Mac Allister release clause update and Reds zero in on Brazilian midfielder

  • Alexis Mac Allister will surely not be going anywhere this summer
  • The Reds could be honing in on a midfield transfer target
  • The news cycle never stops around Liverpool Football Club
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As we prepare to launch into another weekend, it's always a good opportunity to get caught up on all the latest buzz from around the club.

As ever, I have gathered some of the biggest headlines and tidbits to know and thrown them here for your reading pleasure.

Let's dive into it all!

There is no Alexis Mac Allister release clause

Per The Athletic, there is no release clause in Mac Allister's contract that had rumors of his departure for Real Madrid supposedly gaining traction.

Liverpool reportedly do not allow release clauses in their players contracts to avoid situations where rival clubs can swoop in and steal their stars on a cheap, not unlike what the Reds did to Brighton last summer for his £35 million clause.

Macca has grown into one of the most important players at Liverpool and his ability to thrive in attack is going to be a crucial tool under Arne Slot.

The Argentine his here for the long haul and fans need not worry about a mystery clause that could see him depart.

Darwin Nunez bags Uruguay hattrick

It was a rough ending to the 2023-24 club season for Darwin Nunez as he saw his starting role taken by Cody Gakpo and he was relegated to brief late cameos.

He lost his scoring touch and confidence down the stretch which sparked many fans to seek his departure from the club.

However, it seems that linking up with his national team has ignited the fiery forward once again as he recorded a hattrick inside of an hour during La Celeste's big win over Mexico in their recent friendly. Nunez looked to be back to his menacing best.

This is not the first time and nor will it be the last when a player that struggles for a club thrives on national duty.

Darwin played as a true No. 9 in Uruguay's 4-2-3-1 formation which could bode well as this is Slot's preferred system as well.

Liverpool sizing up an offer for Ederson of Atalanta

The Brazilian midfielder has quickly become one of Liverpool's hottest transfer targets in recent days as the Reds ramp up their efforts to fortify the base of their midfield.

Brazilian reporter Jorge Nicola has said that Liverpool have put forth a €45 million to the Serie A sdie to secure his services. As of now, there has been no indication on what Atalanta will do with the offer.

Yet, there are conflicting reports from other sources that say there is no official bid just yet. Having said that, with an official bid or not, it is clear to everyone that Ederson is high on the Reds target list and he could prove to be a valuable signing.