Liverpool transfer news: Joe Allen latest; Max Meyer link dismissed; latest on left-backs

Liverpool's Joe Allen warms up before the match

Some of the transfer rumours and more involving Liverpool this Monday.

Liverpool's Joe Allen warms up before the match

Midfielder Joe Allen seems to edging towards the Liverpool exit, as the Liverpool Echo have reported he was due to have a medical with Stoke City after having a bid of £13 million accepted last week.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has been speaking to the BBC about potential new signings and he remained pretty tight lipped about any additions.

He said: "Things are ongoing - we're very hopeful over a number of deals we're involved with but until they are actually done you can never be too sure."

Reports over the weekend suggested that Liverpool accepted a £6 million bid for Brad Smith from Bournemouth, as reported by the Liverpool Echo among other outlets. 

Liverpool's Brad Smith and West Brom's Jonathan Leko in action

If Smith were to agree terms with Bournemouth then it would leave the Reds with just one recognised left-back in Alberto Moreno, with the Spaniard proving to have been less than convincing during his two years on Merseyside so far. 

One left-back the Reds have been linked with for much of the window has been Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi, but the Daily Mail has reported that the club are not interested in signing that particular player.

It would appear that Liverpool are after a player in that position before the transfer window closes. However, it will not be one of the Reds main targets throughout the summer as Ben Chilwell looks set to sign a new five-year contract with Leicester City, according to the Daily Mail. 

The Reds had a bid of £7 million rejected for the full-back last month.

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Liverpool were also linked with Schalke's 20-year-old prospect Max Meyer last week but that seems to have been dismissed by their sporting director Christian Heidel.

He told German outlet Revier Sport: “Meyer is a really good player but a move to Liverpool is nonsense. I’ve known Mr Klopp for a while now and I have spoken with him recently.

“I think he would have mentioned the player by name if interest had been there. Apart from this, Max is not on our sales list.”

Liverpool Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jordan Henderson after the game

Away from transfers, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has told the club's TV channel that he thinks the experiences of last season, along with some new signings, will help the side in the season ahead and is confident of the direction of the side. 

He said: “We’ve got new faces coming in who’ll improve the squad and I feel as though we’re going in the right direction.

“With the team we’ve got and the manager we’ve got, we can definitely do something great this year."

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