By Wayne Veysey

15th Jun, 2021 | 6:45am

Sources: Patson Daka 'very keen' to join Liverpool as surprise asking price revealed

Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka is “very keen” to join Liverpool this summer, Football Insider has learned.

The Zambian goal machine, 22, is wanted by top teams across the Premier League and Europe after grabbing Erling Haaland’s goal mantle at the Austrian club.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Liverpool have made contact about what it would take to lure Daka in the current window.

The player himself is said to be “very keen” on heading to a club like Liverpool as he plots the next move in his career.

The source explained that it is likely to cost around £17million to land Daka, who has three years left on his contract.

The prolific forward is expected to leaving Salzburg this summer following an outstanding 2020-21 campaign that ended in him winning the Austrian Bundesliga player of the season.

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The Zambia international has already snubbed the possibility of a move to either West Ham or French club Monaco.

He has set his sights higher on a Champions League calibre club after being placed on the target list of multiple top clubs.

Liverpool represent an intriguing option as they look to recruit a number nine who can provide quality and competition for Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohammad Salah and Diogo Jota.

Daka has proved to be every bit as effective in front of goal as his Salzburg predecessor Haaland.

Daka scored 27 league goals from just 21 starts last season, and a remarkable 34 goals as well as 12 assists from 42 matches in all competitions.

In 125 matches for Salzburg, Daka has 68 goals and has also laid on 27 assists.

In other news, Liverpool star has opened talks over eight-figure move after Klopp green light.