As well as outrageous transfer estimates dipping into free transfer deals will involve inflated wage demands which will certainly complicate any proposed player acquisition.
I think I've said this before on here.
Elliott and Carvalho are LFC signing a potential
Bellingham before the "Dortmund Step".
Bellingham before he left Birmingham City.
Thing is. Bellingham is a known quality now,
that you'd have for 10 years.
Without the inflated market caused by State owned clubs
you'd bet he was coming to Liverpool.
Right now, with no substantial outgoings, and several
players about to leave at the end of their contract...
He's one player when Liverpool need at least 3.