Liverpool are set to act on their interest in an attacking teenage sensation, though prising him from his current club will reportedly require a “crazy offer”.
The Reds have been conspicuous by their relative inactivity in the transfer window.
Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas was brought in to provide competition for Andy Robertson. But to date, the 24-year-old remains the club’s only major acquisition this summer.
A recent report suggested Liverpool have taken their first steps toward signing Thiago Alcantara. But the latest news suggests the club are looking more towards their future.
The 18-year-old Anderlecht forward has ‘long been on Liverpool’s radar’, and was previously invited to Anfield in an effort to convince him to sign.
Their advances were rejected, with Doku signing a new deal in February with Anderlecht until 2022.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will now reportedly reignite their interest, though Anderlecht CEO Karel van Eetvelt has revealed what it will take to bring his side to the negotiating table.
“Scared? Never. Only at a Belgian club you can never say that something is impossible,” he told Het Nieuwsblad.
“If, say, Liverpool suddenly come up with a crazy offer, you have to look at it. How much?
“I prefer not to talk about figures, but AA Gent set the tone with [Jonathan] David’s [sale to Lille].
“To be clear: for now, only the media is speculating about Doku and Liverpool.”
Liverpool move “imminent” for talented German
Meanwhile, Marcelo Pitaluga’s move from Fluminense to Liverpool is “imminent”, according to a report in Brazil.
The Liverpool Echo claimed that the Reds were in talks with Fluminense about signing young goalkeeper earlier this week.
The 17-year-old is in the Brazil Under-17s set-up but has yet to earn a cap for his country. More importantly, he is on Fluminense’s transfer list with the Brazilian outfit club keen to raise funds.
And the move looks to have advanced quickly with Extra ,via Sport Witness, reporting the Rio de Janeiro club are negotiating hard with the Reds over their latest offer. They report says the move though is “a matter of time”.