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Report: Liverpool target Youri Tielemans stalls new contract talks

Liverpool are heading into the summer transfer window with the spine of the side needing addressing. The Reds have already completed a third of the project, we could be set for a boost in our pursuit of the next third. Reported Liverpool target Youri Tielemans has allegedly paused negotiations on a new contract with Leicester City.

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Spine replacement

The Reds need to build a new spine of the side, that is to say we need a new centre back, centre midfielder and striker.

Thankfully, Michael Edwards has already brought in a centre back having completed a deal for Ibrahima Konate.

Now our attentions have turned to replacing Gini Wijnaldum in the middle and adding a lethal finisher to the front three.

Liverpool target Youri Tielemans

There is always a shortlist of targets at Liverpool.

A report from Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium has claimed that Liverpool have put Youri Tielemans on their shortlist to replace Gini Wijnaldum.

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The 24-year-old Leicester City star has enjoyed yet another impressive season with the Foxes.

He scored a screamer to win the FA Cup final, increasing his stock further.

According to Eurosport, Youri Tielemans is stalling on a new contract at Leicester City.

The outlet has claimed that the Belgian is holding off until after the Euros because he wants to keep his options open should the tournament raise his profile yet further.

What RTK has to say

This could be good news for Liverpool.

Youri Tielemans keeping his options open could prompt Michael Edwards to make a move.

Leicester City are closing in on Boubakary Soumare who could replace the Belgian.

Are the stars aligning?

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