Liverpool target 'aware' of £50m transfer interest as contract advantage emerges

Leny Yoro of Lille has been linked with Liverpool
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The transfer rumour mill is continuing to swirl with Liverpool being linked with several potential new signings.

The Reds are not able to officially sign any new players until next month, but that is not stopping speculation emerging about possible new additions to the squad at Anfield. New head coach Arne Slot officially takes charge on Saturday, replacing Jurgen Klopp in the process.

New sporting director Richard Hughes will be tasked with helping negotiate deals for new signings this summer. Even though the window is yet to open, Liverpool are already being credited with an interest in signing new players ahead of Slot's first season as head coach.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool remain interested in signing Lille defender Leny Yoro. The report claims that the 18-year-old is "aware" of the Reds expressing an interest in his signature this summer.

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Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also listed as wanting to sign Yoro, who is thought to be valued at £50 million by Lille. However, Yoro is thought to be waiting to see if Real Madrid make an offer before deciding whether or not to join Liverpool.

The La Liga giants are reportedly prepared to pay £30 million to try and sign Yoro. Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing a new centre-back following the departure of Joel Matip.

Elsewhere, Juventus star Federico Chiesa is reportedly a target for Liverpool this summer. According to Give Me Sport, the Reds are keeping tabs on the contract negotiations between Chiesa and the Serie A club.

Chiesa's current deal with Juventus is set to expire in 2025, and there is continued speculation over whether or not he will sign an extension. The report states that Chiesa is likely to leave the Italian club this summer, at which point Liverpool could step in to sign the winger.