Paper Talk: Klopp considers move as Liverpool told price to sign Ajax star

Perr Schuurs, Edson Alvarez

Liverpool are pondering a January approach after learning the price needed to buy an Ajax sensation, while Manchester United have learnt a Bayern Munich regular dreams of a move to Old Trafford, according to Saturday’s transfer gossip.



Liverpool have been told they will have to pay £26.7m if they want to sign in Ajax defender Perr Schuurs in January.

The 20-year-old is being monitored by the Reds as they look to bring in more defensive reinforcements.

Virgil van Dijk’s ACL injury kick-started a horror run of injuries for the Reds. They then lost Fabinho to a slight hamstring issue. More seriously, Joe Gomez has also been sidelined for the season with a knee issue. Trent Alexander-Arnold is another set to miss Sunday’s game with Leicester.

The Reds have been linked with a plethora of big-name players to fill the void.

Despite that, they are won’t spend lavishly, meaning talk of a £55m deal for 29-year-old Kalidou Koulibaly looks unlikely.

Instead, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are far more likely to look at those in the early 20s. Schalke’s Ozan Kabak – rated at €35m (£31.2m) – is one player who fits that bill.

Another though is Ajax’s Schuurs. He has already been mentioned as a potential Liverpool target.

Now the Reds have been told that the young Dutchman can leave for a fee of €30m (£26.7m) in January.



That price is unlikely to scare off Liverpool.

Reports in Italy – cited by the Liverpool Echo – claim bids for the 20-year-old will be considered in the winter window.

That gives Klopp and Co plenty to think about and a bid could be forthcoming for a player who has already made Holland’s national squad.

Liverpool aren’t the only club in the market for Schuurs, however. It’s also reported AC Milan are keen on the centre-half, having also watched him closely.


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