Liverpool hope to raise £58m by selling four stars to cash for more Jurgen Klopp signings

Liverpool are looking to offload at least four first-team players, in order to help raise money to strengthen their squad this summer. Having qualified for the Champions League final on the last day of the Premier League season, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be keen to bolster his side ahead of next year.

Ibrahima Konate has reportedly already passed his medical ahead of a move to Merseyside and the Reds expect to announce his arrival very soon.

But, to help fund that deal and any others they want to complete this summer, Liverpool will need to sell players.

The Athletic are reporting that Divock Origi, Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic, and young striker Taiwo Awoniyi are the players the club expects to raise the most funds from.

The report goes on to say that Origi, who has become a cult hero at the club after his Champions League exploits a few years ago, has attracted interest from Wolves and is valued at around £20million.

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And Wilson and Grujic, who have both been out on loan at Cardiff City and Porto respectively, are valued at around £15m each.

Awoniyi, who many Liverpool fans may not be that familiar with after various loans across Europe over the last few years, has recently been granted a UK work permit, increasing his price this summer.

The 23-year-old striker most recently spent time at Union Berlin, where he scored 5 goals in 21 games.

And, according to the Athletic, he is attracting interest from Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, and Stoke City, with Liverpool happy to sell for around £8m.

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Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn, and Liam Millar could also be sold, says the report.

Finally, The Athletic state that, other than the Konate, any further new arrivals will depend on how much is generated from player sales.

They say that there will not be an influx of new players arriving at the club this summer.

This is despite links with the likes of Yves Bissouma, Kylian Mbappe, and Jack Grealish.

Mbappe, in particular, has been someone that has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield.

The France international is said to be keen on the idea of playing under Klopp, who has delivered a sixth Champions League triumph and a first league title in 30 years on Merseyside.

Mbappe’s contract is set to expire in 2022, with PSG struggling to tie down the forward to a new deal.

And if Mbappe’s contract demands are anything to go by, there is reportedly a possibility that Liverpool could launch a move for the World Cup winner in next year – but only if there are outgoings from the club before then.


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