Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has been given the green light to bid for RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg.
The player’s agent Hasan Cetinkaya has invited Klopp to bid for his client following an initial, informal enquiry about his availability, which suggests that the player is keen on the idea of a move to Anfield.
Forsberg (25), capped 24 times by Sweden, is considered a ‘secondary target’ by the Reds who have been trying to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. Dortmund are not entertaining offers from Anfield so that recruitment attempt may have to be put on hold until a later date, “unless Liverpool significantly increase their proposals” claims a source involved in previous talks that were held towards the end of last year.
Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s sporting director, has held brief talks with Liverpool officials about Pulisic but he claims the 18-year-old isn’t available for transfer.
Cetinkaya claims Forsberg is attracting attention from several major clubs with Arsenal and ourselves amongst the clubs previously linked.
Speaking recently, he said: “I can’t confirm any names. But after the great first half of the season, big clubs have reached out to me.
“RB are on a good way to become a big club, which plays in Champions League soon. In spite of that, I can’t promise that Emil will stay in Leipzig this winter.”
KOPTALK sources insist that there has been communication between Anfield and Cetinkaya along with Forsberg’s club, but as of yesterday, there was no sign of any formal offer having being made. That may of course change but we would expect Klopp to keep pushing for Pulisic again during the current transfer window. A later bid may eventually follow for Forsberg but at the current time, we’re not too sure.
Meanwhile, Liverpool remain interested in Mahmoud Dahoud despite claims to the contrary. KOPTALK sources report that “dialogue is ongoing” but that “there is no progress” on that front at this time.
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