Liverpool are reportedly interested in making a big-money move for AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan in the summer transfer window.
Much is being made of the Reds’ interest in at least one midfielder this summer, having missed out on Brighton star Moises Caicedo to Chelsea.
A new left-sided centre-back is also seemingly near the top of the list of priorities, too, ahead of what could be a season-defining couple of weeks in the transfer market.
It looks as though that isn’t the only area of the pitch they are looking to improve in, though, with a new update emerging over a potential goalkeeper signing.
According to Calciomercato, Liverpool are keen on snapping Maignan before the end of the month, seeing him as a strong option between the sticks.
An eye-watering amount of money is mentioned in the report, however, with the French believed to cost approximately €90-100m (£77.6-86.2m). He is seemingly mentioned as a replacement for Alisson, however, whose form is rather strangely described as an issue.
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Maignan…
There is no doubt that the 28-year-old is an impressive ‘keeper – one who has won eight caps for France to date – but it is difficult to see Liverpool having a genuine interest in him, considering how expensive he would be.
If Maignan was coming in as an improvement on Adrian, and at a cheap price, it would make sense, but neither of those things appear to be true.
In Alisson, Liverpool have someone who is widely seen as the best goalkeeper in the world currently, and at 30 years of age, he still has many years ahead of him at the highest level.
The money that the Reds have to spend this summer has to be used on at least one defensive midfielder and a centre-back – securing both of those additions would potentially transform Jurgen Klopp’s side, who looked worrying easy to create chances against in Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Chelsea in their Premier League opener.
What happens between now and deadline day could ultimately define how good Liverpool’s season ends up being, and the importance of nailing their signings cannot be downplayed.