English Premier League giants Liverpool are reported to have opened talks with Italian Serie A side Inter Milan in a bid to sign prolific forward Keita Balde in winter transfer window which reopens in coming weeks.
Liverpool are in need of more options at the wing and Keita Balde has been favoured as the best option with the Merseyside club confident that a deal could be struck.
Having had good experience with Sadio Mane who joined from Southampton, Liverpool are optimistic that a deal for Keita Balde who is also from Africa will fall through.
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Keita Balde moved to the Italian side from French outfit Monaco and has since established himself in the club as one of the finest players for the Nerazzurri side.
With just 5 games under his belt this season, Keita Balde has scored 3 goals in addition to 2 assists to complete the number.
He is expected to cost more than the £30 million release clause he has in his contract as he has given a display that worth more than the value.
However, it is believed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unfazed by the price as he is desperate to have a deal struck as soon as possible so that he can stand a better chance of winning a title this term.