'Things could move next week': Liverpool have made 'extraordinary' £50m star a priority signing - journalist
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Aurelien Tchouameni in recent weeks.
Now, Belgium-based journalist Sacha Tavolieri has claimed that the Reds are prioritising the Monaco star.
Tavolieri has told Empire of the Kop that Liverpool have a “really high” interest in Tchouameni.
As well as the Reds, Real Madrid – their Champions League final opponents – are apparently also in pursuit.
Liverpool could certainly do with bolstering their midfield ranks come the summer.
Although the Reds are strong in that area – as they are all across the pitch – there’s certainly scope to strengthen.
Jordan Henderson is 31 and James Milner is 36, so Jurgen Klopp may well be looking at potential first-team ready successors.
And Tchouameni, one of the best young midfielders in world football, would 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.
“I can say to you that the interest for Tchouameni is really high,” said Tavolieri.
“They [Liverpool] consider getting this player as one of the priorities during the transfer window of this summer.
“Things could move next week because the opponent of the Reds on that race has not given up yet.
“I think the club who wants the player will need to give at least £50m to Monaco.”
“Very interested in Liverpool”
There has previously been speculation suggesting that Tchouameni is keen on a switch to Anfield.
Journalist Santi Aouna told Empire of the Kop: “For the moment, there is just some contact with his agent.
“Monaco knows it too. The player is very interested in Liverpool.
“If Aurelien Tchouameni has managed to become regular in his performances, it is also because over time he has settled into a role that suits him better.
“Positioned higher on the pitch, his athletic and technical abilities allow him to bring a real plus offensively without neglecting defensive tasks.
“He is mature on and off the pitch. Complete player.”
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