After just being pipped to the Premier League title on the final day of the season and missing out by a point while seeing their quadruple hopes vanish, Liverpool look set to make more improvements ahead of next season, with Fabio Carvalho already signed up – and someone like Tchouameni has been heavily linked by Marca (via Sport Witness).
Tchouameni will not be a simple transfer to pull off, however, given that a whole load of clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are all interested in signing the 22-year old Frenchman, who is already a regular for AS Monaco and the national team.
Liverpool aren’t messing about with Tchouameni, though, as Bailey revealed.
He said: “As we reported last month, Liverpool and Real Madrid both came in, both [are] talking to the agents and representatives. PSG are also in the mix as well, but we think they’re currently lagging behind.
“All the teams [interested] have agreed to pay what he wants – they’ve agreed to pay the fee to Monaco, which is around £60m.
Will Liverpool sign Tchouameni?
“Now, basically it’s up to the player. It’s between Liverpool and Real now, but Liverpool do fear that he’s Madrid-bound.”
TIF Thoughts on Tchouameni…
It will be quite a terrifying thought for many teams in the Premier League if Liverpool are able to bring Tchouameni to Anfield, as he would add to a midfield of Thiago, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Harvey Elliott.
For someone aged just 22 to be a regular for a dominant country like France only shows how talented Tchouameni is, and the stats back that up, as he ranks in the top seven for progressive passes in Ligue 1 this season, so Liverpool may well have to push the boat out to land this special talent.