Ibrahima Konate Deal Getting Closer

Ibrahima Konate is inching closer to sealing a Liverpool transfer this summer.
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Despite the recent signing of Ben Davies on a permanent deal from Preston and the loan signing of Ozan Kabak from Schalke, Liverpool are still in the market for a central defender.

One man who has been heavily linked with Liverpool in the last few months is RB Leipzig centre-half Ibrahima Konate. Multiple sources have even gone as far as to suggest the 21 year-old French international has agreed personal terms with the Reds.

Ibrahima Konate

The latest talk comes from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who very recently claimed on twitter that Liverpool consider Konate as one of their top transfer targets and are still in talks with the Bundisliga defender offering a five year contract.

Fabrizio Romano also states that Leipzig will not sell unless Konate's release clause of around 40 Million euros is met.

Liverpool are also reported to likely sign Ozan Kabak on a permanent deal this summer. If deals for Kabak and Ibrahima Konate materialise, it could mean Liverpool possibly have eight senior central defenders going into next season.

This number is likely to be slightly reduced though as the rumoured signing of Konate could spell a move away from the club for Rhys Williams, the injury prone Joel Matip and possibly even Nat Phillips who has made massive improvements since his inclusion in the starting line up earlier this season.

Despite the possible outgoings, the signing of Konate would only be good news for Liverpool. An excellent looking prospect that can add more competition for that coveted place beside Virgil Van Dijk next season.