Sport Leverkusen chase Liverpool target Strakosha

19:37  14 june  2018
19:37  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Arsenal receive huge boost in bid to sign goalkeeping target

  Arsenal receive huge boost in bid to sign goalkeeping target Arsenal’s chances of signing Bernd Leno this summer have seemingly been boosted, with Bayer Leverkusen prepared to sell their goalkeeper. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a swoop for the German international, who has been an impressive player for Leverkusen over recent years. However, a whole host of clubs have been linked with moves for the player, as speculation surrounding his future in the Bundesliga continues. This talk has only been fuelled by Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director, Rudi Voller, in recent times too. As quoted by the Mirror, the German club’s chief delivered a huge update on the future of Leno. “Leno can leave but only on our terms. We are still in constant and open exchange with Bernd and his manager. Leno already had a concrete offer from Napoli in 2017, but we didn’t have an equivalent backup at the time.” “He had to stay and he did really well last season, but we thought Bernd’s desire to leave would resurface so and so with the arrival of Lukas Hradecky we have a high-quality successor.” Voller admitted that Leverkusen would be willing to sanction the sale of their number one goalkeeper, but only if a deal is agreed solely on their terms. Petr Cech has been given the number one shirt at Arsenal ahead of next season but it seems the club are on the hunt to land a new goalkeeper regardless of this, with a number of high-profile errors having been committed between the sticks last term.

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Bayer Leverkusen are best-placed to land Hamburg starlet Hakan Calhanoglu, according to the agent of the Liverpool and Chelsea target .

Liverpool could face competition in their pursuit of Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, with Leverkusen beginning to take a look at the Albanian according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Italian outlet, via inside futbol, reports that Leverkusen are taking a look at the goalkeeper amid rumours Bernd Leno could depart the German side after interest from several top European sides.

The German side are reportedly set to make a €30 million offer for the goalkeeper, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield to solve Liverpool’s issues at goalkeeper.

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Strakosha has impressed at Lazio, and several top European sides are taking a look at the Albanian.

Liverpool set their sights on Thomas Strakosha

  Liverpool set their sights on Thomas Strakosha With Liverpool’s efforts to sign Alisson from Roma likely to be of no avail, it seems they are turning their attention elsewhere as they go in search of a new goalkeeper. The Reds want to sign Alisson this summer but it seems Roma are determined to retain his services, throwing Liverpool’s chances into doubt. However, fresh reports from Italy indicate that the Reds are wasting no time in their hunt for a new number one, with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha the latest name to be linked. According to claims from Il Messaggero, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, Liverpool are ready to raid Lazio this summer as they bid to replace Loris Karius with Strakosha. The 23-year-old was a mainstay between the sticks for Simone Inzaghi’s side last term, making 38 appearances in Serie A. His displays in Italy earned him plenty of praise, as he contributed to a strong campaign for Lazio. Strakosha is also an established international for his native Albania.

Germany international was being chased by some of Europe's top clubs after another dazzling season in the Bundesliga. Julian Brandt has signed a new contract at Bayer Leverkusen . Brandt looks set to go to the World Cup The winger was a summer target for Liverpool , Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Barcelona are watching three Leverkusen stars, including two very much on Liverpool ’s radar, while Real Brandt, who was also heavily tipped as a target for Jurgen Klopp this summer, would cost in Barcelona could end their chase for Philippe Coutinho after Thiago Alcantara offered himself for a

Lazio were not planning to sell the goalkeeper. However, a big offer could tempt their hand and allow the player to leave.

Leverkusen have already signed Lukas Hradecky to help their goalkeeping depth. However, they are seemingly not done and want Strakosha in their ranks.

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Liverpool handed Strakosha transfer boost .
Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Thomas Strakosha, with Lazio set to sign his replacement. The Italian side a reportedly close to signing Olympiakos’ veteran goalkeeper Silvio Proto, with the Belgian joining Lazio on a permanent deal according to Calcio Mercato. This opens up a potential switch for Strakosha, with a €30 million price tag being put on the Albanian. Liverpool are reportedly not keen on signing Allisson, with the Brazilian’s asking price being set very high by Roma, with Lazio’s rivals demanding over €70 million for the goalkeeper. Gianluigi Donnarumma also has about the same asking price, putting Liverpool out of the race to sign the Italian. Therefore, a deal from Strakosha would be beneficial for the reds, meaning they can finally get a new keeper in and not have to break the back to sign him. Liverpool are not the only ones interested in the Albanian however, with Bayer Leverkusen looking to replace the recently departed Bernd Leno with the Lazio keeper.

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