Liverpool transfer news: Wijnaldum pursuit continues, Markovic latest, Klaven undergoes medical, Bogdan close to Wigan move

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

A round-up of the transfer news and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday evening.

Georginio Wijnaldum scores the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

Liverpool are continuing to pursue Newcastle United midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum with the Chronicle suggesting that the Championship club will demand £27 million for the Dutchman's services.

They also report that they will demand a lump sum and that a £12.5 million profit on the player they bought from PSV Eindhoven the summer before is not unreasonable given how inflated the transfer market has become. 

The Liverpool Echo has reported that if Wijnaldum were to make the switch to Anfield then he would command £60,000 per week in wages.

Lazar Markovic may not be heading to Sporting Lisbon as a report from Portuguese outlet Desporto has indicated they do not want to sign the Serbian winger on a permanent deal, because it would mean a 'substantial investment'.

They cite reports in this country that Liverpool are only willing to sell the player, rather than a loan deal. However, a piece from Goal last week suggested the Reds would not discount a loan deal if there was a sizeable fee as part of the deal.

Sky Sports have reported that Liverpool are inching closer to their fifth signing of the summer in the form Augsburg defender Ragnar Klavan.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action with Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan

The Estonian centre-back was on Merseyside today undergoing a medical ahead of a £4.2 million move, with the deal likely to be concluded tomorrow. 

Adam Bogdan looks set to leave Liverpool after just the one season with the Liverpool Echo reporting that a move to Championship side Wigan Athletic looks set to take place.

The Hungary international made six appearances and fell down the pecking order at Anfield, with Danny Ward given the nod ahead of him as the back-up goalkeeper from January onwards. Bogdan was said to be having a medical at Wigan today ahead of a season-long loan deal.

The Echo reports that manager Jurgen Klopp discussed a potential deal with his Wigan counterpart Gary Caldwell following Sunday's pre-season friendly with the Latics, where Liverpool were 2-0 winners.  

Liverpool's Adam Bogdan

The South Wales Evening Post is reporting that Joe Allen's future will become clearer by next week when he links up with the side following his Euro 2016 campaign with Wales.

Allen has just the one year left on his contract, and former club Swansea City are one of the sides who have been credited with interest.

Aside from transfers, Liverpool continue their pre-season schedule tomorrow night when they travel to the John Smiths Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.

They are currently managed by close friend of Klopp, David Wagner, and the Liverpool boss is looking forward to facing his friend.

The Reds' boss told the official Liverpool website: “It will be difficult, 100 per cent. We have a long day on Wednesday because we fly to the USA after the game for our tour. It’s not easy for us but at the end of the day I want difficult situations in the pre-season."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

One welcome bit of news on the injury front is that Joel Matip will be a part of the club's pre-season tour of the United States after he limped off in the closing stages of Sunday's win over Wigan.

A scan on his ankle revealed the summer signing from Schalke has suffered bruising on his ankle, but it's unclear if he will be available for tomorrow's game, the Liverpool Echo reports. 

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