On Tuesday, stated Liverpool have shown concrete interest in Feyenoord manager Arne Slot to replace Jürgen Klopp.

Later that day, Voetbal International insisted the Eredivisie side haven’t been contacted by the Reds, and their technical director Dennis te Kloese said “we’ll wait and see” about Slot’s possible exit.

In their Tuesday edition, Algemeen Dagblad state the Dutch club will have to make a financial decision if Liverpool decide to knock on their door for the 45-year-old.

The Dutchman has already said he expects Feyenoord to let him leave if a top club were to come for him. Slot’s agent is well aware he’s on the wish list of several clubs, but Liverpool are the ‘biggest name’.

His deal lasts until 2026 and it doesn’t include a release clause. Te Kloese can say no to the English club, but denying the manager such a move ‘will undoubtedly leave scars’ in their relationship.

AD add: ‘At Liverpool, they see in the Dutchman someone who can develop players at a rapid pace, who delivers resounding performances with an attractive playing style and who is very strong verbally.’

If the Premier League side want him, they have to table a bid. AD point out Julian Nagelsmann became the most expensive manager when Bayern Munich paid €25m to RB Leipzig in 2021, followed by Graham Potter when he left Brighton & Hove Albion for Chelsea in 2022.

Feyenoord will demand ‘decent compensation’, but taking the aforementioned figures into account, the report says there’s a certain limit. There’s no mention of any specific figures.

A year ago, AD sat there was a circus around Slot’s future when Tottenham showed interest. He was then asked about his future in every press conference and there was some annoyance when an English journalist interrupted a Feyenoord press conference to ask about their manager moving.

Taking this into account, AD suggest Liverpool can ‘speed up negotiations’ for Slot, to avoid another saga this year.

That circus did not go down very well, it felt like a level of disrespect from England and Slot was subsequently put under pressure. Liverpool would do best to avoid that if they can, but then they can hardly stop a Sky journalist from crossing the North Sea to Rotterdam.