Liverpool boosted in race for eighth summer signing

Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Lucas Digne, with reports from the Daily Star claiming that Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a replacement for their left-back in the shape of Galatasaray’s Alex Telles.

The Reds have already snapped up seven additions this summer, but despite the significant spend and the problems associated with bedding in so many fresh faces the club appear intent on making at least one more move.

Digne is reportedly a target as Brendan Rodgers looks to address his left-back concerns, with talks between the club and PSG officials having taken place for the wantaway defender.

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And now Liverpool have moved a step closer to landing the 22-year-old, with the Ligue 1 champions eyeing a direct replacement in the shape of Telles.

The Brazilian shone for Gala last term, and is also thought to be wanted by Chelsea.

Should Digne arrive at Anfield, he’ll likely compete with Alberto Moreno for a starting berth, with the Spaniard having failed to convince during his debut campaign at the club.