Liverpool hope to raise £53m in transfer funds by selling four unwanted players

Liverpool hope to raise £53m in transfer funds by selling four unwanted players

Liverpool are set to be cautious with their finances this summer and are unlikely to sanction any big-money moves before they sell players first.

The Reds have been linked with the likes of Youri Tielemans, Saul Niguez, Renato Sanches, Kinglsey Coman and - perhaps more outlandishly - Kylian Mbappe.

Anfield chiefs have already wrapped up a move for Ibrahima Konate, who joined from RB Leipzig in a deal worth £35million.

And due to that outlay, Liverpool will now seemingly have to sell players before they can make any new acquisitions.

But according to The Athletic, Liverpool believe they can recoup £53m in player sales if they are able to offload four players.

The first, Harry Wilson, appears to be edging towards a permanent move away after a series of loans.

The Welsh midfielder impressed during his time at Derby County and Bournemouth before having another strong showing with Cardiff City.

Benfica are said to be interested, as are newly-promoted Brentford and recently-relegated Fulham.

Liverpool want up to £15m for the midfielder, and so far no bids have matched that valuation of the man with two years to run on his current contract.

Another player expected to leave this summer is Wilson's international team-mate Neco Williams.

The full-back has looked decent as an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold, but finds himself in the difficult position of being just two years younger than the main man.

As a result, it's highly unlikely he'll ever be a first-team regular unless Alexander-Arnold leaves, which is equally unlikely given his desire to be first-team captain at Anfield.

Williams is valued at £10m, and it seems a move within the Premier League is most likely.

Xherdan Shaqiri could also be available for transfer following the conclusion of Euro 2020, considering the unlikelihood of him breaking into the first-team at Anfield.

The Swiss ace, valued at £13m, only started five Premier League games last season, and if Harvey Elliott stays around there's every chance the youngster could usurp Shaqiri in the pecking order.

Marko Grujic, who has never started a Premier League game for Liverpool, is also tipped to leave during the summer transfer window.

The Serbian midfielder, 25, is also valued at £15m by Liverpool and is expected to move abroad, with Italian side Sassuolo reportedly interested in making a move.

Should Liverpool offload the four unwanted players, they'll raise up to £53m to go after a new midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum.

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