Sunday 17 December 2017

Liverpool transfer rumours: Reds on alert as PSG boss reveals striker could leave

Jese signed for a reported £21m from Real Madrid in the summer Getty Images
Jese signed for a reported £21m from Real Madrid in the summer Getty Images

Evan Bartlett

With Julian Draxler's arrival at PSG, Jese Rodriguez's future in the French capital looks increasingly in doubt, sparking speculation he could be on his way to Anfield.

The Spanish forward has been left out of PSG's travelling party for a winter friendly in Tunisia and manager Unai Emery has admitted he could be on his way out.

"I spoke with [Jese] and he needs to recover his rhythm and confidence, play minutes and get opportunities," Emery was quoted by Spanish newspaper AS. "The possibility of Jese leaving is a reality."

The former Real Madrid man has been linked with a move to Liverpool, Tottenham and Las Palmas in the transfer window, although he was previously thought to favour a move to Roma.

Should the Jese deal not go through, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly lining up a £20m deal for Swedish forward Emil​ Forsberg.

But in bad news for Liverpool fans, RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has told the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung that the player is not for sale "under any circumstances".

"I do not think the player would leave the club at the moment. I assume that all who are here at the moment are still here at the end of the season," the coach explained.

Liverpool are among a host of Premier League clubs keeping an eye on Bury youngsters Jacob Bedeau and Callum Styles, according to ESPN.

Styles, 16, plays as a centre-forward and made history last season by becoming the first player born in the year 2000 to play in the Football League. Bedeau is a centre-half who signed from Leyton Orient.

Both have broken into the League One club's starting XI in recent weeks, but with Manchester United, Manchester City and Everton also reportedly interested, it appears as though Klopp has plenty of competition for their signatures.

Reading manager Jaap Stam wants to take Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on loan with a view to a permanent deal, according to the Guardian.

The Portuguese defender has been unable to break into the first-team at Anfield since signing in 2013.

(© Independent News Service)

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