Jurgen Klopp has long been interested in Ousmane Dembele, and the French international is the subject of his attention once more.
The Les Bleus playmaker rejected the Liverpool manager’s offer to join his team in 2016 and instead chose to transfer from Rennes to Borussia Dortmund (FFT).
According to the press photograph below from today’s edition of Sport, Liverpool is one of the five teams to make an offer for Dembele, who will be free to leave Barcelona on June 30 when his contract expires.
The former Bundesliga attacker and Xavi have solid relationships, according to the Spanish news outlet, but the offer put forward for him is the least desirable.
Moving on a bosman this summer will undoubtedly result in him receiving a good signing bonus and a rewarding deal.
Sadio Mane has already left Liverpool for Bayern. According to Sport, Mohamed Salah has reportedly been placed up for sale by the Reds, and Dembele has been selected to take his place at Anfield.
The 6-time European Champions were unable to extend the contract of the Egyptian superstar, who presently makes £200,000 per week (The Athletic) (expires in 12 months).
The former BvB player is now making roughly £200,000 per week at the Nou Camp (Marca), so the Merseysiders would need to make a hefty salary increase to entice him to sign with them.
Salah is 30 years old, while Dembele is 25. The African star has always been in fantastic shape, whereas the Frenchman has frequently been in the hospital since moving to Spain.
The World Cup-winning attacker missed all of last season because of a knee injury until November, but he did well once he was back in shape. Despite only starting 15 games in the La Liga, he had the most assists (13) overall.
According to the Catalan source, Chelsea, Bayern, and PSG have all made bids for the adaptable playmaker who can be used anywhere in the attacking third.
Is Ousmane Dembele competent enough to succeed Salah, in your opinion?