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Liverpool transfer news LIVE – Jude Bellingham contract status, Antonio Silva wanted, Everton reaction



Liverpool transfer news LIVE – Jude Bellingham contract status, Antonio Silva wanted, Everton reaction

Liverpool transfer news, rumors, gossip and speculation, including updates on Antonio Silva, Nico Williams and Ruben Neves, plus reaction to win against Everton

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl revealed in a press conference on Monday that the club has made no headway in its attempts to sign Jude Bellingham to a new contract.

On the transfer front, Liverpool have been linked with a move by Benfica defender Antonio Silva. There are also updates on the future of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams.

Liverpool FC’s response to study conducted in Paris on behalf of UEFA

Last night UEFA released its independent panel report on the shortcomings we saw firsthand in Paris and in this context we call on UEFA and others at the top of the football regulatory pyramid to unite and take positive and transparent action to ensure that we are no more “near misses”.

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We urge UEFA to fully implement, however difficult, the recommendations made by the judging panel to ensure that fan safety is top priority at the heart of every UEFA football match.

On the evening of the Champions League final at the Stade de France, even before the delayed kick-off was announced, we called on the top management of UEFA to delay kick-off and take control of the chaos outside the stadium. developed. We also called on UEFA to launch a full, independent and transparent investigation to establish the facts.

We knew it was important to understand why Liverpool and Real Madrid fans were in a situation where fan safety was at risk. We were determined to ensure that a thorough investigation was carried out so that lessons were learned so that the safety of football fans in Europe was never compromised again.

Shocking false accounts circulated immediately after that night in Paris; Stories that have now been completely debunked. The French Senate’s independent report, released in July 2022, found Liverpool fans were wrongly and unfairly blamed for the chaotic scenes to distract from the real organizational failures. The independent Senate report also released 15 recommendations for improvement. These recommendations have not yet been implemented.

Another 160-page independent report, using nearly 500 eyewitness accounts and written by highly respected critical criminologist, academic and author, Professor Phil Scraton, concluded that UEFA was failing miserably to live up to its responsibilities.

It is shocking that more than 30 years after the Hillsborough disaster, any club and our group of supporters are faced with such fundamental security failures which have had such a devastating impact on so many. But even more disturbing is the realization that Paris has only made the suffering of families, friends and survivors of Hillsborough worse. Our hearts go out to all of our supporters who suffered at the hands of Paris and we want to remind them of the mental health support we put in place in the days following the UEFA Champions League final disaster in Paris.

As a football club with a proud history in Europe, we call on UEFA to do the right thing and implement the 21 recommendations to ensure the safety of all football fans attending a future football match. of UEFA.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl: No progress on contract with Jude Bellingham

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has admitted there has been no progress in attempts to tie Jude Bellingham to a new contract at Signal Iduna Park.

Bellingham, 19, has been linked with a summer move to Anfield as Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp seek to resolve their glaring midfield problems after missing out on the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni last summer.

Kehl provided an update on the situation at a press conference on Monday, saying: “There have been no new developments. We still have to be patient. But of course we try to keep Jude Bellingham at Borussia Dortmund as long as possible because he is an incredibly important player who has shown again this season how much he identifies with this club and makes the team better.

“Things change thanks to market mechanisms. So of course, I have my thoughts and also my wishful thinking. I can’t say if that’s how it will turn out in the end.

“From Borussia Dortmund’s point of view, it would be wishful thinking to keep a player of this quality at this club for as long as possible. I would also like to have Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund. Because one can only imagine what chances would have arisen if we had managed to keep all three players in one team. We will always do everything to keep players of this quality at BVB – because we are ambitious, because we want to win titles. For this we need not only good but also exceptional players.

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Liverpool want to ‘strengthen’ defensive options this summer.

Liverpool could make a move for Benfica’s Antonio Silva or RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol as they look to bolster their defensive ranks this summer. Due to injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate, the Reds have relied on both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez in the first weeks of 2023.

But according to FootballTransfers, Silva, Gvardiol, Jarrad Branthwaite and Goncalo Inacio are all targets for Anfield managers and could be brought in to the club this summer to help the Reds’ current division.

Matip, 31, has less than 18 months left on his current contract. Meanwhile, as good as Virgil van Dijk has been for the Reds since joining Southampton for £75m, Virgil won’t last forever.

Liverpool target Neves

Liverpool are reportedly one of several European sides eyeing a transfer for Portugal and Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves.

The 25-year-old has less than 18 months left on his current West Midlands contract and was expected to leave Molineux last summer. Spanish publication Fichajes claim the Reds could make a move for the midfielder as they seek a long-term replacement for Fabinho, who has struggled for form this season.

A report that claimed Barcelona, ​​Manchester United and Newcastle were also admirers said: “The Red team are looking in the market for a midfielder who can take the place of Fabinho, who has been playing at a very low level this season.” It’s one of the options Jurgen Klopp prefers because of his passing game and experience in the Premier League.”

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Liverpool-linked Qatari fund helps Man Utd’s ‘next’ bid

According to several reports, an offer from Qatari investors for Manchester United should arrive by the end of the week. With United and Liverpool on the market at the same time, investment groups from around the world, some private equity and some sovereign wealth funds, have been linked to takeover bids since November.

Rumors of Qatar’s potential interest in Liverpool were circulating on social media, with some suggesting that talks had taken place and that there was an issue regarding how much capital the Reds’ owners Fenway Sports Group were willing to give up. ECHO, through well-placed US sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, said no high-level talks had taken place and no offers had been received with any interested parties from the Gulf state. It stays that way.

FSG is less inclined to proceed with a complete sale of the club it has owned since 2010; the American owners instead focused more on securing a minority investment to enable them to recapitalize and reinvest the company. There is an opinion that a minority partner coming on board could increase their interest over time for a full takeover of the club down the road. As of this week, however, there has been little high-level talk as the Reds’ owners attended Major League Baseball’s owners meeting in Palm Beach in recent days along with a few key partners.

However, according to Bloomberg, Qatar have shown interest in United, with an offer expected by the end of the week. A bid is said to be “imminent”, with officials at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) sovereign wealth fund helping to prepare it, along with local family offices. QIA had been linked to talks with Liverpool, as well as Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), the owners of Paris Saint-Germain. While it is possible, it is unlikely that two major Qatari funds would simultaneously approach competing assets, as both have strong ties to the Emir of Qatar, Manchester United fan Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Reports suggest United could raise between £5bn and £6bn, with a flexible bid deadline set for the end of this month.