Liverpool may consider joining Arsenal and other clubs in pursuing Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.
The Gunners made enquiries about signing the France international this month but they were put off by Leverkusen’s sky-high £100m valuation. Even so, Falk says Liverpool could look to make their own move for the player in the future:
“He’s really expensive and Leverkusen will keep hold of him if a crazy offer doesn’t arise. I don’t see an offer coming about at this moment. Perhaps Liverpool will join the poker table at some point because he’s perfect for this team. But, for now, I don’t think there will be any movement on this front during the winter window… Perhaps if Arsenal have a lot of money somewhere, maybe £100m, Leverkusen would then have a discussion.”
Diaby is left-footed so, for that reason, there is a chance that the Reds are considering him as a potential replacement for Mo Salah.
The Egyptian international has been poor by his own standards this season and he is already the wrong side of 30. In contrast, Diaby is still only 23 and his best years are ahead of him.
The Frenchman’s price tag would, of course, have to come down for him to be considered a realistic target. He has performed well this campaign, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in 22 appearances but he is not a player worthy of shelling out nine figures on.