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Liverpool 'Reach Agreement' On Another Forward Signing After Diogo Jota

Liverpool 'Reach Agreement' On Another Forward Signing After Diogo Jota

Liverpool and Watford have agreed terms on a move for Ismaila Sarr to head to the Premier League champions, from the Championship side.

The Reds were linked with a move for Sarr last week, with reports claiming that the Watford forward was their 'main target' to add more depth to their forward line.

However Jurgen Klopp's side then bought Diogo Jota from Wolves, in a deal worth up to £45 million, and seemed to end the speculation around Sarr.

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However, according to France Football, the two sides have now agreed a deal for the 22-year-old, believed to be worth between €35 million and €40 million.

The French outlet claims that they champions now only need to agree terms with the player, whose incredible performance back in February helped inflict the first loss in the league on Klopp's side last season.

Sarr impressed last season. Image: PA Images
Sarr impressed last season. Image: PA Images

Sarr moved to Vicarage Road for £30 million last summer from Rennes and impressed, despite only scoring six goals in all competitions, with the Hornets getting relegated at the end of the season.

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Liverpool signing Sarr is far from a done deal according to the report. Aston Villa are also interested in the player and Manchester United have also previously been linked.

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Whilst Anfield would remain a more desirable place to play right now in terms of playing style and chances of success, Sarr's chances of first team football lie away from Merseyside.

The Senegal international would have already struggled to get past the amazing front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino but the addition of Jota makes competition for places extremely high.

The report also claims that Klopp is still interested in Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, who is another linked with United, and the German wants to bring him in on loan.

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Jota has already joined Liverpool. Image: PA Images
Jota has already joined Liverpool. Image: PA Images

Barca are only interested in selling the player, so they can fund moves for their own transfer targets, and Ronald Koeman is even happy to keep him in the squad this season.

As well as Jota, Liverpool have already added Konstantinos Tsimikas and Thiago Alcantara to their squad this summer, as they look to defend their title.

Thiago made an instant impact in his debut, coming off the bench against Chelsea at the weekend to break a Premier League record.

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Topics: Watford, Liverpool, Football News, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, Diogo Jota, Premier League, Ismaïla Sarr, Transfer news, championship, Transfer reports, Thiago Alcantara

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