Liverpool may look to use a player as a makeweight in a potential deal to sign Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk.
The Merseyside club are winning race to sign the much coveted centre-back who is set to become the world’s most expensive defender this summer.
That currently stands at the £50m it took for Chelsea to re-sign David Luiz this summer, with Van Dijk likely to command a futher £10m.
However, as Southampton were interested in signing Mamadou Sakho in January, Liverpool are considering tabling an offer that could see the Frenchman heading to St. Mary’s Stadium in a part-exchange deal.
The Reds aren’t wasting any time in assembling a squad ready for a return to the Champions League, with a deal for former Chelsea winger Mohammed Salah expected to be concluded in the coming days.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently priced at 10/11 to again finish in the top four next season.
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