On Tuesday, German newspaper Bild linked Liverpool, Tottenham and Barcelona with Jonas Hector.
They explained Barcelona wanted to pay a fee of around €18m, but FC Koln were looking for €30m, a figure which didn’t scare the English clubs.
Since then, Wednesday’s edition of Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo denied interest from their local club. Barcelona then went on to announce the signing of Lucas Digne from PSG, which means they have no need for Jonas Hector.
Tottenham have no obvious need either, leaving Liverpool. That’s all good news for the Mersesydie club should their interest be true.
Further good news comes from this week’s edition of German magazine SportBild, who go over the situation, and say FC Koln may have some trouble keeping hold of him.
It’s claimed that the Bundesliga club could go weak in the face of a €20m offer, €10m less than Bild had previously claimed. Once Hector’s Euro 2016 penalty heroics are forgotten, €20m starts to sound much more reasonable.