Liverpool Preparing Formal £20m Bid For Playmaker But Cool Interest In Papadopoulos
Liverpool are preparing a formal £20m offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan but have cooled their interest in Kyriakos Papadopoulos due to concerns over a knee injury.
With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Liverpool are lining up a £20m move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Liverpool are preparing a formal £20m offer for playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan but have cooled their interest in Kyriakos Papadopoulos due to concerns over a knee injury, according to the Telegraph.
Brendan Rodgers has already made two early moves in the transfer market with agreements in place to sign defender Kolo Toure and striker Iago Aspas but it seems he’s keen to make his first major addition with Mkhitaryan firmly in his sights.
The report claims the Reds boss has made the Armenian attacking midfielder his prime target this summer and is preparing a formal bid for the 24-year-old, thought to be in the region of £20m. Mkhitaryan has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after properties after a stunning season with Shakhtar Donetsk that saw his score 25 league goals and it would be quite the coup if Liverpool could pull it off.
Shakhtar have recently splashed out £18m on midfield duo Wellington Nem and Fernando to potentially pave the way for Mkhitaryan’s exit.
The Telegraph also report that Liverpool expect to sign Luis Alberto from Sevilla and Tiago Llori from Sporting Lisbon over the coming weeks but have cooled their interest in Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos due to concerns over a serious knee injury picked up last season.
With several new faces duo to arrive at Anfield this summer there will be the inevitable exits and the newspaper suggests the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll and Martin Skrtel could all leave in the coming months.
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