Premier League sides up and down the country have returned to training this week, in anticipation of a resumption to the season.
Clubs have been adhering to strict social distancing guidelines while working in small groups as players ready themselves for behind-closed-doors action.
This summer’s transfer window looks set to be one of the strangest for some time, with clubs unsure of their spending power and the effect the current situation will have on their revenue.
This could create an interesting dynamic between various clubs and make for some interesting, even innovative, transfer dealings. Below are some of the latest transfer rumours.
Three to leave Anfield to fund Werner move
Harry Wilson has enjoyed successful loan spells at Derby and Bournemouth – but there have been no signs he could break into the 1st XI at Anfield
(Image: 2020 AFC Bournemouth)
The Athletic report that Liverpool will offload Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson permanently this summer to fund a transfer for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
The report, cited by talkSPORT, indicates that Werner would be keen on a move to Anfield, with the German forward already having spoken to Jurgen Klopp about a potential Premier League switch. Financial implications of the coronavirus crisis means Liverpool may have to be cost-effective in affording the in-form 24-year-old.
The club are said to feel that selling some of their fringe players would raise enough funding to prise Werner away from Julian Nagelsmann’s Bundesliga side.
Grujic has spent the past two seasons on loan with Hertha Berlin while Harry Wilson has been loaned out to Derby County and AFC Bournemouth in recent years. Both are seen to be surplus to requirements at Anfield, along with Swiss midfielder Shaqiri.
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