Liverpool Target Rodriguez Wants Bayern Transfer
Liverpool could miss out on Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. The Reds have been linked with a €50million (£43million) summer move for the Colombia international. However, he wants to team up with former Real coach Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich.
Rodriguez was first linked with interest from Liverpool last summer. He was also a transfer target for Chelsea just before Christmas after their Brazilian midfielder Oscar moved to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG. Team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo talked him out of the move to west London on that occasion.
But Spanish website Don Balon now claims that Rodriguez wants to work again with Ancelotti. He believes he had his best days at Real Madrid under the Italian.
Don Balon adds that the only reason Rodriguez hasn’t left Real is that no club has met the La Liga side’s €60million valuation. That’s currently the equivalent of £52million. In fact, Real have yet to receive any offer over €40million.
Whether Bayern will put in a bid close to Real’s valuation remains to be seen.
Liverpool Lose Interest In Dahoud
Liverpool could also miss out on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. He looks set to join Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old was also a Liverpool transfer target in the summer of 2016 but Monchengladbach sold Granit Xhaka to Arsenal meaning there was no prospect of an exit for Dahoud as well.
But reports from Germany claim Liverpool’s interest has waned. Goal claims that manager Jurgen Klopp believes Dahoud adds nothing to the options he already has and has dropped his interest.
Durmisi Puts Reds Interest On Hold
Liverpool transfer target Risa Durmisi insists he is concentrating on Real Betis for the time being. The 23-year-old Denmark international moved to Betis from Brondby in his homeland last summer. He has made 20 appearances in La Liga for the Spanish club and is reportedly being watched by the Reds.
But speaking to the official Real Betis website he says he wants to get to the end of the season before deciding his future.
“It is good when I play well, but it’s not something that interests me. The interesting thing for me is when the whole team plays well and we win. That’s what I like. But when Liverpool and other big teams show their interest, of course it’s good, but the main thing at present is Betis.”
Lovren Talks To Resume
Liverpool will soon re-open talks with defender Dejan Lovren over a new deal at Anfield.
Lovren’s present deal runs to 2019 but discussions over an extension ground to a halt earlier this year.