LIVERPOOL have reportedly made contact with the representatives of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele about a transfer.
O francês, 25, is out of contract in June but Xavi has not ruled the winger out of extending his contract.
But according to Spanish publication Esporte agreeing a new deal is proving complicated due to Dembele’s wage demands.
Liverpool are looking to take advantage of the situation having considered a move for Dembele in January.
Jurgen Klopp opted to sign Luis Diaz instead but could return for Dembele with the futures of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in doubt.
Bayern Munich are keen on Mane and could capture the forward for £42million, com Klopp refusing to rule out a move.
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Firmino could also move on after an injury-hit season in which he has lost his place to Diogo Jota.
But Liverpool’s outgoings could depend on the players they sign – with a move for Dembele far from straightforward.
Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be in the hunt having held a long-term interest in the forward.
Chelsea could reportedly make an offer to the Barca star even though the Blues are prioritising defensive reinforcements this summer.
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Klopp may not be too disappointed if he misses out on Dembele however with new recruit Fabio Carvalho ready to fire.
The former Fulham star is said to be part of first-team plans with Klopp believing he could become an important player in the near future.