Klopp ready to fight with Mourinho for £30million Chelsea star this summer

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Just when you thought Liverpool-related transfer rumours couldn’t get any more bizarre or trigger even more disbelief.

The unrelenting emergence of new reported targets has been somewhat whittled down to a supposedly confirmed wishlist in recent weeks. The likes of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita, Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt represent the names most often in question.

It will seemingly remain to be a mystery as to where some of these rumours are conjured from and just how much truth is behind them. It’s for such mutual uncertainty amongst fans that the latest reported Liverpool target immediately poses as one to be queried.

Jurgen Klopp is ready to compete head-to-head with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for Chelsea’s £30million rated Cesc Fabregas, according to the Daily Express.

The incredibly talented Spaniard turns 30 on Thursday and has only started 10 league games for Antonio Conte’s side this season, sparking suggestions that his time with the London club could be coming to an end.

‘News’ to be taken with a pinch of salt and acknowledged with an attitude that is prepared for very little to happen as far as the deal materialising is concerned.

It’s not only his ability on the ball but also his experience at the highest level that, if he does become available, is certain to attract interest from a number of Champions League sides, potentially including Liverpool.

High-profile signings are what fans have been calling for but it will be interesting to see how strongly Reds would be in favour of pursuing a man who is relatively unpopular across English football.

Take the three points and run

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