Klopp ‘intensifying’ talks for standout signing who would relish Liverpool move

Jurgen Klopp smiling before a Liverpool game

Liverpool have stepped up transfer talks in recent days over a deal to bring Adama Traore to Anfield, according to a report.

The 25-year-old has gone through peaks and troughs in his career in England, but still has potential. At one of his heights 2019/20, he scored three goals against Manchester City to help depose them as Premier League champions.

While he played 37 of 38 league games last term, he only produced a total of five top-flight goal contributions.

This campaign has started in similar fashion. Indeed, Traore has yet to score or assist after seven Premier League outings.

The Spain international is also facing uncertainty over his contract. Last season, reports claimed that Wolves became annoyed at Traore stalling over a new deal.

More recently, though, claims revealed that the attacker is closing in on a bumper new deal.

According to El Nacional, Liverpool still have hope of snapping Traore up.

The Spanish source claims that manager Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have intensified talks in recent days over a deal for him.

Adama Traore set for new Wolves contract

Adama Traore is reportedly set for a new Wolves contract in a blow to Liverpool and Spurs, with more news on Sam Johnstone and Moussa Diaby.

Traore would reportedly relish a move to Anfield because of the attacking football on offer. Indeed, he would not turn down a move there if the chance arose.

Furthermore, Klopp is reportedly waiting to welcome Traore into his ranks with ‘open arms’.

Liverpool have already raided Wolves recently, for fellow attacker Diogo Jota. The Portuguese has enjoyed rock-solid form either side of a knee injury last season.

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While the 24-year-old represents the long-term future of Liverpool’s front line, uncertainty remains over Klopp’s current stars.

Mohamed Salah is in discussions over a new contract, but Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane’s contracts also expire in 2023.

Liverpool eyeing Barcelona transfer raid

Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Eric Garcia Barcelona v Getafe, August 2021

Elsewhere, TEAMtalk understands that Liverpool are lining up an offer for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January.

The Frenchman arrived in Spain to great expectations over what he could offer, following Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, a succession of injury problems have hampered his progress.

As such, exit links have surfaced for some time and TEAMtalk has learned of Liverpool’s interest ahead of the January transfer window.