Liverpool have made an approach to Schalke for defender Ozan Kabak, as per a report from respected Bundesliga journalist Chris Williams.
On the day where The Reds completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and agreed a fee to sign Diogo Jota from Wolves, they also made a move to potentially bring in another central defender.
As Williams reports, Schalke aren’t keen to lose the 20-year-old now that the Bundesliga season is underway, but have privately admitted that a bid in the region of €20m could be enough to get them to reconsider that stance.
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After they let Dejan Lovren leave for Zenit, Liverpool have found themselves with just three senior central defenders in Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, so it’s not a huge shock to see them in the market for another option.
Kabak fits the profile of a decent back up for The Reds as he is still young enough to accept not playing every week but also experienced enough to cope with playing first-team football when called upon.