Liverpool are expected to sign a centre back this summer. The Reds need reinforcements at the back after a disastrous season with injuries. According to the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool are interested in Raphael Varane and have contacted his representatives.
Centre back signing
Liverpool started the season with just three senior centre backs in the squad.
The move was thought to be a gamble and it was one which backfired nearly immediately.
By mid-November the Reds were down to just Joel Matip and the Cameroonian is never fit for long.
In January he too was ruled out until next season, the Reds had to bring in Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to plug the gaps.
Despite the two winter window additions the belief is that the club are still looking to strengthen and a couple of defenders could well leave over the summer.
Liverpool contact Raphael Varane camp
This summer sees a couple of France’s World Cup winning side enter the final year of their contracts at their respective clubs.
One such player is currently playing at the back for Real Madrid.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool hold an interest in Raphael Varane.
The Reds are said to have contacted the Frenchman’s camp with Madrid open to selling due to his contract situation.
The report states that the 28-year-old would be available for around £60m.
However, Manchester United are thought to be leading the chase for the defender’s signature.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Raphael Varane would assemble surely the best centre back partnership in world football.
The Frenchman alongside Virgil van Dijk would be impassable.
The two are absolutely rapid and read the game impeccably well, we may never concede again.
However, it would be a surprise if the Reds were to land the World Cup winner given the finances involved.