Footy Extras

Liverpool want Sampdoria centre-half with bargain release clause

Liverpool have entered the race for Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley, who has a £10.8m release clause in his current deal, according to SampNews24.

Known for their ability to identify a bargain, the men in charge of the club recruitment may be looking to sign the Gambian at an affordable price.

At 27-years-old, Colley is not necessarily one for the future, however, the strong centre-back has risen to prominence dramatically in recent years and now Jurgen Klopp could look to make the player his latest squad addition.

Having spent much of his early career in the non-elite European divisions, he got his move to Serie A two years ago after impressing for Belgian club Genk.

Now, having made 52 Italian top-flight appearances in two campaigns with Sampdoria, Omar could be set to make his next forward step in his career.

Earlier in the summer, Liverpool were thought to be in the market for a fourth choice centre-half following the departure of Dejan Lovren to Zenit.

The need had apparently subsided with the emergence of 17-year-old powerhouse Billy Koumetio in the pre-season campaign, although a deal representing such little outgoing is likely to be seriously considered.

It is unknown whether Omar himself would consider joining the PL champions to become the fourth variant having been a regular starter in Italy.

In other news, Liverpool have held negotiations with Sheffield United and Crystal Palace over a potential transfer of Rhian Brewster, Sky Sports reports.