TRANSFER UPDATE: Ibrahima Konaté on the verge of signing for Liverpool

RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konaté is set to complete a move to Liverpool with The Reds paying his €35 million release clause in the next few days.
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RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté is set to sign for Liverpool according to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. 

The Italian reports personal terms have already been agreed, and that in the coming days Liverpool will pay his €35million release clause. 

Konaté will sign a five-year deal with the Jurgen Klopp's men and is a versatile defender who can comfortably play at centre-back or right back. 

It was reported six days ago that the club was in contact with the defender's representatives but no deal had been made yet. 

The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Merseyside heavily this season amid the Reds injury crisis, but now it looks like 21-year-old is going to be at Anfield next season.


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Liverpool have been without starting centre-back's Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip for most of the season, causing Klopp to pick 18 different centre-back pairings. 

Leipzig had confirmed they'd only sell if his release clause was paid in full, but now he looks set to leave. 

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The French U20 international has only made 12 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring on goal, due to falling out of favour with Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann. 

Despite his young age, Konaté has also encountered many injuries in his career, with two keeping him out for a total of 11 league matches. 

Many Liverpool fans had been wanting Fenway Sports Group out after a culmination of events peaking with the Super League drama, but let us know your feelings on the transfer of a very talented defender.