will be remaining on Merseyside for another season, after Inter Milan ended their interest in signing the Italian on loan, according to the Daily Express.
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