Liverpool have set their sights on signing Udinese midfielder and reported Inter target Rodrigo de Paul, according to a Spanish media report.
TodoFichajes.com report that the Premier League champions have started talks with the representatives of the Argentine, who has been linked with a move to the Nerazzurri but is also a target of Juventus and Leeds United.
Udinese have set an asking price of €35 million for De Paul, a figure that Liverpool could afford to pay, although they would prefer a loan with option to buy him at a later date.
With Georginio Wijnaldum’s future at Anfield in doubt, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp would like De Paul in his side as soon as possible.
De Paul, 26, is said to have many doubts over his next move but unlike Leeds United, the Liverpool project does in fact fit him perfectly, the report adds.
This season De Paul has made 18 appearances across all competitions for Udinese, in which he has scored three goals and provided as many assists for his teammates.
Earlier this evening, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Fabrizio Romano moved to deny reports linking De Paul with a Liverpool switch.
Replying to a supporter on Twitter, he said: “There’s nothing between Rodrigo de Paul and Liverpool, as of today.
“Udinese always asked €35/40m to sell him.”
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 15, 2021