Will Liverpool actually spend any money this summer? Five players linked with move including Benteke and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Both of the Reds' signings this summer have been free

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Liverpool announced their second signing of the summer with the capture of Danny Ings on a free from Burnley. He will join James Milner in Brendan Rodgers' squad next season, another free addition from Manchester City.

So, will Liverpool actually spend any money on a transfer fee this summer? Here are five players they have been linked with:

Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan)

Inter are reportedly holding out for £18m for the midfielder, with Gazetta dello Sport reporting that the Reds will use striker Fabio Borini as part of the deal. Kovacic, 21, has made 20 appearances for the Croatia national team.

Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the England right-back. The Reds had a £10m bid rejected for the 24-year-old last week, according to reports.


Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro)

The winger came perilously close to joining Liverpool for £15m back in January 2014, but the move fell through on deadline day. He has since spoke of his regret that the transfer did not happen.

Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)

Will the Reds stump up £32.5m to sign the Villa striker? That's what his release clause is. Benteke hit great form towards the end of the season, scoring nine goals in his last 10 appearances.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)

They couldn't, could they? With a year remaining on his contract, the mercurial Swede is reportedly available for a cut-price £11m. Reports this morning also linked Arsenal with the 33-year-old.