Liverpool set to gazump Arsenal, Barcelona in race for French teenager

Date published: Friday 19th July 2019 9:25 - Oli Fisher

VILA REAL SANTO ANTÓNIO, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 11: Julian Albrecht (L) and Oscar Schönfelder (R) of Germany U16 challenge Bilel Hassaini (C) of France U16 during the UEFA Development Tournament Match between Germany U16 and France U16 on February 11, 2017 in Vila Real Santo António, Portugal. (Photo by Filipe Farinha/Getty Images)

Liverpool have made their move for reported Arsenal target Bilel Hassaini, according to latest speculation from France.

The only newcomer in the Reds’ squad during the transfer window has been 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp Van Den Berg, and Jurgen Klopp admitted on Thursday that he does not expect that situation to change significantly.

He said on liverpoolfc.com: “We are pretty relaxed in that, we will see what’s coming up.

How I said, it will not be the biggest transfer window of LFC; we invested a lot in the team in the last two years, I would say. We cannot spend every year in the same manner.”

After the addition of Van Den Berg Liverpool may continue to look into the future, and they are ready to make an offer for Hassaini according to FootMercato via GFFN.

Arsenal and Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the winger/attacking midfielder, with his current club AS Nancy desperate to raise funds in order to avoid relegation to the third tier.

Ligue 1 club St Etienne are also apparently interested, as are Paris Saint-Germain, but the latter are believed to have withdrawn from the race after talks reached a dead end.

 

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