Joshua Kimmich transfer update emerges as agent confirms Liverpool 'talks'

Joshua Kimmich of Germany and Bayern Munich
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Last week, Arne Slot hosted his first Liverpool press conference as the transition into the new era passes another milestone.

In it, sporting director Richard Hughes confirmed that there are daily chats with Slot about potential transfer dealings ahead of the beginning of pre-season. He refused to be drawn into the contract situation involving Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah but all three are expected to stay.

Meanwhile, there have been links with Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich amid his anticipated exit this summer. The Bavarians are expected to land Fulham star Joao Palhinha which could see the German leave amid a strained relationship with the club.

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Kimmich competition

Should Liverpool wish to pursue Kimmich, they will reportedly have competition from a European rival. French outlet RMC Sport says Paris Saint-Germain will make a move for the midfielder should it become clear he will leave Bayern.

Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have otherwise been linked with the 29-year-old. Kimmich - who has won eight Bundesliga titles, a Champions League and three German cups - has just 12 months remaining on his deal.

Liverpool are tipped to search for a new midfielder this summer, having seen Thiago Alcantara leave upon the expiration of his contract last month. Kimmich can play as a midfield pivot or as a right-back.

Goalkeeper’s agent confirms Liverpool talks

The agent of Michele Di Gregorio claims Liverpool chatted to him about a potential switch before his move to Juventus from Monza. The Reds could be poised for a goalkeeping shake-up with Caoimhim Kelleher tipped to leave this summer and out-of-contract Adrian yet to agree to a renewal.

Speaking to TV Play, Di Gregorio’s agent, Carlo Belloni, said Liverpool came in too late for his client: “There were talks with Liverpool and, obviously, we were very pleased to hear from them,” he said.

“However, we had no doubts about the choice after speaking with [Cristiano] Giuntoli (Juventus sporting director). We remained faithful to Juve because it was what he wanted, what Juve wanted and Thiago Motta immediately came up with Di Gregorio’s name.”