Liverpool are seen as a ‘dangerous competitor’ for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr this summer after his agent revealed he will be leaving Vicarage Road.
Corriere state that the Senegalese forward is ‘a favourite’ of the Rossoneri and manager Stefano Pioli like him, but there is ‘competition’ from Liverpool.
The Italian side are very active in their planning for next season and want to build a squad to compete even more.
Watford star Sarr is one of the player they have ‘approached in recent months’, with his agent recently saying he has “many chances to leave in the summer regardless of how Watford’s season ends. This is what we have planned”.
He’s one of several options on the table for the Italians, but they know there is competition and ‘a dangerous rival’ in the form of Liverpool, who will need to replace Divock Origi as he is leaving on a free.
Telelombardia back this all up, stating that Milan have held a meeting ‘in recent days’ with Sarr’s intermediaries.
There’s no mention of how those talks went, but it’s been made clear the Watford man ‘costs a lot’ at €50m and that Liverpool are ‘also interested in him’.
Whether either side would pay that figure isn’t mentioned, but there is a belief it could change if the Hornets were relegated from the Premier League.
It seems then; everything will depend on that, so we’ll keep an eye on this rumour as we get closer to the end of the season and the opening of the transfer window.