LIVERPOOL are reportedly eyeing Lille defender Sven Botman as a alternative for Virgil van Dijk.
The Reds are available in the market for a centre-back within the New Yr following the Dutchman’s ACL damage he suffered back in October.
Liverpool are keen on Lille defender Sven BotmanCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Jurgen Klopp is hoping the defender, 29, returns earlier than the top of the season, although he might properly miss the rest of the marketing campaign.
And French outlet Foot Mercato declare Liverpool’s reinforcement might come within the form of van Dijk’s compatriot Botman.
The report provides that the Merseysiders contacted his agent final month and are set to rival Inter Milan for his signature.
Based on Get French Football News, talks between Liverpool and the 20-year-old haven’t superior previous easy contact.
Lille are mentioned to have slapped a £45million valuation on Botman, however each shops declare they could possibly be tempted into accepting a £27m supply because of the monetary impression of the coronavirus pandemic.
The previous Ajax star has cemented his spot on the Ligue 1 aspect this season, making 22 appearances to this point this season to assist them to prime of the desk.
Liverpool are already thought to be in discussions with Lille over another of their players, Renato Sanches, following reviews the 2 membership have agreed an £18m deal.
The midfielder flopped within the Premier League at Swansea on a season-long mortgage from Bayern Munich however has since revitalised his profession in France.
However bringing in a brand new centre-back will most probably stay a precedence following long-term accidents to each van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
SunSport beforehand reported that the Reds had a £19m bid for Sporting Lisbon’s 18-year-old starlet Nuno Mendes.
And one other of the membership’s targets Perr Schuurs lately dealt Klopp a blow – by pledging his immediate future to Ajax.