Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Nico Williams terms ‘agreed’, Coutinho deal confirmed
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Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Nico Williams terms ‘agreed’, Coutinho deal confirmed

Liverpool transfers continue to prove difficult to complete, with one of their top targets, Nico Williams, reportedly on the verge of a move elsewhere.

Rumours in Spain suggest that the winger, who shone at Euro 2024, has an “agreement in principle” with Barcelona for a transfer this summer. However, reaching an agreement with Athletic Bilbao could still prove complex.

Philippe Coutinho has secured a return to Brazil, leaving Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Aston Villa on loan for another season. There have also been developments regarding Leny Yoro, who has broken his silence on rumours of a Manchester United bid.

There are plenty of rumours circulating as the players return for pre-season training and Arne Slot may for the first time exert his dominance over some of his Liverpool squad.

Keep an eye on the live blog for all the latest transfer updates…

Coutinho transfer confirmed

Philippe Coutinho’s career has been on the decline since his controversial departure from Liverpool. But he has now made an emotional return by joining Vasco da Gama.

The Brazilian club have confirmed that they have signed the Aston Villa playmaker on a season-long loan. Coutinho spent last season on loan at Dubai’s Al-Duhail.

The former Reds talisman, now 32, is under contract for another two years at Aston Villa. However, it appears his days in European football – and certainly in the Premier League – are numbered as he hopes to end his career on a high in Brazil, at the club where he started his career.

Nico Williams: “Conditions agreed”

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Nico Williams this summer after his starring role at Euro 2024. The Spain star led his side to the final where England await.

However, despite reports that Liverpool and Chelsea are both said to have a strong interest in the 21-year-old, it has been claimed that Barcelona have reached an “agreement in principle” over personal terms.

The Athletic Bilbao winger could be on the verge of a big-money move, with Sport claiming Barcelona have the edge. However, a deal is likely to be somewhat complicated as Bilbao are demanding his full $63 million (€58m) release clause.

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Hello Liverpool fans and welcome to today’s live blog as we bring you all the latest transfer news from Anfield.

Stay tuned as Arne Slot’s pre-season preparations continue, with some new signings hopefully arriving soon!