Liverpool will have £200 MILLION to spend this summer: report
Liverpool are set for a record summer of spending, with £200 million in the bank to reshape their squad.
That's according to one report that states that the Reds will be given ample funds to rebuild their side after a disappointing season. Liverpool exited the League Cup to Manchester City, the FA Cup to Brighton & Hove Albion and are on the brink of a Champions League exit to Real Madrid after losing the first leg of the last-16 5-2.
Jurgen Klopp finds his team fifth in the table, too, chasing the top four – a far cry from recent seasons where they have been City's biggest challengers. That may all be about to change, however, with the Merseysiders resurgent in form and huge ammunition in the transfer market.
FootballTransfers are reporting that Anfield chiefs will be granted the club's biggest-ever summer budget, with half of the proposed £200m being spent on one player.
That, of course, Liverpool hope to be Jude Bellingham, who Borussia Dortmund value to be worth nine figures. Other midfielders could well arrive alongside the England teen, though.
Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Khephram Thuram, Mason Mount and Luka Sucic to bolster their midfield, while Antonio Silva and Josko Gvardiol have both been touted as solutions in defence. There could be cover brought in at full-back, too.
Reds owners Fenway Sports Group have come under fire this season from fans, with a plane displaying a message that "enough is enough" flying over Anfield before the 7-0 win against Manchester United, criticising the lack of investment.
Liverpool have the likes of James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain approaching contract expiry this summer, though may be able to raise further funds from player sales.
Doubts over a potential takeover at Anfield have been raised in recent weeks.
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Jurgen Klopp has addressed the "clear need" for a Liverpool rebuild this summer – and reports suggest there could be a lot of money spent.
Josko Gvardiol is a top target, with Mason Mount on the wishlist, too. Seven other players are in the summer plans, with an eye on the future as well. A player dubbed "the next Luka Modric" could be targeted, while Benfica's latest starlet Florentino Luis is being considered. 15-year-old Kendry Paez is also being linked.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, is rumoured to be in the running for the Paris Saint-Germain management job.