A name that has been consistently linked to Liverpool for a few years now is Geoffrey Kondogbia.
While at Monaco between 2013 and 2015, the Frenchman established himself as one of the most promising defensive midfielders in Europe, but failed at Inter Milan – who signed him for big money that summer.
As a result, the no 24-year-old was loaned to Valencia this summer, who according to Tuttomercatoweb, have an option to secure him permanently for €25m at the end of the campaign.
The Italian publication list ourselves and Tottenham as interested parties – both considering meeting that clause should Valencia choose not to.
The truth is though, speculating on Liverpool’s targets for 2018 is nonsensical. While Kondogbia may be on a very long shortlist of names being watched, there’s no guarantee as to what kind of season he’ll have, or what position Liverpool will be in at the end of this campaign.
Jurgen Klopp has never signed an out and out anchorman for Liverpool, and is happy with Jordan Henderson in the deepest midfield role.
Fans might disagree with our manager’s logic, but it would take something drastic for Klopp to alter his tactics and deploy a player like Kondogbia.