Crystal Palace in desperation as Liverpool interest in Doucoure confirmed – report

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Cheick Doucoure could be the final piece of the new midfield puzzle for Liverpool and it seems that Crystal Palace are set to be met with a quandry over whether or not they should accept an offer from us for his services.

As reported by Dom Smith and Nizaar Kinsella for The Evening Standard: ‘Palace are also desperate to keep defensive midfielder Cheick Doucoure.

‘The 23-year-old signed from Lens last summer and is wanted by Liverpool’.

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If Jurgen Klopp has decided that the 23-year-old is the answer to his midfield quandary for the campaign ahead, then it looks like we’re going to have our work cut out in order to complete a deal.

If Roy Hodgson’s side are determined to keep hold of their man, then we’re likely going to bid a decent amount in order to prize him away from London before the summer comes to an end.

With Football Insider reporting that we would to field a bid of £70 million before they would even entertain parting with the Mali international, then we’re going to have to dip into our war chest of funds.

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It seems that the Reds have a remaining budget of £99 million this summer and that would be a sizable chunk of that money, if we were to sign the club’s player of the season last year.

That should mean though that we can afford to complete the signing if the recruitment team are sure that the midfielder is the right man.

Time will tell on this one but it looks like we’re set to have a fight on our hands, in the closing stage of the window.

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  1. There is no way klopp will pay that amount of money! You are having a laugh! He won,t pay thirty for Gravenberch. We offered twenty and the frugal way we negotiate is sad. Man City are almost finished signing their second player in a week., so obviously there is something wrong with Liverpool. Man U would kill to have 99 million in there kitty but klopp likes to sit on it. The Bargain Hunter!

  2. It would help if the journalists stopped making things.up. We have, as usual been lined with every Tom, Dick and Harry, and how can we believe about Decoure, we got the same information two weeks ago!

  3. LFC transfer policy is a joke.It takes forever for them to make their minds up and before they do someone else signs.I don’t blame players going elsewhere they must get sick of being messed about and feeling like second best.They chase players for month and if they finally sign them they turn out to be injury prone.Look at Keita,Thiago,oxlaide Chamberlain all injury prone. Remember Hadj Diof what a load of rubbish and it took forever to sign him.I wish they were more like Chelsea they decide which player they want ,quickly agree a price and signed within days.

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