Liverpool hijack Barcelona bid to sign 22-year-old ace - report
By Alex Taylor
Liverpool have failed with a late bid to sign Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
The Mirror claim that the Merseyside outfit made a late move for the 22-year-old before he agreed a deal to switch to Barcelona.
The report says that had the transfer gone through, Jurgen Klopp would have paid less than the reported £16.7million that the Catalan outfit are due to pay for the Frenchman’s services.
The Reds were linked with a move for Digne last summer but no deal materialised as the defender opted for a loan move to Roma instead.
The youngster featured in 42 games last season in Italy, scoring three goals and providing three assists.
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The Anfield outfit have been linked with an array of new defensive options this summer as Martin Skrtel is preparing for a £5.5million move to Fenerbahce and Kolo Toure has been allowed to leave the club on a free transfer.
The likes of Ben Chilwell from Leicester and Jonas Hector are both full-back options for Klopp’s side but no deal has been completed for either player.