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Liverpool: Klopp can sign Tchouameni alternative in Sangare

Liverpool have identified their midfield as an area of improvement for this summer transfer window after chasing Aurelien Tchouameni for the last few weeks, but after a blow to the potential move the club are already eyeing up an alternative.

What’s the latest?

According to Dutch journalist Marco Timmer (via Empire of the Kop), Liverpool are eyeing a move for Ibrahim Sangare in a deal similar to the one they secured for Luis Diaz in January.

As per the report, Liverpool have sent scouts numerous times to watch the PSV Eindhoven star play in the Eredivisie this season, and would be able to secure a deal for just €25m (£21m) instead of paying his €37.5m (£31.9m) release clause.

It comes as Fabrizio Romano revealed yesterday that Tchouameni is looking likely to choose Real Madrid after agreeing on terms with the La Liga giants, as well as Liverpool.

The Italian transfer insider tweeted: “Aurélien Tchouaméni has already communicated to his teammates the intention to join Real Madrid.”

FSG can get Anfield rocking

There is no doubt the club and supporters will be disappointed to lose out on Tchouameni, but the fact that FSG are already lining up a worthy alternative will surely get Anfield rocking next season.

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When you compare Tchouameni to the Ivorian midfielder there is very little difference in the pair, with Sangare completing more tackles (3.3), more key passes (0.8) and completing more touches (89.3) on average per game.

Both have scored three goals and registered two assists, however, the PSV star has played six fewer league games this season.

The £21m ace who was hailed “dangerous” by former coach Aad de Mos, not only has a similar output to the 22-year-old Monaco midfielder but would be much more cost-effective if Liverpool could secure the deal for the aforementioned estimate, saving the club millions for investment in other areas.

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According to RMC Sport, the reported fee Real Madrid will agree with Tchouameni is €80m (£68m) plus add-ons, which is over three times the amount Liverpool could pay for Sangare, so it could be a major coup for Klopp if he could seal the deal for the Ivorian midfielder instead.

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