Liverpool will offer a five-year deal to RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate if negotiations continue to advance, according to a reporter.
The Reds are heading for the summer transfer window to bolster their ranks at the back. They started the season with just three senior centerbacks, all of whom suffered long-term injuries. Therefore, director Jurgen klopp wants more options in the event of a new round of damaging bad luck.
France Under-21 international Konate is a player who is meant to be firmly Liverpoolradar.
AthleticDavid Ornstein claimed last month that “advanced” talks had started between the Anfield club and Leipzig.
Discussions about the transfer have since fallen silent, but transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has provided another update.
Indeed, he has revealed details of Liverpool’s contract plans if they make another breakthrough in the talks.
Romano wrote on Twitter: “Liverpool are still working to reach an agreement with Ibrahima Konate.
“He’s one of the ‘main targets’ on the list and #LFC will be offering a five-year contract.
“Not done or agreed, to date. RB Leipzig will only sell Konate if the full release clause is paid. “
Reports Goal claim Konate’s exit fee is £ 35million.
Konate denies Liverpool transfer links
Amidst much speculation about his future, however, the player himself played down ties with Liverpool.
He said Photo: “There are often rumors in football and many believe them immediately.
“My agents and I haven’t received a call from Liverpool. I also have big goals with RB Leipzig: these are currently the best possible results in the Bundesliga, reaching the cup final and the U21 European Championship with France.
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Liverpool also has loan star Ozan Kabak on their radar. As such, the Turkey international is using his temporary stint at Anfield to prove his worth to club chiefs.
Kabak formed a partnership with Nat Phillips, who quickly became the club’s oldest duo of the season.
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