Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Forward ready to leave, Battle for French midfielder, Striker set to leave

                                Italian club keep a close eye on €20m-rated Liverpool forward

Lazio are showing interest in Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino ahead of the 2022 summer transfer window. Japan international joined Liverpool from RB Salzburg in winter 2020. Minamino has since thrived as a solid backup option that has given the German manager strength in depth in his unit.

Takumi has especially come to the fore this campaign, scoring ten goals from only 24 games for the Reds across all tournaments. The 27-year-old winger might not have featured at Wembley, but he played a huge role in getting the Reds to the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.

The Japanese forward is the club’s top scorer in both tournaments and repaid Jurgen Klopp’s faith in him numerous times. The Reds have a stacked attack that has a world-class trio of Mane, Salah and Firmino. The recent arrivals of Jota and Luis Diaz have given Jurgen Klopp more options to call upon.

This squad depth in attacks makes life difficult for footballers below the quintet in the pecking order. Origi is ready to depart Liverpool in the coming summer in the pursuit of regular game time and could be followed out the door by the Asian attacker.

The former RB Salzburg winger has attracted attention from Lazio, who continue to impress under Maurizio Sarri. A capable footballer who can play anywhere along the frontline, Takumi will offer Sarri different options. This is especially true up front, where the Italian lacks a dependable alternative for Immobile.

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Missing out on signing Kylian Mbappe has prompted Real Madrid to prioritise signing Aurelien Tchouameni again. Los Blancos have reopened discussions to secure the services of the Monaco star, a target for Liverpool and PSG, in the summer transfer window.

France international was already considered one of the most talented youngsters in Europe during his days at Bordeaux. But Tchouameni has taken his game to another level since joining Les Monegasques in winter 2020, establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in France.

Aurelien, who has played 95 games thus far for Ligue 1 giants, has also broken into the French national side and will likely be a crucial figure for Les Bleus at the 2022 World Cup later this year. As for his displays at the club level, several high profile clubs have taken note of his talent, including Real Madrid, Liverpool and PSG.

The 22-year-old midfielder has gone from being a priority target for La Liga giants to someone they considered not pursuing in the summer transfer window. But Los Blancos’ interest in the French midfielder has rekindled following their failure to add Kylian Mbappe from PSG.

The interest from Liverpool is somewhat surprising, but the Frenchman is versatile enough to settle into their midfield trifecta. And with Henderson and Milner on the wrong side of 30, the Reds will need to have someone like the former Bordeaux midfielder in the first-team squad. But Real Madrid and Liverpool face stiff competition from PSG.

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Divock Origi is heading to Serie A this summer when his Liverpool deal expires after agreeing on personal terms with Milan. Belgium international has not completed a medical or signed a contract yet, but a deal has been agreed after the Rossoneri made him a ‘lucrative offer’.

Origi has been at Anfield since 2014, when he was signed from Lille, but has rarely been a regular in the first team and has played only 175 games in all tournaments over eight years. Divock has, though, scored some memorable goals including in the UCL final with Tottenham, after netting a brace in the semis with Barcelona.

As if that wasn’t enough to endear him to Liverpool supporters, the 27-year-old striker has scored six goals against Everton over his Reds career, becoming a regular hero of the Merseyside Derby.

The Belgian centre-forward never seemed likely to stay beyond this campaign, and the winter arrival of Luis Diaz has seen his already limited first-team chances trimmed still further.

Places in Liverpool’s front three are now being battled over by Salah, Mane, Firmino, Diaz, Jota and Divock Origi, with the Belgian centre-forward firmly last in the pecking order.

Nevertheless, he has used his brief playing time this campaign quite effectively, scoring three goals in only seven PL games, which all came from the substitutes’ bench. Origi has earned rave reviews from his coach Jurgen Klopp, who said: ‘He is a legend on and off the pitch.’