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Luis Diaz £50m BID, Reds favourites to land Dybala, Tielemans LATEST, Phillips exit


LIVERPOOL have made a bid of £50million plus add-ons for Luis Diaz.

The deal could scupper any bid for Paulo Dybala, who the Reds are favourites to sign.

And reports also suggest that the Reds are in talks with PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

While they are also said to be leading the race for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Nico Williams is also another named linked with Anfield, while Aston Villa are said to be plotting a raid for Joe Gomez.

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The Reds will also be without Sadio Mane a little while longer after the striker put his body on the line to see Senegal passed Cape Verde.

Mane picked up a concussion after colliding with the opposition goalkeeper, who was sent off, but then scored the opening goal just minutes later.

Follow ALL the latest transfer gossip and deals with our blog below…

  • Liverpool’s Champions League boost

    Inter Milan have suffered a huge blow ahead of their Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool.

    The Serie A side will have to go up against the Reds without the help of midfielder Nicolo Barella who was handed a two-match ban ahead of the European clash.

    Barella received a red card against Real Madrid in the competition back in December and now UEFA had meted out his punishment.

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    Barella’s ban means he’ll have to watch both ties against the Reds from the stands.

  • Spurs’ desperate Diaz attempt

    Tottenham reportedly pulled out all the stops to sign Diaz before Liverpool came along and stole him from under their noses.

    Money wasn’t the issue as Spurs chief Daniel Levy was willing to meet Porto’s demands to sign the winger.

    But in the end, it boiled down to personal prefence – not cash – as Diaz was more tempted by the opportunity to play at Anfield rather than White Hart Lane, according to a Sky Sports journalist.

    The Sky representative said: “Tottenham feel like they did everything possible to secure the deal for Porto’s Luis Diaz. The fee wasn’t an issue, but rather the player simply prefers Liverpool.

    “Tottenham were willing to pay €45 million, plus €10m performance-related add-ons, for the Colombia international.”

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  • Reds interested in Dybala

    Liverpool are said to interested in signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus.

    However, with the Reds intent on securing Luis Diaz from Porto, they’ll reportedly swoop on Dybala in the summer, according to forzaitalianfootball.

    And with Juve close to signing Dusan Vlahovic, it’s unlikely that they will try and stand in Dybala’s way of a move to Anfield when the season ends.

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain’s league hopes

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Liverpool can catch league leaders Man City if they keep winning games.

    He said: “We just have to keep winning and [if] you keep winning games, you put pressure on the teams ahead of you.

    “I think when we won the Premier League a couple of years ago, even though we had a big gap you still feel that little bit of pressure when teams are chasing you.

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    “You maybe have a bit of a dip in performance and drop a couple of points.

    “You never know, those things can affect teams. We’ve just got to keep winning games, keep putting pressure on and whatever will be will be in the end.”

  • Diaz’s ‘dire’ wages

    Luis Diaz’s Liverpool transfer will reportedly cost a whopping £50million when complete.

    But the winger will only be receiving a meagre £56,000-a-week in wages, according to a Portuguese journalist on Twitter.

    If the reports are true, that means Diaz will earn less than Liverpool’s bit-part players such as Nat Phillips and Divock Origi who could both leave the club this month.

    Phillips reportedly earns £64,000 weekly and Origi’s said to be on £60,000 every seven days, according to ThisIsAnfield.

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  • Carragher wants £50mill birthday gift

    Jamie Carragher has asked former club Liverpool to splash £50m on his birthday present.

    The ex-Reds defender turns 44 today and there’s only one thing he wants from the Merseyside giants.

    And that’s for them wrap up the signing of transfer target Luis Diaz before the end of the day.

    When the Reds wished him happy birthday on Twitter, Carragher responded: “Luis Diaz would be a lovely birthday present if you can get it done before the days out.”

  • Liverpool consider double sale

    Liverpool are reportedly open to selling Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi before the transfer window closes in a few days.

    The Reds are on the cusp of signing Luis Diaz from Porto for a reported fee of £50million.

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    And Jurgen Klopp’s side are willing to sacrifice Origi and Minamino in order to raise funds, according to The Athletic.

