Liverpool Transfer News: Talks scheduled with talented French midfielders

Liverpool Transfer News (June 8) – Today’s Liverpool transfer news features the club’s push to sign Manu Kone and Khephren Thuram, Franck Kessie rumours denied and a second bid for Carvalho incoming.

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Liverpool Transfer News – Club expected to hold talks with both Manu Kone and Khephren Thuram

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool has been in contact with the agents of Manu Kone and Khephren and will hold talks over a potential move. Romano states that bids have not yet been launched for either player, but they are shortlisted as midfield targets by Liverpool. With Alexis Mac Allister’s signing officially confirmed, the club wants to continue their midfield overhaul. Kone and Thuram are both France U21 international teammates, with the latter making his senior debut this year.

Liverpool Transfer News – Franck Kessie is NOT a target for Liverpool

Despite rumours from Spain suggesting that Liverpool was interested in the Barcelona midfielder, Fabrizio Romano states otherwise. There has been nothing between the clubs over a potential deal, and Kessie is not someone the club is focusing on. Kessie’s entourage reportedly has claimed this rumour as “fake news,” and Barcelona’s manager, Xavi, is expected to speak about the Ivorian midfielder’s future at the club.

Liverpool Transfer News – RB Leipzig expected to submit a second bid for Fabio Carvalho

As reported by The Top Flight, Liverpool has rejected a bid for attacker Fabio Carvalho from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. As reported by Kicker Live, the recent DFB Pokal winners are expected to return with a second for Carvalho. Liverpool thinks highly of the Portuguese forward and would much rather loan him out as they believe he has a future at the club. Perhaps a bid offer with a buyback clause would be sufficient enough for the club to cover all bases.