LIVERPOOL are ready to bid for speed star Ismaila Sarr — and match Watford’s stunning £40MILLION asking price.
Senegalese Sarr, 22, is now top of Liverpool’s hitlist because he can play two roles in attack, either as a wideman or through the middle.
That gives him the edge on their other favourite — Wolves’ Spanish ace Adama Traore — who is an out and out winger.
On top of that Sarr would be more prepared to wait for a regular start at Anfield while Traore, 24, would want more game time.
Watford are prepared to sell and informed the Reds of the price a month ago, as we revealed. Now Jurgen Klopp’s transfer team are getting serious.
The move would also encourage the pack chasing Rhian Brewster, 20, to think they have a chance of BUYING rather than loaning him.
Sheffield United and Palace are major admirers of the striker.
Brewster’s future could be under the spotlight after he missed a penalty in the Community Shield shootout defeat to Arsenal yesterday.
The youngster was the only one of ten takers to fluff his lines after a 1-1 draw in normal time sent the game to spotkicks.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal in the first half.
But Takumi Minamino’s second-half equaliser made sure of a shootout.
But Brewster fluffed his lines, leaving Aubameyang to score the winning penalty for Mikel Arteta’s Gunners.