1 Nov 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool want 'outstanding' €8m international who rejected 'Man Utd'. Scouts sent already

Liverpool are reportedly tracking a potential replacement for much-maligned left-back Alberto Moreno.

The Reds were previously linked with Kolasinac in April, and according to German newspaper Bild:

* Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.

* The 23-year old Bosnian is free to sign a pre-contract agreement on the 1st January 2017.

When asked this week about a possible winter move, Kolasinac told reporters:

"It [a transfer] must be good for both sides. I have no time pressure."

Schalke chief, Christian Heidel, added:

"Sead is a real Schalke boy, and we would like to keep him."

Some info about Kolasinac, hailed as 'outstanding' by ex-Schalke boss Jens Keller:

* left-back, who can also play as a DM, and a centre-back. Played alongside Liverpool defender Joel Matip at Schalke.

* Apr 2014: Kolasinac rejected a move to Man Utd. At the time, he confirmed: "Yes, I have offer from Manchester United, but I will not hurry with the decision".

* Aug 2015: Schalke chief Horst Heldt admitted: "Roma has issued an offer for Sead Kolasinac. We have met together and rejected it."

* Dec 2015: Kolasinac's agent noted: "Great Premier League clubs such as Manchester City are watching. He would cost about €8m."

* Apr 2016: Talksport claimed: "Kolasinac has been watched several times by Liverpool and an offer is expected to be lodged at the end of the season".

Given the fact he played alongside Joel Matip for 4 years, a move for Kolasinac makes sense, and Klopp will well aware of the defender from his Bundesliga days. Is the end finally coming for Alberto Moreno...?


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