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Liverpool enter race for pair of Real Madrid stars

Jurgen Klopp’s side are desperate for additions before the transfer deadline

Liverpool have reportedly enquired about Real Madrid pair Aurelien Tchouameni and Federico Valverde as they look to fill the gaping hole in their midfield this summer.

The Reds are in desperate need of adding quality to their ranks, as their opening day 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge demonstrated.

Unfortunately, the Blues have had the run of them off the pitch in recent days. After chasing Moises Caicedo for much of the summer, they finally agreed to stump up a record £115m, but only after Liverpool had also agreed a deal for the Ecuadorian, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side high and dry.

Worse still, it is believed that Romeo Lavia also now favours a move to Stamford Bridge despite Liverpool having had a £60m offer for the Belgian teenager accepted.

As a result, Klopp and co. have been forced to look elsewhere, and have headed to the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to the Secret Scout, the Reds are keen to reignite their interest in both Tchouameni and Valverde, who they have held long-term admiration for.

Both started for a new look Real Madrid midfield in their opening night win over Getafe, with Tchouameni at the base of midfield as Jude Bellingham led Los Blancos to a 2-0 victory.

The pair are also under long term contract at the club, and Valverde has previously spoken of his desire to remain at Madrid for a long time, which could make either deal difficult to do.

However, Liverpool are getting desperate, with only Stefan Bajcetic as a recognised defensive midfielder in their ranks following the sale of Fabinho to Al-Ittihad.

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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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