There are two factors in the way of Liverpool signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, according to reports.

Neuhaus is a long-term Liverpool target as Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of him.

The midfielder has thoroughly impressed for Monchengladbach over the past three seasons.

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The Bundesliga outfit rate him at around £35m. There are two factors preventing Liverpool from signing Neuhaus this summer according to German outlet Sport 1. 

One reason is reportedly that the Reds cannot afford the £35m fee given that they have already splashed out to sign Ibrahima Konate.

The second factor is that before Klopp is able to bring anyone else in, he needs to sell off some fringe players to streamline his squad.

Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool should make a move for Jack Grealish:

“I would love him to join Manchester United, obviously. But I just feel that the position that he plays is stacked.

“Bruno [Fernandes] in a ten, [Marcus] Rashford’s on the left, [Anthony] Martial is there, [Paul] Pogba is there. It kind of rules Manchester United out unless they say, ‘no, we’re going to shift a player or two to get him’. That’s the big decision they have to make.

“There aren’t many breathtaking footballers around anymore who produce breathtaking moments and make you go, ‘wow that was crazy’. Jack Grealish does that. He’s just a phenomenal player.

“If he’s going to go anywhere, I think it will be Man City. He would add to that team.

“Jack Grealish is driven, he’s been loyal, the fact he stayed at Villa last season is enough for them to clap him out of the stadium. He’s paid his dues and done great things, helped get them up and kept them in the Premier League.

“Does he improve every team in the Premier League? Yes he does, end of argument. He improves every team.

“If I’m Liverpool, I’m going to get him. If I’m Man City, I’m taking him. Because he improves them. He improves Chelsea, 100%. Whoever’s got the money to pay for him, do it.

“If Liverpool bought him it would be a bolt out of the blue. He improves them and then it’s like, ‘wow’.”

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