Liverpool have maintained an interest in PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Reds were first linked with the Dutch international all the way back in March but speculation about the Merseyside club’s pursuit of the player has dissipated somewhat since then. The likes of Manchester United and Arsenal have moved ahead in the race, but Jones claims Jurgen Klopp’s side are still keeping close tabs on the player:
“They have watched him and they have monitored him very closely, as closely as most other teams have so far. They just haven’t been linked with him as frequently. Now, I think it depends really on how their squad shapes up for the return to action as to whether they will be likely to go for him.”
It is believed that PSV are likely to sell Gakpo if they receive an offer in the region of €50m (£44m), which is not a bad price, considering he has already scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists this season.
However, it would still be a surprise if Liverpool made the 23-year-old their top target. Firstly, he favours playing off the left wing, which is a position that the club already have plenty of cover in.
Secondly, the Reds are expected to be focused on signing a midfielder during the January transfer window so they may opt against making a move for Gakpo.