Liverpool have an eye fixed on the centre-back market forward of the summer time switch window and it’s being reported that the Reds have an Ivory Coast star on their radar.
Joel Matip may depart the Merseyside membership this summer time because the 32-year-old is out of contract at Anfield however the centre-back might be provided a short-term deal because the defender is at present out for the remainder of the tenting with a critical knee ligament damage and Jurgen Klopp has beforehand hinted that he doesn’t need the participant to go away the membership on this manner.
If Matip does depart, Liverpool have an eye fixed on Sporting CP’s Ousmane Diomande, studies David Lynch for That is Anfield.
Liverpool love to do their due diligence forward of creating an enormous determination and Diomande is only one of a number of centre-backs the Reds are .
Diomande has been with Sporting CP since final January having joined from FC Midtjylland and has turn into a key participant on the Portuguese membership.
The 20-year-old has a contract with the Sporting till 2027 and it’s unclear how a lot it will value to lure him away from the José Alvalade Stadium – though he has a €80m launch clause in that deal.
Liverpool are unlikely to match that determine and with the defender at present with the Ivory Coast at AFCON, successful the event may elevate the value tag of the teen if it comes right down to a negotiation.