Liverpool set to sign French midfielder as alternative to Bundesliga target

Liverpool has stepped up chase for a new midfielder after allowing Lucas join Lazio for £5 million.

The Reds had wanted Naby keita to replace the Brazilian, but they have been unable to convince RB Leipzig to sell to this summer, prompting them to look for an alternative.

Mirror Sports is reporting that the Reds have made contact with Rennes over the transfer of their captain Benjamin Andre. The French youth international has been a mainstay in his club’s team since he broke through and is now the club’s captain.

The Reds are ready to make an offer of £15 million as Klopp eyes more options in his midfield.

In other Liverpool news, the Reds would be without Adam Lallana for the next three months after the England midfielder injured his hamstring in the first half of their match against Atletico Madrid.

Lallana has become one of Klopp’s most trusted midfield players, and his versatility would be missed in the Red’s midfield. Klopp has converted Ben Woodburn into a midfielder and he would hope the teenager can step up to fill the void left by Lallana.

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