Liverpool learn £60m transfer is on for midfielder with point to prove as Man Utd, Chelsea compete

Alexis Mac Allister and Joao Palhinha

Liverpool target Alexis Mac Allister might be allowed to leave Brighton for a transfer fee of £60million this summer, according to a report.

Mac Allister is on the radar of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window. After winning the World Cup with Argentina in December, the midfielder feels ready to take his club career to the next level.

Once he arrives at a bigger club than Brighton, he would have to back up his ability. But after proving himself on the international stage, he should be ready to at club level too.

Therefore, he is awaiting a potential transfer to Liverpool, Man Utd or Chelsea in the summer. And according to Football Insider, Brighton could accept an offer of £60m.

Ideally, the Seagulls are holding out for £70m. They are hoping to generate a bidding war for Mac Allister’s signature thanks to the range of interest in him.

But his suitors will be hoping a deal might be doable for somewhere closer to the £60m figure. It would still be a significant investment, but perhaps more reasonable for a player who had only ever competed in Argentine football before joining Brighton.

Having debuted for Brighton in March 2020, Mac Allister has recently surpassed 100 appearances for the club.

His next step could be to join a club competing in a UEFA tournament, although Brighton still have a chance to earn that opportunity for themselves. Currently, they are above Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League table.

But Brighton have become accustomed to seeing some of their top talents snapped up by clubs of that stature. For example, they sold Marc Cucurella to Chelsea last summer.

They might be bracing themselves for further interest in some of their standout squad members this year. In Mac Allister’s case, it seems there are three potential exit routes.

Where next for Alexis Mac Allister?

Liverpool are one of his main admirers, since they are planning a midfield overhaul in the summer. Interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham has been shelved for financial reasons. Yet a £60m swoop for Mac Allister might still be within reach.

They could be able to sign the South American and one or two other additions for a combined value in the region of what they would have had to spend on Bellingham alone.

But Mac Allister will be keeping his options open. Man Utd look the most likely of his suitors to have European football on offer. They are in the market for another creative midfielder, so a move there may have some logic too.

Chelsea are also aiming to modify their midfield in the summer. In January, they signed Mac Allister’s international colleague Enzo Fernandez in the same department.

It will be interesting to see who wins the race for Mac Allister, whose contract at the Amex Stadium is due to expire in 2025.

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