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Liverpool tempting Jose Mourinho’s star player

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League title holders Liverpool are reportedly tempting Tottenham Hotspur’s Davinson Sanchez after making contact with the player over a possible move.

Davinson Sanchez’s representatives have already learned of the interest in their client from the Premier League champions and will have to make a decision before the opening of the summer transfer window.

The Merseyside outfit have lost both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee injuries which put the team’s target of winning a title and defending the Premier League title in jeopardy.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is left with no option than to bring in a new central defender in January during the winter transfer window.

Davinson Sanchez is now on the radar of the Reds team after making 126 appearances for the North London club since arriving from Ajax in 2017. He has not been a regular at Spurs and that has not changed under Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.

The South American has a contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until June 2024 but there are doubts he will see out his contract with the club as he has not made Jose Mourinho’s squad in the last three Premier League matches.

However. Davinson Sanchez has a release clause of €60m (£54 million) and it is not likely the North London outfit will want to negotiate this deal as long as an offer would be submitted in the January winter window.

Meanwhile, it is feared that his release clause might be forced to dip if he continues to sit on the bench at Tottenham and if he falls to leave the club in January.

The Merseyside outfit are also interested in the signature of Red Bull Leipzig central defender Dayot Upamecano with reports claiming they will be making a move for him as well. Other reports claim he is top of the list of the players wanted by Liverpool.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.