Klopp orders £54m bid for perfect Van Dijk partner with exit looming

Date published: Wednesday 24th June 2020 12:57 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool are preparing a €60million (£54million) bid for AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli, who is considering leaving his current employers, according to reports.

The 25-year-old central defender moved to Milan from Roma in 2015 and has made 183 appearances so far.

However, Fichajes claims he has become unsettled amid reports that Ralf Rangnick could become the new manager.

Rangnick is currently a Red Bull director but reports say Milan will announce him as their new boss in August.

What’s more, Milan are facing an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League next season.

As such, the Italian is considering finding a new club ahead of next season, with Liverpool preparing a bid.

The report says Anfield chiefs are aware that defence is a priority for new additions ahead of the new campaign, with Dejan Lovren the weakest link out of their four first-team options.

And Liverpool are ready to offer €60million for Romagnoli, a proposal which is likely to tempt Milan into business.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants reportedly eyes Romagnoli as his ideal partner for the ever-present Virgil van Dijk.

Romagnoli has suffered several small injuries in his time with Milan but, by and large, has featured heavily.

He made 40 appearances in his first season and has not missed a minute of Serie A action this time round.


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Elsewhere, former Liverpool forward John Aldridge says the Reds should consider signing attacking reinforcements.

Liverpool backed away from Timo Werner, due to his £50million release clause, allowing Chelsea to swoop in.

And such a stance could continue at Anfield this summer, with the club to be hit after football’s recent shutdown.

However, Aldridge insists that Liverpool will eventually change their approach.

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