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Liverpool make contact as they push ahead with transfer for midfielder Jurgen Klopp ‘loves’

Aurelien Tchouameni Monaco March 2022

Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Aurelien Tchouameni and are ready to rival Real Madrid for his signature, claims a report.

The 22-year-old Monaco midfielder is building a solid reputation in Europe and is on the shopping list on a number of teams. Real Madrid have been following the France international and were favourites to land the player.

Manchester United under new boss Erik ten Hag have also been linked with Tchouameni. In fact ESPN claimed that Tchouameni is a man that Dutch boss Ten Hag has placed on his wanted list this summer.

But United and Madrid will not have it all their own way and Jurgen Klopp has pushed Liverpool officials to make a move for the player.

Foot Mercato claims the Reds have spoken to the player’s officials about his future.

And that fits well with claims from The Athletic’s David Ornstein in January, who reported that Anfield scouts were watching the Monaco man.

Tchouameni, who is a fierce competitor, is under contract until 2024. But some big offers this summer could tempt Monaco into selling.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd & Man City eye Monaco star

Aurelien Tchouameni is available this summer for only £50m as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all ready to bid for the French midfielder.

 

Klopp “particularly appreciates the player” and per the source the German coach has  made him a “priority” this summer.

Tchouameni to revamp Liverpool midfield

Both Jordan Henderson and James Milner are into their 30s. Milner, 36, is out of contract this summer and although a new deal is in the pipeline, his influence has been minimal this season.

Henderson, 31, has made 26 Premier League starts this season, but was left on the bench against Everton. And with one eye on the future Klopp seems eager to inject some younger blood into his midfield this summer.

Tchouameni at in excess of £50m, could be that man, with Liverpool prepared to offer him a lucrative deal. But the bright lights of the Spanish capital are said to appeal to the player.

He may also be in line with a better chance of first-team football at the Bernabeu. That is down to the fact that Real have a midfield that makes Liverpool’s look like an Academy line-up.

Luka Modric, 36, Toni Kroos, 32 and Casemiro, 30 are all coming to the end of their Bernabeu careers.

Liverpool though have made their move with Klopp intent on landing a player he “loves”.

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