Liverpool are notably busy within the switch market at this stage of the summer time, however talks are additionally ongoing for a bunch of latest contracts – together with two new names.
The Reds are believed to have already concluded their incoming enterprise with the signings of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, however work continues over departures.
Sadio Mane has joined Bayern Munich and Takumi Minamino is near shifting to Monaco, whereas children Conor Bradley and Jakub Ojrzynski have additionally left on mortgage.
It’s more likely to be a busy few weeks forward, with new sporting director Julian Ward already impressing having taken over from Michael Edwards.
Additionally on Ward’s record of priorities is negotiating various new contracts with gamers already within the first-team squad, together with Mohamed Salah.
It has been already been extensively reported, too, that Naby Keita and Joe Gomez are in line for extensions, however GOAL‘s Neil Jones now provides that Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott may also be rewarded.
Jota signed a five-year contract upon his £45 million change from Wolves in 2020, and regardless of there being three years remaining on his present deal he’s more likely to obtain a pay rise.
In the meantime, Elliott solely penned new phrases final summer time, following a profitable mortgage with Blackburn, however after establishing himself as a key choice for Jurgen Klopp in the long run, he shall be rewarded as such.
There was no point out but of an extension for Roberto Firmino, whose deal expires in 2023, with it seeming probably that each he and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain go away on free transfers subsequent summer time.
Past Gomez, the opposite gamers whose contracts have two years to run are Thiago and Joel Matip, and Liverpool may face a troublesome determination on the futures of two key gamers who’re already into their 30s.
The remainder of the first-team squad are locked into long-term offers till no less than 2025, however it will be no shock if talks had been held with representatives of Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas within the close to future.
GOAL’s Jones provides that there was “no development” in negotiations over Salah’s contract.