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Fabrizio Romano names two players Liverpool want to sign after Alexis Mac Allister as 'direct contact' made

Joe Adams

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Fabrizio Romano names two players Liverpool want to sign after Alexis Mac Allister as 'direct contact' made

Alexis Mac Allister is on the brink of completing a summer move to Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp has reportedly already identified his next two transfer targets.

Mac Allister, 24, is thought to have agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool, which will see him earn around £150,000 per-week at Anfield.

While the Argentina international will undergo a medical at the club on Tuesday, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.

"Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool, here we go! Full agreement completed on the contract - understand it will be valid until June 2028. Five year deal. #LFC," tweeted Romano on Monday.

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"Liverpool will pay the buy out clause in the next days, way less than reported £60m fee. Medical tests in 24/48h. Done."

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But the Reds boss is already thinking ahead to his next piece of business, after allegedly holding talks with midfield duo Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone.

Liverpool 'in direct contact' with midfield duo

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Romano confirmed on Tuesday morning that Liverpool have been in "direct contact with with both Manu Koné and Khephren Thuram's agents again this week."

"Internal discussion taking place over official proposals. Liverpool asked for some time to close in on Mac Allister deal then decide on new midfielders," the Italian added.

According to L'Equipe, Liverpool are preparing an offer for Thuram, with Nice willing to let him go if their asking price of €40m (£34.5m) is met.

While the 22-year-old liked Mac Allister's recent Instagram post, adding fuel to speculation.

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Elsewhere, fellow French midfielder Kone has emerged as another target for Liverpool.

German news outlet Bild reiterate Romano's claims, stating the Reds have already enquired about Kone, with Borussia Monchengladbach willing to part ways with the 22-year-old for a fee of between €40 and €45 million (£38.7m)

Both midfielders seemingly fit the profile wanted by Klopp this summer, boasting strength, speed and dynamism.

Kone, who is contracted until June 2025, made 31 appearances across all competitions this term – registering one goal and one assist.

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While Thuram, who is also out of contract in just over two years’ time, notched two goals and eight assists in 48 appearances in all competitions.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Alexis Mac Allister, Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool, Transfers, Football, Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Monchengladbach, Nice

Joe Adams
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