Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Anfield; summer transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1

Liverpool transfers

Wrapping up the Liverpool transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.

Monaco complete Minamino signing for £15.5m

Monaco have completed the signing of Japan forward Takumi Minamino from Liverpool in a deal worth £15.5m (€18m).

The fee is an initial £12.9m (€15m) plus a further £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons.

Minamino, 27, signed from Red Bull Salzburg in 2020 and played 55 times for Liverpool, scoring 14 times.

Chelsea to approach ex-Liverpool sporting director

Chelsea are expected to engage Michael Edwards over their sporting director vacancy with owner Todd Boehly previously referencing Liverpool as a "great model" for success.

The man who helped reshape the recruitment of the Merseysiders and constructed Jurgen Klopp's world-class squad with smart, analytical-powered transfers, departed Anfield this summer after 11 years.

A source close to Edwards has told Sky Sports News that since the 42-year-old's decision to leave was made public last November, he has been approached by Europe's powerhouse teams - Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain specifically - as well as hedge funds and billionaires wanting to buy clubs and have him run them.

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Mane joins Bayern in £35m deal

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool in a deal worth up to £35m.

Sky in Germany understands the 30-year-old has signed a contract with the German champions until 2025.

Bayern will pay an initial £27.5m with a further £5m based on appearances, and will pay another £2.5m based on individual and team achievements.

The deal eclipses what Liverpool paid for Mane - £31m plus £2.5m in add-ons - with Southampton not getting any additional money.

Liverpool sign Aberdeen's Ramsay

Liverpool have completed the signing of Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay for £6.5m.

The Reds are paying an initial £4m up front with a further £2.5m coming in the form of add-ons.

The 18-year-old recently travelled to Liverpool to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical. The defender has signed a five-year deal at Anfield and will link up with Jurgen Klopp's squad for pre-season. Liverpool have no plans to loan Ramsay out.

Liverpool complete Nunez deal

Liverpool have completed the transfer of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in a deal worth up to €100m (£85m).

The Portuguese club, who announced the deal in the early hours of Monday morning, say Liverpool will pay an initial €75m (£64m), with add-ons amounting to €25m included in the deal.

The transfer is subject to the 22-year-old Uruguay international agreeing personal terms with Liverpool and completing a medical.

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Liverpool transfer target Darwin Nunez is valued at 100 million euros after one hugely prolific season in Portugal in which he scored 23 times for Benfica

Cherries approach Liverpool over Phillips loan

Nat Phillips
Image: Nat Phillips is wanted by Bournemouth

Bournemouth have made an approach to Liverpool about taking Nat Phillips on loan for the season.

Liverpool are currently weighing up the offer for Phillips, who also spent the second half of last season on loan at Bournemouth

Who have Liverpool been linked with?

Jude Bellingham - Real Madrid have identified England youngster Jude Bellingham as their priority target for next summer (Daily Mail, June 28); Liverpool are confident they will be able to sign Bellingham next summer (The Sun, June 27); Jurgen Klopp will wait until next summer to move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham (The Sun, June 17).

Jude Bellingham put in a standout performance for England against Ivory Coast
Image: Jude Bellingham is reportedly a Liverpool target

Christopher Nkunku - Nkunku has signed a new four-year deal at RB Leipzig - that includes a £51.6m release clause - despite reported interest from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United (June 23).

Nicolo Barella - Liverpool could be set to offer Naby Keita in exchange for Inter Milan midfielder Barella (Daily Express, June 20).

Jude Bellingham - Liverpool are confident they will be able to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer (The Sun, June 27); Jurgen Klopp will wait until next summer to move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham (The Sun, June 17).

Fabio Vieira - Liverpool have passed up the opportunity to sign Porto's Fabio Vieira having previously reached an agreement over the midfielder, with Arsenal set to sign the Portuguese player (Daily Mirror, June 17).

Kalvin Phillips - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to rival Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola this summer in the battle to land Kalvin Phillips from Leeds (Daily Mirror, June 6).

