Liverpool potentially could have three reported targets in action this afternoon, while all representing the same country in today’s serving of international football.
The likes of Ibrahima Konaté, Jules Kounde and Odsonne Edouard are all expected to start in France’s final Group Stage match of the U21’s European Championships against Iceland.
All three of the aforementioned all-stars were in action during France’s victory against Russia on Sunday, and all have recently been credited to be of interest to Liverpool.
Konaté, 21, is undoubtedly been the main topic of conversation for a number of Liverpool fans in recent days.
David Ornstein of The Athletic broke the news on Monday that Liverpool are in the process of finalising a deal for the RB Leipzig centre-back.
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Konate, who made his long-awaited return from injury for his country this month, has reportedly passed a number of medical tests ahead of a proposed transfer to Merseyside, per The Mirror.
The Reds are understood to be ready to activate Konate’s £34million release clause and negotiations with the player are at an advanced stage.
Meanwhile, Edouard has also been linked to Liverpool in recent weeks, with the Celtic striker reportedly up for sale this summer, per Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast.
The 23-year-old is hot property heading into the transfer window as he enters the final year of his contract, and the likes of Arsenal and Leicester have recently been linked to the striker.
Finally, there is the transfer saga concerning Sevilla centre-back, Kounde.
The 22-year-old is one of the best-rated defenders around and Liverpool, according to 90Min.com, have withheld an interest in Kounde for some time.
Konate and Kounde were partnered together in France’s most victory against Russia. The defensive duo combined to keep an all-important cleansheet.
Meanwhile, at the other end, Edouard was on the scoresheet via the penalty spot to open his account for the tournament.
Given there are potentially three players who have all been linked to Liverpool at one point or another, we expect a number of watchful eyes from Anfield to oversee this spectacle with interst.