Premier League Transfer News June 5, 2017: Liverpool Strengthens Attack, Arsenal Tempers Expectations

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, Liverpool, May 21. Klopp's club has been linked with three players today. Jan Kruger/Getty

The standout of today's Premier League transfer round-up has to be Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Fourth in the table, with Champions League football to prepare for, Klopp's approach to the transfer market, according to these reports, has reflected his gegenpressing style of play.

The Anfield club is looking to wrap up the signing of a world-class striker, a skillful winger, and sneak in to sign a defensive target of its Premier League rivals.

Arsenal also features heavily as it looks to secure the future of key players, while Leicester City is facing the prospect of its Premier League winning team crumbling apart. Here, Newsweek gives you the latest on today's comings and goings:

Liverpool has had a good start to the week as the club is set to meet the representatives of Alexandre Lacazette , the prolific Lyon striker, according to the Daily Express. The club is also still confident about luring Southampton center back Virgil van Dijk to Anfield, the Liverpool Echo say, despite Manchester City's reported £50 million bid.

Klopp's club is also edging closer to wrapping up a £35 million deal for former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah , currently with Italian club Roma, according to the Daily Mirror.

But Klopp is also having to fend off interest. Juventus, which lost the Champions League final on Saturday, is said to be keen on Emre Can but Liverpool will offer the German midfielder a new contract, the Daily Mail say, to secure his future.

The Daily Mail is also reporting interest from Juventus in Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny as the Italian giant looks for a long-term successor to Gianluigi Buffon.

Arsenal is keen to secure the future of some of its key first-team players, such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, and the club also looks set to keep Olivier Giroud . According to ESPN, the French striker wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium to win the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger has tempered fans expectations this summer over incomings at the Emirates, The Independent say, after claiming there will be no more than three signings at Arsenal.

Across London, champion Chelsea has two concerns about star forward Eden Hazard this morning. First, he broke his ankle while on duty with Belgium this weekend. Second, that may not be their problem after the 2015 PFA Player of the Year told FourFourTwo he would consider a move to Champions League winner Real Madrid if an offer came in.

And, finally, the transfer merry-go-round may see Leicester's title-winning team of last year continue to be torn apart. N'Golo Kante left last summer for Chelsea; Riyad Mahrez says he wants to go during this window; and now, according to the Daily Express, Everton has settled on Jamie Vardy as Romelu Lukaku's replacement should the Belgian be snapped up, having been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

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