Ozan Kabak is said to have no chance of staying at Liverpool after his loan arrangement with Schalke expires.
Fabrizio Romano tweeted that Liverpool is likely to launch a bid for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate in the coming hours.
Kabak had an impressive good loan spell at Anfield this season, but it appears he didn’t impress Jurgen Klopp enough to secure a permanent move.
Although the Turkey international could be an enticing option for other teams this summer, LFC fans will likely be pleased to see Konate being sought as a substitute.
After some good form in the Bundesliga, the young Frenchman appears to be the real deal, and he might be a perfect long-term defensive partner for Virgil van Dijk.
Due to injuries in the Liverpool defense last season, Kabak was brought in as an emergency loan signing in January.
However, as Liverpool looks to bounce back for next season and beyond, it makes sense for the club to seek for someone like Konate.