Chelsea are close to signing Gabriel Slonina, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Real Madrid is also interested, but the Blues are the frontrunners. A deal worth around £8 million for the young goalkeeper is expected to be completed soon.
Bayern Munich set to walk away from Sadio Mane’s deal
“Of course we can’t rely on one option to strengthen our attack,” Salihamidzic explained to Mane. “We must have several options.”
He added: “In general, we are attempting to strengthen our team. We’re developing several attack strategies. The transfer market is difficult because it is always dependent on the financial capabilities of the club. I don’t want to discuss other clubs’ players.”
Liverpool close to completion the signing Darwin Nunez
According to the Evening Standard, Liverpool are nearing completion on a potential club record signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in a deal worth up to £85 million.
The Reds’ new sporting director Julian Ward has negotiated a compromise after a week of talks over the structure of the deal, with the Portuguese club holding out for a €100 million (£85 million) deal with €80 million (£68 million) up front.
Liverpool have agreed to pay an initial fee of £64 million (€75 million), with an additional fee of £12.8 million (€15 million) payable in appearance-related add-ons and £8.5 million (€10 million) payable depending on team success.