REPORT: Liverpool set asking price for Diogo Jota ahead of summer rebuild

Liverpool may be forced to part with players they like in order to bring in the funds necessary for a squad rebuild.

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Liverpool are set to undergo a major squad overhaul in the summer, with several players set to leave on free transfers, namely Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, James Milner and Roberto Firmino.

Although The Reds won’t receive any transfer fees for the above players, they will be saving lots of expenditure on the squad wage bill.

However, it seems Liverpool will still have to potentially sell a few players for good money in order to fund transfers for high-profile targets, Jude Bellingham chief among them. Borussia Dortmund want at least £106 million for the young Englishman.

A report from Jacque Talbot for Football Insider claims that Diogo Jota is a possible candidate for a departure this summer.

Talbot reports that Liverpool will demand at least €70 million for the forward.

The Portuguese international would bring in a hefty fee and is currently in competition with Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo for a place in Liverpool’s attack.

It is unlikely that selling Jota is high up on Jurgen Klopp’s list of priorities but the often harsh reality of rebuild means clubs are sometimes forced to part with players they would rather not sell in order to fund the overhaul.

Jota has suffered with injuries this season but has made valuable contributions to the team since returning to the team in the last month.

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