Liverpool transfer news: Balotelli stumbling block; Allan departure; Jese and Joao Mario links

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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

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Liverpool's troubles when it comes to offloading unwanted striker Mario Balotelli continue, but he is attracting interest from Besiktas according to Turkish outlet Fanatik.

They have just lost Mario Gomez, who scored 27 goals for them last season, and would like Balotelli to replace him, but his high wage demands are proving to be something of a stumbling block according to that particular report. 

One man who has left the club, but only on a temporary basis, is young Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza who will be spending the season on loan at Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. 

The 19-year-old has been unable to obtain a work permit, although the Liverpool Echo reports that there has been no announcement from the Reds yet even though he has been photographed and videoed in training for the German club. 

Real Madrid's Jese in action with Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala

Liverpool's name has been mentioned when it comes to reported interest in Real Madrid's Jese Rodriguez by Gazzetta World.

They report that a lack of first-team opportunities for him at the Bernabeu next season has sparked interest from Premier League clubs for the 23-year-old, with Liverpool interested along with Arsenal.

Liverpool have reportedly had a bid for Sporting Lisbon's Joao Mario rejected according to his father, Portuguese outlet Diario de Noticas reports.

In the piece, he claimed that Liverpool have had a 40 million Euro (£33.5 million) offer rejected, with Inter Milan also said to be interested in the midfielder. 

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan seems open to a possible loan move to get some more game time, but is out to impress manager Jurgen Klopp during the remainder of pre-season.

Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan in action with Swansea's Kyle Naughton

He told the official Liverpool website: “That’s the target every year – to try and beat your number from last year, but I’ll have to see what happens. Hopefully I can get another chance this year and take it.

“If it’s not here and the manager says I need to go on loan to get first-team football there then I’ll do that.

Finally, the big news that was dominating the headlines this morning was that defender Mamadou Sakho has been sent home from the club's tour of the United States. 

Several reports, including one from the Liverpool Echo, suggest that concerns have been raised about the French international's professionalism. 

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Emre Can in the stands

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