Liverpool eye Palace midfielder as Fabinho replacement

Liverpool are eyeing a move to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure as club consider midfield reinforcements.

Doucoure caught the eye of the Reds recruitment team after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League last season, with the midfielder having been a standout performer for the Eagles after arriving from Lens in a £26m deal.


Jurgen Klopp is currently overseeing a rebuild of his midfield at Liverpool, with Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister having arrived as new signings to date.

Liverpool are now assessing more defensive options with both Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in talks over transfers to The Saudi Pro League.

The former’s exit would increase the need for a defensive midfielder and Liverpool are looking at Doucoure as an option. However, Palace are reluctant to let the 23-year-old depart and will demand a ‘significant sum’ given his importance to the side.

Doucoure is one of several names on Liverpool’s list, which is also understood to contain Southampton teenager Romeo Lavia.

Palace have signed Jefferson Lerma on a free transfer from Bournemouth to improve their midfield options ahead of next season, but would enter the market for a replacement should Doucoure depart.

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