Like the chain of Premier League victories achieved by Liverpool this season, the tittle-tattle trail of transfer rumours continues to rumble on and there are some huge names in the frame today.

Who?

Timo Werner. The RB Leipzig striker with 21 goals in 23 Bundesliga games so far this season whose utterings in recent weeks have hinted strongly that he would relish the chance to join Liverpool this summer.

Where?

Speaking in his Sky Sports column, their reporter Kaveh Solhekol says that Werner's future is in Jurgen Klopp's hands.

He states that the striker will become a Liverpool player this summer if Klopp decides to activate his £50m release clause and if he can convince the 23-year-old he will play regularly next season.

Solhekol adds that Werner is almost certain to leave RB Leipzig in the summer because of his release clause and he favours a move to Anfield as long as he gets to play.

What?

Nobody can be guaranteed minutes at the world's best football team but if Werner has faith in his ability then a switch to Liverpool could prove beneficial for both parties and a big move for the Germany international.

His destiny could well be shaped by some of the forthcoming names...

Who?

Roberto Firmino. Known as Bobby to his friends, including the thousands of fans among the Anfield faithful, the Brazilian has forged a reputation as one of the global game's most-intelligent footballers and a truly unique type of centre-forward.

Where?

Bayern Munich have reportedly made contact with the Firmino camp given the aforementioned rumours that Werner could join Liverpool.

Ian McGarry reckons the reigning Bundesliga champions have already contacted Firmino's representatives in a bid to gauge whether the former Hoffenheim striker could be tempted away from Anfield.

Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, he said: “We have accurately and consistently reported that Werner will join Liverpool we believe this summer.

“I cannot report anything that I think changes that, although interestingly news is that Roberto Firmino's representatives have been contacted by Bayern Munich in the last 10 days with regards to ‘would he be willing to leave Anfield?

“Would he be interested in a return to the Bundesliga? And would he be interested in becoming part of Bayern’s rebuild? Which of course they have been planning now since the beginning of last season.

“Firmino may fit in very well as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski who may well move on, potentially to MLS in the summer.”

What?

Although he has struggled for goals at times this season, particularly at Anfield, Firmino remains a hugely-valued member of Liverpool's team and has popped up on big occasions too like netting the winner that crowned the Reds world champions of the club game for the first time.

It seems odd to think that Klopp would want to let him go and that he'd be willing to give up what he's got on Merseyside right now given that he's only 28 and seemingly at the peak of his powers.

Who?

The remaining two elements of Liverpool's deadly attacking trio, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The pair shared the Premier League Golden Boot in a three-way tie with fellow African Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon last season with Egyptian Salah and Senegalese international Mane both netting 22 goals along with the Arsenal striker.

Where?

Continuing with the Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles, reckons Bayern will struggle to tempt Firmino to leave Liverpool and instead believes that Werner is being lined up a long-term replacement for Salah or Mane.

He said: “The difficulty is getting Firmino out of Liverpool.

“Liverpool have to look at a replacement strategy for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, who both have ambitions to play in Spain at some point in their careers.

“They’re also coveted by the biggest Spanish clubs. Liverpool are very much in control in the situation in terms of the contracts.

“They can choose when to sell them and they can do so for a huge amount of money. They can also bring in replacements such as Timo Werner.

“With his pace and his physicality, he’s a fit for Klopp's style of football. He’s a good alternative to Mane or Salah.

“You could argue Firmino is the hardest one to replace. That complex link, shadow nine role he plays.

“You have to get a more specific type of forward in there to replace him.”

What?

So in the space of a couple of minutes, the podcast pundits have potentially sold off all of Liverpool's frontline!

Have Salah and Mane actually expressed a desire to swap Anfield for La Liga?

The fact is that Liverpool are the world's pre-eminent football force right now and by some distance so the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have lost some of their lustre.

Of course they both remain huge clubs – but so are the Reds – and they're in much more robust health right now.

Jurgen Klopp has a contract until 2024 and a clear long-term vision. Barcelona are in decline, haven't recovered from their capitulation at Anfield last season and Lionel Messi is now in his autumn years as a player.

As for Real, you don't know what they're going to do from one day to the next.

Who?

Jadon Sancho, the England wonderkid who is set to quit Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Still only 19, the winger has scored 13 goals in 21 Bundesliga games so far this term.

Where?

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They reckon that Manchester United is the most realistic destination for Sancho this summer after Liverpool and Chelsea apparently cooled their interest.

Castles said: “There’s an indication that Dortmund are ready to sell in the summer, they’ve got the development they think they can get from him, they’ve raised his value to the point where they think they can get over €100m.

“The agents are trying to get the best environment for Sancho.

“With Ziyech signing for Chelsea, it makes it difficult for Chelsea to sign Sancho. Lampard was opposed to bringing Sancho in the January window and didn’t want that scale of transfer to be associated with him as his first big deal at Chelsea.

“Liverpool like Jason Sancho a lot but they’re briefing that they don’t want to overpay for him and don’t want to overpay his wages for his type and age which could cause dressing room problems.

“So that probably limits Sancho’s realistic option to Manchester United now.”

What?

Other reports have claimed that Liverpool are keen to land Sancho and have even let Dortmund know of their interest.

Given his age and profile, he does look a likely candidate for a Klopp side with an eye on the future but as mentioned, the gargantuan asking price could prove a sticking point, especially for someone who might not just walk into the starting line-up.

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