Liverpool transfer rumours: Salah won’t budge on contract demands

Wrapping up the Liverpool transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.

Who have Liverpool been linked with?

Liverpool could be forced to abandon their quest to sign Leeds’ Raphinha after it emerged the Brazil international could be close to signing a new contract with the Yorkshire club (Daily Express, January 14); Liverpool are continuing to look into the possibility of signing Leeds forward Raphinha but believe the deal might be too complicated for January completion (Daily Express, January 3); Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen, Raphinha and Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz (The Sun, December 27); Liverpool are monitoring West Ham forward Bowen and Leeds winger Raphinha as future transfer targets, according to reports (Daily Mail, December 10); Bayern Munich are stepping up their interest in Leeds star Raphinha to rival Liverpool (The Sun, December 28).

Liverpool are poised to trigger the £75m release clause of 23-year-old Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, who is attracting interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid (El Nacional, January 11).

Liverpool are close to clinching an estimated £60m deal for Porto star Luis Diaz (The Sun, January 6); Liverpool have reportedly identified Porto winger Luis Diaz as a potential target to solve their Africa Cup of Nations crisis in January (Daily Mail, December 23).

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has reportedly been told by his club that he must decide his future by the end of January as speculation continues (Daily Mail, January 5); Liverpool could pip their rivals to the £64m signing of Erling Haaland with Mohamed Salah reportedly demanding the club bring him to Anfield (Daily Star, December 23).

Liverpool and AC Milan have scouted £4m-rated Olympiakos midfielder Aguibou Camara (The Sun, January 4).

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid outcast Eden Hazard in January – but the Anfield board are not convinced (The Sun, January 3).

Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in Leeds youngster Charlie Cresswell (Daily Mirror, January 3).

Liverpool are considering a move for Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma in the January transfer window (Daily Mail, January 8); Liverpool are continuing to look into the possibility of signing Danjuma but believe the deal might be too complicated for January completion (Daily Express, January 3); Liverpool may have to wait until next summer to land Danjuma (The Sun, December 27).

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is ‘almost certain’ to leave Lazio by the summer, amid his rift with Maurizio Sarri, having been previously linked with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid (The Sun, December 21).

The latest players linked with a Liverpool exit

Divock Origi‘s representatives have been approached by three Italian clubs regarding a pre-contract agreement this month. Origi’s preference, however, is to stay in England, meaning either a Premier League club would have to pay money this month or take him as a free agent in the summer when his contract runs out. The Belgium international may wait until the summer to fully assess his options (Sky Sports, January 6); West Ham are ready to make a move for Liverpool’s deputy striker Divock Origi in January (Sunday Express, December 19); Origi is said to be at the centre of a transfer tussle between Serie A sides AC Milan and Atalanta (The Sun, December 14).

Liverpool could allow defenders Neco Williams and Nat Phillips to leave the club in the January transfer window (Sky Sports, January 5); Phillips is ready for a move away from Liverpool in January if the Anfield club receive an acceptable offer, which is believed to be in the region of £15m. Liverpool have already rejected a £7m bid from an unnamed Premier League side (Sky Sports, December 5); Liverpool could allow Williams to leave the club in the January transfer window, with the 20-year-old very conscious of his place in the Wales team (Sky Sports, December 5).

Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ahead of a potential move next summer (Daily Mail, December 22); Aston Villa have submitted a proposal to Liverpool to sign centre-back Gomez, according to reports (Daily Express, December 20); Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has made a defender his priority and could raid his former club Liverpool for Gomez (Daily Mirror, November 28).

Liverpool contract news

Mohamed Salah is refusing to budge on his belief that he is worth £400,000-a-week to Liverpool (Daily Star on Sunday, January 16); Salah says he is “not asking for crazy stuff” in contract talks, as he reiterated it is up to Liverpool to decide his future. Salah, whose deal at Anfield runs out in the summer of 2023, has publicly stated on multiple occasions he wants to stay at Liverpool (Sky Sports, January 11).

Confirmed Liverpool signings

No signings

Confirmed Liverpool departures

No departures

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Who will be on the move in January?

The January transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 and closes at 11pm on Monday January 31.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

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