Georginio Wijnaldum left Anfield as a free agent and Liverpool are in the market looking for his successor.
A few players are already on the Merseyside club’s agenda, and Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is reportedly among them.
A week ago, Mundo Deportivo reported the Reds are ‘interested’ in the 24-year-old and are following him, ‘precisely to replace’ the Dutchman.
It was also explained Barcelona have a ‘serious’ interest in the Italy international, but they would offer only €20m, which is €10m short of his release clause.
The Giallorossi star has a year left on his contract, and according to Calciomercato, he is ‘negotiating the renewal’ with José Mourinho’s side.
It’s claimed the ‘agreement is still missing and it’s struggling to be found’, which has allowed other clubs to try to make an attempt to sign the player this summer.
This includes Jürgen Klopp’s side, and as per the report, Liverpool are ‘ready to pay the €30m release clause in his contract’.
With 12 months left on his contract and without an extension, Roma could be forced to sell Pellegrini in the summer, to make sure he doesn’t leave the club as a free agent in a year’s time.