Liverpool being linked with several high-profile players

The transfer machine is in full swing around Anfield in the last week.

Now that Liverpool have solidified their front office ranks with the hiring's of Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes, the transfer rumor mill has kicked into high gear regarding potential moves that Liverpool could make this summer.

I'm here to help sort through some of those rumors to determine the chances of them happening and what needs to happen to get the deals across the line. Here we go.

Donyell Malen - Dortmund - €35 million

The Dutch forward has been in fine form for the Bundesliga outfit this season registering 18 goal contributions across all competitions.

At 25 years old, he is just entering his prime and could be the perfect age profile that Edwards loves to target. His cost would not be the largest in the world, although interest from Manchester United as well might mean it gets driven higher than his true market value.

This is a feasible and sensible move that could be made, but it might depend on what happens with Mohamed Salah.

Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich - €110 million

Michael Edwards is a huge fan of Musiala, as are most football fans, and he is reportedly very keen on signing the young German star. The 21-year old is one of the brightest talents on the planet right now and he has been one of Bayern's most creative forces this season.

Adding a player of his quality, with still so much more room to grow would be a coup for Liverpool. It would be in the arena of what signing Jude Bellingham last summer would have done for the club.

The price is high, but the Reds showed last summer they are willing to open the coffers if the right player arises. This still seems unlikely, but one can dream.

Pedro Neto - Wolves - €60 million

The Porugese winger is one of the most exciting players to watch in the Premier League. He is the biggest creator that his side has and he has shown an affinity for playing well against the bigger sides.

However, he has battled injuries and recently just suffered a possible season ender, so that might make this a less attractive option for Edwards and Hughes.

If the price drops a bit, maybe, but the injury history could be a big turnoff in negotiations.

Rayan Aït-Nouri - Wolves - €32 million

We stay at the Molineux as Jurgen Klopp himself has recommended the club pursue the Algerian left-back. He would be a replacement for Kostas Tsimikas as the first deputy to the now 30-year old Andy Robertson.

Aït-Nouri, 22, would be a tremendous long-term investment that could learn under Robbo for a season or two before being integrated into the Starting XI. He brings a good attacking flair for a fullback and he has good work rate to track back as well.

This seems like a real strong possibility to strengthen the defensive depth both now and in the future.

Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich - €75 million

This is not the first time that Liverpool have been linked to the German stalwart, as last summer saw many rumors flying around of a possible move.

However, despite his age (29), he could still prove to be a strong option. Unlike Thiago who the Reds bought from Bayern in his late-twenties, Kimmich does not carry an injury risk.

He is still one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and would form one hell of a partnership with Wataru Endo at the base of the midfield. While it seems far-fetched as Kimmich is seemingly entrenched in German football, I think this is closer to happening this summer than it was last summer.