Liverpool will reportedly not bid for Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure, with the Reds looking at other targets.

According to the Evening Standard, the Anfield side have now decided against making an offer for the 23-year-old given how much Palace are looking for if they were to sell Doucoure.

Praised by Breaking The Lines as an ‘outstanding’ midfielder, the Mali international is one of many midfielders Liverpool have looked at this month heading into deadline day.

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However, it now seems very clear that Liverpool won’t be making any formal attempts to sign Doucoure, with Palace’s demands simply too much for the Reds to meet.

The youngster only joined the Eagles last year, and whilst Doucoure was unspectacular for the south London side, Liverpool have clearly been impressed with the midfielder’s Premier League displays.

Indeed, whilst Doucoure could haver flourished under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have arguably made the right call in dropping their interest in the midfielder for this window.

Liverpool can’t justify going all-in on Doucoure

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Doucoure is no doubt going to go far in his career, yet with what Palace are demanding for the midfielder, Liverpool are right to put their interest on ice for the Mali superstar this summer.

Whilst the Reds have shown this window they’re ready to spend big on the right profile, Doucoure might not be worth the reported £70m Palace are believed to want for the 23-year-old.

Moreover, Liverpool could find a better and cheaper alternative in the market for Doucoure, with the likes of Ryan Gravenberch still available in the window.

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