Raphinha - Liverpool are set to miss out on the signing of Leeds United winger Raphinha this summer (Daily Mirror, June 7); Liverpool have stepped up their pursuit of Leeds forward Raphinha because of doubts over Sadio Mane's future, and are considering an offer which would include them sending Takumi Minamino to Elland Road (Sunday Mirror, June 5).

Arnaut Danjuma - Manchester United and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head for the signing of Villarreal forward Danjuma after Newcastle pulled out of the race (Daily Express, June 4).

Lancelot Pollard - Rangers have beaten off competition from Manchester United and Liverpool to land Aberdeen wonderkid Pollard.

Ibrahim Sangare - Liverpool will make a move for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Sangare after missing out on Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid. (Daily Express, May, 25). Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing Sangare this summer (Sky Sports, June 8).

Mason Mount - Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made "discreet" offers to Chelsea midfielder Mount amid interest from Manchester United (Daily Express, June 1).

The latest players linked with a Liverpool exit

Ben Davies - Celtic have 'made contact' with Liverpool over a potential move for Davies this summer as Parkhead chiefs revive their interest in the centre-back (Daily Record, June 23).

Neco Williams - Fulham are preparing a £10m bid for Liverpool defender Williams as they look to fend off Nottingham Forest and Southampton (Daily Mail, June 21); Liverpool's £15m rated full-back Williams is a target for Nottingham Forest but Fulham, Southampton and PSV have also made offers (Daily Mail, June 20); Liverpool are looking to boost their transfer coffers by £30m by selling defenders Nat Phillips and Williams this summer (Daily Mirror, May 30).

Sadio Mane - Mane joins Bayern | Klopp: He leaves Liverpool a modern-day icon; Mane will head to Bayern Munich on Tuesday for a medical ahead of his imminent move from Liverpool (Daily Mirror, June 19); Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has played down attempts to sign Liverpool forward Mane, insisting they are 'working on several options' (Daily Mail, June 13); Liverpool's progress pursuing Darwin Nunez means Mane is edging towards his departure from Anfield for Bayern Munich (Sunday Telegraph, June 12).

Mohamed Salah - Liverpool have no concerns that Mohamed Salah will allow his standards to drop next season, but they are braced for the forward to leave on a free at the end of the next campaign (Sunday Mirror, June 19); Salah informed close friends that he was willing to commit his future to Liverpool but performed a drastic U-turn after Barcelona promised him a move next summer (Daily Mirror, June 7); Barcelona have told Liverpool forward Salah he can join their incoming galaxy of stars at the Nou Camp next summer (Sunday Mirror, June 5).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a surprise stance on Oxlade-Chamberlain as he would reportedly prefer to lose the star for free when his contract expires next summer rather than cash in on him now (Sunday Express, June 19); Liverpool will listen to offers of just £10m for Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Manchester United and West Ham thought to be interested (The Sun, June 13). Aston Villa and West Ham have been put on red alert with Liverpool ready to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer (Daily Mirror, May 26).

Nathaniel Phillips - Liverpool are considering sanctioning defender Nat Phillips' return to Bournemouth on loan next season (Sunday Mirror, June 12).

Takumi Minamino - Liverpool's forgotten star Takumi Minamino could be set for a fresh start away from Anfield with a move that could hand a £17m boost to the Reds' transfer budget (Sunday Express, June 12). Forward will wait until after Liverpool's clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris on Saturday before considering his future at the English Premier League club (Kyodo News, May 25).

Caoimhin Kelleher - Kelleher will hold discussions around his Liverpool future after the June block of internationals, with the goalkeeper admitting that he is "not sure" if he will be moving on from Anfield to play regularly next season. (Daily Mirror, June 7).

Confirmed Liverpool signings

Calvin Ramsay - Aberdeen, £6.5m

Darwin Nunez - Benfica, £85m

Fabio Carvalho - Fulham, undisclosed

Confirmed Liverpool departures

Divock Origi - released

Loris Karius - released

Sheyi Ojo - released

Ben Woodburn - released

Elijah Dixon-Bonner - released

Luis Longstaff - released

Sean Wilson - released

Conor Bradley - Bolton, loan

Sadio Mane - Bayern Munich, £35m

Adam Lewis - Newport, loan

Billy Koumetio - Austria Wien, loan

Takumi Minamino - Monaco, £15.5m

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