Liverpool: Summer Transfer Rumors
With Euro 2016 coming and going, it's back to club business for Liverpool's international players as they embark on their pre-season tour in France.
However, besides pre-season, manager Brendan Rodgers is also exploring the possibility of adding to his squad, and there are also many players linked with moves away from the club.
and Adam Lallana
are two of such players, with Rodgers reportedly unsatisfied with how both of them performed last season.
Moreno only missed one Premier League game for Liverpool in his debut season, making 56 appearances in total, but could not demonstrate the same quality last season.
Moreno is one of a few possible Liverpool players who could leave the club
He gradually lost his place in the first team to Jon Flanagan, who has established himself as the club's first-choice at left-back.
And the 23-year-old is also apparently ready for a move according to sources inside the club. Real Madrid are keeping tabs on the Spaniard as a possible backup for Marcelo, but Tottenham and West Ham are also interested in keeping Moreno in England.
Spurs also want Lallana, who made only 25 appearances in all competitions last season. The midfielder, who won Euro 2016 with England, has not managed to find a place in the team, frequently being restricted to the bench by Philippe Coutinho and Lazar Markovic.
Adam Lallana could be on his way out of Liverpool, with Tottenham interested
Speaking of Lazar Markovic
, the winger has won praise for his Liverpool performances since joining the club in 2014, and played a big part in the Reds' recent trophy-laden seasons. Naturally, other clubs have inquired about the availability of the former Benfica player.
One of them is Manchester City, and if rumors are to be believed, Frank Rijkaard has set Markovic as one of his prime targets for the summer transfer window.
It is unlikely that Markovic will switch from Premier League winners to a club that placed 9th last season, but he could very well be tempted by the potential sharp increase in wages, and Liverpool might allow a move to go through if a transfer fee of astronomical amounts is offered. The Serbia international is rated at around £35 million by his current employers.
For winning the double, Rodgers has been rewarded with a war chest in the region of £70 million, and left-back is a position that the Liverpool manager is desperate to strengthen.
Bayern Munich's David Alaba
is at the top of Liverpool's list, and the Bavarians, who finished a disappointing 3rd in the Bundesliga, would be open to a deal if Rodgers splashes the cash.
Liverpool want a left-back and David Alaba is at the top of their list
An exchange deal might even be possible, with Bayern also interested in Lucas Romero
themselves. The defensive midfielder has not made much of an impression since his arrival at Anfield in January 2015 and could move on to Germany.
Romero is number one on Pep Guardiola's priority list, with the Bayern manager keen on the Brazilian as a ready-made replacement for the aging Xabi Alonso, who is turning 35 in November.
Liverpool want to add more competition to their goalkeeping area, and may turn to re-signing former first-choice Pepe Reina
, who left to join Bayern in 2014.
Reina has yet to make an appearance in the Bundesliga and is angling for a move away in a bid to play more first-team football. Bayern would welcome the possibility of exchanging Reina plus cash for Romero.
Pepe Reina could return to Liverpool, where he played from 2005 to 2013
But it is understood that Reina is not Liverpool's only option. Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, currently playing for Russian Premier League side Krasnodar, is another player who is on Rodgers' radar.
Hugo Lloris would be another ideal signing and Tottenham would not mind cashing in on the France captain, but Liverpool are reluctant to spend too much money on the 29-year-old.