In contact with both clubs and players’ sides…Liverpool could be a frontrunner for Teun Koopmeiners

In contact with both clubs and players' sides...Liverpool could be a frontrunner for Teun Koopmeiners Transfers

Liverpool, with a new Dutchman at the helm, are looking to leverage a team that faltered towards the end of the season. The main targets are likely to be attackers and centre-backs, but with the departure of Thiago Alcantara, there are reports that new players could also be added to the midfield.

The daily news from the Italian side is the transfer saga surrounding Atalanta’s 26-year-old midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, who has been linked with a move to Anfield, partly due to his relationship with manager Arne Slot, with whom he played with during his time at AZ Alkmaar.

Juventus, also in Serie A, are also trying to acquire him, and while some say he is likely to stay in Italy, the Italian newspaper Tutto Atalanta reported a new development. According to the paper, the Reds have already made contact with the club and the player’s agent and appear to be the most realistic destination.

The specific progress and the amount demanded are not disclosed and details are not available. With a budget split between forwards and defenders, the Reds are unable to invest much in midfielders, so it is unlikely that they will embark on a deal for the Dutch midfielder, who is rumoured to cost as much as €60 million.

Will Liverpool strengthen their midfielders at the same time as they strengthen their new attackers and centre-backs?