Liverpool have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier over a possible free transfer this summer, according to reports.
The Belgium full-back will be out of contract in the summer and his role has a bit-part player in the French capital has only fuelled speculation about his departure.
The 28-year-old, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, has only featured 16 times in Ligue 1 this season.
Despite interest from Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool have ‘burst into this file’ and are ‘interested in the possibility of recruiting’ Meunier for nothing.
The report adds that Jurgen Klopp wants Meunier to provide adequate back-up for right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
To say Meunier is relaxed about his contractual situation is an understatement given his comments to Belgian French-speaking TV station RBTF in April.
Meunier told RTBF: “A free, international player, who plays in the FIFA ranked world’s No.1 team (Belgium) and who is 28 years old, it cannot be a bad buy, even if I get gangrene and I have to cut off a leg!
“Clubs don’t have much to lose in the investment, and I think they know it. They have everything to gain.
“Everything that circulates on me on social media versus Dortmund, I don’t understand: I’ve seen so many articles linking me to Tottenham or Inter.
“I don’t understand this craze. My main objective is always to stay in Paris, but for the moment it’s pretty calm.”
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