Liverpool are allegedly expected to beat fellow European giants Real Madrid to the transfer of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.
The France international has shone for his side in recent times and has established himself as one of the finest youngsters in Europe in the process.
According to Don Balon, Dayot had been a target for Los Blancos, but it now looks more likely that Jurgen Klopp’s side will pip the Spanish heavyweights to the potential €42 million deal.
This makes sense for Liverpool, who urgently need to strengthen the defensive options after a difficult season of injuries in that zone of the pitch.
Virgil van Dijk is a long-term absentee, while Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are also both out at the moment, with midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson both playing in central defence in the latest games.
A team like the Reds surely cannot go on like this, and a landing like Dayot could be hugely useful to give the Premier League champions a solid long-term option in that position.
In other news, Liverpool will need to fight off interest from Premier League rivals Leeds United and Manchester City in order to sign Wolves star Adama Traore, reports Spanish outlet Sport.
The 24-year-old is keen on a transfer away from Wolves after a frustrating first half of the campaign which has seen him regularly benched by boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
Liverpool have been mentioned with the Spain winger for much of the past year and Adama is rated at £35 million.