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Zielinski and Dahoud Transfers Still In Doubt

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Let the negotiations continue.

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It's July 2nd, the transfer window has officially been opened two days, and so that means it's okay to start freaking out, right? It's known that Klopp and the transfer committee have focused their attentions on young midfielders Piotr Zielinski and Mahmoud Dahoud, but it appears that both of these deals may be hitting some trouble.

Newest word is that the 14m bid Liverpool submitted to Udinese for the Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, who should be on his way back home from France after Poland's heartbreaking loss on penalties to Portugal in the Euros quarterfinals, has been rejected, while an identical offer from Napoli was accepted. It is believed that the 22-year-old has made his preference for Liverpool known, but it seems that Udinese is prepared to play hardball with the Reds to get their hands on some more of that sweet television rights cash.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Borussia Monchengladbach have become reluctant to part with their German Under-21s rising star, Mahmoud Dahoud. This news comes in the wake of Gladbach offloading Granit Xhaka and Havard Nordveit in this transfer window. Gladbach have less reason to sell after losing two key players, and with Dahoud still having another year on his contract, they may have decided to hold onto him. Unless the price is right.

All of these shenanigans impact the fate of everyone's favorite chicken farming deity, Joe Allen. The bearded midfield maestro is currently tearing up the Euros with the Welsh team that comprehensively beat Belgium to book a place in the semi-finals. Along with unused German substitute Emre Can, he is the only Liverpool player who remains in the competition. If Klopp and the transfer committee bring in these midfield reinforcements, it's said to be Allen who will have to make way, with old club Swansea already making inquiries.