Reports today suggest Liverpool are to make a move for two of the most sought-after strikers in Europe, however all is not what it seems.
In a new regular feature, we take a look at the day’s rumours involving Liverpool, separating the wheat from the chaff to save you the trouble…
LIVERPOOL PREPARE TRANSFER BID FOR DOMENICO BERARDI – REPORT (The Metro)
Refreshingly, Sassuolo’s Berardi is a relatively new name to be reportedly on his way to Anfield. The forward is one of the few players to be linked with the Reds who has not played for Jurgen Klopp.
However, you don’t have to go far before the cracks start to appear in this one, which is also being reported by the Daily Express.
Only a short scroll down the story and we find a quote from the Italian club’s managing director Giovanni Carnevali which reads: “I can rule out a January move.” That might make things difficult then.
Carnevali does reveal that talks are always ongoing with Juventus, who have a buy-back option on the 21-year-old, and he also admits Juve “are not the only ones to be following Berardi”.
Sadly, there’s no actual indication that Liverpool are one of these clubs. Quite frankly, it could be any club in the world.
LIVERPOOL LINKED WITH MOVE FOR DORTMUND STAR (ReadBundesliga)
This is more like it. A familiar headline since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, but who could the star be? One click reveals it is another story suggesting striker Aubameyang could be set for a reunion with his former manager at Liverpool.
The report continues: ‘According to Le10Sport, The Reds are the new favourites to sign Aubameyang, with Klopp playing a big part in that.’ French publication Le10Sport also say Barcelona and PSG are interested in the Gabon international – a story which has also been picked up by the Daily Star, who admit Klopp faces a fight to land the 26-year-old.
The trail of transfer breadcrumbs does not stop here though, with the Star citing a report in the Daily Express.
Sadly, it is here where Liverpool fans’ dreams of Aubameyang leading their forward line are mercilessly quashed, as the headline reads : ‘£35m star further distances himself from Liverpool as Barcelona maintain interest’.
And so here it ends. One minute the Reds could be signing one of the most exciting strikers in Europe. The next minute, said striker is telling German TV station: “I’ve always dreamed of playing in Spain.”
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