Liverpool boss to activate €42m buyout clause and land Frenchman

Liverpool are interested in Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, says AS.

The France-born centre back, 20, is in his third season as a first-team regular at the San Mames and his reputation has continued to soar this term.

The paper reports the Basques have no intention whatsoever of selling Laporte for below the value of his €42m buyout clause, while the player himself, who is under contract until 2018, is very happy at the club. © 2017 Frontier Theme