Liverpool are among the clubs that could sign Erling Haaland and David Alaba this summer, with both being hunted by the elite clubs in Europe.
That’s according to SportBILD, who name the Premier League champions as a possible destination for both of the players.
Starting with Haaland, the newspaper explains that while rumours are plentiful that the striker could be on the move this summer, a departure is currently ‘not an issue.’
That is because the striker is locked into a contract until 2024, and, crucially, the release clause within it only activates in 2022.
Nonetheless, Mino Raiola has been stirring the pot and recently declared that there were only ten clubs who could afford to buy the Norwegian.
However, SportBILD say that the actual number is six and name them; Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. Chelsea, who have also been heavily linked, ‘have little chance’ of getting a deal done.
It’s explained that Haaland is not solely convinced by money, but the ‘overall package of the new club’, hinting a club like Liverpool, with an elite manager, talented squad, recent success and rich history, would have a big chance of securing his signature.
Alaba, meanwhile, is a little different. He has been linked with clubs all over Europe this summer, with his contract at Bayern Munich set to expire.
Liverpool are one of those thought to be keen, with them desperate to add a centre back to their squad after injuries have decimated them in that position this season.
Alaba, though, is assessing his options and SportBILD report that his agent, Pini Zahavi, has been travelling all over Europe for talks.
So far, the player has not signed anywhere, but the list of interested clubs is ‘very attractive’, with Liverpool named among the interested parties alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester United and PSG.
However, it’s made clear that few clubs are ‘prepared’ to pay Alaba’s salary expectations, including consultants’ fees, which is not surprising given how careful Liverpool tend to be with their money.
Alaba, for his part, would prefer a move to Spain. Madrid is the dream, but Barcelona also interest him, should they decide to join the race.
That race, though, is open at this moment in time and like with Haaland, Liverpool are very much in the mix.