Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly in talks with Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat’s agent over a possible move, but Tottenham could provide stiff competition.
The Moroccan midfielder was one of the stars at the 2022 World Cup (opens in new tab) and a key figure behind his country’s stunning run to the semi-finals.
Amrabat played every minute of his country’s campaign in Qatar, producing a string of outstanding midfield performances as the Atlas Lions became the first African and Arab nation to reach the last four.
According to Foot Mercato (opens in new tab)Klopp has already met with Amrabat representatives to discuss a move to Anfield and will do so again now that the World Cup is over.
The Moroccan is seen as a priority for the Reds, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, but Tottenham Hotspur are also keenly interested.
Antonio Conte has long been an admirer of the 26-year-old and has seen him in action regularly in Serie A, but Amrabat would prefer the prospect of joining Liverpool.
Fiorentina will look to extend the tenacious midfielder’s contract, which expires in 2024, but they will consider a sale in January if a bid worth around £35 million comes in.
Further competition could come in the form of Atletico Madrid and an unnamed side in Germany.
The world is Amrabat’s oyster thanks to his reckless displays in Qatar, which followed an impressive start to the season in Florence.
The midfielder joined La Viola in 2020 after a standout spell at Verona, but struggled to find his best form last season.
However, he has become a regular under Vincenzo Italiano in 2022-23, making 20 appearances in all competitions before the World Cup break.
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The club’s big transfer target is apparently Jude Bellingham, but Real Madrid are also after the young English star. There are also other targets in midfield: Valencia’s Yunus Musah is on the radar, while Sofyan Amrabat is being watched. Liverpool could well be inquiring about Declan Rice, while Mohammed Kudus is also considered for a transfer.
Meanwhile, Darwin Nunez is a target for Real Madrid.
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