Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Strasbourg central defender Mohamed Simakan, according to French telefoot journalist Julien Maynard.
However, Maynard says that AC Milan are closing in on a €15m deal for the 20-year-old Frenchman – who has taken Ligue 1 by storm this term.
Grosse concurrence entre MilanAC et Leipzig pour le transfert de Mohamed Simakan. Les 2 clubs sont quasi d’accord avec Strasbourg et devraient rapidement formuler une offre.
A l’écoute, le joueur devra ensuite faire son choix.
Liverpool se tient informé de l’évolution du dossier. https://t.co/uyRgLaxt2D
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) January 7, 2021
Simakan looks a tidy prospect, but given his lack of top level experience and the fact he currently doesn’t speak English, he’s maybe not a smart January option as a short-term fix – which is essentially what we’re after in the absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Both should be back next season, but for now, we need a centre-back who can come in and steady the ship in their absence – allowing us some protection for when Joel Matip is also unavailable.
Still, if noises coming out of the club are to be believed, nobody has been lined up – and Liverpool and should only expect reinforcements comes the summer.