Jurgen Klopp identified Raphinha as a leading transfer target this summer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly identified Leeds United’s Raphinha as a leading transfer target ahead of this summer’s window.

The 24-year-old joined the Whites from Rennes last October and has been in impressive form for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, scoring four times and contributing four assists in 17 Premier League outings.

A recent report claimed that Liverpool have been monitoring the Brazilian during the 2020-21 campaign ahead of a potential move this summer.

According to France Football, Klopp views the attacker as his number one target in the final third of the field, with the German determined to boost his options in the upcoming window.

Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri have struggled to make their mark when called upon this season, while Diogo Jota, who has scored nine times in 17 outings for the Premier League champions, has been absent since December with a knee injury.

Raphinha has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2024, though, placing Bielsa’s side in a strong position when it comes to any potential negotiations.