English giants Liverpool has turned down to sign Turkish defender Ozan Kabak despite having an upper hand over his other suitors.
According to The Athletic, the Reds could get Kabak for just £8.5m this summer and the player spent his second half of lasts season at Anfield but they have opted not to make the 21-year-old’s loan deal permanent due to the fact they signed Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig instead.
Kabak joined the Jurgen Klopp side in January due to their injuries in defence and made 13 appearances after joining from Schalke in January with the German side allowing Liverpool to have the option of buying the player for just £18m this summer.
But Schalke is reportedly strapped for cash following their relegation from the Bundesliga, and subsequently offered him to Liverpool for only £8.5m.
NEWS | Liverpool turn down move for cut-price Ozan Kabak#LFC opted not to take up their option to buy him for £18 million this summer after deciding to pursue a £35 million deal for fellow centre-back Ibrahima Konate from #RBLeipzig instead...https://t.co/Tm1PLAK4j5— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) July 14, 2021