Liverpool have been heavily linked with Aurelien Tchouameni and are currently battling with Champions League rivals Real Madrid for his signature, with a new update emerging on the player.
According to a journalist for Foot Mercato, Liverpool will “step up” their chase for the Monaco midfielder after the Champions League final.
The reporter tweeted: “There is not yet a full agreement between Real and Monaco for Tchouameni.
“The people of Madrid remain in pole position for the moment. Liverpool will step up after the UCL. Paris have not said their last word and are ready to offer more than other clubs.”
After Fabrizio Romano revealed that Tchouameni reportedly preferred a move to Real Madrid it seemingly put a dampener on Liverpool’s chances, however supporters will be buzzing that the club hasn’t given up on the potential signing yet.
It is clear that Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield by injecting youth into his ageing squad, with Gavi and Ibrahim Sangare both also linked with a move to Anfield this summer but it’s clear that the intent is to sign the Ligue 1 star if possible.
The £60m ace who was hailed a “monster” by France U21 boss Sylvain Ripoll, has been an absolute force for Monaco this season with the youngster scoring two goals, creating six big chances and completing the most interceptions (101) of any player in the top five European leagues this season.
Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson are all in their 30s, so making plans for the next generation of the team to come through and add a fresh perspective to the team is clearly something Liverpool want to achieve and Tchouameni is capable of providing as he identifies as the exact type of midfielder Liverpool need.
According to ESPN, Real Madrid are prepared to pay an estimated €80m (£68m) so Liverpool will need to offer something in a similar region to compete with the La Liga giants this summer and get the deal over the line to secure his services in their midfield on Merseyside for the future.
Should FSG do so then given his qualities, the entire of Anfield will be beaming with joy.