Liverpool are yet to make a ‘concrete offer’ for RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konaté.
That’s according to Sky Sports Germany, who say a move is very much possible this summer regardless.
Konaté has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield over the last week, with reports in England stating that talks were underway and they were close to getting a deal done.
However, reports in Germany and France have pulled that back somewhat, backing up claims that Liverpool are interested but insisting a transfer is far from complete or even near to it.
Sky pick up on that today and say Liverpool are keen, but, according to their information, they have not made a ‘concrete offer’ for the 21-year-old.
They have a chance of getting him, though, with it explain that the Frenchman is ‘dissatisfied’ with the current situation at Leipzig as he has found himself sitting on the bench of late.
That is something he is less than happy about, and so a summer move is, therefore ‘quite conceivable’ for him.
He also has a €40m release clause in his contract, which, despite the financial situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, is more than affordable, particularly for a big club like Liverpool.
Sky’s stance on a firm offer doesn’t make a great deal of sense. There’s no reason for Liverpool to go down that route unless they don’t want to pay the release clause.