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Liverpool very interested in signing PSG star Marco Verratti as asking price revealed

Joe Adams

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Liverpool very interested in signing PSG star Marco Verratti as asking price revealed

Liverpool are reportedly very interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti as Jurgen Klopp continues his summer re-build.

Klopp has already added Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to his ranks for a combined £95 million this summer, but the Reds boss isn't finished there.

On the other hand, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, James Milner and Arthur Melo have all left Anfield following the expiration of their contracts.

Meanwhile, midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have been heavily rumoured with moves to the Saudi Pro League, leaving Klopp in search of replacements.

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Verratti has emerged as a potential option, with Liverpool interested in signing the 30-year-old, according to Spanish news outlet Marca.

The Ligue 1 giants are said be after €70 million (£60m) for the Italy international, a price which may appear steep bearing in mind his age.

Indeed, the signing would go against Klopp's summer transfer strategy which has seen the German recruit younger players as he looks to build a team for the future.

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However, Verratti's experience would be a major boost for Liverpool and allow Mac Allister and Szoboszlai the freedom to roam forward.

The report adds that one unnamed Premier League side and Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on the player, but the latter may lack the funds to compete with Liverpool should a bidding war arise.

Meanwhile, Verratti, whose contract expires in 2026, may be interested in a move to Anfield, if his past comments are anything to go by.

Speaking in an interview ahead of a Champions League group stage tie between PSG and Liverpool in September 2018, Verratti said (quotes via FourFourTwo): "Before Liverpool it's good as we won all our games, but Liverpool will be different. They are a team who play very well at home.

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"They have experience in the Champions League as they reached the final last season.

"It's an important test for us, not decisive but it's good to start with a complicated game."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Transfers, Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain, Jurgen Klopp, Football

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