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Liverpool 'ready' to bid for £45m player they tried to sign before Dominik Szoboszlai, contact has been made

Joe Adams

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Liverpool 'ready' to bid for £45m player they tried to sign before Dominik Szoboszlai, contact has been made

Liverpool are preparing to reignite their pursuit of the player they tried to sign before Dominik Szoboszlai, it has been claimed.

The Reds had a busy summer transfer window, adding midfielders Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch to their weaponry.

However, they weren't the only names linked with a move to Anfield, with the likes of Jude Bellingham also rumoured with a switch from Borussia Dortmund before joining Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram was another tipped to join the Merseyside club before Szoboszlai signed from RB Leipzig.

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It is thought that the Hungarian's £60 million arrival changed their plans due to the high transfer fees involved.

In addition, the Premier League's home-grown rules may have also played a part in their decision, which mean a club must register a minimum of eight homegrown players in their first team squad for the 2023/24 season.

However, Liverpool have not given up on signing the 22-year-old and are readying a £45 million bid for his services, according to Italian outlet Tutto Juve.

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The report adds that Liverpool have contacted Nice to ask about the conditions of a potential deal and are favourites to land Thuram amid interest from Juventus.

It is not clear if the Reds are plotting a move for the Frenchman in January or if they will wait for the summer transfer window.

But they could find it difficult to strike a deal in January due to the Ligue 1 side's brilliant start to the campaign, which leaves them just two points adrift of league-leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Italian publication Calciomercato state Nice are adamant they will not sell any of their key players in the winter as they look to continue their impressive title charge.

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Discussing the rumours linking him with a move earlier this month, Thuram admitted it was his decision to stay at Nice.

In a press conference (quotes via Get French Football News), Thuram said: "I think I’ve started the season well. The team has of course had a very good start to the season. I have developed aspects of my game. Regarding what happened in the transfer window, I decided to stay.

"I wanted to continue to progress at Nice, and progress as a player at this club. Honestly, it made me happy to be linked to all these clubs left, right and centre. It shows I’m doing the right things but as I said, I knew I wanted to stay here."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Transfers, Football, Jurgen Klopp, Dominik Szoboszlai, Nice, Ligue 1

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