Liverpool have reportedly informed suitors of the prices they are looking for for unwanted stars Takumi Minamino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
The Reds probably won’t do much in the way of transfer business this summer, with more focus perhaps on spending. Jurgen Klopp’s side enjoyed a great 2021/22 campaign and, with more luck, could have celebrated a quartet. As it went, they had to settle for just FA Cup and Carabao Cup success.
Much of their focus this summer is likely to be on their midfield. They are reportedly looking to refresh the area with Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and James Milner, all on the wrong side of 30.
That said, Milner is ready to sign a new one-year deal, with the veteran star snub three other offers to stay at Anfield.
About midfield in, Liverpool were again mentioned as suitors for Calvin Phillips on Monday morning. The Leeds star will cost a fee of around £ 50 million, with Manchester City also keen.
The Reds also remain in the running to sign Aurelien Tchouameni as the French midfielder prepares to leave Monaco. His fee would probably exceed what it would take to sign Phillips, with the 22-year-old valued at the £ 68 million mark.
And Liverpool may also need to be careful about the situation of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Mane, in particular, seems to be approaching Anfield exit with his move likely meaning a replacement will be signed.
And whatever player or players they sign this summer, Liverpool will probably need a large sum of money.
As a result, the Reds will likely be looking to unload some of their top stars to help boost their finances. To that end, the likes of Minamino and Oxlade-Chamberlain are reportedly on sale this summer.
Mining transfer costs right with Leeds
Leeds United were strongly linked with a move for Minamino. The Japanese player has won 10 times in 2021/22, despite only nine starts.
The Reds are reportedly seeking a fee of around £ 15m for the Japanese star; a fee that will not repel Leeds.
It’s a similar story for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who, with a year remaining on his deal, is also ready.
He is linked with moves to Newcastle and West Ham, with both considering moves.
Their interest in him is likely to depend on Jesse Lingard, with both clubs competing to sign the departing Man Utd man.
And either or both could end up moving for Oxlade-Chamberlain if they miss Lingard.
Expert backs Liverpool to sell Takumi Minamino, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Expert Kevin Campbell also thinks Liverpool will welcome the sale of both players.
Evaluating their estimates, he said Football Insider: “I think they could get £ 30 million for both of them. That’s about right.
“Minamino did pretty well when he came in. He borrowed [to Southampton] and did well and has been a major squad member since return.
“As for Oxlade-Chamberlain, when he played, he didn’t do too badly. He recently struggled with injuries.
“He was able to play for a while, but he didn’t get a chance to play.
“I think £ 15 million is all right. They’re quality players who haven’t played much football.
“I’m sure teams will take the opportunity. I have no doubt. ”
Leeds are under pressure to sign Minamin from Liverpool this summer
Leeds United are under pressure to sign Liverpool’s Minamino to replace Raphinha
The timing seems right for both players to move on and a move to Elland Road certainly looks right for Takumi Minamino. The former RB Salzburg man knows Jesse Marsch well and would enjoy the opportunity to play more regular Premier League football.