Digest: Chelsea is gearing up to compete with the Reds for another midfielder, but Liverpool has received an encouraging update on Alexis MacAllister’s price tag.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool will be able to acquire Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton for less than $81 million (£65 million/€75 million) this summer.
Despite the fact that Liverpool and Brighton still need to reach a deal, Romano tweeted on Sunday that a personal terms agreement is “really close.”.
A contract provision for Mac Allister that has sparked intense interest from the Premier League this summer has previously been made public by The Athletic.
And Romano now claims that an agreement, or “pact,” was reached when the player signed new terms in October.
As a result, there is a perception that the negotiations between clubs may turn out to be fairly simple.
I have heard that the fee is less than what I saw reported as being between £60 and £65 million, according to Romano.
There’s a chance we could easily come to a deal with Brighton. Since they agreed to extend the contract, Brighton and Mac Allister have formed a sort of agreement.
“It won’t be more than £65 million.
The agreement with Brighton won’t be a major problem, in my opinion. “.
This summer, Chelsea will face off against Liverpool for the services of Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte, claims Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness).
In addition to Aston Villa keeping an eye on him, Liverpool has informed the player that it plans to make a bid.
As a result of co-owner Todd Boehly’s promise to make the Uruguayan a “concrete” offer this summer, Chelsea has since become a “new option.”.
Sporting intends to meet this week to talk about Ugarte’s future, but it is aware that if his $65 million (£52 million/€60 million) release clause is met, it might not be able to stop him from leaving.
The Lisbon team, which may only qualify for the Europa Conference League after a disappointing season, has used the 22-year-old defensive midfielder 46 times this year.
It should be noted, though, that David Lynch, in an interview with Anfield Index, said Liverpool would not sign Ugarte this summer.