LIVERPOOL are reportedly eyeing a £36million bid for Watford ace Ismaila Sarr to boost their star-studded attack.
The Mail claims Jurgen Klopp sees the Senegal forward, 22, as ideal back-up for Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Sarr scored six goals in 30 appearances for Watford last season.
But despite their relegation to the Championship, he is still very much seen as a Premier League player with bags of potential.
Liverpool are said to have now made an enquiry for Sarr, who only joined Watford a year ago from Rennes for £30m.
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However, the champions will have to fork out at least £36m for his signature.
Liverpool had been hoping to land Timo Werner from RB Leipzig but lost out to Chelsea.
And Sarr is now seen as the best alternative to support Liverpool’s attack.
Should he arrive at Anfield, the Reds could axe £14m-rated Newcastle target Divock Origi.
And Rhian Brewster is being eyed by Sheffield United, who are willing to pay as much as £25m for the youngster while even including a buy-back clause.
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But in the meantime, Liverpool remain focused on getting a deal for Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara over the line.
Club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed a £25m agreement is in place, saying: “I can confirm that Bayern has finally reached an agreement with Liverpool.
“It was Thiago’s great wish to do something new at the end of his career.”
Boss Hansi Flick added: “Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us.
“My coaching team and I enjoyed working with him. It was very emotional as we said goodbye.
“I can only congratulate Liverpool as they got a great player and especially a great person.
“Thiago gave the team a lot of options and made us unpredictable, he solved things in ways you don’t expect. Now we’re losing yet another great player.”
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