After failing to gain any traction in the move for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy, Liverpool have now reportedly turned their attention to Nice left-back, Henrique Dalbert, to address the Anfield outfit’s well documented defensive woes.
Liverpool are therefore set to join Premier League rivals, Arsenal, in the race for the Nice left-back as the Gunners are also reportedly keen on the 23-year-old who made 33 appearances in Ligue 1 last season.
With Jurgen Klopp utilising midfielder James Milner at left-back last season, a need for a specialist in the position has been identified, and as per reports from Mercato365, the Reds have now turned their attention to Dalbert.
With Klopp utilising his full-backs higher up the field, Dalbert seems to fit the German manager’s requirements as he provided four assists last season for the French side as they finished in third place and subsequently qualified for the Champions League.
Cheaper Left Back thought: Dalbert Henrique, OGC Nice. 23 years old. Lightening pace. Good passer. Sound defender. Less than 10m to get him.
— JM (@ThisMerv) June 4, 2017
The 23-year-old is contracted with Nice until 2021, but is understood to be preferring a move to Inter Milan after reportedly agreeing to a five-year deal with the Serie A side.
However, the French side have claimed they will not allow their highly-rated defender to go for anything less than a ‘XXL offer,’ which is said to be in the region of €30m.
With Liverpool reportedly prepared to part with more than €40m for Mendy, it seems as though Nice’s demands for the Brazilian would not be an issue for the Reds who are seemingly desperate to add a quality left-back to the ranks, with Alberto Moreno said to be on his way out.