Liverpool Transfer News Today: Kudus ADVANTAGE, Antonio Silva CONTACT and Ramsdale SURPRISE

The countdown to the summer transfer window is in full swing, and we've got the latest Liverpool transfer news for you today (Monday, June 3).

With Jurgen Klopp's departure and Arne Slot's arrival, the Reds are actively pursuing multiple targets to retool their squad.


Luis Guilherme blow could give Liverpool Kudus advantage

Liverpool could lose out to West Ham United in the race to sign Palmeiras wonderkid Luis Guilherme - but there may be a silver lining.

The Reds are said to be one of six Premier League teams that have been credited with scouting the teenager over the past year with fresh reports claiming they were at the front of the queue for the forward.

However, it would appear that another Premier League club have taken their first steps in an attempt to lure the forward to England with The Guardian claiming West Ham are in talks with Palmeiras over a £25m deal.

Guilherme Luis of Palmeiras, a reported Liverpool transfer target.

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Whilst it would be a blow to miss out on the signing of a potential future world class star, Guilherme joining the Hammers may turn out to be fantastic news for the Reds in the long-term as it could have implications on Mohammed Kudus' future.

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Reds make contact for Antonio Silva

Correio da Manha reports that Liverpool have made initial contact with Benfica for central defender Antonio Silva.

However, the report states the Reds are not alone in wanting to sign the young centre-back as they face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United as well as Arsenal with suggestions that the latter are currently lead the way and want to tie up a deal as soon as possible.

Antonio Silva, Benfica player and Liverpool target

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The major sticking point for all three clubs is that Silva has an €100m (£85m) release clause in his contract and Benfica feel they could receive a figure close to that - if not the full fee.

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Liverpool on red alert for Schalke wonderkid

Liverpool may still yet have the chance to complete a deal for Schalke wonderkid Assan Ouedraogo this summer, according to reports.

The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in German football despite an injury-hit 2023/24 campaign where he was limited to just 17 appearances in the second division.

Although a lack of game time hasn't slowed down any interest in his services with Liverpool among several clubs, including Manchester United, Aston Villa and Newcastle United who are all said to have made contact with the midfielder's camp.

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Ramsdale tipped for unlikely switch

It what would be one of the more surprising moves of the summer transfer window, were it to happen, Aaron Ramsdale has been tipped to join Liverpool from Arsenal in a bid for regular game time next season.

The England international was the back-up option to David Raya for the majority of the 2023/24 campaign and the writing is on the wall with regard to his future at the Emirates Stadium considering the Spaniard is expected to join permanently in addition to the Gunners being linked with a move for Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow.

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With rumours of a switch to Newcastle United going cold for Ramsdale, he has been tipped by former England international Paul Robinson to sign for Liverpool as a potential replacement for Caoimhin Kelleher.

"I don’t think Aaron Ramsdale will move abroad, I think there’s a move for him in the Premier League," he told Football Insider. "If Kelleher leaves Liverpool, there’s an opportunity for him to go and be a number one with Alisson."

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