Reliable journo confirms Klopp ‘will attempt to’ snag unsettled Real Madrid midfielder this summer

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Liverpool could still land former top target Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, with Jurgen Klopp tipped to ‘resurrect his interest’ in the Frenchman should Real Madrid be open to a bid.

This comes courtesy of an update from David Maddock at the Mirror following the disappointing u-turn in the Reds’ pursuit of Jude Bellingham.

Just whether Los Blancos will sanction such a deal remains to be seen, of course, given the rarity of the occasion in which the Spaniards are genuinely prepared to release genuine quality to a direct European rival.

That being said, it’s worth noting that the player’s minutes have been far from consistent since the 3-1 win over Barcelona in La Liga, with only two rounds of 90-minute outings recorded.

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It comes with a planet-mashing, asteroid-sized, big ol’ ‘IF’, as Maddock has rightly noted, but it’s understood we’d be expected to fork out £90m to prise Tchouameni away from the Bernabeu, IF Madrid’s hierarchy okay the deal.

That does raise a further question in our eyes of course as to how we could justify spending such a huge amount of money on one signing if we’re not prepared to spend roughly an extra £40m on a generational talent in Bellingham.

It’s such an unlikelihood that we’ll be allowed to bring the former midfielder to Anfield that we may never be in a position to actively consider it, of course, though it’s clear our recruitment team need to build a new plan and stick to it following a cock-up of titanic proportions ahead of the window.

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