For the past two months, there’s been endless claims of Liverpool wanting to sign RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konaté.
On Monday, SportBuzzer journalist Guido Schäfer reported the defender will ‘almost certainly’ move to Anfield.
His claims are further backed up by Sky Germany and they also state the 22-year-old will leave the Bundesliga side and ‘join Liverpool’.
Sky transfer expert Max Bielefeld then provides more details on this case. According to him, the deal is ’98 percent through’ after the Frenchman ‘reached an agreement’ with the Reds.
The journalist then adds the Merseyside club are yet to trigger the centre-back’s buyout clause. He has two more years left on his contract at Leipzig that has a €30m release clause.
Bielefeld is of the belief Jürgen Klopp’s side will ‘soon officially approach’ the German club and pay the player’s buyout clause.
Konaté’s arrival could end Ozan Kabak’s hope of joining Liverpool on a permanent deal, months after joining Klopp’s side on loan from Schalke in the winter market.
It’s worth noting some reports say the buyout clause is around €30m, and others state it’s over €40m.