Bayer Leverkusen tell Liverpool what it’ll take to sign Edmond Tapsoba – report

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Liverpool have been told how much it’ll cost to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Edmond Tapsoba as the Reds scramble to line up a deadline deal for an additional centre-half.

The Premier League champions have already agreed a transfer with Preston North End for Ben Davies, who will join the club for a reported initial fee of just £500,000.

According SPORT1 journalist Patrick Berger, Liverpool asked Bayer for Tapsoba and were told it would cost £44million to sign the Burkina Faso international.

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This rumour has somewhat come out of the blue, but with the sheer amount of transfer links being thrown around today, it sounds as if Michael Edwards is just a mad one!

However, according to several reports coming out of Germany, Schalke defender Ozan Kabak seems the most likely to become the second centre-half to join Liverpool before the window shuts.

A potential stumbling block for the Reds is that the German side want to find a replacement for the 20-year-old, as reported by Sky DE.

The transfer window shuts in Germany a little earlier than it does in the UK, with Bundesliga clubs required to finish their business by 5pm GMT.

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