Liverpool opted against signing Yves Bissouma, Kalvin Phillips and Youri Tielemans despite the deals being “relatively easy to complete” according to journalist David Lynch.
The freelance reporter, who has worked for the Liverpool Echo, claims the Reds aren’t looking for stopgaps in midfield and they decided to pass up the chance to snap up the three players:
Recent moves for Jadon Sancho, Darwin Nuñez and Erling Haaland all said a lot about Liverpool’s transfer policy. They also provided clues over what happens next with Jude Bellingham and Mohamed Salah. For @NatSportUAE.https://t.co/k4mh4hTmzN
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) June 21, 2022
Bissouma was scouted by Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, before completing his move to Tottenham from Brighton for an initial £25m earlier this month.
Phillips, meanwhile, is believed to be a key target for Manchester City, and he has also been looked at by the likes of United and West Ham.
Tielemans has reportedly been on Arsenal’s radar but, even though the Belgian could be available for £25m, no team has decided to make a move for the midfielder so far this summer.
In terms of Liverpool’s primary midfield targets, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham is thought to be the preferred choice, although there have been links to Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella in recent days.