Liverpool Transfer News: Klopp could add excellent Bayern defender for £26M

Liverpool Transfer News (June 2) – Today’s Liverpool transfer news features Pavard being a defensive option, van de Ven opening up about his love for Liverpool and Adrian close to re-signing.

For yesterday’s Liverpool transfer news, click here.

Liverpool Transfer News – Liverpool is among the clubs interested in signing Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich

As reported by Florian Plettenberg from Sky Germany, Liverpool is in the race to sign Benjamin Pavard who wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer. Plettenberg believes that Bayern would be willing to let Pavard leave should they receive £26M + add-ons or potentially a player-swap deal. It is believed that Inter, Manchester City, Barcelona and Manchester United are also keen on the player.

Liverpool Transfer News – Defender target opens up about experiencing Liverpool first-hand

In an interview with Wolfsburger Allgemeine Aller-Zeitung, Liverpool target Micky van de Ven revealed he got goosebumps when hearing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

“I once went to the Liverpool stadium with my dad. That was over Christmas on Boxing Day. Liverpool vs Arsenal. That was madness. Then when ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ comes [on] – that’s a goosebump moment, that was very cool. It’s a dream to play there.” [Translated via Liverpool Echo]

As reported by The Top Flight, Liverpool is on the club’s shortlist for defenders to target this summer. It is believed that former Wolfsburg director Jorg Schmadtke joining Liverpool has added fuel to these links.

Liverpool Transfer News – Adrian confirms he is close to a new deal to extend his stay

In an interview with James Pearce of The Athletic, Spanish keeper Adrian revealed talks with Liverpool are ongoing.

“I have a great relationship with the manager and the club. We’ve been in talks and we’re really close. I know the situation and my role in the squad. Everyone wants to play and have minutes on the pitch. But you also need a big squad with good people who will commit everything every day in training”.

It’s safe to say that Adrian is more than happy to stay in Liverpool and continue being a backup to Alisson. It does beg the question of what will happen to Caoimhin Kelleher though. Will he want to battle for the number 2 position (again) or perhaps move elsewhere to kick start his career as a regular starter?