Harry Kane bid could prompt Liverpool to consider £35m move

With Liverpool in the market for at least one, if not two, more midfielders, and a left-sided centre-back also on their wish list, this summer will be one of the Reds’ busiest transfer windows.

Alexis Mac Allister has already arrived for a fee believed to be in the region of £35m, with club bosses monitoring a number of players as they weigh up their options ahead of making a move for the summer’s second signing. Should they land their desired three further signings, it would mark the most senior permanent signings Liverpool have made in one window since signing Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer of 2018.

Granted, the Reds are unlikely to sanction a repeat of this £174.25m. GBP spend, which remains the club’s biggest total outlay since the transfer window was introduced in its current format in 2002/03. But they are still expected to spend heavily this summer as they look to bounce back from last year’s disappointing campaign in which they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Of course, the club record £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho in January 2018 had helped fund the following summer’s business. With Liverpool unable to compete with the riches of Man City and the rest of their ‘Big Seven’ rivals, it has been jovially suggested how the Reds would capitalize on their ‘next Coutinho’.

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Club bosses have sold sensibly in recent years, with fringe players Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe, Mamadou Sakho, Dominic Solanke, Danny Ings, Rhian Brewster and Neco Williams all fetching £15-30m each. Such signings have helped bolster Liverpool’s coffers as a result.

But unfortunately, the Reds do not possess such players that they would both be willing to move on, and who are likely to command a significant fee. Sure, Caomhin Kelleher would probably fetch upwards of £15m if he was allowed to move, but salable assets with such an asking price are few and far between at Anfield.

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