Report: Liverpool could 'try their luck again' to get 'extraordinary' player to Anfield after CL final tonight
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Aurelien Tchouameni in recent months.
However, the Reds seem to have fallen behind in the race to sign the Monaco star.
Over the past few days, Real Madrid have apparently edged into pole position for Tchouameni.
As well as Liverpool and Los Blancos, Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in pursuit of the 22-year-old too.
Now, L’Equipe has suggested that the Reds will try again for Tchouameni after Saturday’s Champions League final.
The French outlet – via Sport Witness – claims the Frenchman was ‘more tempted’ by Liverpool at first.
The Anfield outfit has ‘followed him’, but ‘without having gone so far in discussions’.
This appears to have led to Real Madrid becoming frontrunners for Tchouameni.
However, PSG also haven’t given up on the ‘idea of seducing him’.
Liverpool, Real and PSG will have to pay ‘more than €80m’ (£68m) to get an approval from Monaco.
Reds eyeing “extraordinary” talent
Liverpool boast an impressive midfield at the moment.
However, there’s certainly scope to bring in younger, first-team ready new recruits.
Jordan Henderson is 31 and James Milner is 36, so Jurgen Klopp may well be looking at potential successors.
And Tchouameni, one of the best young midfielders in world football, would’ve certainly fit the bill for the Anfield outfit.
Described by Paul Pogba as an “extraordinary” talent, Tchouameni’s performances have brought him to the forefront of the top teams’ minds.
Reds must not give up in Tchouameni race – TBR View
Though Real appear to be frontrunners for Tchouameni, the race is far from over.
And Liverpool may have arguably the best chance to turn the midfielder’s head on Saturday night.
The Reds lock horns with Los Blancos at the Stade de France for the Champions League trophy.
Reaching three Champions League finals in five years is already a huge deal.
And winning two in four years would rubber-stamp the fact Liverpool have built something incredible.