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Friday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Georginio Wijnaldum, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Friday, August 28.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Liverpool eye possible reinforcements.

Jurgen Klopp's champions have not been particularly busy during recent windows, but that has not stopped the rumour mill from linking them with additions.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Anfield.

Friday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:


Liverpool 'have no plans to offer Georginio Wijnaldum new deal'

Georginio Wijnaldum in action for Liverpool on October 5, 2019© Reuters

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to allow Georginio Wijnaldum to leave on a free transfer next summer.

Since his arrival at Anfield in 2016, Wijnaldum has emerged as a key man for Jurgen Klopp, helping Liverpool win the Champions League and Premier League over the past two campaigns.

However, with the Netherlands international having now entered the final year of his contract, there has been talk of the 29-year-old potentially being open to a fresh challenge.

Nevertheless, according to The Telegraph, Liverpool currently have no plans to offer Wijnaldum the opportunity to remain on Merseyside past 2021.

The report suggests that the top-flight champions view Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara as a long-term replacement.

At a time when they are restricted in the transfer market, Liverpool may be open to cashing in on Wijnaldum before the end of the summer transfer window.



AC Milan among clubs interested in Liverpool's Marko Grujic?

Marko Grujic pictured for Hertha Berlin in May 2020© Reuters

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for a wide range of clubs, including AC Milan.

Having fallen out of favour at Anfield, Grujic has spent the last two campaigns on loan at Hertha Berlin, contributing nine goals from 51 appearances in the Bundesliga.

However, despite the 24-year-old's impressive form in Germany's capital, it has not been enough to convince Jurgen Klopp that the Serbian has a future on Merseyside.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Serie A newcomers Benevento are the favourites to land the player's services, initially on loan before having the option to push through a permanent deal.

However, Milan and Atalanta BC are also said to be among the clubs who are monitoring the situation, aware that the Premier League champions are keen to get Grujic off their wage bill.

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt have been linked with the former Red Star Belgrade youngster in the past.


More transfer news from Liverpool:

Barcelona 'lining up Sadio Mane as Lionel Messi replacement'
Barcelona could target Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane as a replacement for Lionel Messi, according to a report. Read more.

Agent: 'Ben White not returning to Leeds this summer'
The 22-year-old was an ever-present in the Sky Bet Championship last season. Read more.

Liverpool yet to make move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects Thiago Alcantara to leave Bayern Munich, but reveals that Liverpool - the rumoured frontrunners to sign him - have yet to make an offer. Read more.

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