  • United shut down Diaz claims

    Man United are said to be baffled by claims that they were chasing Liverpool-bound Luis Diaz.

    Reports have been swirling that United were keen on signing Diaz before rivals Liverpool came in a swooped on him.

    However, the Red Devils hierarchy have come out to vehemently deny that they were evn interested in the Porto winger, according to the Manchester Evening News.

  • Porto boss’ fury over Diaz

    Porto’s boss Sergio Conceicao is reportedly fuming with his club for letting Luis Diaz’s proposed move to Liverpool go ahead.

    According to SIC Noticias’ Pedro Sepulveda, Conceicao wants the winger who’s scored 16 times in 28 appearances for Porto to stay in Portugal and help them win the league.

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    But to Conceicao’s dismay, Porto don’t see things the same and are willing to cash in on the Colombian.

  • Liverpool’s Diaz plan ‘expedited’

    Liverpool had no intentions of signing Luis Diaz in this month’s transfer window, according to a Sky Sports journalist.

    The Reds were planning on making a move for Diaz this summer, but interest from Tottenham and Man United forced them to move their plans forward.

    The Sky representative said: “A little bit of extra info I suppose. We understand Diaz was actually Jurgen Klopp’s first choice for the summer.

    “So the original plan was to wait until the summer.

    “But they’ve kind of been forced into accelerating these plans and making a move now because of course other clubs, like Tottenham, were interested in the player.”

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  • Van Dijk’s dream defence partner

    Virgil Van Dijk has revealed that former Everton boss Ronald Koeman would be his dream defensive partner.

    Speaking on his admiration for his Dutch compatriot, Van Dijk said on Liverpool’s YouTube channel: “I would say Ronald Koeman. Yeah, more because obviously he’s been quite an important figure of my career so far.

    “And he won the Euros with Holland in 1988, so I would say him.”

  • Jaros joins Notts County

    Liverpool goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros has joined Notts County on a loan deal until the end of the season.

    It’s the 20-year-old’s second loan spell in recent times after he recently returned from a nine-month stint with St Patrick’s Athletic.

    The Reds will hope the Czech stopper continues to blossom at Notts County after he won the club’s Player of the Year with Athletic.

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  • Diaz personal terms agreed

    Things are moving fast between Liverpool and Luis Diaz.

    Personal terms have been agreed between the Reds and the 25-year-old, according to journalist Nicolo Schira.

    He’s currently on international duty with Colombia, but a medical is said to be scheduled for the coming days.

    The two clubs have agreed a fee around the £50m mark, after Liverpool hijacked Tottenham’s pursuit.

  • Reds willing to listen to offers

    Liverpool are expected to land the signing of Luis Diaz in the region of £50million before the end of the winter window.

    And if that is the case, the Reds would be willing to listen to bids for both Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino.

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    That’s according to The Athletic, who report that the club will let both players leave on permanent deals should the right offers come in.

    Leeds and Monaco are keen on Minamino, valued at £20m, while Origi is the subject of interest from Newcastle and Atalanta.

  • Carabao Cup final reaction

    Ex-Liverpool ace Stephen Warnock can’t wait for his former side and Chelsea to lock horns in the Carabao Cup final.

    Warnock is relishing the prospect of what he calls two of the biggest clubs being led by the best managers in the world going at it for silverware at Wembley.

    It doesn’t get much better than that in the eyes of Warnock who said to EFL: “It’s a spectacle, involving two giants of the game, going toe-to-toe.

    “You’ve probably got two of the best managers in world football, two elite managers going at it too.

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    “The way the fans support both teams is incredible, there’s a healthy rivalry there between the two teams because they both want and expect success. That makes for an incredible final.”

  • Back in action

    To allow teams to rest and rejuvenate themselves ahead of a busy final third of the season, players will get this coming weekend off.

    There will be no Premier League games on Saturday, January 29 or on Sunday, January 30.

    Liverpool will be back in action on February 9 when they take on Leicester City.

  • Gakpo blow for Reds

    Liverpool transfer target Cody Gakpo has reportedly signed a new deal with PSV Eindhoven until 2026.

