Liverpool transfer round-up: Duo set to leave in £32m deal as Gavi speculation ends

When it comes to Liverpool transfer news, one story is dominating the headlines.

The Reds have reportedly reached a verbal agreement to sign Darwin Nunez. Liverpool are expected to pay the Portuguese giants €80million (around £68.3m) and a further €20m (around £17.1m) in add-ons for the Uruguay international, 22.

Nunez has just completed a prolific season for Benfica, scoring 34 goals and providing four assists in 41 appearances. He scored in both legs of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final defeat to Liverpool and has 11 senior caps for his country, scoring twice.

Nunez is expected to sign a five-year deal at Anfield. His arrival is likely to coincide with Sadio Mane’s departure. The Senegal international, 30, reportedly wants to join Bayern Munich this summer. He has one year remaining on his existing deal.

But what other transfer rumours are circulating around Anfield? Here, Mirror Football rounds-up all the latest news and gossip involving Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Ramsay deal edges closer

Calvin Ramsay has just completed a breakthrough season at Aberdeen

Calvin Ramsay has just completed a breakthrough season at Aberdeen
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Liverpool have made an approach to sign Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen, according to Sky Sports News.

It’s believed the Reds are discussing a £4m transfer fee with the Scottish Premiership outfit for Ramsay, 18. A further £2m could follow in add-ons. Personal terms are not expected to be an issue, as Anfield is said to be the right-back’s preferred destination.

A number of clubs in England, Italy and Germany are reportedly interested in signing the Scotland U21 international. Ramsay made 33 appearances last season and was recently named the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s Young Player of the Year.

Gavi speculation ends

Gavi is one of the best young midfielders in Europe

Gavi is one of the best young midfielders in Europe
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Liverpool are not expected to sign Gavi this summer after Barcelona president Joan Laporta admitted they are “very close” to agreeing a new contract with the teenager.

As reported by the Liverpool ECHO, the Reds were willing to activate the 17-year-old’s release clause. Gavi impressed at the heart of Barcelona’s midfield in 2021-22 – making 47 appearances in all competitions – but has just one year left on his existing deal.

Yet Laporta has quashed speculation. As quoted by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the president said: “We are very close to reaching an agreement with Gavi to extend his contract… we are optimistic about the renewal of Gavi. We want him to continue at Barca.”

Fulham’s double swoop

Neco Williams (left) and Takumi Minamino (centre) are both reportedly on Fulham's transfer shortlist

Neco Williams (left) and Takumi Minamino (centre) are both reportedly on Fulham’s transfer shortlist
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Newly-promoted Fulham want to sign Liverpool duo Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino, according to 90min.

Williams, 21, spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at the London outfit, helping them win the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League. He scored two goals and provided two assists during his 14 league appearances for Fulham.

Left-back Williams has struggled for minutes at Liverpool thanks to the brilliance of Andy Robertson and his understudy Kostas Tsimikas. The 20-cap Wales international has played just seven Premier League games for the Reds since winning the title in 2019-20.

Minamino, meanwhile, has failed to nail down a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s side since moving to Merseyside in January 2020. The 27-year-old has made just 30 Premier League outings for the Reds and spent time on loan at Southampton during the 2020-21 campaign.

As reported by the Liverpool ECHO, Fulham are expected to bid £32million for the pair. Liverpool are believed to value Williams at £15m and Minamino at £17m. Leeds also reportedly interested in signing the latter, who has 41 senior caps for Japan.

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