Khephren Thuram has stated that he is happy at OGC Nice and could now stay at the club this summer despite recent links to Liverpool.

Speaking to L’Equipe, the France international revealed that he wants to continue his development at a club where he will play regular football, with Thuram stating that he is pleased with his progress at Nice and that he could remain with the Ligue 1 side this summer.

The Daily Mail recently reported that Liverpool have been scouting Thuram as Jurgen Klopp looks to overhaul his midfield options in the market, and the £53m-rated youngster could be a perfect option for the Anfield side having enjoyed a breakout year in France.

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However, Thuram now looks set to stay with Nice despite the French Riviera side missing out on Europe in ninth-place, with the 22-year-old keen to progress his development as a regular for the club despite big interest from the likes of Liverpool.

Thuram said when asked about recent transfer rumours: “I want to progress, be on the pitch, have fun. For now, I’m at Nice, and that’s going very well, I really like the club, so I still see myself at Nice. I am happy at Nice. There are rumours, I hear them, but I’m happy at Nice and I hope to grow with this club.”

Liverpool should have taken a punt on Thuram after breakout season

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Liverpool’s chances of signing Thuram look next-to-zero based on the midfielder’s latest comments, yet the Reds could have taken the risk and made a bid for the 22-year-old, with the France international enjoying an incredible year with Nice in Ligue 1.

With the French side out of Europe for next season, Thuram could have relished in the chance to join one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs in Liverpool, and Klopp could have also been the perfect manager for the youngster in his first year in England.

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