Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
Roma are also interested in the defender.
Mario Balotelli is set to be offered an Anfield escape this summer. But, before Reds fans get carried away, it is Italian third division side Lupa Castelli that are planning a potential bid, the Daily Express report.
The club were founded in 2013, but have enjoyed two consecutive promotions.
Brendan Rodgers looks set to miss out on Barcelona winger Pedro, after the Daily Star reported that he is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United.
The 27-year-old will move to Old Trafford for £22.8m.
They may also be denied signing another target by Premier League opposition, after the Daily Express reported that Arsenal are interested in making a bid for Marco Reus.
The Borussia Dortmund man will cost around £50m.
Finally, the Reds’ hopes of landing Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette have been dealt a blow after the Ligue 1’s side boss Hubert Fournier insisted that the 24-year-old will stay in France next season, the Metro report.
“I haven’t got much to say. He has said he wants to stay with us,” he explained.