Liverpool are keen on signing Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr and will match the Hornets’ £40million asking price.
Sarr, 22, is at the top of Jurgen Klopp’s summer wishlist and is particularly appealing given his versatility.
His flexibility has seen him move ahead of Adama Traore, the Wolves attacker, in Liverpool’s summer pecking order.
Traore is also thought to be more demanding over playing time – something Sarr is more relaxed about at this stage in his career.
Watford are resigned to losing him after being relegated to the Championship and set the price to Liverpool a month ago.
And, according to The Sun, Liverpool are ready to match their valuation for the 22-year-old.
Those chasing Rhian Brewster this summer are hopeful a deal will go through that may allow them to sign the Liverpool youngster.
A loan deal had been suggested for the 20-year-old but they think there will be an opportunity to buy him outright if Sarr does move to Anfield.
Takumi Minamino had equalised for the Premier League champions after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had opened the scoring.
After Brewster missed from the spot, Aubameyang scored the winning penalty.