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Treble Liverpool swoop on the cards as sub-par contract talks leave European giant exposed

Jurgen Klopp with a big grin after Liverpool beat Barcelona

A treble Liverpool swoop is reportedly on the cards after sub-par contract talks have left Barcelona exposed to approaches for their stars.

While Barca are enjoying a renaissance under Xavi, their financial struggles are still in effect. A number of young talents are starring for the Catalan giants, but they can’t afford to offer them new deals which reflect that.

The Reds are one of many of Europe’s top dogs who are looking to capitalise on the situation.

And they’ve been linked with three of their stars in recent months.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be hot on 17-year-old Gavi. And his negotiations at the Camp Nou are now at a standstill, per El Nacional.

Barca have offered him a ‘very low’ deal, and with his current one up in less than 18 months, a summer move looks likely.

Liverpool are already reported to have offered him a near-£100k weekly wage, so look to be in the box seat.

The midfield maestro could be followed by centre-back Ronald Araujo, 23.

Also out of contract in 2023, he had drawn significant interest from the Premier League.

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However, Catalunya Radio claim it is those at Anfield who are ‘most advanced’ in the race for his signature.

Those two signings alone would be a huge statement of intent and offer a major freshen up for years to come.

But there could even be another Barca man swapping Spain for Merseyside this summer.

Third Liverpool move touted

That’s because Ousmane Dembele has also been linked, with Klopp again at the heart of the interest.

The German manager is reportedly fearing the worst for Mohamed Salah’s future at the club.

And Dembele, who will be a free agent this summer, could be the Egyptian King’s replacement.

That prospect is something which excites former Reds defender Jose Enrique.

He posted on his Instagram story in response to the suggestion.

“What a player it will be for us Reds, and as well on a free transfer,” said Enrique. “Klopp knows him very well.”

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