Liverpool open talks with Manu Koné and Khephren Thuram’s agents
The Reds are interested in signing Manu Koné and Khephren Thuram
Manu Kone and Khephren Thuram have been seen together amid rumours that both players want to join Liverpool.
As Liverpool nears making their first acquisition of the summer, Alexis Mac Allister was recently given clearance to go through a physical.
The club’s medical staff will now routinely examine Mac Allister until he officially joins the Reds when the transfer market opens earlier this month.
However, Jurgen Klopp is looking to shore up his midfield following a subpar year in which his team lost out on next season’s Champions League, and both Thuram and Kone are being linked with transfers to Anfield this past week.
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The two are familiar with one another because they both played youth football for AC Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris and then for the same French U21 team. Thuram is presently playing for Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, while Kone is with German club Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thuram’s older brother, Marcus, captured a video of Thuram and Kone on Tuesday and shared it on his Instagram story. In the video, Kone and Thuram are seen conversing in public.
In a recent interview on French television, Kone declared: “Khephren is a brother by blood. He’s my friend in football. Before the selections, we were constantly interacting.
Additionally, Liverpool is aware that they need to add players since James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita all have agreements that expire at the end of the month.
Last week, it was revealed that Liverpool is considering Kone, who is valued at £38 million, as a possible replacement for Jude Bellingham.
With Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid have agreed to pay an initial £88.5 million for the England international, with the possibility of additional payments totalling $115 million.