Liverpool offer £17m for 'priority' signing but face £77m fee to win Arsenal transfer race

Liverpool have reportedly made a £17million transfer offer ahead of the summer window while Nabil Fekir has once again been linked with a move to Anfield, with Arsenal also said to be keen on the French playmaker. Express Sport rounds up all the latest Liverpool transfer rumours.

£17m offer made

Liverpool have had a bid for Torino’s Wilfried Singo, according to reports.

The Ivorian right-sided player, who can play in defence or in midfield, is said by Tuttosport to have been the subject of a £17million approach from the Premier League champions.

Singo – who has one goal and three assists in 21 Serie A appearances this season – is only 20 and is valued at closer to £25m by his employers.

Liverpool are known to be admirers of Singo’s team-mate Gleison Bremer, the 24-year-old Brazilian centre-half.

And scouts are said to have been left impressed by Singo while watching Bremer, the African wide-man even being made a ‘priority’ addition according to the report.

The Premier League side would apparently like to sign the player as soon as possible to avoid losing out to the competition, with AC Milan also keen, but Torino are eager still to keep him.

Reds face £77m transfer bill

Liverpool have again been linked with Nabil Fekir, who was a major target for the Reds in the summer of 2018.

The France international almost joined from Lyon before the last World Cup for a fee of around £53million only for the deal to fall through at the last minute over concerns about an old knee ligament injury.

Fekir moved to Real Betis a year later and per Estadio Deportivo, the 27-year-old playmaker is back on Liverpool’s radar.

He’s produced three goals and six assists in 25 La Liga matches after 14 direct goal contributions in 32 league games last term and Arsenal and Barcelona are also credited with interest.

But it’s claimed the Spanish outfit are reluctant to lose Fekir and that as a result, they could demand the player’s full £77million release clause.

That would surely price Liverpool out of any move given that would represent a club-record fee and the Merseyside outfit are not expected to break the bank this summer given they may be missing Champions League finances.

Jadon Sancho bid urged

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer thinks Jadon Sancho should be the chief target over Kylian Mbappe if the Reds are plotting a big-money signing this summer.

Speaking to Goal, McAteer reckons Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho – a long-time target for rivals Manchester United – ideally suits Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Sancho has been sublime for Dortmund producing 32 goals and 36 assists in just 75 appearances across all competitions this season and last.