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16 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 16/06/17 9:58am

Jurgen Klopp wants to raise funds by offloading three Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp wants to raise funds by offloading three Liverpool players

All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Friday, June 16.

Liverpool want to raise funds for new transfers by selling defender Mamadou Sakho for £30m, full-back Alberto Moreno for £12m and forward Lazar Markovic for £20m, says .

All three are unwanted at Anfield next season by manager Jurgen Klopp, with both Sakho and Markovic having spent the second half of the previous campaign out on loan at Crystal Palace and Hull City respectively, while Moreno was just a bit-part player under the German.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (right) may have played his last game for the club

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (right) may have played his last game for the club

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (right) may have played his last game for the club

The Reds, meanwhile, are yet to receive an offer from Newcastle United for midfielder Lucas Leiva, says .

Magpies manager Rafael Benitez, who was then in charge of the Merseysiders, brought the Brazilian to Anfield from Gremio 10 years ago.

The 30-year-old’s contract at the club runs out at the end of June, meaning he will be available on a free this summer.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are still to make a decision on where goalkeeper Danny Ward will play next season, reports

The Reds are still to decide on goalkeeper Danny Ward's future at Anfield

The Reds are still to decide on goalkeeper Danny Ward's future at Anfield

The Reds are still to decide on goalkeeper Danny Ward’s future at Anfield

The Wales international spent the previous campaign out on loan at Huddersfield Town, helping the club get promoted to the Premier League in the process, with the Terriers understood to be keen to bring the player back to the Kirklees Stadium this summer.

Watford are hoping to capture out-of-favour Liverpool winger Markovic this summer, says

New Hornets head coach Marco Silva signed the Serb on a six-month loan deal in January while in charge of Hull, with the Portuguese understood to be keen on being reunited with the 23-year-old.

Lazar Markovic (right), who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, is now wanted by Watford

Lazar Markovic (right), who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, is now wanted by Watford

Lazar Markovic (right), who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, is now wanted by Watford

And finally, Porto left-back Rafa Soares has claimed he his “flattered” to have been identified as a potential target by Liverpool, according to reports in .

However, the Portugal U21 international insists that he wants to establish himself in the Porto first team next season after spending the second half of the previous campaign on loan at both Academica de Coimbra and Rio Ave.

“I know I’ve been followed by English clubs especially after our campaign,” Soares is quoted as saying. “Liverpool are a great club and to be linked is an enormous honour for me.

“I’m naturally flattered, but I’m a Porto player and focused on succeeding here.

“My main goal is to establish myself and get first-team football. I feel ready and confident that after my last season I will be given a chance.”


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