Liverpool ‘lodge’ £55m bid for player who Jurgen Klopp publicly wowed this year
Liverpool have reportedly revived their interest in Aurelien Tchouameni - and launched a bid.
Tchouameni was a target for Liverpool in last summer’s transfer window. However, the France international instead opted to make the move to Real for a fee of €100 million.
Although he made 50 appearances in all competitions in his maiden season at Los Blancos, it has been suggested that Tchouameni’s adaptation has been ‘much slower than expected’.
And with Real signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, Tchouameni could be pushed further down the midfield pecking order.
It is said that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains an admirer of the 23-year-old and a £55 million offer has been lodged.
However, Real are holding out for £80 million and are ‘open to negotiating the sale’.
Speaking before the Reds’ loss to Madrid in the Champions League last 16 last season, Klopp couldn’t hide his admiration for Tchuouameni. He said: “Real Madrid keep going and running; Luka Modric, Karim Benzema [and] Toni Kroos.
“And then the young players, wow, Tchouameni…what a team. We lost big finals, but we’ve played some good games vs them.”