Liverpool have met with French youngster Mahamadou Dembélé about signing for us next season, reports L’Equipe, translated by Sport Witness.
The 17-year-old currently plays at centre-half for the Ligue 1 team’s youth sides, but is rated very highly in his homeland.
His contract is up in June and Liverpool will be able to acquire him for a nominal tribunal fee if he accepts our contract offer.
However, PSG are desperate to keep Dembele and have themselves offered a deal, while clubs in Germany are also sniffing around.
In the next week or so, we’ll know whether the centre-back will play for Liverpool’s Under-23s next term, or stay in France with a view of one day earning first-team selection.
Perhaps something in our favour will be Jurgen Klopp’s proven track record of playing youngsters. This term, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn have become established members of the first-team squad, while Ovie Ejaria got opportunities too before injury struck him down.