Liverpool have now submitted a bid for Cheick Doucoure to Crystal Palace, with Jurgen Klopp using Romeu Lavia’s transfer to Chelsea as a guide to his recent midfield target.
This is acc The guard, who report that Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to sign Doucoure with a formal offer. But the Anfield natives’ offer is well below the price Crystal Palace set the Reds. So a deal for the 23-year-old’s move is not imminent.
Liverpool have identified the 12-time Mali midfielder as their latest midfield target after they failed to secure Lavia’s transfer. Neither he nor Southampton appreciated the Merseysiders’ attempt to get a cheaper deal after a string of unfavorable offers. Instead, Lavia is set to join Chelsea.
Liverpool use Lavia’s move to Chelsea to target Doucour
Chelsea also beat Liverpool in the transfer of Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion. Stamford Bridge side fended off Reds competition and improved Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. Caicedo joined 100 million poundsrising to £115m and Lavia should now follow.
There is a pending transfer for Lavia between Southampton and Chelsea after the Saints accepted the Blues’ contract. 58 million pounds Offer. He will initially cost the west London club £53m plus surcharges. Klopp now feels that Liverpool have set a guide price for Doucoure’s transfer from Crystal Palace.
Anfield bosses have presented the Selhurst Park side with a £58m bid for the midfielder. Doucour cost Crystal Palace just once 18 million poundswho rises to £21m with bids is not due to sign from RC Lens until July 2022. But the Eagles now believe the Bamako-born anchor is worth at least £70m this summer.
Crystal Palace are unlikely to accept the Anfield players’ initial offer
Doucour, who Seko Fofana is described as “irreplaceable”. at Lens is under contract in south London until June 2027. Last year he agreed to a five-year deal to seal a move to Selhurst Park under Patrick Vieira. The 1.75 meter tall enforcer has since played in 36 games and offered three assists.
Crystal Palace are extremely unlikely to accept Liverpool’s offer for Doucour as the Reds seek another low-ball transfer. But Klopp hopes the offer opens the door for further negotiations. It remains to be seen if the Reds opt to close the £12m valuation gap.
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