Three Premier League clubs are said to be interested in Keita Baldé from Lazio.
Liverpool, Leicester City and Watford have all been linked to the 21-year-old, whose recent disagreements with the Italian side should mean the exit door for him this summer.
According to Calcio Mercato, the former Barcelona player is unhappy at the club and has asked for a pay rise which should triple his current wages. Lazio consider it impossible to afford at the moment.
Liverpool have reportedly asked about the winger many times, so they should know everything about him. Watford are linked due to Walter Mazzarri’s eyes on the Italian market. And Leicester City, despite having their name being mentioned, are said to have strengthened their attack enough, so they were probably just included in the article because they are perceived as the height of cool right now.
But the competition for the player is not only from the Premier League. It’s actually huge. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Roma and Inter Milan are also reportedly in the race.
Keita finished the last season with five goals and eight assists in 39 appearances. His contract with Lazio runs until 2018.
Last year Liverpool were said to have made an offer for the player, along with Juventus.