Such is the nature of the proverbial silly season, rumours and reports are often aired within the Transfer Tavern, only to be shot down a few hours later as the mill keeps on churning.
Earlier reports had suggested that Liverpool were keen on making a shock move for Newcastle United star Andros Townsend this summer, following the Magpies’ relegation to the Championship.
However, the Liverpool Echo has moved to quell suggestions the England speedster could make a move to Anfield, though reveal they ARE keen on another forward.
Southampton ace Sadio Mane is believed to have emerged as the Reds’ Number 1 priority this summer, as Jurgen Klopp bids to introduce more pace into the team.
The German is understood to have been a big fan of the Senegalese since his time with Red Bull Salzburg and is keen on bringing him to Anfield.
The Saints are thought to be looking for around £30m for the 24-year old, though the deal could be held up by the hunt for a new manger on the South Coast.
Who would fit in better at Liverpool, Townsend or Mane?
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