Dani Olmo speaks out on transfer links as Liverpool 'join race' for Brazilian goalkeeper

The Arne Slot era is underway at Liverpool.

Supporters will soon be hoping to hear from the Reds' new head coach following his appointment, in an attempt to gain further insight into the Dutchman's vision for the squad. Liverpool signed four players last summer, all of which were midfielders, and will now likely turn their attention to other areas of the team, such as central defence and forward positions.

Transfer rumours are already beginning to surface regarding the Reds' summer plans, with a number of individuals being linked. Below is a round-up of the latest rumours.

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Dani Olmo speaks out

RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool, along with other major European clubs such as Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

The Spaniard has been a dependable player for his current club since signing in 2020 and could now look to make the next step in his career after proving himself in the Bundesliga.

Quizzed on recent links over his future, Olmo told Mundo Deportivo: "I am calm and focused on what is coming, which is the Euro Cup, which is no small thing. It is clear that it is good to see your name related to great teams in Europe and the world, that motivates me, but I am focused on the Euro and I hope we can return with the trophy. Then we'll see.

"It's nice to see your name related to the greats, but I insist, it's nothing that bothers me. I am focused on the field and then whatever has to be, will be."

The ECHO's Theo Squires recently reflected on Olmo's career, suggesting why a deal may fail to materialise for the 26-year-old.

Bento link

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento.

Sports Zone have suggested the Reds are facing competition from Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan, with the 24-year-old "ready to come to Europe".

Bento has impressed in his home country of late, resulting in him being called up by Brazil for the first time last August and subsequently named in this summer's Copa America squad.

Such an arrival could well depend on what happens regarding the future of Caoimhin Kelleher, who is expected to seek a new challenge away from Anfield in search of a No.1 spot.