Liverpool will not be signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in January, with Calciomercato claiming the Reds have baulked at the asking-price.
The Italian news outlet claims the Reds remain keen on bringing in a new central defender, but with Inter valuing Skiniar at around the £54m mark, it appears he won’t be pursued by Jurgen Klopp.
That could leave the door open for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho to move for Skriniar. The Spurs manager is a long-term admirer of the Inter star, having tried to land him in the summer window too.
The report also further backs up claims the Reds remain keen on the likes of Ozan Kabak and Per Schuurs. However, with Liverpool doing well as it is, it remains to be seen if Klopp will indeed go all out for a new defender in the coming weeks.
A win for the Reds tonight could see them end the year five points clear at the top, which is remarkable, given their defensive issues.
Liverpool won’t spend massive, Skrinar was never going to be the one – TBR View
Skriniar looks bound for Spurs out of all the Premier League teams in all honesty, so it’s surprising to see a report claim Liverpool had a big interest.
The Reds won’t be splashing big money in January, unless they have further disasters and the likes of Fabinho and Matip suffer long-term problems.
In fairness, Jurgen Klopp deserves immense credit. To get his side to where they are with so many missing, just shows the brilliance of the German and his Liverpool team.