The Highly Rated Center Defender Liverpool Want To Sign This Summer

Written by Rey Jeremiah

Liverpool have a five-man shortlist including RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate and Ozan Kabak as they look to strengthen at centre-back this summer.

France U21 international Konate reportedly has a buyout clause of around 40m euros (£34m).

Liverpool are yet to decide on the future of Turkey’s Kabak, 21, who joined on loan from Schalke in January.

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They have an option to buy him for £18m – with add-on clauses – but do not need to activate it until June.

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Kabak has made five league appearances for Liverpool and played both legs as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Konate was on the bench for the German side in both games as they were beaten 4-0 on aggregate.

He is currently part of the France squad at the European U21 Championship. He did not play in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark but started in the 2-0 victory over Russia.

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