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Tuesday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Takumi Minamino, Florian Neuhaus, Kylian Mbappe

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Tuesday, February 23.

The January transfer window has now closed, leaving Liverpool to begin looking forward to the summer for their next round of recruitment.

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

Tuesday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:


Liverpool to use Takumi Minamino in Lucas Ocampos swap deal?

Takumi Minamino in action for Liverpool on January 23, 2020© Reuters

Liverpool are reportedly ready to offload Takumi Minamino in the summer as they look to sign Sevilla attacker Lucas Ocampos.

While Ocampos has endured a mixed campaign at Sevilla this season, the 26-year-old remains on the radar of some of European football's top clubs after his performances in the Europa League during 2020.

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the Argentine playmaker as Jurgen Klopp looks to freshen up his squad at Anfield.

According to La Razon, the Merseyside giants are prepared to include out-of-favour Minamino in any proposal for Ocampos.

Despite impressing during the early weeks of his loan spell at Southampton, it is suggested that the Japanese is unlikely to reclaim a spot in Klopp's plans going forward.

Minamino made just four starts in the Premier League during his first year at Liverpool.



Florian Neuhaus refuses to rule out Liverpool move

Borussia Monchengladbach's Florian Neuhaus pictured in November 2020© Reuters

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus has insisted that he remains "calm" about his future, despite speculation about a move to Liverpool.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a strong campaign with his current club, scoring six goals from 30 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool have allegedly been monitoring the development of Neuhaus as they consider potential replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum, who could leave Anfield on a free transfer.

While reiterating that he is happy at his current club, the Germany international has acknowledged that he does not know his career path past the end of the season.

Speaking to Kicker, Neuhaus said: "I have a contract until 2024 and I have very big goals for this season. That's what I'm concentrating on now. Transfer talk is really not a big issue for me now.

"I play at Borussia, I have a contract, and we as a club are still pursuing very big goals this season. I can't say what will happen in the summer at the moment.

"I'm also very relaxed about the future. Borussia is a club where I was able to develop excellently and where everything is there. I know what I have with Borussia."

Neuhaus reportedly has a €40m (£34.56m) release clause in his contract.


More transfer news from Liverpool:

Kylian Mbappe 'demands release clause in new Paris Saint-Germain deal'
Kylian Mbappe reportedly requests that a release clause is inserted into any potential new contract with PSG, allowing him to leave the club whenever he chooses. Read more.

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