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Liverpool considering move for £20m midfielder following Lavia let-down

The Reds are getting desperate

Liverpool are considering joining the race for Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams this summer after their latest failure to sign a defensive midfielder, it has been claimed.

The Reds have sold Fabinho to Al-Ittihad for £40m this summer, but are yet to recruit a replacement for the Brazilian. This was evident in their season opener against Chelsea, where they looked clueless in midfield and were lucky to escape with a draw at Stamford Bridge.

However, they have lost their top two targets to Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea side, with Moises Caicedo having joined the west Londoners in a British record £115m deal. Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, who Liverpool saw two bids turned down for, is also thought to favour a move to Stamford Bridge despite the Reds having finally agreed a £60m deal with his club.

As a result, the Reds are scrambling, and as per 90min, Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams (who was initially expected to join Chelsea before they signed both Caicedo and Lavia) has entered the picture as a possible option.

Currently in talks with fellow Premier League side Bournemouth, Adams has a £20m release clause in his contract and can also provide cover at right-back, which could prove useful given Trent Alexander-Arnold’s newfound midfield position.

However, it is added that while there is interest, ‘Liverpool have not yet made an offer for the 24-year-old’, though given the nature of his release clause it would not be a long negotiation.

He only joined the Yorkshire side 12 months ago, but was a key figure under Jesse Marsch during the first half of the season before his injury and captained the Elland Road outfit.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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