14 Jan 2017

Contact Made: Liverpool in talks to sign 'outstanding' £10m star who rejected 'Man Utd'

Liverpool are reportedly in transfer talks with one of Klopp's long-term left-back targets.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport today:

"Liverpool want Schalke left back Sead Kolašinac, and the Reds are in contact with Koplasinac over a possible transfer in the summer".

Liverpool have been linked with Kolasinac several times in recent months, but according to Schalke director Christian Heidl this week:

"Nothing changed from some days ago. Sead is still on a deal with us. We want to keep him with us, he's not going anywhere else before June, so there's nothing more to say about it".

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 admitted that he he had an 'offer from Man Utd' (which he rejected).

* Apr 2016: Talksport claimed: "Kolasinac has been watched several times by Liverpool and an offer is expected".

Klopp is well aware of £10m-rated Kolasinac from his Bundesliga days, and given the fact he played alongside Joel Matip for 4 years, a transfer appears to make sense. It's also not beyond realm of possibility that Matip has recommended Kolasinac to Liverpool.

Schalke lost millions by allowing Matip to leave for free, and if Kolasinac leaves in the summer, history will repeat itself. Can Liverpool beat out Man City, though, who are also reportedly interested? The lure of Guardiola is undeniable, but Kolasinac will (arguably) have more chances of regular game time at Anfield.


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