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Liverpool transfer rumours: Atlanta youngster Franck Kessie linked with £22.5m Anfield move

Liverpool are preparing to make a £22.5m bid for Atlanta prospect Franck Kessie, with the youngster emerging as one of the most exciting talents coming up through the ranks in Serie A, according to reports in Italy.

The Merseyside club have been scouting Kessie on a regular basis throughout this season and his recent run of exceptional form has caught the attention of those at Anfield, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Kessie has attracted interest from Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotpsur, so Jurgen Klopp may face competition in his reported pursuit of the playmaker.

Klopp’s links with Borussia Dortmund have fast-tracked his side in the pursuit to sign Christian Pulisic, reports the Daily Mirror. Arsenal have also been chasing the 18-year-old, but the Dortmund bosses are not keen on allowing him to leave for the Emirates.

The United States international has scored two goals and assisted four in his last 10 Bundesliga appearances for the Westphalia side.

With Klopp declaring that Mamadou Sakho is no longer part of his first-team plans, the French defender is left with a choice of either leaving Anfield or relentlessly battle to redeem the coaches respect.

The 26-year-old believes he can show his ability and be a key element to the side, but Klopp thinks otherwise. Both AC Milan and Inter Milan appear excited about the prospect of the French powerhouse joining their side in the Italian league.

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