Liverpool have interest in defender at Euros while Diaz to Barca still simmers

The Reds continue to search for defensive reinforcements while Barcelona just won't leave Luis Diaz alone.
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Good morning and we are back with another transfer rumors roundup for this midweek morning. The Euros are in full swing but that has not stopped clubs from scouting and hunting for the next player that could bring them over the top.

I've searched through and found three of the biggest headlines to go through and we'll discuss the viability of each potential deal to happen this summer.

Here we go!

Barcelona interest in Luis Diaz persisting

The Spanish giants have been public admirers of the Colombian for awhile now and there is no secret that at some point, Diaz would love to make a move to Spain.

However, he also recently told Gol Caracol that he is more than happy to stay at Liverpool going forward.

"“I always wanted to play there, so I am very happy and calm. I’m not thinking about anything else, I’m thinking about the Colombian national team, which is where we are.”"

Luis Diaz to Gol Caracol

Liverpool have made no secret that they value Diaz very much and he has been a key starter for most of his time with the Reds, yet, there remains some doubt within the club about this possible deal happening.

While I still think it's unlikely he moves, where there is smoke there's usually fire as well so this could turn into something if Barca get real serious with their finances.

Liverpool doing the legwork on Bologna defender

Liverpool investing in the defense this summer has been something we all think needs to happen. The Reds have been linked to various names from Goncalo Inacio, Willian Pacho and others. We now have a new name to report, the talented young Italian Riccardo Calafiori.

Riccardo Calafiori
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Calafiori is currently at the Euros where he started in their tournament opening win over Albania earlier this week.

At 22, he is the perfect age profile for Michael Edwards to swoop in and his versatility in the defense and comfort on the ball would make him a strong option for Arne Slot to deploy.

Bologna, being a smaller club, might not be able to command as big of a fee as some of the other Italian giants would have. This could move quickly if things go well, but for now, it's a wait-and-see status.

He is currently valued at €30 million.

Liverpool passed on chance to sign Turkish starlet Arda Guler last summer

Guler is one of the best young attacking midfielders in the world as evidenced by his performance in Turkey's win over Georgia in the Euros on Tuesday.

He has been behind a lot of super talents at Real Madrid so he has come along slowly, but his talent is clear and he is getting more chances to shine for both club and country.

However, Liverpool could have made a move for him last summer were it not for large fees being asked for by his then club Fenerbache. While it is proving that he might have been worth the investment, this is one you cannot harp on and must move forward.