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Liverpool transfer news – centre-half price tag, Koulibaly alternatives eyed

It’s not quite clear what the summer transfer window will hold for Liverpool.

The Anfield club finally have the Premier League trophy in the cabinet and now Jurgen Klopp must focus on improving even further for the start of next season.

But after missing out on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, questions have been asked about what transfer business the Reds will be able to conduct.

Speculation continues to swirl, though, with a number of potential targets linked with the newly crowned Premier League champions.

Klopp is still seemingly keen to strengthen his squad over the summer, reluctant to stand still after the success of this season. Here are the three biggest and most intriguing Liverpool transfer stories today.

Centre-back target will cost more than £35m

Liverpool have been told Ben White will cost more than £35m should the Anfield club decide to make a move for the Brighton centre-back this summer.

Football Insider claims Liverpool are among a number of Premier League clubs in the 22-year-old defender, with the likes of Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Leicester City all monitoring White ahead of the opening of the summer window.

White has excelled on loan at Leeds United this season, playing every minute of the club’s English Championship campaign, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side currently top of the table and on course to win promotion.

It has been reported that White’s parent club Brighton have communicated to interested clubs through third parties that they want at least £35m for the player who started his youth career at Southampton.

Koulibaly doesn't fit Reds transfer policy

Liverpool are not planning on making a move for Kalidou Koulibaly as he does not fit with the club's transfer policy.

The Napoli centre-back has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain also believed to be interested.

But Sky Sports claims Liverpool will be prevented from making a move for Koulibaly due to their transfer policy ruling out a move for a 29-year-old that could amount to a fee of £60 million or more.

Sky Sports also reports that the Reds are open to listening to bids for Lovren, which could open a place in the senior squad for a new centre-back before the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

Marseille defender could be Koulibaly alternative

Boubacar Kamara has been identified by Liverpool as an alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly, with the Marseille centre-back sounded out over a potential move to Anfield.

Le10 Sport (via Team Talk) reports that Kamara could be available for a fee of around €30m (£27m) with the 20-year-old having established himself in the Marseille defence this season, playing 28 times for the Ligue 1 outfit.

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Chelsea and Everton are also believed to be interested in Kamara, but Liverpool could move to the front of the queue despite club chairman Tom Werner having informed Klopp he will have a smaller transfer budget this summer.

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