Sport Leverkusen chase Liverpool target Strakosha

19:37  14 june  2018
19:37  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool set their sights on Thomas Strakosha

  Liverpool set their sights on Thomas Strakosha With Liverpool’s efforts to sign Alisson from Roma likely to be of no avail, it seems they are turning their attention elsewhere as they go in search of a new goalkeeper. The Reds want to sign Alisson this summer but it seems Roma are determined to retain his services, throwing Liverpool’s chances into doubt. However, fresh reports from Italy indicate that the Reds are wasting no time in their hunt for a new number one, with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha the latest name to be linked. According to claims from Il Messaggero, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, Liverpool are ready to raid Lazio this summer as they bid to replace Loris Karius with Strakosha. The 23-year-old was a mainstay between the sticks for Simone Inzaghi’s side last term, making 38 appearances in Serie A. His displays in Italy earned him plenty of praise, as he contributed to a strong campaign for Lazio. Strakosha is also an established international for his native Albania.

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Liverpool could face competition in their pursuit of Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, with Leverkusen beginning to take a look at the Albanian according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Italian outlet, via inside futbol, reports that Leverkusen are taking a look at the goalkeeper amid rumours Bernd Leno could depart the German side after interest from several top European sides.

The German side are reportedly set to make a €30 million offer for the goalkeeper, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield to solve Liverpool’s issues at goalkeeper.

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Strakosha has impressed at Lazio, and several top European sides are taking a look at the Albanian.

Leno's agent delivers update on Liverpool's reported interest

  Leno's agent delivers update on Liverpool's reported interest Liverpool are facing a ‘decisive’ week in their apparent pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. The Reds are on the lookout for a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer, with plans in place for Loris Karius to be demoted to the role of backup by Jurgen Klopp. With a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson now unlikely, it seems other alternatives are being eyed, with Leno among those who have been considered. Leno will be allowed to leave Leverkusen this summer, with the Bundesliga outfit willing to sanction his sale following the addition of Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt. A cut-price deal is likely to be available for potential suitors if they wish to recruit Leno this summer, with a release clause of £22m apparently embedded in his contract with the German club. With a conclusion yet to be reached regarding Leno’s next destination, his agent has been delivering an update on his client’s situation to the Italian media, amid reports linking him with a move to Napoli. Fabio Parisi, who is said to be playing a role in helping the Germany international in his bid to depart Leverkusen, told Radio CRC (via Calciomercato) about Liverpool’s interest. “Liverpool? We’ll have to see if they really want to pay the whole clause and this week will be decisive.” It seems the Reds will be forced to pay the full extent of Leno’s £22m release clause if they are to land him this summer, with some important days ahead.

Germany international was being chased by some of Europe's top clubs after another dazzling season in the Bundesliga. Julian Brandt has signed a new contract at Bayer Leverkusen . Brandt looks set to go to the World Cup The winger was a summer target for Liverpool , Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Barcelona are watching three Leverkusen stars, including two very much on Liverpool ’s radar, while Real Brandt, who was also heavily tipped as a target for Jurgen Klopp this summer, would cost in Barcelona could end their chase for Philippe Coutinho after Thiago Alcantara offered himself for a

Lazio were not planning to sell the goalkeeper. However, a big offer could tempt their hand and allow the player to leave.

Leverkusen have already signed Lukas Hradecky to help their goalkeeping depth. However, they are seemingly not done and want Strakosha in their ranks.

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Liverpool handed Strakosha transfer boost .
Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Thomas Strakosha, with Lazio set to sign his replacement. The Italian side a reportedly close to signing Olympiakos’ veteran goalkeeper Silvio Proto, with the Belgian joining Lazio on a permanent deal according to Calcio Mercato. This opens up a potential switch for Strakosha, with a €30 million price tag being put on the Albanian. Liverpool are reportedly not keen on signing Allisson, with the Brazilian’s asking price being set very high by Roma, with Lazio’s rivals demanding over €70 million for the goalkeeper. Gianluigi Donnarumma also has about the same asking price, putting Liverpool out of the race to sign the Italian. Therefore, a deal from Strakosha would be beneficial for the reds, meaning they can finally get a new keeper in and not have to break the back to sign him. Liverpool are not the only ones interested in the Albanian however, with Bayer Leverkusen looking to replace the recently departed Bernd Leno with the Lazio keeper.

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