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Liverpool plot move for Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure to replace Fabinho

Liverpool plot move for Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure to replace Fabinho

They're interested in the Palace star.

Liverpool are plotting a move for Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure, it has been claimed.

The Reds have been linked with a spate of midfielders amid the looming departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

The former has not travelled with the Liverpool squad to their training camp in Germany after the club received a £40million offer from Al-Ittihad for the Brazilian.

The Saudi Pro League side placed their bid on Friday night and Fabinho has been permitted to have a medical and negotiate with his prospective new side before completing the move.

Meanwhile, Henderson has received interest from Al-Ettifaq, who are managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

The Reds captain, who still has two years remaining on his current deal, is part of the squad that has travelled to Germany, with the Anfield side yet to have received a bid for the 33-year-old.

Nevertheless, it appears Liverpool have a contingency plan for both players’ imminent departures, with the club having been linked to Nice’s Khephren Thuram and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia in recent days.

Liverpool plotting move for Doucoure?

According to Football Insider, Liverpool are also exploring a potential move for Palace midfielder Doucoure.

The publication’s “well-placed source” has claimed the 23-year-old midfielder is catching the eye of the Anfield transfer chiefs.

It is believed Doucoure would be brought in to fill the defensive midfield position which is set to be vacated by Fabinho.

Doucoure will likely cost a significant transfer fee, however, having only been signed from Lens last summer for £21million.

The Mali international made quite the impression in his first Premier League campaign, beating Michael Olise and England duo Marc Guehi and Eberechi Eze to win the club's Player of the Season award.

Doucoure is under contract until June 2027, having made 35 appearances across all competitions for the south Londoners, notching three assists.

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Topics: Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Transfers, Premier League