Liverpool midfielder told he has no future at the club as Klopp is set on summer rebuild

Ben Stewart
Arthur Melo training with Liverpool

Liverpool are preparing for a squad overhaul in the summer transfer window and they have seemingly made their stance on Arthur Melo clear.

It is no secret that Liverpool are in need of a midfield rebuild and they will need to be decisive with the decisions they make in the summer.

The likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to depart at the end of the season, upon their contracts expiring.

Football Insider have also clarified that Liverpool will not be signing Arthur on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

The Juventus midfielder was signed on loan in the summer to add some depth to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

However, he has struggled to establish himself in Liverpool’s midfield and has been plagued by injuries since his arrival.

Liverpool do have the option to purchase Melo, but the report states that there is ‘no chance’ they will activate this clause.

As the midfielder is surplus to requirements at Juventus, he will be free to find a new club in the summer.

The 26-year-old is contracted with the Italian club until 2025. He has played 63 matches for Juventus since signing from Barcelona in 2020.

As a result of his injury-hit season, his market value will have taken quite a hit. For this reason, Juventus would be expected to make a huge loss on him if they do decide to sell.

Liverpool need midfield rebuild

Klopp will be wary of the ageing core of his midfield. The likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Thiago Alcantara are each over the age of 30.

It is also worth remembering that while Fabinho has been an excellent signing, he hasn’t been up to his usual standards this season.

Liverpool have their eye on several midfielders and are seemingly keen on bringing in a younger core of players.

Along with Jude Bellingham, Liverpool have recently been linked with the likes of Matheus Nunes and Moises Caicedo.

Both Premier League stars would be worthy additions into this Liverpool side, but they would come at a premium cost.

Nunes recently had a clause in his contract removed which would have allowed him to leave the club for just £44million this summer.

Given the Portuguese midfielder signed a five-year deal with Wolves in the summer, they will be able to dictate his value in the summer.

In the case of Caicedo, he also will not come cheap. Arsenal had a £70million offer rejected in January and he has since signed a new deal with Brighton.

Liverpool could look to take advantage of the free agent market, particularly when it comes to Arthur’s Juventus teammate, Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, although Juventus are still keen on tying him down to a new deal.

Several Premier League clubs are interested in a move for the Frenchman and he would be a good option for Liverpool.

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