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Monday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Ugurcan Cakir, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Kalidou Koulibaly

Monday's Liverpool transfer talk: Cakir, Kepa, Koulibaly
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Monday, July 13.

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

Jurgen Klopp's league leaders 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.

Monday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:

Zenit St Petersburg want Liverpool's Dejan Lovren?

Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Napoli in the Champions League on November 27, 2019.© Reuters

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Russian Premier League champions Zenit St Petersburg.

The Croatia international still has one year left to run on his contract at Anfield but has struggled to nail down a regular place in the heart of Jurgen Klopp's defence this season.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have often been preferred to Lovren during Liverpool's triumphant 2019-20 Premier League campaign, leading to suggestions that the 31-year-old could seek pastures new this summer.

According to the Evening Standard, Zenit have identified Lovren as a potential signing and are keen to strike a deal for the centre-back prior to the 2020-21 season.

The report claims that while the two clubs have not begun talks over a proposed transfer, Liverpool would be open to selling Lovren for the right price.

Lovren has turned out just 10 times for the Reds in the league this term and has only played 17 minutes of football since the English top flight returned in June.

Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir pictured in February 2020
Chelsea 'see £29.5m Ugurcan Cakir bid accepted'

Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir pictured in February 2020© Reuters

Chelsea have reportedly had a €33m (£29.5m) bid for Ugurcan Cakir accepted by Trabzonspor.

The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both thought to be in the running for his signature.

Last month, a Turkish journalist claimed that Liverpool had made a €25m (£22.5m) offer for the two-time Turkey international, who has made 39 appearances at club level this season.

However, according to Haber365, Chelsea have now had an offer of just shy of £30m accepted by the Super Lig outfit, with the Blues seemingly now in pole position to secure a summer deal for the goalkeeper.

Cakir has only kept four clean sheets in 39 outings for Trabzonspor this term, conceding 46 times in the process, including 11 goals in seven Europa League appearances.

Frank Lampard's side are believed to be in the market for a replacement for number one stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Spaniard continues to struggle for form between the sticks.

More transfer news from Liverpool:

Kalidou Koulibaly pours cold water on Liverpool, Man Utd links
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly insists he remains committed to the Italian outfit amid speculation regarding a move elsewhere. Read more.

Liverpool 'eyeing loan move for Leandro Cabrera'
Liverpool could sign Espanyol centre-back Leandro Cabrera on loan this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester City, Juventus to rival Liverpool for Thiago Alcantara?
Manchester City and Juventus are reportedly contemplating whether to rival Liverpool in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Read more.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in October 2019
Manchester City offer two players in part-exchange for Kalidou Koulibaly?

Manchester City are reportedly prepared to include Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko in part-exchange for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Read more.

Liverpool, Manchester United 'make contact over Kalidou Koulibaly deal'
Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly make contact with Napoli over the potential signing of centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. Read more.


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