Liverpool ‘enter negotiations’ for midfielder transfer with two cut-price deals on offer

Nice's French midfielder Khephren Thuram during the French L1 match between OGC Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.
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The off-season means that eyes turn to the summer transfer window with Liverpool one of the clubs expected to make moves before the end of August.

New head coach Arne Slot officially started his new role over the weekend, but the Dutchman would have already have identified the transfer targets that he wants to club to pursue in the window. Liverpool have already been linked with several players, despite the window not officially opening until later this month.

It’s been no different over the last 24 hours with more transfer links emerging by the day. Here is a look at some of the latest:

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Liverpool have ‘entered into negotiations’ with Ligue 1 side Nice over a potential transfer for midfielder Khephren Thuram, according to TuttoJuve. Other Premier League clubs are said to be interested, but it is suggested that the Reds are at the head of the queue.

Thuram is the younger brother of Inter Milan’s Marcus Thuram who has previously been linked with a move to Anfield. The younger brother is said to be valued at around €30 million (£25.5m) by Nice.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are one of two clubs to be credited with an interest in Lyon midfielder Rayan Cherki. The 20-year-old played 33 times in Ligue 1 in the season just gone, scoring once and providing six assists.

According to French outlet Sports Zone, both the Reds and Tottenham have asked Lyon for information on the player and are the two clubs who are showing the most interest, although French giants Paris Saint Germain are also mentioned.

Cherki has just one year remaining on his contract with Lyon, meaning that he could be available at a reduced price. The report also says that the player ‘wants to leave’ the club this summer.