Premier League giants Liverpool are planning to make a double raid on Borussia Monchengladbach for highly-rated pair Marcus Thuram and Denis Zakaria, according to the reports.
Both players have impressed for a Bundesliga outfit that are currently sitting fourth in Germany top-tier and are rumoured to be on the radar of hosts of European teams.
German outlet Express reports that the Merseyside Reds are among the teams interested, with sporting director Michael Edwards planning up deals for Gladbach anchorman Zakaria and their forward Thuram, the son of the former France international Lilian. Zakaria, also touted as a target for Premier League giants Arsenal and Man Utd has played 31 games in all competitions this season, while Thuram has played 33 times.
The report indicates that it could cost the Merseyside Reds up to £88m to land both Gladbach key players.
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen chief Peter Bosz has revealed that the Bundesliga club aren’t going to be able to keep hold of star midfielder Kai Havertz this summer transfer window.
The midfielder has previously been rumoured with a switch to the Merseyside Reds, with BILD claiming of our interest in the German international ahead of the winter transfer window.
Speaking to GOAL, Bosz confirms that German playmaker will depart from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, however, he’ll fetch a fee of over £90million. “We can’t hold onto him next summer,” he said.
“It will be a transfer of over €100M (£90M). In this business, it’s about developing talents and selling them on. With at least €100M, we’ll try to strengthen ourselves in three or four positions”