This comes from a report by David Ornstein for The Athletic, who has claimed the Reds will meet the 21-year-old’s release clause at the end of the season.
The deal will bring into question Ozan Kabak’s long-term prospects at Anfield, although the on-loan Schalke defender could still do enough to earn his £18m permanent switch.
Konate is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects on the continent and the notion of the Frenchman strutting his stuff at Anfield next season has got fans talking.
Here’s a pick of the reactions from Twitter…
Best Defender of all time
— Ryan (@anfieldredss) March 29, 2021
If we do this and Kabak, this summer could be elite in terms of transfers.
— Drew (@Drxww_) March 29, 2021
It’s actually happening ?
— Blessed Bobby (@Blessed_Bobby_) March 29, 2021
He's a fantastic center back
— Roy?????? (@RoyAbhijitAR) March 29, 2021
Bad injury record but immensely talented. Would be a gamble. https://t.co/XgwaAGcrAm
— ?TMC? (@IamIvan_91) March 29, 2021
Good news what a player more please excited for next season
— Joshua Chikwana (@JoshuaChikwana) March 29, 2021