Liverpool rivals roundup: Harry Kane has reportedly held a secret meeting with PSG over his future, while Liverpool are expected to follow the takeover of Manchester United with interest.
With the transfer window now officially open, Liverpool’s summer is set to get even busier as Jurgen Klopp’s rebuild progresses.
Alexis Mac Allister has already walked through the door, of course, but now the focus is on who will join him at Anfield.
Many names have been mentioned and it will be up to Klopp and new sporting director Jörg Schmadtke to explore options to give Liverpool the best chance of challenging Manchester City again next season.
But the Reds will also be keeping a close eye elsewhere, having already seen Jude Bellingham complete his move to Real Madrid. No doubt Harry Kane’s future will be of great interest to many Liverpool fans, while the situation at Manchester United could have an impact if a potential takeover is afoot.
Here, Liverpool.com scans other top Premier League teams and across Europe to get a look at what’s happening at other clubs.
Kane’s secret meeting with PSG
Harry Kane’s representatives reportedly had a secret meeting with Paris Saint-Germain leaders last month as the Tottenham forward reflects on his future.
Kane is once again heavily linked with Spurs’ departure this summer, having had a fantastic season in person despite his club’s poor season overall. With England’s captaincy north of London due to expire next year, this could be Tottenham Hotspur’s last chance to earn him a fee.
However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to sell to another Premier League club, leaving an overseas move as the only other option. Real Madrid have been linked while Foot Mercato claim Kane’s entourage met with PSG transfer boss Luis Campos last month for an informal chat over his future.
Liverpool.com says: Kane will definitely have to leave Tottenham this summer. It’s been clear for some time that the 29-year-old should be at a club to win trophies and finishing second behind Erling Haaland with 30 goals last season only proved that further.
And Spurs and Levy need to recognize that too. Even if they don’t want him to move to a Premier League rival, the alternative is to lose him for free next summer, which will only be seen as a huge misstep by the fans.