Liverpool are facing a ‘decisive’ week in their apparent pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The Reds are on the lookout for a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer, with plans in place for Loris Karius to be demoted to the role of backup by Jurgen Klopp.
With a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson now unlikely, it seems other alternatives are being eyed, with Leno among those who have been considered.
Leno will be allowed to leave Leverkusen this summer, with the Bundesliga outfit willing to sanction his sale following the addition of Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt.
A cut-price deal is likely to be available for potential suitors if they wish to recruit Leno this summer, with a release clause of £22m apparently embedded in his contract with the German club.
With a conclusion yet to be reached regarding Leno’s next destination, his agent has been delivering an update on his client’s situation to the Italian media, amid reports linking him with a move to Napoli.
Fabio Parisi, who is said to be playing a role in helping the Germany international in his bid to depart Leverkusen, told Radio CRC (via Calciomercato) about Liverpool’s interest.
Liverpool? We’ll have to see if they really want to pay the whole clause and this week will be decisive.
It seems the Reds will be forced to pay the full extent of Leno’s £22m release clause if they are to land him this summer, with some important days ahead.