Seire A defensive rock linked with surprise move to Liverpool

By | September 17, 2020

Liverpool have allegedly joined a number of Premier League outfits and Scottish champions Celtic in the race to land Serie A club Sampdoria defender Omar Colley this summer.

Jurgen Klopp’s outfit are likely to be in the market for a new centre-half this summer after cashing in on Dejan Lovren, who quit the club to join Zenit St. Petersburg earlier this transfer window and It leaves just Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez as options.

Italian website SampNews24 have stated that Liverpool and Burnley have joined the race to land 27-year-old Colley, who only joined Serie A side Sampdoria from Belgian outfit KRC Genk in the summer of 2018.

The report states the Reds are not alone in their pursuit of the Gambia international. Indeed, the Anfield outfit and Burnley are said to have joined West Brom, West Ham and Celtic in the hunt to land Colley.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim I Blucerchiati will not consider offers of less than £9m for Colley – but that could see Liverpool bring in the African defender for a fee smaller than the near-£11m received for Lovren.

In other news, Liverpool have reportedly agreed a fee of around €30m with Bayern Munich for the Spanish star Thiago Alcantara and with personal terms all but agreed, a transfer could be completed in the very near future.

The links to the midfielder have been rumbling on for a host of weeks, with many fans left frustrated at the lack of incoming signings at the club but this news should be a huge boost to Reds supporters.