Defender Konate’s move to Liverpool ‘could take some time’
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Defender Konate’s move to Liverpool ‘could take some time’

English giants Liverpool might wait for a little bit longer to get RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

The Red and the Bundesliga giants had agreed on a fee to bring the player to Anfield but according to Fabrizio Romano Liverpool “could take some time” due to the wholesale changes occurring at RB Leipzig.

Speaking with Sky journalists, Romano said: “Konate is going to Liverpool as announced days ago. The agreement is done with the player.

“Konate is set to join Liverpool, they are just to pay the release clause to RB Leipzig. You know about the timing – something could change because the director is going to change and the new manager of Leipzig, so it’s a particular moment for RB Leipzig and that’s why it could take some time.

“But Liverpool is prepared to pay the release clause of Konate – they want to sign Konate – it’s just a matter of time.”

The Reds have been in the market for a defender following their torrid season that was affected by injuries to two of their most influential players in defence.

There have been reports that the Reds might sign on-loan star Ozan Kabak on a permanent deal but the move seems unlikely if they get Konate.

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