Liverpool boss Klopp in talks with agent of €100m Barcelona star

Ross Gibson

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly in talks with the representatives of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele, as he attempts to set up a sensational move.

The France international has been heavily linked with a move away from Barca this summer, after struggling to make an impact in his debut season at the Nou Camp.

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are amongh a host of clubs touted as possible destinations, while Klopp has publicly admitted his admiration for the youngster.

When asked last month about the possibility of signing Dembele, he said: “Is he available? Then I’m interested.”

It now appears that a move may actually be edging closer, if reports in Spain are to be believed.

Don Balon state that Anfield chiefs are in discussions with Dembele and his agent.

The report goes on to claim that Barca do not trust the 21-year-old to perform, and following the capture of Malcom from Bordeaux, are willing to cut their losses and let Dembele leave.

Despite splashing out £135.5m to sign him for Borussia Dortmund last summer, they’re prepared to let him go should Liverpool bid €100m (£89m).

Klopp has made no secret of his desire to replace Philippe Coutinho after failing in his pursuit of Lyon star Nabil Fekir, and may be keen to take advantage of Dembele’s sudden availability.




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