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Liverpool transfer rumours Featured

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:53

All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Sunday, June 18.

Loris Karius is wanted by Bundesliga club Augsburg, which is giving Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp a headache, according to reports in the Sun on Sunday.

The German only arrived at Anfield from Mainz last summer, but the goalkeeper then lost his place in the side to Simon Mignolet before Christmas.

The same paper says Bournemouth are set to make a £6m move for Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent and also want defender Joe Gomez on loan.

Gomez had been expected to feature in the Reds first team next season having now fully recovered from a long-term knee injury.

And finally, Liverpool are closing on an agreement over the £35m transfer of Mohamed Salah from Roma, reports the Mail on Sunday.

The Reds had seen an initial offer of £28m for the Egypt international forward rejected by the Serie A club.

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