    PSV have released an official statement confirming the versatile forward has put pen to paper on a one-year extension with the club.

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    That means a January bid appears to have been ruled out.

    But Eindhoven hinted that a summer deal may be possible by stating the Netherlands international will stay ‘for the remainder of the season’.

    Gakpo said: “It’s a massive honour to extend my time here.

    “I have a clear mission this season: win trophies with PSV.

    “I will give my very best to be successful with the team. I want to repay the trust the club is putting in me.”

  • Salah signs new deal…with Adidas

    Mo Salah’s Liverpool future is still up in the air but the winger has penned a new deal with Adidas to create a limited-edition version of its Ultraboost trainers.

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    The ‘Mo Salah Ultraboost DNA 2.0’ running shoes pay homage to his Egyptian roots by incorporating hieroglyphic designs around the sole.

    His name will also appear in gold along the side of the shoes.

    And the tongue of the boot is encrusted with a crown to reference Salah’s ‘Egyptian King’ moniker handed to him by the Kop’s fans, The National reported.

  • Alisson speaks out

    Alisson has spoken out after receiving two red cards for Brazil that were both overturned by VAR.

    The shot-stopper reckons he made history with the bizarre set of events and also expressed his gratitude to VAR for making the correct decision.

    Alisson said, quoted by the Mirror: “I think this was the first time this has happened in the history of football.

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    “I think that I acted properly in the moves and I think my teammates helped me a lot, they were incisive in their complaints to the referee. This shows once again the importance of using VAR in football.

    “I am happy with the VAR, if it wasn’t for the VAR we’d have been punished unfairly.”

  • Spurs interest sparked Liverpool move

    Tottenham’s pursuit of Luis Diaz sparked Liverpool into action, according to reports.

    It’s claimed the Reds had been waiting until the summer to launch a move for the 25-year-old.

    But Spurs are said to have an offer from Luiz rejected, and Liverpool did not want to risk losing out on their target.

    The title challengers are now thought to have tabled a bid in the region of £50million for the Colombian, and are favourites to land his signature.

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  • Alisson incidents vs Ecuador

    These are the two challenges Alisson was sent off for… before both were overturned.

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  • Alisson sent off TWICE

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was twice shown a red card in Brazil’s clash with Ecuador last night.

    But BOTH times the decision was overturned.

    Alisson initially saw red for a high-boot on Enner Valencia, downgraded to a yellow after the referee consulted the VAR monitor.

    Then a collision with Ayrton Preciado saw Alisson concede a penalty and brandished with another red card, but again the decision was reversed after VAR intervened.

  • Alisson sent off TWICE

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was twice shown a red card in Brazil’s clash with Ecuador last night.

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    But BOTH times the decision was overturned.

    Alisson initially saw red for a high-boot on Enner Valencia, downgraded to a yellow after the referee consulted the VAR monitor.

    Then a collision with Ayrton Preciado saw Alisson concede a penalty and brandished with another red card, but again the decision was reversed after VAR intervened.

  • Alisson sent off TWICE

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was twice shown a red card in Brazil’s clash with Ecuador last night.

    But BOTH times the decision was overturned.

    Alisson initially saw red for a high-boot on Enner Valencia, downgraded to a yellow after the referee consulted the VAR monitor.

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    Then a collision with Ayrton Preciado saw Alisson concede a penalty and brandished with another red card, but again the decision was reversed after VAR intervened.

  • Liverpool table £50m Diaz bid

    Contrary to earlier reports, it’s believed Liverpool have offered £50million for Porto winger Luis Diaz.

    According to The Athletic, the Reds are keen to pounce on the confusion between Tottenham and Porto regarding a move.

    The North London club thought they had agreed the transfer of the Colombian star for £40m plus £8m in add-ons.

    But the 25-year-old’s two representatives — who are based in Europe and South America — are refusing to sign off the deal because of the way super-agent Jorge Mendes has become embroiled in the move.

    Diaz’s advisors are adamant the deal will not be completed if Mendes plays any part in their player’s affairs.

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    And that uncertainty has opened the door for Liverpool to make their move.





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