Liverpool are lining up a proposal for Ousmane Dembele in January as they compete to land his signature on a free switch, TEAMtalk can verify.
The Reds are looking for to bolster their ahead line after seeing each Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino blow cold and hot final season. And whereas Mane seems to be again in kind, doubts proceed over the type of Firmino. Certainly, some reports suggest his time at Anfield could be coming to a close.
Even with Diogo Jota pushing laborious for choice, Jurgen Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards are on the lookout for extra choices.
And with money nonetheless restricted at Anfield – they made simply one signing this summer in Ibrahima Konate – Dembele may present the proper resolution.
The French star joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for simply shy of £100million again in 2017. He was seen on the time as the proper alternative for Neymar, who give up the membership for Paris Saint Germain in a world-record transfer.
Dembele was seen on the time as among the finest younger gamers on this planet. Nonetheless, a succession of accidents have critically hampered his possibilities of totally residing as much as his billing in Catalonia.
Regardless of that – and together with his contract as a consequence of expire in summer time 2022 – Barca had been nonetheless been hoping to maintain him.
Resulting from their present scenario, nevertheless, they’ve requested Dembele to take a wage discount from his present package deal of £200,000-a-week.
Nonetheless, with a plethora of golf equipment within the operating for his signature, Dembele is aware of the ball may be very a lot in his court docket.
And TEAMtalk can verify that Liverpool, who preferred Dembele earlier than he moved to Catalunya, are actually within the operating to signal him on a free switch.
There are different golf equipment eager on touchdown him too within the type of Bayern Munich and Juventus. There may be additionally rival Premier League curiosity too with Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea additionally in contact together with his representatives.
It’s additionally believed that Newcastle, with their new-found monetary mite, may very effectively additionally make a proposal.
Nonetheless, Klopp is a large fan of the participant and is reportedly hopeful that Liverpool can strike a deal.
Klopp nonetheless likes each Ismaila Sarr and Jarrod Bowen, both of whom Liverpool reportedly looked at over the summer.
However the probability to signal Dembele on a free is one which Edwards has informed his bosses they should capitalise on.
Liverpool lead chase for Olympiakos defender
Liverpool are additionally reportedly forward of Everton and Arsenal in the transfer race to sign Olympiacos defender Pape Abou Cisse.
According to the Daily Mail, although, the Anfield membership need extra safety for his or her again line.
Certainly, they’ve put Cisse on their switch shortlist after sending scouts to one in all his latest shows.
Liverpool surveyors watched the Senegal worldwide maintain a clear sheet in a 3-0 Olympiacos win over Fenerbahce within the Europa League.
Cisse has shaped a robust partnership with former Arsenal centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The pair have conceded solely two objectives in 5 league video games this season.
Nonetheless, the clear sheet file this season extends to seven in all competitions, with Cisse enjoying 13 video games already.
Ought to he transfer to Liverpool, the 26-year-old would be part of up with Senegal teammate Mane.