Liverpool are still keen to strengthen the midfield for next season. The Reds previously decided to give up the hunt for Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and have now identified two potential reinforcements who, combined, would cost the same as Bellingham. These are Internazionale midfielder Nicolo Barella and Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The Italian international Barella has been one of Inter’s key players for the past few years, but would have indicated that he would like to look outside the Serie A to further his career. The 26-year-old Italian international is still in possession of a multi-year contract in Milan and could leave with an offer of around 80 million euros.
The arrival of Phillips will cost Liverpool a lot less. The England international has been playing for Man City since last summer after he joined from Leeds United, but hardly gets to play under Pep Guardiola. The 27-year-old midfielder would also like to bet on a transfer if his chances at City do not improve. Phillips should cost about 35 to 40 million euros.