Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid have stepped up their pursuit for Liverpool frontman Christian Benteke. The Belgian has been tipped to leave Merseyside after he fell-out-favour under Jurgen Klopp last term.
Liverpool have turned their attentions to Southampton's Sadio Mane after top target Mario Gotze expressed his desire to remain at Bayern Munich next season. The Senegalese international was in top form for the Saints during the back end of the previous campaign, and this has caught the eye of several European clubs.
Liverpool are keeping a close watch on the situation of Schalke 04 defender Sead Kolasinac. The Bosnian footballer is nearing the final six months of his contract at the Bundesliga outfit.
Former Manchester United ace Javier Hernandez could be heading for a surprise return to the Premier League, should his transfer value be matched.