£60m star ‘very interested’ in Liverpool move; transfer expert claims ‘everything open still’ for Pavard

Joe Williams
Liverpool transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool and Newcastle.

RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is “very interested” in a move to Liverpool this summer, according to Bild reporter Christian Falk.

The Reds have already sealed a deal for Alexis Mac Allister with the Argentina international joining from Brighton in a £35m deal earlier this month.

And now they have set their sights on bringing in at least one or two more midfielders this summer after losing Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner on free transfers.

Szoboszlai emerged as a concrete target on Wednesday after The Athletic‘s David Ornstein broke the news that Liverpool were weighing up a potential bid for the Hungary international.

And Falk has now claimed that Szoboszlai is “very interested” in pursuing a move to Liverpool with the 22-year-old hopeful he can secure a move to a Premier League this summer.

Falk wrote in his Caught Offside column: “Dominik Szoboszlai is willing to leave Leipzig. This could be interesting. He has this release clause we talked about of €70m euros, which runs out on Friday 29th June. They are quite hard on the point of €70m (£60m) even beyond the release clause going – they won’t go under. There aren’t any concrete offers on the table.

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“I think Premier League is his target. So Liverpool could fit that and then everybody’s happy. He’s very interested in a move to Liverpool.”

There had been reports that Benjamin Pavard had refused to join Liverpool from Bayern Munich this summer but Falk has dismissed those claims.

Giving a Bayern Munich transfer update, Falk added: “He still has his ‘Tuchel list’; he’s working at Bayern Munich, at the moment, in a similar manner to how managers in the Premier League go about their business. Normally the sporting director has a greater say but Tuchel is actually in the driver’s seat.

“Now that he has Kim, he’s still got an eye on Harry Kane and Kyle Walker. Walker is the next topic. There’s still a bit of a fight with Manchester City in terms of whether he signs a new contract or joins Bayern.

“It’s a similar situation to the one facing Bayern with Hernandez and Kim – a little bit like Walker and Benjamin Pavard. It’s not true that Pavard has said ‘no’ to Liverpool, everything is open still. Now they have to see where Pavard is going to.

“Walker is a solution; the player has said ‘yes’ and can imagine coming to the Bundesliga. That said, he would sign a good contract at City, so it’s between City and Bayern Munich still. Bayern know they will lose Pavard.”