As the winter transfer window comes closer and closer Liverpool are being linked with more and more potential transfers.
Reports in the British media claim that Liverpool are pushing to sign Chelsea defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The France international joined Chelsea from Leicester City for a fee in the region of 35.8 million euros in July 2016. He is under contract at Chelsea until the end of this campaign.
The defensive midfielder has featured in only two matches for Chelsea this term in all competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best defensive midfielders in France. His record for France is impressive. Kante has scored 2 goals in 53 matches for France at senior level.
Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in the last two days.
Jürgen Klopp is eager to add a defensive midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. Klopp is a firm fan of Chelsea defensive midfielder and Liverpool could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Someone with Kante’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Jürgen Klopp‘s midfield.
The Reds are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The former Leicester City man will add a new dimension to Liverpool’s midfield. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Jurgen Klopp is hoping to sign French star N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, according to El Nacional. Kant has only made two appearances for Chelsea this season due to injury, but could he help Liverpool revive their season of struggle?”
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The Reds will have to come up with the right proposal to convince N’Golo Kante to join the club.
If Liverpool can agree on a fee with Chelsea, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Liverpool?
If N’Golo Kante is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Liverpool.
A defensive midfielder of Kante’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Liverpool squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Klopp’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Anfield.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool make their move for the 31-year-old in the coming hours.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.