Liverpool are looking for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, who is considered a "dream signing" for coach Jürgen Klopp.
This is what BILD says, which says that the Reds are "playing poker" with Chelsea and Bayern Munich in order to secure the highly rated French.
Upamecano is widely expected to leave Leipzig in the summer after establishing himself as one of the best center-backs in Europe in recent years.
He has a release clause worth 42.5 million euros in his contract that will be activated this summer. This price is viewed as a bargain by several top sites in Europe in the current climate.
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Liverpool are one of those named among their suitors and they are desperate to find a long-term partner for Virgil van Dijk, especially after their defensive problems this season.
BILD confirms their interest today and declares that Upamecano is the “dream transfer” for Klopp this summer.
They explain that while Liverpool desperately need defenders, they wanted to wait until the summer and then "invest heavily".
An injury to Joel Matip forced her to switch to Ozan Kabak in the January transfer window. While BILD says that at the end of his loan agreement he can be signed for 30 million euros, Klopp would rather add the 12.5 million euros and sign Upamecano instead.
However, they face competition from Chelsea and Bayern Munich for his signature, which is now presented as a three-way race between these clubs for his signature.