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Liverpool transfer news: Duo to be handed first-team chance as Reds welcome Takumi Minamino bids

Takumi Minamino, Liverpool, during the UEFA Champions League group B match between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium

Liverpool are now actively listening to offers for attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino, with several clubs reportedly keen on landing the Japan star.

Minamino moved to Merseyside in January 2020 but despite flashes of his quality the 27-year-old’s time at the club appears to be drawing to a close.

He scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds, while also enjoying a loan stint at Southampton in the second half of last season.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Leeds United and Monaco both want the player. An offer in the region of £14.5million should also be enough to do a deal.

Liverpool are also not looking to replace Minamino in their squad with two young stars tipped to step up.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also set to depart. In turn, that will allow Harvey Elliot and new recruit Fabio Carvalho to benefit from two sales.

Elliot started last season in fine form before he suffered a serious ankle injury against Leeds in September. That ruled him out until February, although the talented midfielder was able to return late in the campaign.

Carvalho, meanwhile, will complete his £5m switch from Fulham on July 1.

The Portuguese winger scored 11 goals and added eight assists as the Cottagers won the Championship with ease.

Neco Williams on his way too

The Telegraph also reports that Liverpool are ready to offload Neco Williams.

Fulham, where he spent last season on loan, are the frontrunners for his signature. However, Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest are also considering swooping for the 21-year-old.

Williams is expected to fetch a fee of around £15m and can leave after the Reds snapped up talented youngster Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen.

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