Liverpool, after a smooth-sailing midfield upgrade with Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in the team, is once again faced with the need to rethink its midfield composition. Saudi Arabia is targeting Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, and the English midfielder has accepted the offer.
Still, there is no agreement between the clubs and the transfer has not been completed. Liverpool also has no intention of transferring him for a fee, and according to Sky Sports’ Melissa Reddy, they are demanding £20m for the sale of Henderson, which makes us wonder what Al-Ettifaq’s next move will be.
Al-Ittihad, which is targeting Fabinho, is also reportedly prepared to offer £40m, which would theoretically give the two players £60m from the sale. And Liverpool, who must also use the money to acquire a new midfielder, are turning their attention to the popular brand this summer.
According to talkSPORT, if Henderson and Fabinho decide to leave, Liverpool could also turn their attention back to Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has shown interest since the season.
Consistently, Chelsea is leading the battle and is close to acquiring him. A personal agreement appears to have been reached, and he will be based in London if he can offer enough money to convince Brighton.
However, the move is not yet finalized. Chelsea is willing to pay up to £75m for the Ecuadorian midfielder, but Brighton wants £100m. Arsenal is expected to ask for the same amount as they paid for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The Argentinean midfielder has been sold to Liverpool for a low price, so we can see that he is very bullish about this deal. Even if the money from the sale of the two players is not enough to cover the cost, Chelsea is a realistic option.
However, a top-ranked midfielder is absolutely essential, and the rumored Southampton midfielder Romeo Ravia and Nice midfielder Khéphren Thuram are not enough.
Will more midfielders come to Anfield after the departure of the two most successful players under Klopp?