Liverpool are not interested in signing Udinese playmaker Rodrigo De Paul, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
There were claims in the English media last week that the Reds would battle Leeds for the Argentinian international but, when asked about the possibility on Twitter, Romano gave a succinct response:
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2021
It was always a very strange rumour. De Paul reportedly has a €40m (£36m) asking price and with Liverpool unwilling to shell out on a centre-back, which is an area where they desperately need to strengthen, reports of spending money on an attacking midfielder didn’t make a lot of sense.
The Argentine is certainly a talented player, but he is not the type of midfielder which manager Jurgen Klopp would usually look to buy. The Reds boss already has a plethora of options available to him in the middle of the park, especially after Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to full fitness.