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Liverpool linked with THREE summer moves for some of world's brightest prospects: transfer rumours

Leicteser City's Wilfred Ndidi. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA
Leicteser City's Wilfred Ndidi. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA

The summer may be a long way away but Liverpool have been linked with three future stars in the latest transfer rumours.

The first is a midfielder they know well in the form of Leicester City star WILFRED NDIDI. The 21-year-old joined the Premier League from Genk in 2016 and has impressed since replacing Ngolo Kante in the Foxes' midfield. He has completed more tackles per 90 minutes than any other Premier League player so far this season. And he could be on his way to Anfield this summer, according to Nigerian outlet The New Telegraph. The report claims that Liverpool are ready to 'break the bank' for the $75million (£54.3M) rated Nigerian international who Jurgen Klopp reckons would be 'an excellent addition'.  Former Super Eagles midfielder Etim Esin says Ndidi will 'walk straight into' Liverpool's team.

Next to be linked with a move to the Reds is Bayer Leverkusen winger LEON BAILEY. The 20-year-old, according to the Mirror, is a new target after Liverpool scrapped their interest in Thomas Lemar. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all regularly scout the Jamaican U23 international, says the report that also claims the player could come with a hefty pricetag of £100m.  Bailey has scored 10 goals in 22 games so far this season.

Finally, Liverpool are in line for a battle with Arsenal this summer for the signature of German star MAX MEYER. The 22-year-old Schalke attacker is out of contract this summer and, according to the Daily Star, will attract the attention of the two English clubs as well as Bayern Munich and Milan. Schalke Chief Executive Christian Heidel said recently: "Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer. Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible."

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