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Liverpool make contact over signing – Slot gets in touch personally, Reds have money to help

Liverpool make contact over signing – Slot gets in touch personally, Reds have money to help

Last Friday, Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Liverpool are in pole position to sign Teun Koopmeiners. It was also stated that Atalanta would prefer to sell him to a foreign club rather than Juventus, which is the 26-year-old’s preferred choice.

Italian journalist Xavier Jacobelli told TuttoMercatoWeb that Koopmeiners is Arne Slot’s priority target.

The Europa League winners are demanding €60m for the midfielder. Jacobelli says the possibility of him moving to Liverpool cannot be ruled out if the Turin club refuse to meet La Dea’s demand.

“There is a price for Koopmeiners, which for Atalanta is 60 million euros, without interest or technical compensation”, he said.

“If the positions remain as they are, Juventus will have to pay €60m, otherwise the player will remain in Bergamo, but let’s not forget the third option, which is Liverpool. Arne Slot, who launched him at AZ Alkmaar, put him at the top of the list.

“Chiesa, on the other hand, could be perceived as a way out to secure material to reach Koopmeiners.”

Calcio Atalanta also say that Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are asking for €60m. They add that Liverpool have come forward and they have made contact to sign him.

There are claims that the Reds are hoping to beat Juve to the race by “offering immediate liquidity”, which the Old Lady will be unable to do at this time.

The Dutch international previously played under Slot at AZ Alkmaar. According to journalist Alfredo Pedullà, the Liverpool boss has contacted his compatriot to find out about his future plans and the player is interested in joining the Turin club.

Koopmeiners has outlined a deal with Juventus worth €4.5 million per year. They are working to raise funds by selling some of their players to get closer to Atalanta’s demand.

If Slot and Liverpool can convince the Dutchman quickly, they could see off competition from Juve.