Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign striker Victor Osimhen having been impressed by the regular scouting reports he has received.
The Nigerian international is having an impressive debut season for Lille, scoring 12 goals in all competitions and also winning Ligue 1’s Player of the Month award in October.
Osimhen only joined the French club over the summer form Wolfsburg to replace Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe.
But with Liverpool expected to bolster their options in attack, Klopp has identified the 20-year-old as a potential signing in January, according to the Express .
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The German has reportedly been keeping close tabs on Osimhen, ordering detailed scouting reports.
Outside of their trademark front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the Reds options are far from world-class, though Divock Origi has popped up with some significant goals in the past.
And speedy forward Osimhen would provide the versatility that could make him very useful at Anfield as Klopp tinkers with his attack.
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Several Premier League clubs are understood to have scouted Osimhen this season, and Lille are open to the idea of cashing in on the forward, but are keen to keep him until next summer.
Liverpool have also been linked with moves for attacking players Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, but Klopp says the sky high prices mean the Reds are unlikely to land either player.
”Buying this calibre of player is difficult. I don't see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG,” he said of the rumours.
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“I don't see any club, that is how it is. And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it. It is as easy as that.
"OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him. What a player he is.
“But it is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story.”
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He also added on Sancho: “He’s a very good player. I have no clue where these kind of things are coming from, but it cannot come from us because we never speak about it.
“If we would be involved, nobody would know about it apart from a person who wouldn’t speak about it. There's nothing to say.
“Cost? That’s one issue, 100 per cent that would be an issue. But there’s nothing to say about it.
“I know how it sounds, but I cannot change that. There’s nothing to say about it, which can mean there’s absolutely nothing to say about it.”
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