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Liverpool eyeing up swoop for second Brighton man this summer

The Reds are set to join in the pile on on the Seagulls

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up a move for Brighton defender Pervis Estupinan this summer as they look to find cover for Andy Robertson ahead of the new campaign.

Though Jurgen Klopp’s side kick off their Premier League campaign against Chelsea on Sunday, they still have three weeks left of the transfer window and they look to be far from done when it comes to adding fresh faces to their side.

The Reds have seen two bids turned down for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, but they are slowly approaching the Saints’ £50m asking price and a deal is expected to be done in the coming weeks.

It will complete their midfield rebuild, having already signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in deals worth a combined £100m this summer, though they have seen several midfielders depart this summer including influential pair Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, both of whom have headed to Saudi Arabia in deals worth a combined £52m.

Now, they are ready to raid Brighton again despite having already signed Mac Allister this summer, and have turned their attentions to Estupinan.

Though the Ecuadorian left-back only arrived last summer as a replacement for Marc Cucurella, who joined Chelsea, Estupinan enjoyed a strong first season in the Premier League.

As per FootballTransfers, there are concerns over the fitness of the Scot and little faith in Kostas Tsimikas to deputise effectively, leaving Estupinan as one option to recruit before the end of the transfer window.

It is added that ‘even if Liverpool don’t make an offer for Estupinan this summer, there is consideration to assess matters in the January window’, with a centre back also on their radar for the remainder of the transfer window.

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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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