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Liverpool's summer transfer targets list including Werner, Sancho, Havertz

Sports Mole assesses Liverpool's latest rumoured transfer targets and how likely a deal is to take place, including Timo Werner, Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz.

With football on hold around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, thoughts begin to drift to the summer transfer window and which players clubs will be targeting once it opens.

Liverpool have enjoyed a stellar 2019-20 campaign and were on the brink of their first title for 30 years when the Premier League season was called to a halt, sitting 25 points clear of nearest challengers Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp has resisted the temptation to make major changes to his squad in recent windows, but that could change this summer with Liverpool's renewed status as one of the world's best teams as they bid to repeat their dominance again next term.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool's latest transfer targets and assesses their level of interest.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner celebrates scoring for RB Leipzig on February 19, 2020© Reuters

Current club: RB Leipzig
Interest level: High
Valuation: £72m

The man most heavily linked with a switch to Anfield this summer is Timo Werner, who has scored 27 and assisted 12 goals in just 36 appearances across all competitions this season. The 23-year-old's relatively low release clause makes him even more appealing, although Liverpool would face competition from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring their third goal in January 2020© Reuters

Current club: Borussia Dortmund
Interest level: High
Valuation: £117m

Jadon Sancho has been linked with just about every top club in Europe having directly contributed to 36 goals in 35 games this season, scoring 17 and creating a further 19. The 19-year-old's asking price could prove to be a stumbling block in negotiations for Liverpool, particularly with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane currently occupying Sancho's two favoured positions.

Todd Cantwell

Todd Cantwell celebrates scoring for Norwich City on March 4, 2020© Reuters

Current club: Norwich City
Interest level: Medium
Valuation: £19.8m

Todd Cantwell has looked at home in the Premier League since Norwich's promotion last summer, and his performances have reportedly attracted the interest of some of the division's top clubs. Liverpool are among those as they search for an Adam Lallana replacement, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have also been linked with the 22-year-old.

Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in October 2019© Reuters

Current club: Bayer Leverkusen
Interest level: Medium
Valuation: £81m

Kai Havertz is considered the next jewel of German football by many, but that status comes with a big price tag of a rumoured £100m. The 20-year-old has scored 10 goals and created eight more in all competition this season, and Bayern Munich are currently thought to be leading the race for his signature.


Real Madrid's Isco celebrates scoring their first goal on February 26, 2020© Reuters

Current club: Real Madrid
Interest level: Low
Valuation: £45m

Isco has been loosely linked with Liverpool and a host of other Premier League clubs for years now, and there is bound to be more speculation over his future this summer given his lack of regular first-team action at Real Madrid. Liverpool have more pressing targets, but may view the 27-year-old as the type of player who could add to their levels of creativity in midfield.

Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria pictured in February 2020© Reuters

Current club: Borussia Monchengladbach
Interest level: Low
Valuation: £40.5m

Manchester United are reportedly leading the race for Denis Zakaria, but Liverpool are monitoring his situation at Borussia Monchengladbach. The 23-year-old would be seen as cover for Fabinho in defensive midfield, while he can also play at centre-back.

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