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Breaking News ! Hello and welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's Wednesday live blog for all your very latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip. The ECHO will provide breaking stories, reaction and comment to all the big talking points from Anfield as well as keeping tabs on transfer market gossip from around the world. Get involved and send your thoughts to @LivEchoLFC. Sign up for the ECHO's free LFC newsletter here for all the latest transfer updates, as well as breaking news, opinion and much more. It's free and takes just seconds to register. Take our LFC transfer survey and let us know what you think the Reds need this summer HERE And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and listen to our Blood Red Podcast, with all your favourite ECHO regulars including Paul Gorst, Ian Doyle, Joe Rimmer, Sean Bradbury, Connor Dunn, Dan Kay and Theo Squires.07:47Matt AddisonGini Wijnaldum hint?Memphis Depay's £28 million switch to Barcelona is reportedly in doubt after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken out on the proposed deal.He says that Barcelona have called him and told him they cannot afford to make the transfer happen despite Ronald Koeman wanting to take the winger to Spain.Aulas wrote on Twitter: 'The president of Barca told me on Sunday that Barca was suffering a lot from the Covid crisis and had no possibility of making an offer.'Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, Gini Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt of Holland during the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier group C match in March, 2019 (Image: Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)And so if Barcelona do not have the money to make that signing, they would also not have the money to sign Wijnaldum from Liverpool this summer.The 29-year-old midfielder, whose contract expires next summer, has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but those links have quietened a little of late. This could well be the reason why.
."It is difficult to see where Wilfried Zaha could go. I think he would be perfect for Liverpool," he wrote for The Times."He would put pressure on the frontline trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, but the champions are unlikely to want to pay for a back-up player the kind of fee Palace are demanding."Crystal Palace winger Wilfried ZahaThe Evening Standard have reported that Crystal Palace would not accept a bid of less than £50 million for the winger, which perhaps goes some way to explaining why Liverpool have not been more seriously linked.Zaha will also turn 28 in a couple of months, meaning he is not the normal profile of player that Liverpool would look to bring in.07:15Matt AddisonLuis Suarez transfer twistThe Uruguayan had looked set to move to Juventus, and indeed has agreed personal terms with the Italian giants.But the deal has been taking an age to get over the line - and that's because he is struggling to get Italian citizenship. Luis Suarez (R) of Barcelona celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring a goal during the Liga match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio de la Ceramica The Turin club are at their maximum allotment of foreign players in the squad, which means Suarez has to obtain an Italian passport if he wants to make the move.That process is very slow, though, and new manager Andrea Pirlo is reportedly set to swoop for an alternative forward.Juve are said to be'growing pessimistic' over a possible transfer switch, as the Daily Mail reports.Dan KayFurther readingIn case you missed the rumours and speculation from yesterday catch up HERE and make sure you're signed up for our twice-daily Reds newsletters HEREDan KaySancho shows big Liverpool transfer problem Klopp and Brewster must ponderIn this week's View From the Kop, Liverpool fan and football writer Hannah Pinnock gives us her views on Rhian Brewster, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino and much more - have a read HEREJadon Sancho (L) of England celebrates with Rhian Brewster after scoring a goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 group F match between England and MexicoDan KayMorning RedsHello everyone and welcome to today’s Liverpool Live Blog
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