Liverpool still have OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram on their shortlist in case they miss out on Moises Caicedo.

The Reds continue to be embroiled in the Caicedo transfer saga, which looks likely to end with Chelsea signing the player.

If they lose out on the Brighton man, then it will be a disappointing end to an exciting couple of days. But in reality, they’ll simply be in the same position they were before. And according to The Mirror, they currently have three top options ‘on their radar’ instead of Caicedo.

Khephren Thuram

The number one choice appears to be Romeo Lavia. Liverpool have been trying to sign the Saints man for the past few weeks with no luck.

However, The Mirror claim that Lavia isn’t the only one under consideration. Thuram and Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch complete the trio of reported targets.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are also said to be ready to prove to FIFA and the Premier League that Chelsea’s recent spending has broken several financial rules, should they sign Caicedo.

Liverpool back in for Thuram

If Liverpool do end up trying to sign Thuram, then the transfer window truly will have come full circle.

It has been a hectic and chaotic few months for Reds fans, who are used to having a relatively quiet and serene summer.

At one stage, it had looked virtually certain that Thuram would become a Liverpool player. But with the deal starting to get a little too expensive for their liking, the Reds reportedly chose to sign Dominik Szoboszlai instead.

Khephren Thuram
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Now, a couple of unexpected departures later, Liverpool might have to revisit the groundwork they did with the Nice man.

Unfortunately, with a couple of weeks left in the window, the deal may now be even more expensive. It’s surprising that Thuram hasn’t got his move yet this summer.

Given that he has been described as ‘phenomenal’ by French football expert Jonathan Johnson, you could see him at a top team.

Perhaps that could still be Liverpool. But the Reds are going to have to go cap in hand back to the player and his club. That’s never a good look, especially when you’ve just let everyone know you’ve got £111m burning a hole in your pocket.

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