Liverpool target Tchouameni as well as teen duo as ‘freshening up’ set to continue under Klopp

Will Ford
Liverpool-linked Aurelien Tchouameni puts his hands in the air

Liverpool are set to continue to ‘freshen up’ their squad this summer and have set their sights on Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Tchouameni is on the wishlists of a number of top European clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea, but Liverpool have also entered the fray.


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The 22-year-old midfielder has been a stalwart for Monaco since his £16m move from Bordeaux in the summer of 2020.

The Times claim ‘the clever recruitment of the likes of Luis Díaz, Diogo Jota and Ibrahima Konaté in recent transfer windows has maintained the club’s forward momentum by freshening up the squad and that approach is likely to continue’.

The report continues, ‘they like Monaco’s Aurélien Tchouaméni, although they are aware the France international is attracting interest from Real Madrid. Whether they press ahead with interest depends on a number of factors, including price, but it would be a midfielder with a similar profile to the powerful Tchouaméni that they would target should he be out of reach’.

It’s also claimed that the club is interested in Aberdeen’s 18-year-old right back Calvin Ramsay, who is also wanted by Leeds United, while a deal for Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho, 19, has already been lined up.

Liverpool’s desire to continue to improve the squad has been boosted by ‘positive noises’ from Jurgen Klopp over signing a new deal at the club.

President of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Mike Gordon, flew to Liverpool on Wednesday for the Reds’ Champions league semi-final clash with Villarreal with his ulterior motive to sit down with Klopp to discuss an extension.

With Liverpool still on course to complete an unprecedented quadruple this season, FSG are understandably keen to tie Klopp – whom they have always seen as the perfect manager for the club – down to a new deal.

The report claims ‘the strong bond Klopp has forged with Liverpool from an ownership, player and supporter perspective underpins his contentment’.

But adds ‘a final decision from Klopp on his future will also be heavily influenced by whether the assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz are also on board, given the strength of his relationship with them’.