Liverpool are interested in Wilfred Zaha but Crystal Palace are looking to tie him down by offering the winger a new deal believed to be in the region of £110,000 per week.
Goal’s Neil Jones reported earlier this week that Jürgen Klopp is looking to add a “multi-functional forward” to his side, with his side heavily reliant on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino for goals.
This can be underlined by the fact that the Reds struggled to really penetrate Real Madrid’s defence when Mo Salah was subbed off injured. The lack of a suitable alternative hindered Liverpool’s ability to get forward and cause the European Champions real problems.
One player that many have suggested as a good alternative is Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic – although his father has come out to quash all reports linking him to an English club.
Another player that Klopp seems to have had his eyes on is Wilfred Zaha from Palace. The winger certainly has the pace, strength and talent to succeed underneath the German’s tutelage.
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Ed Aarons writes for the Guardian, “Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is also believed to have monitored Zaha but now appears likely to press ahead with attempts to sign France’s Nabil Fekir from Lyon instead.”
Although, Crystal Palace are working tirelessly to get Zaha to agree a new deal with the London club worth an estimated £110,000 per week. The Ivory Coast international would become the club’s highest earner if he agreed to a new contract.
Liverpool’s interest in signing Fekir would not be an obstacle to signing Zaha as the Frenchman would play in midfield while the Palace attacker would be deployed across the front three.
Klopp wants a new attacking midfielder and a multi-functional forward to provide competition and cover for his already prolific forward line.