Liverpool Round-Up: French Defender on Radar, Battle For Young Boys Star, Playmaker Set to Leave

By | May 9, 2021

Man United set to hijack Liverpool’s move for 6 ft 2 Bundesliga defender

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to hijack Liverpool move to signing RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate this summer.

The Merseyside Reds are believed to have identified the Frenchman as a possible addition in the upcoming market, even though German outfits sporting director Markus Krosche recently played down rumoured about a possible switch to Anfield.

Like Liverpool, Mna Utd is also keen to sign a new central defender in the summer and Konate is now another player that has been rumoured with a switch to Premier League.

The 20-times English champions primary centre-back targets still has beenVillarreal’s Pau Torres and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, however, according to Eurosport, failing to sign one of these La Liga defenders they could try and hijack Liverpool’s move for Konate.

The 21-year-old is valued at around £34m by the German outfit and will only be allowed to depart from the club if the right offer is made.

Konate, who has suffered with an ankle injury for much of this campaign, he has made only 10 Bundesliga games, founding back of the net once in a 3-0 win over Freiburg in November.

Man Utd and Liverpool also eyeing move for another RB Leipzig star Sabitzer.

Liverpool and Arsenal considering move for 23-year-old defender

Young Boys defender Mohamed Ali Camara is reportedly attracting interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool.

The 23-year-old defender has spent the past three campaigns with the Swiss giants and has helped the team to a clean sweep of league trophies in that period.

According to TEAMtalk, Camara’s fine form has caught the attention of Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as fellow English teams West Ham United and Crystal Palace.

Camara, capped just once by Guinea at senior international level, has another campaign to run on his deal at the Wankdorf Stadium.

The same report claims that Jean-Pierre Nsame and Moumi Ngamaleu, who also ply their trade for Young Boys, are two others being keeping tabs on by Premier League teams.

Meanwhile, Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old is currently enjoying his best season at Camp Nou, founding back of the net 10 times from his 36 games in all competitions.

However, despite the France international’s resurgence under Ronald Koeman, his deal set to expire at the end of the 2021-22 season.

According to reports in Spain, Juventus are keeping tabs on the situation ahead of making an offer for the player in the summer.

Liverpool 29-year-old star desperate to leave the team this summer

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has reportedly told his agent to find him a new team in the summer.

That’s according to Football Insider, who revealed early signs point to a potential Serie A transfer for the former FC Bayern Munich attacker.

The FootballInsider have a habit of getting ahead of the curve with some transfers  rumors – however, please take this report with a pinch of salt.

Sevilla, Lazio and Real Betis all have expressed an interest, with team previously mentioned as possible destinations for Swiss flyer.

Just a few months ago it was suggested that the Switzerland international turned down the opportunities to depart from Liverpool on loan, which may have had a huge impact on Takumi Minamino’s temporary move to Southampton.

Shaqiri has two years left on his current contract at Anfield, which should give the club some leverage in potential negotiations this summer.

As stated in the above FI report, the Merseyside Reds have previously asked for as much as £23 million for the forward, however, could be talked into cashing in on the No.23 for less.

Liverpool another midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum is also keen on to depart from Anfield in order to sign for Barcelona.