Reports from France indicate that Liverpool have made a concrete approach to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele this summer.
After letting Philippe Coutinho leave to join Barcelona in January, Jürgen Klopp will this summer look to reinforce his attacking ranks, with Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings the only attackers available as alternatives to his magical front three.
Between them, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored a combined 90 goals across all competitions this season, guiding the Reds to a top-four finish and the Champions League final.
While fortune has been on Liverpool’s side this season, with the trio staying fit and avoiding major injuries, Klopp needs to prepare for the worst and is targetting French attackers to reinforce the frontline this summer.
So far this season, Ousmane Dembele has struggled to find his feet at Barcelona, with injuries hampering his progress after completing a mega-money transfer to Spain.
In 24 appearances, the Frenchman managed just 4 goals and 8 assists. This is after he scored 10 and set up a further 21 for teammates last season at Borussia Dortmund.
According to RMC, as highlighted by Get French Football News, Liverpool have made a concrete approach to Barcelona to discuss the purchase of Dembele. Klopp is reportedly a big fan of the Frenchman – keeping tabs on him ever since his days at Rennes.
Before the 19-year-old moved to Dortmund, Klopp flew to Paris and tried to convince Dembele in person to move to Anfield and although he was unsuccessful, he has not given up and will again try this summer to sign his man.
The report does indicate that Klopp’s desire to sign Dembele suggest that an attacking player will depart from Liverpool in his place but this is wide of the mark, with the Reds yet to replace Philippe Coutinho after his move to Barcelona.
The mere thought of Mané, Salah, Firmino, Dembele and Nabil Fekir all being part of the same squad is just too incredible to think it’s possible.
You never really know with the way Klopp has Liverpool going up and up and…