Klopp prepares €40m offer as Liverpool target agrees transfer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is preparing to launch an offer to land Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to reports.

Tielemans moved to the Foxes on loan in January 2019 before his move from Monaco become permanent that summer for around £32m.

The Belgium international has been brilliant since arriving at the King Power Stadium, scoring the only goal in their FA Cup final triumph last season.

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The 24-year-old central midfielder has impressed again this campaign with five goals and two assists in 14 Premier League matches.

Tielemans has continued to catch the eye of a number of clubs around Europe but speculation that he could join Liverpool seems to be the most frequent.

And now Spanish publication Nacional claim that both Real Madrid and Liverpool are keen to purchase Tielemans with Leicester ready to let him go.

Los Blancos believe that the Belgian ‘resembles’ Toni Kroos with the La Liga giants and Liverpool ‘ready’ to make an offer.

The report adds that Klopp ‘is preparing a €40m offense for the player’ with both Tielemans and Leicester ‘agreed’ that he will leave the club.

Leicester are keen not to sell him to ‘a direct rival’ which could benefit Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who ‘intends to sign him for a lower amount than Klopp proposes’.

With only 18 months left on his contract at the King Power Stadium, Tielemans is now in a strong position if he wants to leave the Foxes with the midfielder admitting in September that he is “open to everything”.

Tielemans told Sky Sports: “There’s no update really. I’m open to everything. The transfer market has just closed, but I want to keep as many options as I can open.

“As long as I’m here I will give everything for the club. I’ve already done so, but I will do so even more. The contract situation is just something that is going on in football, it’s a normal situation.

“There are talks going on – I’m not saying I’m going to sign, I’m not saying I’m not going to sign. We will see.”


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